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Archery on target for growing popularity

Archery is challenging, but can also be a way to relax. It’s a social sport, as well as a way for an individual to strive to achieve a personal best. “It gets in your blood,” said Jim Murrow of …
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Geezer candidates on a vacation

As a geezer candidate, I find traveling has become a challenge. I discovered this when my husband Dick and I recently took a vacation in Steamboat Springs. The first day we lugged in a trunkful of …

Children learn good fridge raiding

There are many more “R’s” kids need to learn besides the basic reading, writing and arithmetic. There is also how to raid the refrigerator. Nutritionists hope they will learn to whip up …
More than 500,000 people are expected to turn out for the annual A Taste of Colorado festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

A Taste of Colorado brings the flavor this weekend

A Taste of Colorado returns to Civic Center Park in downtown Denver for another Labor Day weekend, bringing with it 48 different food trucks and vendors and thousands of hungry mouths. The annual …
From left, Kerry David (“Breaking Their Silence”), Haroula Rose (“Once Upon a River”), “Rachel Wortell (“Romance Analyst”) and the Vail Daily’s Tricia Swenson discuss the challenges and importance of making movies as part of the Vail Film Festival.
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Sharing stories at Vail Film Festival

There’s something counterintuitive about being in a place as gorgeous as Vail in the late summer and spending most of it inside dark rooms. But the films I watched over the weekend of Aug. 15-18 as …

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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …
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The esports global revenue is expected to exceed $1 billion this year. Former pro athletes like Alex Rodriguez and Shaquille O’Neal have invested in the industry.

Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes …
“Our Lady,” created by the Ladies Fancywork Society, stands tall at the Center for Visual Art, MSU’s gallery on Santa Fe Dr. The “Collectivism” exhibit includes works by Colorado collectives and others around the country — and farther.

Detainees’ art on display in gallery on Santa Fe Drive

The first arts collective with work exhibited in the new exhibit, “Collectivism” at Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University’s gallery at Santa Fe Drive and 10th Avenue is the …
An Arvada Days attendee enjoys a pony ride at last year’s event. The 2019 festival will also offer pony rides, as well as a petting zoo, fishing contest, Dutch cooking contest, and other attractions for both kids and adults.

Old-fashioned Arvada Days festival looks to create new traditions

In the past, Arvada Days has been about embracing the old ways and “taking a walk back in time,” Nina Piccinini of the Arvada Festivals Commission said. But with its third annual celebration on …
Cecelia Richardson, 4, and her sister Casandra, 2, pose after getting their faces painted by painter and owner of Face Painting Denver, Katharyn Grant. It was just one of many activities fit for kids.

Party on, 50th anniversary of Carnation Fest was the best

This year marks the city's 50th anniversary and the annual Carnation Festivalat Anderson Park did not disappoint in celebration. Over the span of three days, 16 bands rocked their respective stages. …

Christian Obrecht, a 47-year-old from Denver, turns his wheel in a kart race. Obrecht owns his own kart. In metro Denver and farther out, some tracks allow drivers to use their own karts.

Thrills by the kartload in the Denver metro area

Just off an inconspicuous industrial side street, kids as young as 5 and adults as old as 80 don helmets, strap on seatbelts and zip around like something out of a video game. They’re racing …
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National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could …
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‘Superstition’ coming back to try its luck

Detective stories are one of the great renewable resources of pop culture. The genre is endlessly flexible and well-suited to mediums both familiar and new. And that’s just what the audio drama …

Fizzing with excitement for the Jeffco Fair and Festival

A few weeks ago I mentioned how I sometimes find out about an upcoming event in an unusual way. This week it happened to be by seeing it on a soda pop bottle. Now, normally I wouldn’t consider …
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Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both …

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Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the …
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