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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 …

‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …
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125 years of the Denver Zoo

From its humble beginnings to today being able to boast the most state-of-the-art facilities, the Denver Zoo has quite the story. Here is a timeline with just some of the …
The Bralishes are Denver natives, and they have been coming to the zoo for family time for more than 30 years. Pictured is three generations of zoo visitors, from left, Theresa Bralish, her daughter Christen, and Christen’s 1-year-old twins.   “I love that I could bring my daughter here when she was growing up, and now, my grandchildren.” Theresa Bralish

A day at the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo has been hosting visitors for the past 125 years, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Colorado Community Media visited the Denver Zoo on July 21 to find out …
Claire Heywood will be performing at this year’s Underground Music Showcase with a full backing band comprised of other local musicians. The live music festival takes place Aug. 27-29 along South Broadway in Denver.

Underground Music Showcase is back on Broadway

Claire Heywood expects she will be singing her heart out at this year’s Underground Music Showcase. “Speaking for myself, playing a festival represents a needed chance to release some pent-up …
A grizzly bear at the Denver Zoo.

A ‘mini window into the wild’

The Denver Zoo’s president and CEO, Bert Vescolani, believes that animals have a way of making us humans feel special. “We want to inspire communities to save wildlife for future generations,” …

Lakewood’s Joyce and Steve Koenig watch from the Mount Evans summit parking lot as their daughter and her boyfriend descend the actual summit on July 22.

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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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 …

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 …
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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 …

“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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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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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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Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, …

Fatherhood outside the box

Long ago I lived out of a suitcase and performed in a soul band for six years. The band was the Satisfactions, a mix of Midwestern and Washington, D.C. musicians that played one-to-four-week bookings …
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