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My Name Is … Michaela Bacon

About me My family and I have been part of the Castle Rock community for 21 years. When we made the decision to move to Colorado we wanted a community that was family-focused and that we could …

Family keeps up generations-long tradition

Showing cattle is in his blood. That’s how James Mullins’ mother, Caity, explained his dedication to raising animals for the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo’s livestock shows. His family …
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Visual musician’s display sounds like good time

The first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes …

My Name Is … Phillip Guntle

About me I've lived in Castle Rock for a long time. I don't keep track, just take it day by day. I went to high school at Douglas County High School — there was only one high school at the time.  …

Castle Rock celebrates Independence Day

The Town of Castle Rock canceled its fireworks show as the area experienced dry and hot conditions, but residents still turned out to celebrate the Fourth of July. In The Meadows, a community …
Arts & Entertainment

‘The Arsonists’ is haunting look at power of family ties

The theater was dark already when we arrived at Benchmark Theatre on a Sunday evening for a performance of “The Arsonists” (perhaps a bit too dark). And there was a soundtrack of crickets and …

Museum Outdoor Arts does great job of making do

What does a museum do when a projected exhibit falls through for one reason or another? If it’s an institution with a rich collection, it can craft a different exhibit by pulling a selection of …
Local Life

Options abound for fireworks fun

Independence Day offers a wealth of options for those looking to see the night sky lit up with color and sound. One of the biggest celebrations has been held at Denver’s Civic Center Park for the …

Jazz group brings sparkling sound to stages in area

When vocalist Steve Lippia joins the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra at the Arvada Center on July 21, the audience will time-travel to 1966 to hear music from the classic jazz album, “Basie and …

Renaissance Festival comes to life

The Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur opened its doors for the second weekend this summer last weekend. The festival, inspired by the 16th Century, boasts a village of permanent structures …
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Picture yourself in an oil painting

As someone who has visited countless art galleries over the years, a common question I have is what it takes to be a model for one of these artworks. Who has that special something that inspires an …
Sonya's Sampler

‘Brooklyn Bridge’ gets tune-up at its location along light rail

Conservation is an ongoing concern when an extensive art collection is involved. Light-rail passengers see the Museum Outdoor Arts piece “Brooklyn Bridge” by Red Grooms when they arrive at the …
Sonya's Sampler

Castle Rock Band gets ready to rock Independence Day

The Castle Rock Band will play a free concert to celebrate Independence Day at 7 p.m. on June 30 at the town bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library (100 S. Wilcox St.). The All-American …
Coming Attractions

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had …

Artists share colorful paintings of outdoors in library exhibit

Watercolorist Patricia Nash and oil painter Judy S. Purcell exhibit colorful paintings of flowers, Colorado landscapes, birds and other outdoor subjects through July 31 at the James H. Larue Library …
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