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Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.
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Take to the water at Big Soda Lake

By all accounts the summer of 2020 will be a dry one, with city water parks and regional attractions like Water World remaining closed for the season. Fortunately, Lakewood’s Big Soda Lake in Bear …
Hosted and moderated by Stage 32, the Vail Film Festival 2020 Women in Film: Personal Stories panel featured fascinating and insightful information from women in various areas of the film industry. From top left, producer Ashleigh Snead, producer Mali Elfman, producer, director and writer Alexandra Baretto, director, filmmaker, photographer and actor Leslie Alejandro, actor and producer Lesley-Ann Brandt, and producer and CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk.
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In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s …
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 …

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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 …
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Sonya Ellingboe
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Keep your fingers crossed and your eyes open

We will assume, optimistically, that summer drama classes and performances for kids will happen, because registration has been ongoing. Some organizations are not on a regular track due to the …
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, …
Entertainers greet people from above as they pass through the gates of the Colorado Renaissance Festival castle in July 2019.

Colorado Renaissance Festival delayed

The popular summer attraction that draws throngs to south Douglas County has been postponed for several weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Huge leaves float, framing the purple Victorian Water Lilies near the entrance at Hudson Gardens.

Outdoor beauty helps take edge off hard times

As our world around us starts to turn green, many find comfort in watching new sprouts appear, trees and shrubs leaf out — and with even better luck, bloom — it smells good after a rain and …
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Sonya Ellingboe

Kirkland Museum places chair exhibit online

Pull Up a Chair” is a new exhibit at the Kirkland Museum, available online. Stacey Johnson of Littleton is media contact. “The title is a nod to our current stay-at-home orders,” she says. The …
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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 …
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Colorado Symphony commits to #PlayOn

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been relying on music something fierce to keep me sane and calm(ish) during this time in quarantine. And despite the fact that we can’t go out to see their …
Sonya Ellingboe
Sonya's Sampler

Museum exhibit awaits end of shutdown order

Works by two famous American artists, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, are presently exhibited at the Denver Art Museum through June 7. The two were contemporaries and famous in their day, but …

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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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