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Column: All the good you can do

Last weekend I had an opportunity to enjoy a couple of beers with Brian, a very good and close friend of mine. On the day we had met, we were experiencing one of those crazy weather weekends where … more

A week of top-notch musical options

I don’t know how it happened, whether it’s just the result of musicians making up for about two years of missed touring, good karma returning or just how it crumbles, cookie-wise, but Denver and … more

Rediscovering Orwell at the Arvada Center

As the author of some of the most searing indictments of the damage governments and people can do, George Orwell has become synonymous with the kind of prescience most artists only dream of. But all … more

Egg-painting workshop to aid Ukraine

Valkarie Gallery, 455 S. Saulsbury St., Lakewood, offers workshops March 21, 22 and April 7, 9 at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. on painting the elaborate and beautiful Pysanky, Ukranian Easter eggs. A $100 … more

Gratitude as a game-changer for life

It has been said that gratitude is one of the strongest human emotions. If someone has shown you gratitude or expressed their sincerest thanks, you know exactly how powerful of an emotion that is. … more

Business planning for retirement

Perhaps you have heard of the “great resignation” or other issues of workers leaving the workforce recently. Business owners planning for their own retirement are not exempt from the desire to … more

Ancient Egypt beckons at DMNS

There are many reasons ancient Egypt looms so large in human imagination - the way they approached and shaped the world around them was monumental in all senses of the word. The impact they made on … more

Energizing our engagement

Hope fuels purpose, purpose drives passion, passion engages performance, and performance delivered equals results. It begins with hope and ends in results. What is this “it” that begins with hope … more

A historic figure for modern times

Sometimes, a person becomes a legend whether they planned to be or not. It is a safe bet that Kate Slaughterback, an infamous Greeley frontierswoman, didn’t plan on going down in history as … more

Is selling an art or is it science?

This is a question that gets asked a lot in the world of professional selling. Thought leaders and subject matter experts have debated it for years, and in the end, we all have come to recognize that … more

A cinematic celebration of resilience

There are many reasons to attend a festival, but most regular attendees will explain that it’s the community of attendees that keeps them returning. This year, the Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival will be able to offer that again, with the return to the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. in Denver, from Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6. more

We need to celebrate and learn from Black History Month

I've sometimes heard, “Why do we need a whole month focused on the history of only one race?” Well, how can we get educated about the significant but little-known (or unacknowledged) … more

A tribute to perserverance at the DJFF

If there’s one thing most of us have learned over the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s perseverance. And that all-important trait is honored in the 26th annual Denver Jewish Film Festival. … more

New connections, new information lead to new opportunities

In business as in life, sometimes we approach situations and people strategically, and other times we recognize opportunistic moments. When that happens, we try and capitalize on those times when … more

‘The Liar’ revels in the stupidity and power of love

Any and all muscles lose their strength if they’re not used. Even comedic ones. So, when it comes to putting on a production after two very strange years, it’s understandable that rust needed to … more

Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the … more

Storms never last, or do they?

Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more

For dad and daughter, a game that two can coach

Caley Mitchell stands next to third base, a white baseball cap shading her eyes, a single braid running down her back. Intensity radiates from her small frame as she leans her hands on her knees and looks toward the batter at home plate. more
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