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Snowshoeing: ‘Viewing the world in a different lens’

With health officials continuing to encourage outdoor activities amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one affordable winter activity that’s getting folks outside, active and socially …
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In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …

Lifelong learning for Jeffco seniors

Curiosity. Connection. Camaraderie. These are the words that participants in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute use to describe the program that provides classes to older adults on everything from …

Novels and self help: Evergreen authors cover wide-ranging topics in new books

`Falling Forward: A Woman’s Journey West’By Pat Jurgens They say people should write about what they know, and Pat Jurgens of Evergreen has done just that in her first historical fiction novel. …
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Colorado Office of Film recognized for highlighting native voices

Never underestimate the power of storytelling. Not only can the art entertain and enlighten, but it helps keep histories alive — both personal and those of a group of people. That’s why the …

The Daniels and Fisher clock tower, near Arapahoe Street on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, lit up the night of Dec. 30 for the holidays.

New year's resolutions: Experts say to 'set small goals' and 'find the joy'

After the most disruptive year in generations upended the social, financial and mental well-being of billions across the world, the question many face with the arrival of the new year is: What’s …
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Standing outside her home, "Mrs. Claus" Sheri Skelton dons her cloak to brave the Idaho Springs wind on Dec. 16.

Social-distanced Santa

COVID-19 won’t stop Santa Claus from making his yearly trip tomorrow night to deliver presents around the world. According to local and national health officials, Santa is immune from …
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Arts remain unbound during COVID pandemic

With so many stuck inside for the bulk of this year, there’s a common outlet creatives all over are turning to — podcasting. Doug Kacena, artist and owner of Denver’s K Contemporary art …
Rabbi Jamie Arnold sings a Hanukkah song to members of his congregation, who were watching on Zoom, on the first night of Hanukkah.

Congregation Beth Evergreen lighting the way

Miracles. Gratitude. Joy. As families at Congregation Beth Evergreen celebrated Hanukkah this week, they also celebrated the miracle of family, talked about their gratitude for the blessings in their …
Crews move Idaho Springs’ Colorado and Southern Coach #70 from its usual spot behind City Hall onto a trailer on Dec. 8. Historic Rail Adventures, which operates the Georgetown Loop Railroad, will assess the coach’s condition at its Silver Plume workshop this winter.

A historical (railway) connection between Idaho Springs and Silver Plume

For the first time in more than 35 years, Colorado and Southern Coach #70 has left the station — or rather, its spot behind Idaho Springs City Hall — and is once again connecting two Clear Creek …

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Pop Culture Con cancelled for 2021, still connects with community

Fans of superheroes, science fiction, elven kingdoms and anime are going to have to wait longer than they were hoping to meet some of their favorite creators and other fans in person — after …
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Miners Alley is a home four holiday theater

Holiday theater is a big deal, as Len Matheo, executive and artistic director at Miners Alley Playhouse, well understands. He estimates that the theater makes about 25 percent of its yearly income in …
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Arvada Center brings nostalgia, humor to holiday offerings

There’s no doubt the holidays this year are going to be both familiar and totally different as the country struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arvada Center is embracing that dichotomy with …
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