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Tapping talent: How local artists help to define metro Denver's beer scene

Sitting in the studio of Noelle Phares, a 35-year-old artist based in Lakewood, a collection of seasonal beers from the Colfax microbrewery West Fax Brewing can be seen adorning her shelves.  …
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2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what …
The view looking east on Dec. 29 from the intersection of Powhaton Road and 26th Avenue, not far from Adams County's highest-elevation point.

Highest-elevation points in metro Denver counties sit at some unexpected places

To outdoor-recreation enthusiasts, Colorado is known for its fourteeners: mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. But take a drive through the Denver area, and you might notice how the elevation …
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Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again.
Ryan Oakes wearing the indoor EnChroma glasses viewing the Anythink Wright Farms Library art exhibit for people with colorblindness to view and experience colors.

A little help seeing colors

Ryan Oakes was born colorblind but it wasn’t until first grade when his mother discovered it. “My mom was watching me color the tree trunks green and the leaves brown. She said, let’s get you …

Addie Rose plays with bubbles at the Western Welcome Week Kids Games of Old at Geneva Park.
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CCM: 2021 in photos

It was quite a year for the communities across the Denver Metro area. There were trials and tribulations. Welcome signs of life amid a pandemic, along with poltical ire for how it has been …
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Dazzle celebrates 25 years of jazz

Jazz is one of America’s quintessential creations — one that continues to influence and inspire, even for people who may not consider themselves fans of the genre. Dazzle, Denver’s jazz …
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The Power of Horses lives at History Colorado

One of the first things a visitor to Denver sees as they leave the airport is the infamous Blue Mustang sculpture. Football fans cheer for the Denver Broncos and plenty of students go to schools …
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Time matters as 2021 ends at Walker Fine Art

Over the centuries many, many artists in all disciplines have tackled the fluidity and unknowability of time. Which means the contributors to Walker Fine Art’s latest exhibit, A Matter of Time, are …
A father and daughter share a warm moment in front of one of the three bonfires lit on the Carpenter Park Fields Dec. 11 during the Thornton Winter Fest. Mid-morning temperatures were in the 40s at the park but significantly warmer around the fires.

Clear, cold Winter Fest in Thornton

Thornton marked the countdown to the holidays Dec. 11 at the Carpenter Park Fields with it’s annual Winter Fest celebration, with pancakes, a family fun run race, bonfires and tons of Christmas …

“Arturo,” an oil painting by Suszanne Bernat Droney, was judged Best of Show in the 2021 “This is Colorado” exhibit at Colorado Gallery of the Arts.

'This is Colorado' returns to Arapahoe Community College gallery

The 45th annual “This is Colorado” exhibit opened Nov. 30 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, Littleton campus. Hosted by the local Heritage Fine Arts Guild, the …
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Dr. Todd Wisser

Isolation and loneliness carry health risks for older Americans

We’re heading into the holiday season, which is often embraced as a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate traditional holidays. However, what can be a joyous time for some, may …
The Zoo Lights attraction at the Denver Zoo is among holiday lighting treats scattered throughout the Denver metro area.
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Holiday lights make holidays bright

Families with kids can ooooh and aaahh over holiday lights, but so can older adults! Magic is in the air these days as one drives down Littleton's Main Street or heads out to the Trail of Lights at …
The Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble will perform on Dec. 11 at Bemis Library in Littleton.
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Littleton's Bemis Library is venue for handbell concert

Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton, will host the Smithtonian Handbell Ensemble at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11. Free, but pre-registration is required. 303- 795-3961. In other …
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Look to the sky and catch the ‘Meteor Shower’

Every holiday season there are productions you’re guaranteed to see popping at theaters all over — classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “The Nutcracker.” And there’s absolutely nothing …

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Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …
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