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Festival of Lights begins

Members of Chabad of Northwest Metro Denver gathered Dec. 12 at the Orchard Town Center for the first night of Hannukah, the eight night Jewish festival of lights. The celebration included … more

Blessings emerge amid veteran’s toughest fight

Christian Redman, 50, sits on the edge of the couch, hands slightly trembling — a side effect of the chemo — as he clasps and unclasps them, a melancholy shadow in his eyes. For as long as he can … more

Seasonal cheers with holiday beers

The holidays are a time to gather together with friends, family, co-workers and other near and dear ones. And to make that time a little more delicious, and possibly more bearable, many local … more

Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more

A dining tour of downtown Denver

When you live in a place long enough, you develop a routine of going to the same places for a bite to eat, or a quick drink. But Megan Bucholz wanted to show residents and visitors alike that … more

Zoo sees birth of endangered okapi

A rare okapi (oh-Kah-pee) calf was born Dec. 4 at the Denver Zoo. The seventh birth of his species at the zoo, Forest weighed just under 40 pounds. “Shortly after he was born, zoo staff noticed … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

Honing the craft at writers’ workshops

Colorado doesn’t have the same literary reputation as places like New York, Chicago or San Francisco, but there’s something about the state that draws men and women of letters here. Beat prophets … more

A little help from his students

The fifth-grade chorus students from Thornton’s Stargate Charter School have been studying the Beatles and their iconic music this year, so teacher Rodney Osburn thought it would fun to have them … more

Bread equals community at Anythink event

Bread is common around the world but what it is and what it means differs depending on culture, according to Anythink Library organizers. It was the concept Nov. 30 as the library brought more than … more

Warm weather no delay for WinterFest

There may not have been any snow last weekend at Carpenter Park but there was ice. The City of Thornton kicked off their annual WinterFest holiday celebration Dec. 8 with a Christmas tree lighting, … more

Northglenn lights up

Northglenn got an early start on the holiday season Dec. 1, lighting up the Northglenn Community Center for the season with the annual Noel Northglenn celebration. City officials lit the building for … more

My Name is: Caleb Leialoha

About me I was born on the Big Island of Hawaii, in Hilo. My mother, older sister and I moved to Colorado when I was five years old. Our family’s future wasn’t looking bright in Hilo as it is a … more

Traffic box mural project needs artists

Local artists are invited to think Outside the Box to help transform Thornton’s traffic utility boxes from functional infrastructure into colorful and inspired works of art. Fifteen artists or … more

Agency seeks artist to create large-scale mural

Large-scale outdoor art that has a strong visual impact is being sought for the Margaret Carpenter Park Amphitheater. The Thornton Arts, Sciences and Humanities Council will commission an artist who … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

Starting the season

Hyland Hills Holiday Lights Mini Golf 5:30-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Dec. 105:30-9 p.m. nightly Dec. 15-31 Come play miniature golf on three different courses surrounded by thousands of twinkling … more

Going beyond English for all inclusive libraries

During the first few years after Gloria Pérez-Álvarez moved from Guadalajara, Mexico, to the U.S. in Jefferson County, she would only venture out into the community for necessary errands such as to … more

Church play reawakens Golden Age of Radio

Once again this Christmas season, the sanctuary at Advent Lutheran Church in Westminster transforms into a radio studio from the 1940s - complete with a studio audience. The Advent Radio Players is … more

Hard work leads to big crowd for high school thespians

Legacy High School’s Drama Director Karen Stacks said her students know the material from their fall play well. They should, since they performed “Harvey” several times in October. But what’s … more
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