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Farming the city: Urban homesteaders get back to the land

Sundari Kraft grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder. But while she fantasized about a self-sufficient life in a little house on the prairie, she lived in a bungalow in Northglenn. “As I got older, I …
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Adrienne's Deloe's self portrait, the first of what became the Pandemic Self-Portraits series.

Project by local artist features pandemic self-portraits

A local artist has posted the 100th self-portrait relating to the pandemic in her project, “Pandemic Self-Portraits: Self-Portraits and Stories from the Pandemic.” Adrienne DeLoe, of Wheat Ridge, …
General Manager Matt Niemann at the Golden Plum Creek Garden Market.

Garden centers open up during this COVID-19 spring

Springtime means it is gardening season, and especially with extra time at home for most folks, it seems an especially good time for it.   Plum Creek Garden Market opened up for limited …

Auditions set for national talent competition

National talent competition Celebration of Music, hosted by piano prodigy and philanthropist Ethan Bortnick, will host virtual auditions in Colorado for its nationally televised competition. …
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‘The Departure’ aims for hope, inspiration

For west Jefferson County high school student Micah Wilson, the healing power of music inspired him to explore mental illness in his debut album, “The Departure,” which will be released on …

Dan Fahrney, a firefighter for West Metro Fire, plays the bagpipes. The fire department participated in the parade along with graduates, families and Applewood Grove residents.

Applewood neighborhood honors high school grads in parade

Before the pandemic, John Schreiner had thought a good portion of his spring would be spent on a baseball field in a Wheat Ridge Farmers uniform. He had looked forward to going to prom, spending the …
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The Arvada Center has been temporarily closed and empty throughout the pandemic.

Arvada Center uncertain about long-term impacts of coronavirus

Through her time volunteering at the Arvada Center, resident Mary Jo Giddings has noticed that the nonprofit’s volunteers tend to stick around for a while — much like she has, volunteerering with …
Edward Smith Scott

TV's 'Sheriff Scotty,' former Englewood mayor, dies

Edward Smith Scott, a graduate of Englewood High School and a former Englewood city councilmember and mayor, has died at the age of 91. Scott, who was born on Aug. 4, 1928 in Denver, died at his home …
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Help protect historic structures from the couch

For the last decade, HistoriCorps — founded in Denver and now based in Morrison — has been striving to protect the historic buildings that keep the stories of our country alive from disrepair, …
Megan Murphy holds a chicken during a “Meet the Chickens” event as part of the Jefferson County Library District’s online offerings.

Denver metro area arts go online

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton was just about to start its spring kids’ classes when the arrival of COVID-19 changed everything. “Once that all came apart, I, like everybody else, sort of sat …

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Lakewood reopens Fox Hollow and Homestead Golf Courses

With playgrounds and parks all over the metro area closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19, options for people to safely get some outdoor time have become limited. But on April 18 the City of …
Columnists

The Rose is open and nature can be terrifying

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned, in this column, that I was spending some of this COVID shutdown working on refinishing a drum set, since every venue bands can play at is shut down right now. Well, …
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How to still have a howling good time

I have to tell you, I’ve learned a lot since this COVID-19 isolation started. At first I was educated about everything I didn’t know about what constitutes a virus, how it develops and spreads …
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Arvada Center invites artists to share quarantine creations

As a working artist, Collin Parson — the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator — understands the need to create during such a tumultuous time. But with exhibitions canceled all over …
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Watch movies and support Denver Film simultaneously

While we’re all stuck indoors protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19, many will be streaming some of the movies we might’ve missed recently. But if you’re itching to see something new …

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Using the arts to make the best of isolation

Let's be honest — no one really knows what to say right now. We're currently living through a situation that the country hasn't faced on such a massive scale in a century. And even though we've …
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