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Tapping talent: How local artists help to define metro Denver's beer scene

Sitting in the studio of Noelle Phares, a 35-year-old artist based in Lakewood, a collection of seasonal beers from the Colfax microbrewery West Fax Brewing can be seen adorning her shelves.  …
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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 …

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.

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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.

Among performers slated for this year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathing is Texas native singer and songwriter Jean Prescott.

Poetry Gathering beckons well-versed cowboys, cowgirls to Golden

If you’re a hankerin’ for a weekend rich in the storied history of the American West, then gather ‘round the campfire for the 2022 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, coming up Jan. 15 and 16 at the American Mountaineering Center in downtown Golden.
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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.
“Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World,” the latest exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, offers many opportunities for all ages to get hands-on experience with STEAM concepts.
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Rock the world at Denver Museum of Nature & Science

If you read about pop music with any regularity, you’ve probably seen a story that pops up every now and then — one that says guitar-based music is dead. And yet, the instrument and its music …
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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 …
The family of Gary Wyman is hosting an ALS walk at Evergreen Lake on Saturday. Gary was raised in Evergreen, and he died in 2018 from the disease.

Movie documents Evergreen man’s journey during his battle with ALS

On Dec. 21, F4D Studio in Golden released the film “From the Passenger Seat” that documents Wyman’s final road trip with friends during his journey with  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Wyman, a 1998 Clear Creek High School graduate, died on Dec. 21, 2018, at age 38.

When making his jewelry, Kassery uses quality materials like sterling silver.

Bailey artist wrapping his head around making jewelry

Being the youngest artist at the River Canyon Gallery in Bailey is just the beginning of wire-wrapping jewelry artist Dane Kassery's journey as a creator.
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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?

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.

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.
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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 …

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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 …
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