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Chefs to take on competition to help scleroderma patients

Returning chefs are ready to take on the newcomers at the 2018 Food Fight. Presented by UC Health and benefiting the Scleroderma Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter, the competition pits challengers Ad …

Parade showcases Littleton's best

Mother Nature waited until moments after the conclusion of the 90th annual Western Welcome Week Grand Parade to unleash one of 2018's characteristic sudden downpours. The parade, true to form, …

Centennial Under the Stars lights up summer night

No sun? No problem — the crowd at Centennial Center Park saw a lively night at the Centennial Under the Stars event, where three bands performed under a dazzling light display. The 13th annual …

Western Welcome Week events offer a reel good time

The annual fishing derby, a car show and a long list of activities for kids headlined the events Aug. 11 and 12 that helped kick off 2018's Western Welcome Week activities in Littleton. Activities …

Lifelong learning center offers dozens of classes for seniors

Seniors looking to “learn for the fun of it” will have 43 classes to choose from this fall at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Classes begin the week of Sept. 17 and take place at Valley …
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Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 …

Buy library materials by the bag at annual sale

The 10th annual Bag of Books Sale runs Aug. 10 to 19, as part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week celebrations, hosted by the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum. Last year, a volunteer who was …

Looking back 53 years at devastating flood

The view from the windows of the classroom at Carson Nature Center in South Platte Park was especially pertinent. In the distance is a sculptural reminder of how high the water was running on June …

Drink brews, take in views at annual Hudson Gardens beer festival

Craft beer from more than 35 Colorado breweries will highlight the annual Brews and Views beer festival Sept. 1 at Hudson Gardens and Event Center in Littleton. Beer enthusiasts will enjoy the views …

‘Over the Top’ shows wartime persuasion

Given today’s lightning-fast responses to national and international events and government actions, we may have forgotten the earlier days when public persuasion involved posters and printed …
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Denver Art Museum rich in experiences

Much news from the Denver Art Museum, at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street in downtown Denver: First, Aug. 5 is the final day for “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” which …
Coming Attractions

'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver …
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Heroine can only run so far from her past

You’ve always marched to the beat of a different drummer. When your friends wanted to do one thing, you were the lone voice of dissent. You rocked your own fashion, hair color, and make-up, never …
Sonya's Sampler

Watercolorist’s new work shows Castle Rock scene

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch has been recording bits of her town’s history with skillfully painted watercolors for a number of years. Limited print editions are available on her website, …
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Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first …
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