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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …
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On Sept. 13, Clear Creek High School students and staff kicked off homecoming week with a paparazzi theme day. Students posed as paparazzi while teachers played celebrities and tried not to get photographed. Senior Chris Deuto captured many staff members as he played the best school paparazzi.

Scenes from CCHS Homecoming Week 2021

Empire’s Tony Kaspari, a Friends of Clear Creek member, arranges a large pile of trash for pick-up during the group’s highway clean-up event Sept. 18 along U.S. Highway 40. The group has collected more than 50 bags of trash and several piles of larger items, such as the one seen here, during its monthly clean-up events this year.

Keeping Empire Clean

What started as a small group of neighbors banding together to stop a gravel pit operation three years ago has grown and expanded its efforts to keep Empire and Clear Creek County beautiful. Along …
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Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house …
Broomfield resident Colin Duffy bouldering in Salt Lake City.

Climber reaches for dream: Local teen finished seventh in Tokyo Olympics

When Colin Duffy first laid eyes on an indoor climbing wall, he was only 3 years old.  The colorful holds drew his attention and he begged his parents to let him give the sport a try. By 7, he was …

Members of the Fiesta Colorado Dance Company perform while the Talisman Trio mariachi band plays at Georgetown's Library Park Saturday.

¡Es una fiesta, Colorado!

For Morrison's Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero, Georgetown's Library Park transformed into a Mexican zocalo, or plaza, Saturday afternoon. It was a place of joining together, sharing and celebrating. The …
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The distinctive Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art stands at the corner of 12th Avenue and Bannock Street near the Denver Art Museum.

Kirkland Museum is Denver treasure

On the northwest corner of Bannock Street and 12th Avenue in Denver, bright yellow ceramic tiles beckon to anyone who can see them. They mark the entrance to the Kirkland Museum of Fine and …
Alfa Romeos were parked outside the Marshdale Burger Company on Sept. 5 during a day trip of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club.

Italian classics stop in Marshdale

An army of Alfa Romeos stopped at Marshdale Burger Co. on Sept. 4, a lunch gathering place for the drivers attending the Italian luxury car’s national convention in Colorado Springs. About 20 of …
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Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film …
Sisters Bhargavi and Soni, 12 and 10, respectively, and mom Jeannie Dalrymple pose for a photo after running in the rec district’s Easter Seals Color Dash on Sept. 4.

Now In Technicolor - Rec district hosts inaugural Easter Seals Color Dash

Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District hosted an inaugural fun run at Easterseals Rocky Mountain Village on Sept. 4, and those who participated passed with flying colors — quite literally. …

Julia Williams paints scales onto a stegosaurus as she continues work on her mural at the Dinosaur Ridge ticket booth on Sept. 8. The stegosaurus is the Colorado state dinosaur.

New mural brings dose of color to Dinosaur Ridge

Morrison’s Dinosaur Ridge has long provided a unique chance to see the footprints left by dinosaurs. But starting now, visitors will also get a fresh perspective of what it might have been like to …
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The history of the Highlands Ranch Mansion from 1981 to the present will be the subject of a history presentation on Sept. 20.
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Historical program looks at mansion

A 40th anniversary celebration of the latest segment of history for the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion will take place on Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the upstairs auditorium at the Southridge …
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Say ‘I Do’ to the return of musical theater

Throughout the bulk of the pandemic, many of us have really buried ourselves in nostalgia to find some escape. And for a lot of us, there are few things more comforting than a good love story. Add in …
The cast of Miners Alley Playhouse's "Before You Go," directed by John Ashton.
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A family story ‘Before You Go’

Families are not always easy, even under the best of circumstances. So, when a family of three adult siblings gathers at the home of their dying mother, it’s a safe bet it will be a fraught …
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Fashion and the arts combine at Factory Five Five

One of the many things people learned during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of the arts. So many turned to them, regardless of the medium or mode, for a sense of relief or a …

Littleton artist Sue Blosten's "Goldilocks Tiptoes" was part of a Lafayette gallery show.
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Found objects become art for gallery show

Littleton artist Sue Blosten's “Goldilocks Tiptoes” and her “Reggie Reznour Minibarbot” appeared with 67 other artworks created from found objects and trashed materials in an exhibit on Aug. …
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