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Denver’s annual gathering of all things nerd convened June 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. Over the weekend, around 114,000 fans of all shapes, sizes, and species attended the weekend event, and we at Colorado Community Media, were some of them. We explored the realms of creativity, paused to meet some interesting characters and delved into the worlds of magic, science fiction, fantasy and gaming. Here we’ve gathered some of our favorite photos of the three-day event. more
Douglas County may be one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, but it isn’t immune from homelessness. Despite being named the eighth-richest county in the country by Forbes magazine in 2014, last year 910 students in Douglas County … more
Editor’s note: This is the second of an occasional series about Judy Racine, who will retire at the end of this school year after 40 years of teaching. more
On some days, Dr. Robert Pratt sits in his Denver-areahome in front of a tablet as he diagnoses patients for possible strokes at up to 15 different HealthOne affiliated hospitals. Today, Pratt, a neurologist, is calling into the emergency room of … more
Spoke N Motion bills itself as “Colorado's only totally integrated dance company.” It includes dancers with and without disabilities. “UnVeil” will be a fundraiser performance at 7 p.m. May 14 and 1 p.m. May 15 at the wheelchair-accessible … more
Castle Rock resident Amber Lindstrom rarely takes her Fitbit HR Charge off her wrist: After all, it not only helps her track her daily steps, it also monitors her calorie burn, heart rate and sleep patterns. “I’m 100 percent more aware of my … more
Three puppies from the Dumb Friends League were drafted to star in Puppy Bowl XII to complete Animal Planet's roster of adoptable players. The Dumb Friends League is among 44 shelters and rescue groups representing 25 states across the U.S. and … more
Wendy Hightower, 35 and eight months pregnant, sat on the grass near a small gray and bronze headstone adorned with trinkets of family life - a snow globe from Disney World, a ceramic Easter bunny, shiny pinwheels that spin in a breeze. As she had done almost every day for two years, Wendy talked to her daughter, Madison, an exuberant 2-year-old who had died suddenly from an E. coli infection. more
Douglas County art lovers will be seeing results of the 2016 Art Encounters program appearing at public venues throughout the county. Among the first is “Touching Sound,” an interactive sculpture by Maureen Hearty, installed at the James H. … more
It’s late afternoon along the Morrison Slide Trail at the north end of Red Rocks Park and the sun is starting to disappear behind the foothills to the west. A beautiful February day by most standards, it’s perhaps a little bleaker than normal for the Front Range … more
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