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From stone to sterling: Meet the artisans shaping the local jewelry scene

The heat of the torch, the smell of pickling solution, the sound of metal on a mandrel and the look of a completed piece are common aspects silversmiths and jewelers in the Denver metro area enjoy about their craft.  Sarah DeAngelo Jewelry: “Southwest, feminine, natural and detailed”  For Englewood business owner and professional jeweler Sarah…

November is National Career Development Month: Empowering students for success

In a world where the value of a college education is increasingly being questioned, the importance of recognizing National Career Development Month in November cannot be overstated.  As the newly appointed Career and Applied Pathways manager for the Denver Scholarship Foundation, I believe that this month serves as a crucial reminder of the evolving landscape…

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Prep basketball: Colorado moves closer to implementing a shot clock

Colorado’s high school basketball programs are a bit closer to seeing a shot clock. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s board of directors officially recommended the use of a 35-second shot clock, effective in the 2026-2027 school year. This summer, CHSAA’s website said three in five athletic directors and district athletic directors wanted a shot…

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Arts & Culture

Denver Adult Strings Camp offers an opportunity to make music with others

Susan Munsinger was 54 when she started playing the violin. A long-time Denver Public Schools school teacher, Munsinger decided to join her fifth-grade class’ orchestra lessons to learn alongside her students. Now, after nearly 20 years of private lessons and playing in community orchestras across Denver, Munsinger is a proud participant of the Denver Adult…

Denver artist Ed Natan to hold popup show at Tom’s Starlight

Many people have seen artist Ed Natan live-painting on Denver’s sidewalks and street corners. For instance, his abstract painting of downtown Denver’s skyline. Or his painting of the Bluebird Theater on bustling Colfax Avenue. Locals will sometimes approach him as he works. They’ll chat and reminisce about the city. Or, tourists will sometimes stop to…

Annual Denver Film Festival includes a lineup of ‘must-see’ movies

Gun control is a hot topic and two of the movies being shown at the 46th annual Denver Film Festival focus on the intractable nationwide problem of creating and implementing safer gun control. In “The Great Divide,” Director Tom Donahue followed Colorado state legislators around as they fought hard to pass newer and stronger red…

Denver’s PlatteForum has more youth internships, will pay them more

PlatteForum plans to increase the number of youth it can serve through its ArtLab program. It will go from 40 to 50 interns thanks to a grant from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation. PlatteForum’s ArtLab is an arts-education internship program for high school teens. It encourages them to engage with social issues and to…

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Letter – Able Shepherd off-base

Able Shepherd off-base Regarding the Colorado Community Media article “Emails show Able Shepherd organized PrideFest protest, despite denial”: Given the…

Letter – Stop bad-mouthing equity

Stop bad-mouthing equity In the recent LTE by Susan Renton, she erroneously combines equity with preferential treatment of certain identity…

Letter – Financial follies

Financial follies I’m not a financial genius, but I do have a family member who believes he is. After all,…


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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