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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

Taking a look at Mount Evans’ new reservation system

The night before Lakewood’s Joyce and Steve Koenig visited Mount Evans with their daughter and her boyfriend, they went to recreation.gov and purchased a vehicle ticket. On July 22, the Koenigs and …
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Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles …
Water lilies at Denver Botanic Gardens, where a Water Blossom Celebration will be held Aug. 7.
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Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …
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Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …
Brian O’Connor of Cookeville, Tennessee, crosses the Clear Creek County line, making it the final U.S. county or equivalent that he has visited.

Man visiting every U.S. county completes his quest in Clear Creek

Brian O'Connor completed a decades-long quest at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level last week. Around 10 a.m. on July 14, O'Connor crossed the Clear Creek County line at the top of Loveland Pass, …

Celebrate the state’s 145th birthday with History Colorado

History Colorado is inviting the community to celebrate Colorado’s 145th birthday with a carnivalesque event and free entry to the History Colorado Center at 1200 N. Broadway in downtown Denver. …
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McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and …
Voting for the Biennial of the Americas’ Americas COVID-19 Memorial closes July 18.

Voting for Americas COVID-19 Memorial closes July 18

July 18 is the last day to vote on the artwork submitted for the "Americas COVID-19 Memorial," a project of the Denver-based Biennial of the Americas festival. The Americas COVID-19 Memorial is “an …
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Celebrating a Denver story at Miners Alley

There was never any doubt that Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden was going to make returning to live theater a big deal. Over the last 18 months plus, the theater has invested in giving audiences the …
Littleton’s Western Welcome Week is aiming for a jubilant return this year, but fundraising is proving tricky.

Littleton's Western Welcome Week in need of sponsors

After a subdued Western Welcome Week last year, Littleton’s signature community bash is hoping for a bonanza return this August - but fundraising is proving difficult, and the clock is ticking. …

“Arc de Jose” is a painting by Cuban artist Cenia Gutierrez Alfonso, who is featured in the upcoming International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

International Folk Art Market returns to Santa Fe

As we contemplate possibilities for summer travel, some readers will be heading south to that favorite destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico. And perhaps some of those will want to visit IFAM, the …
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Snowball and Plowzilla to be on the job this winter

I love Colorado. I love having an escape to remoteness anytime I want — it’s only an hour’s drive to visit my parents at their home on five-and-a-half acres nestled in Colorado’s lovely …
Seed from Winecups (Callirhoe Involucrata) at natural seed dispersal.

Seed collecting for the home gardener

The boom of colors and blooms that reign down at the Denver Botanic Gardens this time of year are astounding. From the first gardens you see as you walk through the front gate, such as the …
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CMF returns for a season of celebrations

Returning to some kind of normal for performers and audiences alike is like coming home for many members of both groups. Peter Oundjian, music director of the Colorado Music Festival, is just one of …
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SeriesFest season 7 expands in virtual realm

At this point in the pandemic, some events are marking their second COVID-19 iteration. While this certainly isn’t the ideal situation, it has allowed organizers to fine-tune their offerings, …

Equity markets wave yellow flag

Recent stock market headlines seem contrary to the real economy … or maybe they are predictions. Investors can choose opposing rationale and find justification in print virtually anywhere. Are …
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