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Thousands climb Red Rocks in remembrance of 9/11

The registration table was scattered with badges, each one with the face of someone who lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001. As the American flag flapped in the wind, attached to two fire truck … more

Building a home on the range

The history of the Denver area is sometimes thought of in broad strokes — before this time there was one of black and white, cowboys and miners, bonnets and butter churns. But our region was settled by families with the same hopes and fears we … more

Author's second cop novel now in realm of readers

Englewood Police Officer Steve Siegal wrote his original novel “Cop Cohen” while he was still on the job. Now that he is retired he had the time to complete the sequel, “Contra Legem — Against the Law” which was released in August. “I … more

Service could have less food to go around

Denver resident Lometa Gaskin, 99, stands behind her screen door, waiting for Meals on Wheels volunteer Wayne Chitwood. He asks how she’s doing as he comes up the sidewalk. “If I was doing any better you’d think it was a frame-up,” Gaskin … more

My name is...Don Woolfolk

Fatherhood and data I’m a single dad. I’ve lived here for nine years, and I love the community. I’m a rare Colorado native. I grew up by Stapleton Airport. I work at Arrow Electronics. I’m a data guy. I get to play Legos with data. … more

Detox center proposal gets renewed attention

Local law enforcement and emergency medical service providers are exploring the idea of building a new social detox facility — also called a withdrawal management center — somewhere in Arapahoe or Douglas counties, which they say would make … more

Learning about the Broncos and the bees

There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming Denver Broncos season, and the names Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and John Elway have all been in the news. But the real buzz at the Broncos’ Dove Valley training facility in unincorporated … more

The state of the Bible in 2017

Jill Herr starts each day by reading the Bible. It’s a habit she’s kept for several years with her husband before they go to work, and one she says keeps her grounded. “Just to read about God’s love for people and the direction for … more

'Chorus Line' opens Arvada Center's new season

Through the plays and musicals they do, actors get the opportunity to go to places as people they wouldn’t otherwise. But for the first show of the 2017-2018 season, the Arvada Center is bringing to life a world all too familiar to its cast — … more

Alpine Chorale shows singers’ ‘best selves’

The last time I was part of a choir was when I was a sophomore in high school, and I performed with St. Joan of Arc’s youth choir. I sang for three or four months, and it was fine. But when I quit to work a summer job, it didn’t exactly break … more

My name is...Susan Drum

Wanderlust I’ve lived a lot of different places. I grew up on the back of a horse. Mostly in southern California, but we lived in Brazil for six years, Mexico for two years, then California. I went to school in Minnesota. I lived in the Virgin … more

Traditional photography comes back into focus

For Samantha Koch, film photography is a portal to the past. “You blur time with photography and film photography, especially,” said Koch, 23, who prefers to shoot with her 35 mm Minolta X-700 over her Nikon digital SLR camera. “It makes … more

Following rules is the route to keeping a hunting license

Every hunting season, officers for Colorado Parks and Wildlife hand out hundreds of tickets for violations that cost hunters hundreds of thousands of dollars. While some of those tickets are for flagrant violations of wildlife regulations and … more

‘A lifelong training’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, judo, karate, taekwondo, muay thai, kickboxing — the list of martial arts forms goes on. Though the names are distinctive, the sport's styles share a commonality: self-defense. more

Bouton marks two decades at helm of Denver Concert Band

“I always wanted to be a teacher,” Jacinda Bouton said. With a degree in instrumental and vocal music from Missouri State in Springfield, she was teaching music at George Washington High School in Denver. Parents of several of her students were … more

Romano’s celebrates 50 years in Littleton

Few things in life stay the same. But for 50 years, Romano’s Italian Restaurant has been serving up old-fashioned Italian food using the same recipes, in the same cozy dining room. The menu and the dining room are a little bigger than when Neil … more

My name is...Rip Hobson

Former chief I was the chief of the Littleton Police Department. My family moved here in 1950. I went to work for the Littleton Police Department on April 22, 1959. At that time, the police department was very small. Four patrolmen, three … more

Mark your calendar: Run for One

Around the corner is Run For One, a 5K and 2K held annually to remember a beloved community member and raise awareness of CURE International, a nonprofit organization that provides medical care to children with physical disabilities … more

Western Welcome Week is hopping

Again this year, Western Welcome Week offers activities with appeal to people of all ages. The Aug. 13 schedule included the opportunity for adults and children to take part in a 5-kilometer run/walk then partake in an all-you-can-eat pancake … more

Popular festival is all about affordable art

The scene will be colorful and crowded as 150 artists from Colorado and the nation set up on Arapahoe Community College’s west lawn for the Affordable Arts Festival, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. Rows of tents will … more
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