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Flips and tricks at Ruler of the Railzz

A swooshing sound of wheels on cement rang from Redstone Skate Park at Ruler of the Railzz. On Sept. 15, 36 skateboarders, scooter riders and BMX riders of all skill levels met at the skate park, …

My Name Is ... Susan Krepp

About me I was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Our family lived throughout the Midwest — Kansas, Kansas City, Colorado, Nebraska. We ended up settling in Iowa when my dad started a business. My …

How to get your garden ready for winter

Though the scorching summer of 2018 stuck around for a long time, the first freeze is likely just around the corner — usually in mid-October in the Denver area. Here are some tips from Lucinda …

My Name Is ... Matt Cartier

About me In my 20 years in education, I've never had a hard time getting up and going to work. I've absolutely loved every year and every job I've had in education. I grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon, …

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old …
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Dancers plan shows to help one of their own

When Littleton Youth Ballet put out a call, dancers heard and responded. Colorado Ballet soloist Francisco Estevez, 29, has recently been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a rare disease that …

Santa Fe Secret’ is intriguing mystery

When Marilyn Brown Oden’s new mystery, “Santa Fe Secret,” appeared on my desk, I was immediately drawn in by the cover photo of that New Mexico City’s famous sunlit ancient plaza — an …

Rock Show’ exhibit brings colorful works to gallery

Green Day`s “American Idiot,” opening Sept. 7 at Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, contains music from the American punk rock band’s 2004 album of the same name, is directed by Nick Sugar and …

Open-mic nights: Not just going through a stage

Steve Smulian, 71, plucked and sang on a small stage in Littleton for an audience that barely included more people than the bartender and the host. But even after playing guitar for 56 years — …

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Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to …
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Bronzes span decades of artist’s long career

Bronze sculptures spanning four decades of sculptor Neil Goodman’s career will be exhibited Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 at the Museum Outdoor Arts Indoor Gallery in the Englewood Civic Center, 1000 …
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In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part …
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Community college lawn to offer artistic adventure

The west lawn at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, is the place to be on Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! More than 160 artists, local and out-of-state, will offer their …

Outdoor art event is picture of perfection

Late summer moving into early fall is my favorite time of year in Colorado. Usually, the heat is dying down and nature is starting to show off its fall colors. In other words, it’s the perfect time …

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Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the …
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