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How one enterprising electrician made Denver the Christmas capital of the world

Around Christmastime in 1914, David Dwight Sturgeon’s son fell ill and became bedridden. Sturgeon, an electrician who would go on to start the Sturgeon Electric Company, devised a plan to dip light bulbs in red and green paint and string them on a tree outside the family’s home on 34th in Denver. The elder Sturgeon…

Businesses and leaders shine at annual Evergreen chamber gala

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala allowed business leaders to shine for their dedication to providing great service to the community. Five businesses and leaders were honored for their stellar work at Sparkle & Shine on Nov. 11. The event is also a chance for camaraderie and networking for the business community. The…

Evergreen rec district briefs

Revolutionary War plaque for Buchanan Park A plaque commemorating the Revolutionary War will be installed at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park. The Evergreen Park & Recreation District board approved a 24-inch by 24-inch plaque commemorating the war in honor of the United States’ 250th birthday in 2026. The Daughters of the American Revolution…




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Want to referee basketball? There’s a class for that in Evergreen

Kids as young as 13 can become certified referees for real middle and high school games with the right training. The course offered through Evergreen Sports Officials is taught by Clear Creek Middle and High School Coach Phil Mauro.  The idea, according to Mauro, is to get kids involved in sports by teaching the rules…

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Coming Attractions: A myriad of ways to kick off the holiday season

The arrival of Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the holiday season, with families and friends getting together to share a meal and some great memories. And once dinner is over, what’s next on the itinerary? I have some options that will help you and your loved ones start the season off right.   A…

Idaho Springs Library celebrates 15 newly published authors

The culmination of 10 weeks of writing and rewriting in Meghan Phillips’ third grade class was recognized Nov. 14 with a ceremony attended by more than 60 kids, parents and community leaders. “You need these skills and will use them every day for the rest of your life,” Idaho Springs Mayor Chuck Harmon told the…

Coming attractions: Pay tribute to 10th Mountain Division at History Colorado

There are all kinds of stories that get forgotten in the fog of war, stories that need to be retold to give those who served the respect they deserve.   That’s the ethos behind Winter Warriors, the History Colorado Center’s, 1200 Broadway in Denver, latest exhibition, which is a tribute to World War II’s 10th…


Columns & Opinion

Column: The meaning of life

I enjoy watching “Valley of the Dolls,” a movie based on the novel by Jaqueline Susann. The flick, in my estimation, is…


Local LIFE

WinterFest brings magic to Thornton

Thornton’s WinterFest — a family-focused holiday celebration highlighted this year by fireworks and drone displays — returns Dec. 8-10 to Carpenter Park, 11000 Colorado Blvd. During WinterFest, the city creates a holiday village on the park’s playing fields, with structures that include Santa’s house, an elves’ cottage, a reindeer hospital and a gingerbread house, all…

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