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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 …
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Elk Run residents Janice Swenson and Rex Frye enjoy a dance during the center's homecoming event last week.

Celebrating homecoming Elk Run style

The seniors — at Elk Run Assisted Living — danced the afternoon away on Sept. 23, dressed in their finest with corsages and boutonnieres at their homecoming dance. A group of residents stood in …
Apple Annie pours samples of the cider from the cider press.

How do you like them apples?

With the hard cider flowing, the bounce house full of kids and all hands on deck at the cider press, Morrison's annual Ciderfest was in full swing on Sept. 25. It turns out that 2021 is the perfect …
Marcus Turner, the director of communications and audience services at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, left, and Emily Grace King, exhibition manager for the Arvada Center, stand Sept. 16 near a sculpture by Scottie Burgess titled “Ties Forward.”

Local arts offer path to 'shared experience'

Seemingly ever-rising levels of political polarization — particularly amid issues of the coronavirus pandemic — may be wearing on Coloradans, but one place where all of that can melt away is at …
Gerald Albright, of Castle Pines, is a Grammy-nominated jazz musician.

Local musician receives lifetime award signed by Biden

With an independent career spanning decades and playing with some of music’s top performers such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations, it is no surprise that Gerald Albright was …

A first-year Jeffco band student holds his new saxophone.

Let’s hear it for the band - and orchestra too!

Football, soccer — a lot of fall school activities get a lot of press coverage every year while another pursuit that requires practice, dedication, teamwork and a lot of hard work goes relatively …
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Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house …
Volunteers load wood onto a trailer.

Bring your own chainsaw

The cacophony of chainsaws, splitters and axes rang through the morning as members of the Conifer community split wood for those in need. At Conifer Community Church’s annual Split & Steak on …
Shae Sudmalis, 7, tries roping a calf on a mechanical horse at Wild West Fest on Sept. 18. The event was a celebration of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice’s 40th anniversary.

Evergreen's Wild West Fest treats attendees to music, food and a mechanical bull

People came to Wild West Fest on Saturday for a variety of reasons. They wanted to know about host Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. In the past, they took advantage of counseling and …
Event-goers take part in hula hooping during CanyonFest on Sept. 18 in Kittredge.

A day of family festivities in Kittredge

People of all ages stepped into hula hoops and began to circle their hips, hoping to make the ring stay above the ground. On Sept. 18, Kittredge Civic Association hosted its annual CanyonFest in …

Broomfield resident Colin Duffy bouldering in Salt Lake City.

Climber reaches for dream: Local teen finished seventh in Tokyo Olympics

When Colin Duffy first laid eyes on an indoor climbing wall, he was only 3 years old.  The colorful holds drew his attention and he begged his parents to let him give the sport a try. By 7, he was …
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Cherry Creek Theatre Company will present “Steel Magnolias” Oct. 1-24 at the Elaine Wolf Theatre in Denver. From top left, Shannon Altner, Devon James, Erika Mori, Suzanne Nepi, Martha Harmon Pardee, and Tracy Shaffer.
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'Steel Magnolias’ coming to Elaine Wolf Theatre

“Steel Magnolias” will be presented Oct. 1 to 24 by Cherry Creek Theatre Company at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 303-800-6578. (Suzanne Nepi of …
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Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film …
The history of the Highlands Ranch Mansion from 1981 to the present will be the subject of a history presentation on Sept. 20.
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Historical program looks at mansion

A 40th anniversary celebration of the latest segment of history for the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion will take place on Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the upstairs auditorium at the Southridge …
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Say ‘I Do’ to the return of musical theater

Throughout the bulk of the pandemic, many of us have really buried ourselves in nostalgia to find some escape. And for a lot of us, there are few things more comforting than a good love story. Add in …

The cast of Miners Alley Playhouse's "Before You Go," directed by John Ashton.
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A family story ‘Before You Go’

Families are not always easy, even under the best of circumstances. So, when a family of three adult siblings gathers at the home of their dying mother, it’s a safe bet it will be a fraught …
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