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2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what … more

Canyon Courier Sheriff’s Calls for January 13

Sheriff’s Calls is intended as a humorous take on some of the incident call records of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for the mountain communities. Names and identifying details have been changed. All individuals are innocent until proven guilty. more

Legislative process more professional and defined, less civil and collaborative

Bright and early on the first business day of 2022, I filed my lobbyist report for December. As soon as I finished, I terminated my Colorado lobbyist registration. When the legislature convened this morning to begin the second regular session of the 73rd General Assembly, it marked the first year since 1982 when I will not try to influence legislative decisions. more

What is it about Christmas season?

Is it the lights, and the decorations? Or maybe the music? How about family traditions and get-togethers? Oh, and don’t forget about the food, especially the baked goods—is that what it is? more

Devil’s Rope

Native Americans called barbed wire “devil’s rope” because of the slow and painful manner with which it entrapped and killed bison. more

Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again. more

A happier New Year for America

As we near the beginning of the year, our thoughts may turn to how we might heal our nation and become the United States again. The road back to being a united population is a difficult one. more

Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations — one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who may not consider themselves fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz … more

Isolation and loneliness carry health risks for older Americans

We’re heading into the holiday season, which is often embraced as a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate traditional holidays. However, what can be a joyous time for some, may … more

The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools … more

Time matters as 2021 ends at Walker Fine Art

Over the centuries many, many artists in all disciplines have tackled the fluidity and unknowability of time. Which means the contributors to Walker Fine Art’s latest exhibit, A Matter of Time, are … more

Holiday lights make holidays bright

Families with kids can ooooh and aaahh over holiday lights, but so can older adults! Magic is in the air these days as one drives down Littleton's Main Street or heads out to the Trail of Lights at … more

Miners Alley says farewell to ‘A Christmas Carol’

If you speak to most actors, they’ll tell you that every production creates a family feeling between the cast and crew. And while that feeling is important, it’s fleeting, since people tend to go … more

Littleton's Bemis Library is venue for handbell concert

Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton, will host the Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11. Free, but pre-registration is required. 303- 795-3961. In other … more

Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing … more

Bird brain envy

The family of corvids, which includes ravens, crows and magpies, redefines the meaning of “birdbrain.” more

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t … more

Denver Film Festival tells the story of a world in flux

There’s nothing like sitting in a movie theater. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, the future of in-person viewing has suddenly became a more pressing concern. There’s no … more

Wildlife does not observe Daylight Saving Time

Following war-time examples of Germany and Austria, the United States adopted Daylight Saving Time in 1918. The time shift, along with the season’s early onset of dusk and dawn, can align the human … more

Check out the new Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit - at your own pace

Ask most people what it takes to survive and thrive in nature and speed will be among the top elements any creature should have. And that is largely correct. But as is often the case in the natural … more
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