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Margie Ashura is responsible for making over thirty batches of dough from a nearly 100 year-old recipe.

Save your appetite for apple dumplings: Elbert Women's Club makes treats for Christmas Bazaar

Yearly for the past few decades, Elbert Women's Club members have crammed into the tiny kitchen of the Russell Gates Mercantile Building in Elbert to make more than 1,000 apple dumplings in …

Parents grapple with vaccination question

While some parents have moved forward with getting their children ages 5 to 11 vaccinated against COVID-19, others are still hesitant. Dr. Brandi Freeman, a pediatrician for Children’s Hospital …

Douglas County health board, faced with lawsuit, excludes schools from COVID mask opt-out option

The new Douglas County Board of Health on Friday amended its first public health order, which had allowed parents to opt their children out of COVID masking mandates, so that the order no longer applies to the Douglas County School District, which had sued over the order.

Highlands Ranch American Legion finds success through comedy

After raising more than $8,700 at a special comedy show in September, the Highlands Ranch American Legion Post 1260 donated funds for student scholarships on Nov. 6. In a special presentation with …

Trail of Lights, at Denver Botanic Gardens / Chatfield Farms though Jan. 2.

Holiday lights down on the farm

Once again, Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms site is aglow with holiday color in a rustic setting with the return of Trail of Lights. Wandering paths take you under illuminated trees and …
Mary Cassatt’s “Mother and Child” from 1889 is displayed in the “Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France” exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

Museum shares works of Americans in France

“Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France,” now open at the Denver Art Museum through March 13, includes more than 100 paintings created between 1855 and 1913 by American painters, some …
The Caboose is part of the Depot Art Gallery facility in Littleton, which is holding its Holiday Art Market until Jan. 3.

Holiday Art Market runs through season

The Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave. in downtown Littleton, has original art in all sizes, shapes and colors, in addition to the expected paintings on the walls. The Holiday Art Market, which …
Coming Attractions

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …

Hometown Holidays 2021

Noelle Phares, 35, sits in her art studio in Lakewood.

Tapping talent: How local artists help to define metro Denver's beer scene

Sitting in the studio of Noelle Phares, a 35-year-old artist based in Lakewood, a collection of seasonal beers from the Colfax microbrewery West Fax Brewing can be seen adorning her shelves.  …
Students work in the audio-visual booth of the Elizabeth High School Cafetorium to help the play run smoothly.

Elizabeth students present fall play

The Elizabeth High School Theater held its annual fall play for a three-day stint beginning on Nov. 4. Four performances were held — three evening shows and one matinee. Thirty-five cast members, …
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Mario Nicolais

This GOP candidate has a shot at statewide office

Recently I received an unexpected call from Pam Anderson, an announced candidate for Colorado secretary of state. As friends for more than 15 years, it was good to catch up. It was even better to …

In the spirit of the season of giving and receiving

Here we are in another season of giving and receiving. The truth is that we are always in a season of giving and receiving, this time of year just amplifies the spirit of both. And we have all heard …
Winning Words

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. …

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. …
Actor Jamie Dornan speaks with Denver Film Festival sponsor Sheila K. O'Brien at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Nov. 10 as part of the 44th Denver Film Festival. Dornan is one of the stars of "Belfast," and received the festival's excellence in acting award.
Coming Attractions

Denver Film Festival tells the story of a world in flux

There’s nothing like sitting in a movie theater. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, the future of in-person viewing has suddenly became a more pressing concern. There’s no …
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