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Parker School alumni gather

Alumni from as long ago as 1947 converged at the historic Hilltop School, located at the intersection of Democrat and Hilltop roads, on Sept. 10 for the 49th Parker School Reunion. An alumni tour of the downtown Schoolhouse, currently under … more

The big cheese

Chef John Wu and his wife Hong came to the United States to pursue their dreams. John’s was to be a chemist. Hong’s was to run a restaurant. After finishing his master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Texas El Paso, Wu opted … more

Lincoln lives on in Littleton man

John Voehl lives something of a double life. A retired Lockheed aerospace engineer from Littleton, he’s a devoted husband and grandfather. But to thousands of people across the country, he’s Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. Voehl is … more

A bloody good time for Bonfils

Hundreds of people running for their lives from packs of bloodthirsty vampires may sound like a nightmare, but for Lauren Jones, organizer of the 2017 Vampire 5K at Flat Acre Farms in Parker on Sept. 30, it's a dream come true. Jones and her … more

Hudson Gardens is perfect place for September stroll

September is a colorful time to visit Littleton’s Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, for a stroll. The giant Victoria water lilies are blooming amidst their huge dappled leaves; dahlias and mums are in full color; and some roses summon up a … more

Portraits of refugees reflect the life behind the face

On Aug. 10, Denver Art Museum’s Curator of Photography, Eric Paddock, noted that the United Nations estimated that 65.6 million people around the world are displaced.And then he introduced … more

Thousands climb Red Rocks in remembrance of 9/11

The registration table was scattered with badges, each one with the face of someone who lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001. As the American flag flapped in the wind, attached to two fire truck … more

Building a home on the range

The history of the Denver area is sometimes thought of in broad strokes — before this time there was one of black and white, cowboys and miners, bonnets and butter churns. But our region was settled by families with the same hopes and fears we … more

Service could have less food to go around

Denver resident Lometa Gaskin, 99, stands behind her screen door, waiting for Meals on Wheels volunteer Wayne Chitwood. He asks how she’s doing as he comes up the sidewalk. “If I was doing any better you’d think it was a frame-up,” Gaskin … more

Learning about the Broncos and the bees

There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming Denver Broncos season, and the names Paxton Lynch, Trevor Siemian and John Elway have all been in the news. But the real buzz at the Broncos’ Dove Valley training facility in unincorporated … more

The state of the Bible in 2017

Jill Herr starts each day by reading the Bible. It’s a habit she’s kept for several years with her husband before they go to work, and one she says keeps her grounded. “Just to read about God’s love for people and the direction for … more

Elizabeth hat shop is top of the line

Every Western wear store has cowboy hats on display, but the display on the wall of the Powder River shop in Elizabeth is unique because owner and hatmaker Brook Briddle created each hat. “I have always liked hats, I always wore hats as a kid … more

Traditional photography comes back into focus

For Samantha Koch, film photography is a portal to the past. “You blur time with photography and film photography, especially,” said Koch, 23, who prefers to shoot with her 35 mm Minolta X-700 over her Nikon digital SLR camera. “It makes … more

Following rules is the route to keeping a hunting license

Every hunting season, officers for Colorado Parks and Wildlife hand out hundreds of tickets for violations that cost hunters hundreds of thousands of dollars. While some of those tickets are for flagrant violations of wildlife regulations and … more

‘A lifelong training’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, judo, karate, taekwondo, muay thai, kickboxing — the list of martial arts forms goes on. Though the names are distinctive, the sport's styles share a commonality: self-defense. more

New queen taking over in rodeo royalty program

Olivia Ary grew up idolizing Douglas County Fair and Rodeo royalty. With their perfectly primped hair, makeup and western outfits, combined with the suave quality of their rodeo and horse riding skills, rodeo queens were her role models, Ary … more

Popular festival is all about affordable art

The scene will be colorful and crowded as 150 artists from Colorado and the nation set up on Arapahoe Community College’s west lawn for the Affordable Arts Festival, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. Rows of tents will … more

Chasing the culinary dream

In the kitchen at West 29th Restaurant and Bar, Chris Johnson, 56, whips up intricately plated dishes and feels the heat as flames dance off the stove. He throws a meat-based pasta sauce in a pan as his mentor, chef Cory Matthews, handles another … more

Dark skies ahead

It’s a mighty big fuss for what amounts to a shadow. The moon butts its way in between the Earth and the sun Aug. 21, casting its shadow across the continental U.S. from sea to sea. A cross-continental U.S. total eclipse like this hasn’t … more

Groups offer support for breastfeeding moms

Breastfeeding comes naturally to some moms. Others struggle with pain, not having a large milk supply or being unsure that their baby is getting enough food. But during World Breast Feeding Week and Breastfeeding Awareness Month moms are being … more
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