Enthusiasts say bouldering rocks

Being a climber for more than half his life, Kegan Minock has never heard an excuse that he thinks should deter someone from trying bouldering. It doesn’t matter your age or weight, he said, or …
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Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …
Detail from Jane Guthridge’s “Reflected Light” to be in her exhibit June 28-Aug. 25 at the Littleton Museum.
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‘Play of Light’ art exhibition speaks to rhythms, harmonies

Artist Jane Guthridge will exhibit her artworks large and small in the gallery at Littleton Museum from June 28 to Aug. 25. “Play of Light: Works by Jane Guthridge” will include large …
Fireworks at Coors Field.

Fourth of July, the Colorado way

The day before the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife on July 3, 1776 about how he hoped succeeding generations would celebrate …
In addition to the record-setting bounce house, Big Bounce America brought a small festival of inflatables to the park, including a 900-foot obstacle course and an arena for Nerf pelting.

World's biggest bounce house visits Meridian

Crawl under the rubber flaps of a giant bounce house and enter a miniature town made of inflated, bouncy material full of adults bobbing, hopping and leaping from place to place looking far too …

'Bull in a China Shop' gives audiences a fast-paced 90 minutes

“Bull in a China Shop,” now playing at Benchmark Theatre in Lakewood, is ideally timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which assured women …
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Lennon Gashwazra, left, and Josh Shoeman compete in the final local round of national Super Smash Bros. tournament GameWorks Showdown.

Middle school teacher lives ‘childhood dream’ as pro gamer

Three and a half years ago, Arvada resident Josh Shoeman entered and won his first gaming tournament, also winning his first prize: a sandwich from Cheba Hut. The tournament saw players go …
One of the children invited to a preview event for Adventure Forest celebrates after making it across Diamond Bridge. Special names, secret passageways, interesting artifacts and an overarching story are scattered throughout.

Children’s Museum feature takes fun to new heights

The colorful and towering structure rising above Interstate 25 behind the Children’s Museum has been inspiring wonder in passing commuters for months now — it’s called Adventure Forest. And …
From left, Danie Vigil, Adrienne Norris, Allison Torvik and Vensha McGee pose for a picture after installing a vinyl sticker collage designed by a student from East High School on an electrical box on the corner of East Colfax Avenue and North Lafayette Street on May 11. A group of adult volunteers helped students from the East High School National Arts Honor Society install art in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York CIty, which launched the modern-era fight for LGBTQ rights.

Denver Pride art installation ‘A gem of delight’

The Colfax community came together last month to bring the stories of Stonewall and Denver Pride streetside as artwork on the district’s 14 utility boxes for traffic lights. Frank Locantore, …
Two parkgoers stand atop a rocky area at Castlewood Canyon State Park near Castle Rock.

Get away by staying nearby this summer in the Denver metro area

For adventurers, Colorado offers fourteeners, national forests and famous sand dunes, but if you live in the Denver metro area and aren’t fond of hours-long drives, the state is still home to many …

Three-year-old Greyson Cabrera from Aurora had his first experience as a cosplayer at Denver Pop Culture Con on Saturday, June 1. He also had the chance to meet some of his favorite heroes, like Spider-man.
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PHOTOS: Denver Pop Culture Con

The name might have changed this year, but Denver Pop Culture Con was as brash and big as ever. Taking place at the Convention Center from May 31 through June 2, thousands of geeks, nerds, …
Antonio Soto, of Westminster, center, assists daughter Sadia, 7, with her fishing rod, as siblings Theresa, left and Victor, look on, during Northglenn's Annual Fishing Derby June 1, at E. B. Rains, Jr. Park.

Looks like a fun family fishing season

A fishing guide I enjoy time with on the upper South Platte River waters gave me a “wake up call” this week. He reported he was not taking any reservations between the last week in May and July 1 …
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Seeking the unique in exciting eateries around Denver

The dining scene in Denver is in a constant state of exciting evolution, as new chefs and restaurants find unique ways to cater to the city’s burgeoning population. And while that statement is …
Fanciful art by Kathie C. Balleh is included in the “Spectrum Instructor and Student Art Exhibition” at Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, open through June 27.
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College holds exhibit of student, instructor artwork

Spectrum, the annual Arapahoe Community College community art class student and instructor art exhibition, is open at ACC’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts through June 27. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 …
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Egypt trip builds bridges in event shared on film

Islamophobia is certainly not a new American phenomenon, but it has been on dangerous uptick in recent years. But Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur Tarek Mounib wanted to challenge the notion that all …

Cat sculpture, painted by Mary Clark of the Littleton Fine Arts Guild. A collection of Painted Cats will be exhibited at the Depot Art Center June 3 to 23.
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Fundraising exhibit is the cat’s meow

The Cat Care Society of Lakewood has a charming way to raise funds for the organization: “Tails of the Painted Cats Gala.” Artists paint cat sculptures of varying sizes and at a September Gala, …
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