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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

Breaking the mold - 10 new sculptures in Evergeen

Art invaded Evergreen in a good way on June 5 as the nonprofit Sculpture Evergreen installed six new sculptures in downtown Evergreen, three in Bergen Park and one at the post office. The annual …
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Nitro Cummings shoots his guns during one of the Park County Regulators' skits at Bailey Day Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Wild West meets street fair

What do food, booths, music, the Wild West and kids activities have in common? Bailey Day, of course. Hundreds walked along Main Street, perusing the booths, trying some of the array of food and …
Members of the Evergreen High School Poms hand out candy during the Evergreen Rodeo Parade Saturday morning. June 19, 2021.

'Back in the saddle'

The Evergreen Rodeo Parade is back — with horses, local groups and classic cars that have always made the festival a great time for young and old, locals and visitors. The longstanding Evergreen …

Equity markets wave yellow flag

Recent stock market headlines seem contrary to the real economy … or maybe they are predictions. Investors can choose opposing rationale and find justification in print virtually anywhere. Are …
The Knights of Columbus’ color guard raises the American flag at the Veterans Rendezvous at Eudaimonia in Indian Hills.

Joining together for veterans

Indian Hills overflowed with support for servicemen and servicewomen on June 12, when the Mountain Resource Center hosted its annual Veterans Rendezvous at Eudaimonia. The festive summertime event …

Christine Kleinbeck of Conifer, center, wears her crown and holds the rhubarb scepter during the Pine Grove Rhubarb Festival parade. Kleinbeck won first place in the rhubarb bake-off. She is flanked by second-place winner Cindy Busch, left, and third-place winner Sara Narum.

For the love for festivals … and rhubarb

The population of the town of Pine Grove grew nearly 10-fold on June 12 as locals and visitors gathered for the 33rd Rhubarb Festival. The historic town on Highway 126 south of Pine Junction usually …
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Celia Sladek, center, holds her 2021 Arts Person of the Year Award while Center for the Arts Evergreen's Executive Director Lisa Nierenberg, left, and Sara Miller, senior director of exhibitions, education and marketing, laud her work for the organization.

A passion for the arts

When Celia Sladek was looking for a way to meet people in Evergreen after she retired, she volunteered to join the Center for the Arts Evergreen board of directors. Little did she know that six years …
Eve, Claire and Jacob Goeke pose with the game they helped create, Canoosh.

Lakewood family creates new board game

What does a family do when a global pandemic hits, leaving countless hours to fill and three children to keep entertained? If the family in question is the Goekes of Lakewood, they invent their own …
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The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on …
Sarah Lamont of Evergreen watches as her daughters, Maeve, 4, and Logan, 11, begin drawing at the children’s craft booth at Center for the Arts Evergreen’s Day of the Arts on June 5.

Art for all in Evergreen

Saturday was a convergence of the arts in many of its forms. Day of the Arts combined visual and performing arts in a fun-filled day for kids and adults alike. Center for the Arts Evergreen hosted …

Protecting your skin while not staying in

Coloradans love to tout the state’s sunshine with the warmth and mood boost it provides, but the sun’s rays also are something to be reckoned with, especially as we get into the swing of summer. …
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Fatherhood outside the box

Long ago I lived out of a suitcase and performed in a soul band for six years. The band was the Satisfactions, a mix of Midwestern and Washington, D.C. musicians that played one-to-four-week bookings …
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Truer words may have never been spoken

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” — Falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln When I …
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A million-dollar night of musical theater

The Arvada Center is celebrating the return of live musical theater with an experience that will be novel for both performers and audiences — musical theater outside. For the first time in 19 …
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Count on CJRO bringing the joy to Lakewood

If you ask most musicians, there's a unique thrill and community that comes with performing live. But it is difficult to imagine how much greater that feeling is when it has been more than a year …

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The bright lights shine on Denver

In many cases listening to a podcast is a passive activity - something people listen to while exercising, sitting in the car or doing chores around the house. But “The Bright Lights of Denver,” a …
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