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Keeping the community in Colorado Community Media

Last week in this space you were able to hear from Ann and Jerry Healey, who have entrusted their collection of 24 community newspapers to us at the newly formed Colorado News Conservancy. This week, … more

From the Misfits to ‘The Lucky Ones’

With theater slowly coming back to life, many companies are finding themselves taking a different approach to staging shows. Misfits Theater Company started bringing stories back in the late summer … more

It’s time for some Main Street magic

As the weather continues to improve each week and spring is in full bloom, it is the perfect time to visit and support our local Main Street, experiencing the magic that a beautiful walk down the … more

Oscars telecast rated PG for pretty grim

Ratings for the 2021 Academy Awards telecast were down 58% from their lowest point in the 18-49 age demographic. The previous low was set last year. The Grammys fell 51% in total viewers in the 18-49 … more

Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the … more

Cideries squeeze into craft beverage scene

Imagine it’s a hot Colorado day and adults are looking for alcoholic beverages to help beat the heat. Many seek out beer, seltzers and cocktails. But, for Sam Al-Jassim and many others, the answer … more

We were blessed with the opportunities to tell your stories

Our journey in journalism started in the early 1980s, as recent college graduates — me, as a reporter at The Miami Herald, then one of the country’s largest papers; Jerry in the newspaper’s … more

'Tell stories that matter:' Colorado Community Media sold to journalism partnership

Colorado Community Media, the company that produces two dozen newspapers around the Denver-area suburbs and two shoppers, has been acquired by a local and national … more

Finding consistency in a world of inconsistency

“I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and lows.” — Drew Barrymore There have been some very famous … more

This knock-knock stuff is no joke

Occasionally, this is an opinion column. Here comes one now. Advertisements taped or left hanging on front doors should be against the law. The mischief-makers of advertisements taped or left hanging … more

Fulfilling lifelong dreams

Now more than ever before, people around the world can relate to feeling isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Isolation, something that increasingly affects our well-being as we age, is incredibly … more

'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' in the 1860s

Vintage baseball from the 1860s came to the South Platte Valley Historic Park in Fort Lupton May 1. There were parts of the game that looked the same; others not so much. The Colorado Vintage Base … more

ReelAbilities: Denver film fest takes place May 5-8

The first-ever Colorado-based ReelAbilities: Denver Film Festival will take place as a virtual event May 5-8. The film festival, which is being hosted by the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, … more

Addressing food insecurity in Denver

A typical Colorado Spring is finally here. Fresh vegetables will soon be emerging from the soil in community gardens across Denver. These community farms are long-term investments in neighborhoods, … more

Three steps to writing your story of recovery from addiction

Remember long ago, before you ever acknowledged that drugs and alcohol were making your decisions for you? If you’re like me, in the beginning of your drinking and using, you thought you were just … more

Nominations sought for Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award

The City of Denver and its Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award Committee are seeking nominations for a community member to be honored with the 2021 Monte Pascoe Civic Leadership Award. Nominees … more

New program to merge art and research

The Latino Cultural Arts Center is launching a new residence program that merges art and research. The goal of the new program, which is called Popul/Arte: Merging Art, Culture and Theory, is to … more

Building bikes for community

Community members from across the Denver-metro area to volunteer building bikes with Can’d Aid. The event took place on April 22 on Infinite Monkey Theorem’s patio in Denver’s Five Points … more

A building that stands out in the city landscape

Brutalist architecture, though popular in the 1960s and 1970s, isn’t necessarily everybody’s favorite style of architecture today. But there is one Brutalist building in particular in the Speer … more

Making our corner of Denver welcoming, inclusive and compassionate

Spring is a time of great hope and new beginnings. I am hopeful that this spring will usher in a fresh new start for our city and the world. Denverites are looking forward to being with friends and … more
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