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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 …
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How food can transform community

Nathan Mudd is a former attorney, and his wife Kimberly used to work as an accountant. But the two have always had a special dedication to the local economy and local food. “Our passion is to increase local food in the state,” Kimberly Mudd …
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Parade rolls through Castle Rock

Crowds lined downtown streets in Castle Rock on July 29 for a parade, hosted by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the town, which celebrated both the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo and the tradition of town parades. Spectators …
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