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Painting for the people: Art is in Evergreen’s Tom and Carol Newsom’s blood

It is likely that most residents here unknowingly have some of Carol and Tom Newsom’s artwork in their homes. If by some odd chance their art isn’t in your home, then you’ve seen …
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Nine individuals or organizations were awarded with an honoree plaque at the 26th annual Good News Breakfast at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Jefferson County Good News Breakfast virtual event April 20

Annual Jeffco Good News Event Set for Tues., April 20, 2021 This year’s event will be virtual   JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO April 6, 2021 – Due to the ongoing risk of the …
The Conifer Junction School, now known as the Little White Schoolhouse, near Easter.

Historian John Steinle takes a look at Conifer a century ago

In the 1920s, the Charleston was the dance rage, Calvin Coolidge was president for most of the decade, and Charles Lindbergh piloted the Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic. And Conifer was a …
Actor Gregory Peck and his wife Veronique are shown in 1965, part of an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum through July 18.

Museum celebrates elegant wardrobe, lifestyle

Charmeuse, jacquard, organza, surah are among the fabrics included in Denver Art Museum’s current exhibition of “Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Influence of Veronique and Gregory Peck,” …
Elk Run Activities Director Sarah Bogdan points to the bell that needs to ring as the bellringers play “Happy Birthday.” The group was demonstrating its performance skills outside last week for the Canyon Courier, since visitors are not allowed into the building because of COVID-19.

Music to their ears

The bells of Elk Run Assisted Living are ringing. Several residents have created an ensemble to learn the art of handbell playing. Practicing for only three weeks, the group performed its first …

Elk, beginning to shed their winter coats, graze along Highway 74 in Evergreen.

In cold weather, let wildlife chill

Most people are curled up inside during snowstorms and the coldest days of winter, but outside, there’s a whole different battle occurring. The birds, deer, elk, moose, sheep and hundreds of other …
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The McIver family, from left, Lexi, 9, dad Alan, Kloe, 6, and Jace, 7, wait to get eggs at the MOPS drive-thru Easter egg event at Aspen Ridge Church.

An egg-cellent idea

Saturday was an egg-cellent day to gather Easter eggs. Though not the traditional egg hunts — this year in drive-thru mode — families attended area events to provide some Easter fun for their …
Lys (Lilium musicum) from FlorDali, 1968, photolithograph with original engraved remarque and color.

A playful exhibit of surrealism and botanical illustrations

Oftentimes, art can be a connector between science and nature. “Art can talk to people in a lot of ways that data cannot,” said Lisa Eldred, director of exhibitions and head curator of art at the …
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Women+Film Festival celebrates talents behind and in front of the camera

Anyone who has participated in the last 11 years of Denver Film’s Women+Film Festival knows that stories told by and about women have a breadth and depth more than equal to their male peers. …
Dramatic sunsets are common throughout Colorado.

A guide to safe spring outings in Colorado during the pandemic

One year after Colorado’s governor announced a stay-at-home order and drastically changed life throughout the state, the coronavirus still dictates the way Coloradans approach having fun and …

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A journey of the self at K Contemporary gallery

Understanding oneself is the work of a lifetime — a subject that has been the focus of centuries of artwork. That includes “Birth of Self and the Complexity of Ego,” Viktor Frešo's new exhibit …
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A round-up of events that reflect the changes of a year in COVID-19

It’s difficult to believe the COVID-19 pandemic has been the dominant feature of our lives for right around a full year. Few industries were stopped dead in their tracks the way the performing arts …
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A very 2021 spring season at the Arvada Center

As the first-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdowns across the metro area nears, theaters continue to lead the way when it comes to connecting and entertaining audiences in innovative new ways. …
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Dragon Boat Film Festival fosters conversations

Conversation is one of the best ways to build a bond with another person. Not only that, but it provides a wonderful opportunity to enlighten and educate. And conversation doesn’t just have to be …
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A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …

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Stars rising in Lakewood talent show

One of the things so many have been yearning for during the last year is a sense of the familiar — the comfort of things that have been happening year after year and can be counted on to deliver …
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