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Furry parade is for the dogs

Toby’s Pet Parade is a time for humans to get together to support the local animal shelter, but perhaps it’s the dogs that have the most fun at the event — they get attention, love and pets galore. “Participating in this parade is a … more

My name is...Scott Pinkney

About me I was born and raised in Colorado, in the Golden area. We love being so close to the mountains. I love winter. We have sledding trips every year for the family. I had a friend who passed away from liver cancer. We learned that when he … more

Thousands climb Red Rocks in remembrance of 9/11

The registration table was scattered with badges, each one with the face of someone who lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001. As the American flag flapped in the wind, attached to two fire truck … more

The big cheese

Chef John Wu and his wife Hong came to the United States to pursue their dreams. John’s was to be a chemist. Hong’s was to run a restaurant. After finishing his master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Texas El Paso, Wu opted … more

Must see theater: The Foreigner

I’m usually pretty enthusiastic about the theater productions I see. Since I’ve worked behind the scenes, I know how much effort goes into each play. I’m completely smitten with the current Black Box theater production of “The Foreigner.” … more

Love of game keeps local man playing

Westminster resident Davery Ibuado puts baseball at the top of his summer weekend “things to do” list as he joins more than 1,000 metro-area men participating in about 80 Denver Amateur Baseball Association teams. “I played baseball in high … more

Trunks of treats in Thornton

Halloween revelers got an early start on their celebrations Oct. 21 with the city’s Trunk or Treat Spooktacular at Thornton’s Carpenter Park. The event invites families to decorate the trunks of the cars with Halloween themes then invite … more

Mile High National Pastel Exhibition set for Littleton

A walk through the 13th Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the Littleton Museum is, among other things, like a little vacation. Landscapes predominate, but they include all sorts of scenes — seashores, mountains, plains, long, lonesome roads, … more

My name is...Joann Cortez

About me I was born in the steel-mill city of Pueblo, Colorado and raised as a child in southern California. Most of my family is in Colorado, but some still in California, New Mexico and Texas. Colorado is my beloved home state and I … more

My Name is...Chris Steinke

About me I am a native of Colorado, born at Swedish Hospital in 1965My mother lives in Highlands Ranch (my Dad is deceased), my mother- and father-in-law live in south Aurora and I have two brothers out of state. I have a wonderful wife of 25 … more

On pains and needles...

Sitting in her Highlands Ranch office after working with a patient, Samantha Hovel explained the biggest problem she has when discussing a little-known treatment with some of her patients. “Nobody likes the word ‘needle,’ ” she … more

History Camp event gets larger space in Lakewood

“I Am Not a Savage: Lakota Performers in Wild West Shows” by Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum; “General Iron Works, Englewood, Colorado” by Doug Cohn; “La Santa Muerte: A Mexican Saint of Lost Causes” by Christine … more

Baby box program gives women ‘breath of fresh air’

New and expecting moms throughout the Colorado now have access to free, safe place for babies to sleep with the Colorado launch of the baby box. The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting families with vital … more

Portraits of refugees reflect the life behind the face

On Aug. 10, Denver Art Museum’s Curator of Photography, Eric Paddock, noted that the United Nations estimated that 65.6 million people around the world are displaced.And then he introduced … 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

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

My name is...Becca Levin

Working at the Library I’ve been a writer a lot of my life. I’ve always been interested in telling stories. But as we know, it’s not always the one thing you can focus on. I didn’t start working for libraries until college (in Iowa) when … more

Learning about the Broncos and the bees

There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming Denver Broncos season, and the names Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and John Elway have all been in the news. But the real buzz at the Broncos’ Dove Valley training facility in unincorporated … more

Building a home on the range

The history of the Denver area is sometimes thought of in broad strokes — before this time there was one of black and white, cowboys and miners, bonnets and butter churns. But our region was settled by families with the same hopes and fears we … more

Following rules is the route to keeping a hunting license

Every hunting season, officers for Colorado Parks and Wildlife hand out hundreds of tickets for violations that cost hunters hundreds of thousands of dollars. While some of those tickets are for flagrant violations of wildlife regulations and … more
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