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Outdoor art event is picture of perfection

Late summer moving into early fall is my favorite time of year in Colorado. Usually, the heat is dying down and nature is starting to show off its fall colors. In other words, it’s the perfect time …

Cattlewoman of old Colorado is subject of biography

She was the first white child born in Brown’s Park, and ranch woman Ann Bassett continued to make history as a cattle queen — actually called “Queen Ann” in later years — a woman who could …

Rocky Mountain field guide is blessing for flower lovers

Denver Botanic Gardens botanists have worked for more than three years to produce a really comprehensive guide to the many spectacular flowers that bloom in the Rocky Mountains each year. They range …
Coming Attractions

Musician aims to inspire connection

People did not have to be present at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas last October — when 58 attendees were murdered while enjoying a concert — to be affected by the …

Art shows that began in 1980s continue in south metro area

Once upon a time, 35 years ago, two long-running south area galleries decided to hold juried exhibits open to all Colorado artists — and issued a call to artists to enter what each called the …
Arts & Entertainment

Bodies of art

Although Ryan “Cactus Jack” Clement was nervous about his first tattoo, it was nothing as nerve-wracking as jumping out of a plane — which he did in his military training. That’s when he got …
Coming Attractions

Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 …

Buy library materials by the bag at annual sale

The 10th annual Bag of Books Sale runs Aug. 10 to 19, as part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week celebrations, hosted by the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum. Last year, a volunteer who was …

Not quite Cooperstown, but in the ballpark

The one-of-a-kind bat swung by Ty Cobb, the former holder of the all-time hits record before Pete Rose. A room of historic team jerseys. Baseball’s role in the American story. You’ll find all of …
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Denver Art Museum rich in experiences

Much news from the Denver Art Museum, at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street in downtown Denver: First, Aug. 5 is the final day for “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” which …
Columnists

Trout are taking the brunt of the hot dry summer

The unusually high, nagging Colorado summer temperatures anglers find uncomfortable have an even more stressful impact on trout we pursue. The Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) fishery staff is …
The bookworm

Heroine can only run so far from her past

You’ve always marched to the beat of a different drummer. When your friends wanted to do one thing, you were the lone voice of dissent. You rocked your own fashion, hair color, and make-up, never …
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Watercolorist’s new work shows Castle Rock scene

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch has been recording bits of her town’s history with skillfully painted watercolors for a number of years. Limited print editions are available on her website, …
Coming Attractions

Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first …
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North Korea, polka music on deck in library programs

Upcoming programs at Littleton’s Bemis Library include: “Explore North Korea” with Active Minds — learn about the Kim family leadership, as well as nuclear weapon development, trade and human …
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