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Northglenn Halloween tradition had roots in tragedy

The macabre props and background on display at Northglenn’s Safe Street Halloween aren’t just scary - that have a special meaning for their creator Northglenn Police Chief Jim May. May sculpts his “props,” as he calls them, from … more

My Name Is: William Adamsky

About me I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and I’m still a Steelers fan and my family is all back in PA. Some fairly major changes in my life about 15 years ago convinced me that a hard reset might be in order. I had a friend who lived in … more

National effort is a novel approach to writing

A frustrated writer with a book in mind, Sherry Duff kept getting into lulls on her progress. “I was inspired at first. Then you get this lull because real life happened,” Duff said. “In the lull, I let everything else get in the way of my … more

Denver Arts Week gathers cultural highlights from metro area

On any day of the week, you can find a unique cultural event happening in Denver and its surrounding cities. But for one week a year, cultural organizations all over put their best foot forward during Denver Arts Week. “The whole concept is to … more

Kids these days with all this literature

Young adult fiction is one of the most diverse and vibrant areas of fiction, with stories, characters and perspectives that run the gamut from the fantastic and dystopian to the painfully realistic and political. And as an author of young adult … 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

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

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

Local breweries have solid showing at beer fest

Every year, the Great American Beer Festival brings hundreds of breweries from all over the country to the Mile High City to duke it out over who creates the best ales, IPAs, lagers, German beers and more. And while the real winners are those who … more

Stay warm and enjoy a variety of genres this winter

If you ask me, the kind of music the sounds best in the wintertime, when it gets cold and dark early, can be summed up in one word — warm. Warm music sounds, clearly, like it was produced by human hands. It’s acoustic guitar driven tracks, … more

A dino-mite autumn for fossil fanatics

I don’t remember when I fell in love with dinosaurs, but by the time “Jurassic Park” came out in 1993, I was 8 years old and already completely head over heels. I wanted to be a paleontologist, go to places like Montana, and dig up the … more

"The Foreigner" brings laughs—but with a reminder

The lobby/dining area of a woodsy, somewhat worn, fishing lodge in Georgia has a welcoming desk, simple furnishings, an outside entry — large double doors at the rear of the set — and … more

Jeffco libraries talk beer and books

Karen Hertz founded Holidaily Brewing in Golden in 2016 after battling health issues that forced her to eliminate gluten from her diet. Overcoming melanoma and thyroid cancer meant that she could no longer enjoy one of her favorite drinks — … more

North Metro Milestones

Federal Heights Traci Renee Loger, of Federal Heights, graduated in spring 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in justice studies from Fort Hays State University. Northglenn Erika Hamacher, of Northglenn, graduated in spring 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in medical diagnostic imaging from Fort Hays State University. Sara Tontarski, of Northglenn, graduated in spring 2017 with an ACT and master’s degree in school psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology. Thornton Jacob Woodrow Abbas, of Thornton, graduated in spring 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fort Hays State University. Adam Rusk, of Thornton, graduated in spring 2017 with a master’s degree in geosciences (remote sensing technology) from Fort Hays State University. Jorden Comstock, of Thornton, received a $1,000 Transfer Student Scholarship from Fort Hays State University. A 2016 Legacy High School graduate and a Metropolitan State University transfer student, Comstock is the son of Jeff and Denece Comstock, He is majoring in nursing. Roger Ross, of Thornton, recently was promoted to chief petty officer in the Navy. Ross is serving aboard Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Four. This sailor is one of only 4,400 sailors who were advanced out of 22,000 eligible this year. Mawathage Vishwa Seneviratne, of Thornton, graduated in spring 2017 from the University of Akron with a master’s degree in electrical engineering, thesis. Westminster Haley Gottschalk, of Westminster, received a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in art from Fort Hays State University. A 2016 Legacy High School graduate, Gottschalk is the daughter of Troy and April Gottschalk. She is majoring in art. André Rodriguez has been hired as the teaching artist and Shakespeare programming coordinator for the education department at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Rodriguez is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado, earning both a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in theater education and acting. His previous experience includes serving as an instructor at his alma mater, Pomona High School, and as department chair and theater education instructor at Westminster High School. Wheat Ridge Kelly Louise Richards, of Wheat Ridge, was named to the summer 2017 president’s honor roll at Washington State University. more

Things to Do

THEATER 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at The Armory Performing Arts Center, Brighton. Tickets on sale at www.plattevalleyplayers.org. MUSIC 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, … more

My Name Is: Isabell Watson

A family person I just graduated from Front Range Community College in Fort Collins. I received two associate’s degrees in science: one in forestry, wildlife and natural resources and one in wildlife technologies. I’m originally from … more

Choices abound for a family friendly Halloween

It can be a bit nerve-wracking for parents to send their children out trick-or-treating when Halloween rolls around every year, with strangers around and visiting places they might not be familiar with. But more and more cities, libraries and … more

Lannie Garrett brings two revues to venue in downtown Littleton

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton will present popular singer Lannie Garrett in two musical revues, accompanied by her quintet, Errand Boys of Rhythm: Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.) and Oct 14 (2 p.m.): “The Chick Sings Frank: A tribute to Frank Sinatra.” … more

My Name Is: Brian Lacertosa

I grew up in Southern California. I went to school at CSU in the early 90’s and fell in love with Colorado. I went back to California for almost 10 years and finally in 2003 I was able to move back to Colorado. I like the pace and … more

Mazes offer scares, family fun

There are many features that make a good haunted house, but there’s one none can do without — atmosphere. That’s a tricky thing to create artificially, but few places have it in spades like a cornfield at night. “A good haunt is all … more
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