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My Name Is… Kyle Christensen

About me I am originally from Gering, Neb. I've been fortunate, though, as I've been able to live in some unique places. I joined the Peace Corps when I finished college, and I lived in the Republic …

My Name Is…Jessica Winters

About me I have lived in four states and three countries. My husband, Joel, and I were married in 2014 and we have two beautiful kids — Haley is 3 and Flynn is 1. Living in Castle Rock I have lived …

Landscape photography carries viewers away

From the first super-sized work at the gallery entrance through almost 100 images, shot day and night across our ever-amazing world, “New Territory: Landscape Photography Today” offers a Denver …

Community events open fair and rodeo

Two community celebrations helped kick off the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo over the weekend — the Western Heritage Welcome, which includes a steer drive through downtown Castle Rock, and a parade …

Fair and Rodeo’s fireworks show gets green light

Douglas County has confirmed a fireworks show scheduled during the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo will move forward after both the county and Town of Castle Rock lifted fire bans thanks to bouts of …
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Denver Art Museum rich in experiences

Much news from the Denver Art Museum, at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street in downtown Denver: First, Aug. 5 is the final day for “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” which …
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'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver …

Pets: ‘They are yours for life’

Shannon Whitecotton’s six dogs have taught her patience, tolerance, how to love unconditionally. They keep life interesting. “We have learned that food can and will be eaten if left on a counter …

Lone Tree Arts Center books impressive season

R&B, blues, ballet, “Bella Gaia: Beautiful Earth,” Barynya (Russian singing and dancing troupe) and more are included in the wide-ranging season’s programs at Lone Tree Arts Center from …

Entertainment at elevation is Colorado sensation

One might hike or fish all day in the beautiful Rockies and still enjoy a colorful show in the evening at one of several theaters in nearby mountain towns. Last week, we drove up to a family house in …
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Watercolorist’s new work shows Castle Rock scene

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch has been recording bits of her town’s history with skillfully painted watercolors for a number of years. Limited print editions are available on her website, …
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Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first …
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Autograph session is sign of affection

As someone who has spent several years working in a bookstore can attest to, readers of the romance genre are some of the most dedicated and voracious readers one will come across. Which means it’s …
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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 …

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Arts venue lobby gets dramatic new paint job

Stop in to see Town Hall Arts Center’s spiffy redecorated lobby when you’re next in downtown Littleton. Life Scout Jack Rutherford has pretty much grown up around Town Hall where his mother, …
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