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A peek inside Santa’s toy shop

On Dec. 11, the Action Center kicked off its annual Santa Shop with a crowd of hundreds on hand to pick out toys for their children. Over the ensuing six days, more than 3,500 low income parents … more

Seasonal cheers with holiday beers

The holidays are a time to gather together with friends, family, co-workers and other near and dear ones. And to make that time a little more delicious, and possibly more bearable, many local … more

Party at The Edge of a new future

The Edge Theatre's seventh annual Edgy Awards on Dec. 11 was a bittersweet one for the Lakewood-based theater company. It was an opportunity to celebrate a dynamic year on the stage, but it was also … more

Businesses, both creative and not, invest in artistic corridor

When asked about the kind of year 40 West Arts and West Colfax had, Bill Marino, executive director of the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District, and board chair of 40 West Arts, pauses, … more

Wheat Ridge family receives trip of a lifetime

Traveling has been a tricky proposition for the Balderas-Soto family. It’s not easy organizing a trip anywhere with three children, and it’s made even more difficult when one is battling a … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

Colorado Mills reopens: ‘It feels like being home’

For Jim Hildenbrandt and Buck Harris, members of the former Mills Walkers, a group of senior citizens who walked the nearly mile-long paths of the mall since it opened in November 2002, the reopening … more

Holiday shopping with a twist

When it comes to holiday shopping, chain stores and online outlets will try to pull in customers with quantity of items and deals. But to find that unique gift — one specially and limitedly created … more

Long road to recovery, but Colorado Mills reopens after six months

Six months after a devastating hailstorm closed its doors, Colorado Mills Mall is reopening — at least partially — just in time for the holiday season. The mall, 14500 W. Colfax Ave, opens to … more

My Name Is: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock

About me I grew up in Pueblo, where my dad was a steel worker. I’m a first generation college kid and did my undergrad studies at Colorado State University, where I studied microbiology. My first … more

A new home for women, children getting back on their feet

Raising four children on one’s own is challenging — and it’s unaccountably more difficult without a place to live. Marissa, who did not want her last name used for privacy reasons, remembers … more

Get into the holiday spirit with music, food

Despite all the shoppers big box stores see on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving wasn’t all that special for Angelo Coiro, owner of Angelo’s CDs and More. But when Record Store Day started making exclusive releases on Black Friday, … more

Work looking great on Great Work Montessori

On Nov. 3, students, teachers, families from Great Work Montessori School and Himmelman Construction workers and staff gathered at the future home of the school at 5300 W. Center Ave. in east Lakewood to celebrate the placement of one of the … more

College loneliness leads to creative expression

Most college dorms are places for frantic studying, hanging with friends and trying to squeeze in as much sleep as possible after a night out. But for Keenan Goodwine, his college dorm led to the beginning of his music career. Now his band, … more

Denver Arts Week gathers cultural highlights from metro area

On any day of the week, you can find a unique cultural event happening in Denver and its surrounding cities. But for one week a year, cultural organizations all over put their best foot forward during Denver Arts Week. “The whole concept is to … more

RMCAD celebrates a new vision for future

When Chris Spohn, the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design’s president for the past seven months, first moved to the Denver area from Los Angeles, he took an Uber or Lyft to campus every day. “I’d ask whoever was driving me if they’d … more

A dino-mite autumn for fossil fanatics

I don’t remember when I fell in love with dinosaurs, but by the time “Jurassic Park” came out in 1993, I was 8 years old and already completely head over heels. I wanted to be a paleontologist, go to places like Montana, and dig up the … more

Choices abound for a family friendly Halloween

It can be a bit nerve-wracking for parents to send their children out trick-or-treating when Halloween rolls around every year, with strangers around and visiting places they might not be familiar with. But more and more cities, libraries and … more

Explore the happenings around us

My first concert was Tom Petty at Fiddler’s Green in 1990 when I was 5 years old. At that age I don’t remember much, except how I felt when he played “Free Fallin’.” Hearing everyone singing along in unison showed me how music could bring … more

Edgewater wanting more in its library

When Patricia Graziano was growing up, her local library was her favorite place to be. “I used to live at the library,” she remembers fondly. “I’ll never forget how much that children’s area in the library meant to me.” Which … more
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