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Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes …
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Aaron McCann competes during the annual Ruler of the Railzz competition at Redstone Skate Park on Saturday, Sept. 14. McCann placed first in the Advanced Street Scooter category.

Riding and ruling

The annual Ruler of the Railzz competition took place Sept. 14 at Redstone Skate Park in Highlands Ranch. More than 30 participants, some of whom competed in multiple categories, skated and scooted …

Concerned resident to host alternative mental health fair

When Douglas County resident Amy Ross found herself stuck in traffic immediately after the STEM shooting in May, she began thinking she needed to find a way to help the community with mental health. …
Daniel Snyder, 49, has lived in Highlands Ranch for 15 years. He is the owner of Rocky Mountain CPR and First Aid.

My name is ... Daniel Snyder

Returning to the Ranch I am 49 years old, and I have lived in Highlands Ranch for 15 years. My wife and I lived in Highlands Ranch for four years before moving for a few years.  When a new work …
Dave Ingram, 70, kneels down to engage in “dead heading,” the process of removing old flowers to promote new growth. Ingram was on hand Sept. 11 at Hudson Gardens for its Meet the Rose Gardener event.

'Great fall bloom period' ahead at Hudson Gardens

Just off one of the busiest highways in the south Denver metro area sits a quiet refuge of nature, where master gardeners pass on tips to the public. “This year was late starting in terms of when …

Tour Macanta, Rueter-Hess with guided hikes

The wait is over for Douglas County residents who have been waiting since spring to explore some of Douglas County's most exclusive properties. Monthly, guided hikes at Macanta Regional Park and …
Arts & Entertainment
Depot photo show First Place –“Jitterbug” by Dana Smith.

Colorado Aperture show offers award-winning photos

Dana Smith’s “Jitterbug,” a jazzy close-up photo of a petite ladybug (dancing? singing?), was awarded Best of Show in the “2019 Colorado Aperture” exhibit at the Depot Art Center, 2069 W. …
Leonardo Carrasco of Boulder takes aim at a target Sept. 5 in Broomfield's Empty Quiver Archery. Carrasco is currently ranked 14th nationally among barebow recurve archers. // Scott Taylor

Archery on target for growing popularity

Archery is challenging, but can also be a way to relax. It’s a social sport, as well as a way for an individual to strive to achieve a personal best. “It gets in your blood,” said Jim Murrow of …

Award-winning author releases middle grade book

Kids and horses were made for each other, especially when the kid is a young Colorado teen who dreams of owning a real mustang. But adopting wild horses isn't easy, especially when the young filly …
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Fingerstyle guitarist to appear in free concert

Renowned fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow will bring traditional music from the British Isles and his own Celtic-inspired compositions to a free performance in Bemis Library at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. …

Mary Louise Lee and her orchestra will perform ”A Tribute to Diana Ross” at Lone Tree Arts Center.

Tribute to Diana Ross coming to Lone Tree center stage

Diana Ross’ powerful musical career is the focus for a new show developed by Mary Louise Lee and the Mary Louise Lee Orchestra — and it’s booked for Sept. 21 at Lone Tree Arts Center. Lee will …
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“Barn Owl” by Alan Yamamoto is included in the annual HOOTenanny exhibit at Audubon Nature Center.

Owls in spotlight in fest at Audubon center

The annual HOOTenanny Festival at Audubon Nature Center — located at 11280 Waterton Road southwest of Littleton — extends to five days this year, culminating in the only Owl and Music Festival in …
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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …
“Arizona” by Craig Marshall Smith, will be included in the PACE Center exhibit “Meyerose and Smith: Collaboration.”
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Artists collaborate on pieces in show

“Meyerose and Smith: Collaborations” will run Aug. 30 to Oct. 30 at the PACE Center’s gallery at 20000 Pikes Peak Ave. in Parker. It features 12 collaborative paintings by Jennifer Meyerose and …
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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …

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Classic funk rockers coming to outdoor show

War, a longtime funk rock band, will perform at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Founding member/frontman Lonnie Jordan will be performing with the band. …
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