Gina Abbey, of Highlands Ranch, honored by Western Governors University for work with homeless, single mothers

For her work in helping homeless, single moms achieve self-sufficiency, Gina Abbey, of Highlands Ranch, was recognized as a Western Governors University distinguished graduate.  Among 15 recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Graduate Award, Abbey was the only recipient in Colorado.  “It’s awesome to be recognized and I am happy that it gives recognition to Denver,”…

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Serving up Duster volleyball at Clear Creek Middle School

The Clear Creek Middle School Dusters A, B and C volleyball teams played the Bennett Middle School Tigers on Sept. 27, highlighting the importance of middle school sports. The A team consists primarily of eighth- and seventh-graders, with the B team a seventh-grade team. The C team consists of fifth- and sixth-graders who attend Clear…

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Column: ‘Thoughtful Intuition’ exhibit will run until January

Denver-based Japanese artist Taiko Chandler has installed a new exhibit at the Littleton Museum called “Thoughtful Intuition,” which runs through Jan. 7, 2024. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is at 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. Admission is free. There will be a…

Coming Attractions: Hard questions and healing at ‘The Laramie Project’

When a tragedy happens, how do the victims and community at large pick up the pieces?   Twenty-five years after the murder of Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming town of Laramie is still grappling with the reverberations of the event. That story is the focus of “The Laramie Project,” the latest production at the Arvada Center,…

Shakespeare comes alive in the Evergreen Middle School parking lot

Evergreen Middle School students were treated to some Shakespeare — not in a theater, but outside in a parking lot. In 45 minutes, the students saw a shortened version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Sept. 19, complete with Puck, Titiana, Oberon, Hermia, Lysander and more during Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, a program offered…

Jackalope Arts festival returning to Olde Town Arvada for 3rd year

Local artisans and makers will have a chance to build community and peddle their wares, as the Jackalope Arts festival — an annual gathering of handmade-only vendors — is set to return to Olde Town Arvada from Oct. 13 to 15. The festival — which charges no admission and is free to the public —…



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