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Fall is here and getting festive

The only obvious indication that fall is around the corner is Starbucks bringing back its popular pumpkin latte. The heat has still been scorching throughout much of the state, and the cool, crisp … more

‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet comes to stage in downtown Denver

Sleeping Beauty” begins the season for Colorado Ballet, Oct. 5 to 14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, with traditional choreography by Mario … more

Day-by-day for 20 years adds up to just one day

Unless they have taken it all down, there are still some reminders at my alma mater that I passed through there 20 years ago. I donated three or four paintings, maybe more. I can’t remember. I was … more

It’s a small world with great big opportunities

As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, “It may be a … more

Tax planning around new law can help save money

The new tax law could save you money if you plan properly. With only a few months left to impact your tax planning for 2018, it is important to act now. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) is now in … more

Ready, everyone, the lights are going down

Look closely: When John Wayne and Victor McLaglen fight it out near the end of John Ford’s “The Quiet Man,” it appears that McLaglen knocks off Wayne’s toupee with the first punch. The … more

Marijuana education helps prevent trouble

As your kids return to their school routine, they’re one year older and will face new challenges just as they do every year. And if you haven’t had the conversation about marijuana with them, why … more

CCU’s soccer team welcomes 10-year-old boy

Joel Zamora, 10, walked up to a table at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood with a big, beaming smile. From the look on his face, you wouldn’t know he suffers from a bone cancer called … more

Love of West shows in art at rec center, gallery

Arturo Garcia isn't from the American West, but he was captivated by its distinctive lands and deep history. “Colorado is a beautiful state — it's easy to get inspired by the mountains, the … more

History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month … more

In Their Business

Consignment store opens A Denver entrepreneur, mother and philanthropist has come out of retirement to open a women’s consignment store in Centennial. Jonna Tellinghuisen, 52, opened The Style … more

My Name Is... Anne Clarke

Getting educated I worked at my son’s Montessori school for several years, but now I’m gardening full time. Before I had my son I was a nurse, but once he went to school I wanted to be part of … more

With paint and tools, volunteers rejuvenate homes

Lorine Ventrella beamed as a horde of volunteers painted her house on Sept. 13, bringing new life to the southeast Littleton home Ventrella has lived in since 1960, when the view off the back porch … more

Oktoberfest offers authentic fun

Not every wedding couple gets a toast from a mythical goat-demon, but Steven and Cherilyn Troyer aren’t every couple. The pair tied the knot at Schatzi’s Oktoberfest at Bega Park in Littleton on … more

Health of city budget hinges on fire vote, officials say

Littleton’s budget reserves are set to shrink in coming years, according to projections in the city’s proposed 2019 budget, but by how much will depend on whether voters approve a measure to … more

Q&A with Dr. Batra, leader of Sterling Ranch Medical Center

UCHealth has opened the doors of its 7,000-square-foot medical center in Sterling Ranch, the budding community in northwest Douglas County. After a 20-year buildout, Sterling Ranch is expected to … more

How to get your garden ready for winter

Though the scorching summer of 2018 stuck around for a long time, the first freeze is likely just around the corner — usually in mid-October in the Denver area. Here are some tips from Lucinda … more

Runners honor veterans, victims of 9/11

Nearly 200 runners — some carrying heavy military packs — convened in Reynolds Landing Park along the South Platte River on the morning of Sept. 9 to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

‘American Idiot’ is gripping stage production set to music

The stage at Town Hall is dark when the music starts, then nicely highlighted shadowy figures start to dance to the title song, beginning the sung-through rock opera based on punk rock band Green … more
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