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Paleo, keto dieters band together

For the past four years, Littleton resident Kimberly Spomer has attended a support group. The group of roughly 25 people consists of like-minded individuals seeking community and advice as they …
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Star Baseball Club of Colorado Territory’s Barry “Brooklyn” Hill connects while at bat in a match against the Lightning Bolts of Westminster during a Colorado Vintage Base Ball game July 13, at Wolff Run Baseball Park in Westminster.

Baseballist up!

Each year, the Westminster Historical Society hosts a historical matchup between the city's own Lightning Bolts and another team from around the region in game of baseball played the old …
Isaac Slade sings during The Fray’s concert in Castle Rock on July 13.

Five things to know about The Fray

Denver-based band The Fray made a pitstop in Castle Rock on July 13. Headlining the annual Castle Rock Summer Jam marked the group's first time performing in town. The Fray, made up of members Joe …

NHS 1969 alumns sought for reunion

With their golden celebration two months away, alumni of the Northglenn High School class of 1969 are still trying to locate about 10 percent of their classmates. “Right now, there are about 40 …
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Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the …

Lev Ropes, more commonly known as Grandbear the Storyteller, tells a story to children in earlier years. Ropes spent about 16 years telling stories to children in local schools with Jeffco Spellbinders, but recently retired for health reasons. He will be honored at an event co-sponsored by Rocky Mountain Storytelling and Miner’s Alley Playhouse on July 13.

Grandbear to be honored at July 13 storytelling event

About once a month, the entire third grade class at Shelton Elementary School used to gather into a classroom to hear a story by Grandbear the Storyteller. “Everybody cheered when Grandbear walked …
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Going beyond form and function

When many people think of art, they might picture something that just hangs on a wall or sits in a display case. But as Collin Parson, the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator, sees it - …
Bees also enjoy sweet lavender at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms, which hosts a Lavender Festival on July 20.

Lavender Festival to be fragrant fiesta

More than 2,000 lavender plants will perfume the air at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms on July 20, when they are especially celebrated with what is planned to be an annual event — the …
What once were bare walls are now covered with art, in Northglenn’s pedestrian/bicycle tunnel beneath I-25, connecting the Community Center and RTD’s Wagon Road Park and Ride. The work was done by Denver muralist Chad Bolsinger, as part of the city’s 50th anniversary.

Northglenn’s history on display

Chad Bolsinger’s latest mural ended up being five times longer than any project he’d done before. “The longest I’d done before was about 120 feet, and even then you’re ready to be …
Rio Grande Southern Locomotive No. 20 pulls into its home at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden after undergoing restoration for 12 years at the Strasburg Rail Road in Pennsylvania to get it operational again. It returned to Golden on June 4 and the museum expects it to be fully operational sometime in 2020.

‘Living history’ locomotive returns home after 12 years

Rail fans from across the country are excited that an iconic Rio Grande Southern locomotive will soon be in operation again. “It’s an important piece of railroad history, and to actually be able …

Gene Kranz was an aerospace engineer with NASA and helped direct the first lunar landing in 1969. Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum will be hosting a 50th anniversary event next month in honor of the first Americans to land on the moon.
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Apollopalooza celebrates 50th anniversary of moon landing

For those who weren’t alive on the night of July 20 a half-century ago, it’s difficult to imagine what it must’ve been like to see men land on the moon for the first time. For the millions …
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You can grill carrots in your backyard just like you would hot dogs.

Green grilling: Alternatives to meaty barbecue

It is grilling season, you can smell it in the air if you walk around your neighborhood in the early evening. Like many Americans, you might own a gas or charcoal grill and enjoy the taste of grilled …
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Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …
Aisha Henry

The ins and outs of coming out: Why it matters

Dear Ask A Therapist, What is “coming out,” and why is it important? Dear Reader, “Coming out” refers to the process in which individuals identifying as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, …
Antonio Soto, of Westminster, center, assists daughter Sadia, 7, with her fishing rod, as siblings Theresa, left and Victor, look on, during Northglenn's Annual Fishing Derby June 1, at E. B. Rains, Jr. Park.

Looks like a fun family fishing season

A fishing guide I enjoy time with on the upper South Platte River waters gave me a “wake up call” this week. He reported he was not taking any reservations between the last week in May and July 1 …

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Seeking the unique in exciting eateries around Denver

The dining scene in Denver is in a constant state of exciting evolution, as new chefs and restaurants find unique ways to cater to the city’s burgeoning population. And while that statement is …
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