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Ready, set, grow

Humanity has always had a connection with the earth, said John Stolzle, a Colorado State University Extension agent in Jefferson County who specializes in horticulture, plant pathology and food …
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Sandhill cranes in the wet meadows along the Platte River on Nature Conservancy-owned land.

San Luis Valley is seasonal paradise for birders

From late February to early April, and again in the fall, one can easily watch — and hear — a huge, distinctive bird, the greater sandhill crane, as flocks stop to rest, en route from winter …

Teaching children to ‘Spring Back’

From years of research and experience Dr. Katharine Kersey has more suggestions to help children develop the self-confidence and tenacity to spring back when there is a low point. These suggestions …
Coming Attractions

‘Our Town’ takes rare turn in the round

There are some plays that just seem to live in air we breathe. Even if you're not a theater fan, you've probably come across it in some form or another. Thornton Wilder's “Our Town” is perhaps …
Fran Coet

Scary tax season elicits one common reaction: Boo!

It’s been a scary tax year. We have been plagued by numerous changes in tax laws, inadequate wage withholding, and a government shutdown that delayed many of the Internal Revenue Service’s …

Irish storyteller among presenters at conference

Those who love telling stories, as well as those who love to listen to them, will enjoy three events planned during the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference April 12-13 at the American …
Arts & Entertainment

Singing Tree coming to Anythink Perl Mack

Anythink Perl Mack will be receiving a new, outdoor interactive art display called The Singing Tree, which will be erected in front of the library at 7611 Hilltop Circle. The artwork is the latest …
Jessica Roblee is an exuberant Huldey in “The Moors” at the Arvada Center.

‘The Moors’ is unusual take on Bronte legacy

Many of us read books by Charlotte and Emily Bronte some years ago and recall the gloomy mood of their surroundings and interactions … Playwright Jen Silverman has come up with a different and …
The “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius” exhibit is one of the most comprehensive ever created about the Italian master. Visitors will get to explore his innovations in art, sciences, engineering and more.

The Renaissance man comes to life

To-do lists are a fairly common feature of daily life in the 21st century, but it turns out this organizational method has been around for centuries — just ask Italian Renaissance man Leonardo da …
Anythink Library York Street concierges Gina Collette, left, and Heather McCuistion pose with luchadores Heros and Sol Azteca Feb. 26. The pair of Mexican wrestlers both work in Denver through Lucha Libre Life and showed off their moves at the library.

Librarians and Luchadores

When wrestler Heros flipped his opponent Sol Azteca over and slammed him into the ground at Anythink Library’s York Street branch, the resounding thud was enough to make most of the patrons …

One of Colorado’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations takes place in downtown Denver during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Making the green scene on St. Patrick's Day

While the best-known tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is to wear green, that wasn’t always the case. Before green became the color associated with the holiday, blue was worn to celebrate Saint …
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Coming Attractions

Going back to the future with ‘1984’

Following the 2016 election and the first use of “alternate facts” by a representative of the federal government, George Orwell’s “1984” took the top spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, …
Coming Attractions

Get lost in ‘The Moors’ on area stage

For aficionados of a certain kind of English novel, the phrase “the moors” conjures up images of a mysterious, fog-shrouded lowlands where romance and danger go hand-in-hand. In her 2016 work …
Coming Attractions

New Orleans coming to life in area art crawl

First Friday events have become a fairly routine way for art galleries and art districts to highlight the work being done by local creatives. These events are certainly something Lakewood’s 40 West …
Column by Clarke Reader

Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her …

Webster

Rethinking milk: Clearing up a cloudy subject

Milk is not as healthy as you have been led to believe. We all think that milk helps build strong bones, but that message came from an advertising campaign and not a quality scientific study. Reports …
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