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Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes …
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Cyclists ride recently on the Cherry Creek Trail near Centennial.

Don't be a trail troll: Open space officials, volunteers discuss outdoor etiquette amid increasing use

When a bicyclist encounters a horseback rider on the trail, do they know what to do? When hikers walk their dogs through local open spaces, do they know the dos and don’ts of taking pets along for …
Dave Ingram, 70, kneels down to engage in “dead heading,” the process of removing old flowers to promote new growth. Ingram was on hand Sept. 11 at Hudson Gardens for its Meet the Rose Gardener event.

'Great fall bloom period' ahead at Hudson Gardens

Just off one of the busiest highways in the south Denver metro area sits a quiet refuge of nature, where master gardeners pass on tips to the public. “This year was late starting in terms of when …
Tress reflect on Echo Lake, a Denver-run mountain park. The city runs 15 parks through the Denver Mountain Parks program.

A guide to Denver’s Mountain Parks

Summer is not quite over, and the mountains continue to draw many people away from the busy city. Did you know that Denver manages some of those mountain parks we know and love? Denver Parks and …
Louie Feher-Peiker puts together a cotton candy stick at the Castle Marne Colorado Day Celebration. Feher-Peiker said that Colorado Day, Aug. 1, is a special day in the history of the bed and breakfast.

Castle Marne celebrates its last Colorado Day

The first of August has always been an important day to the Peiker family. It was the day that Jim and Diane Peiker first bought the Castle Marne in 1988. Exactly one year later, the couple opened it …

Angelica Daneo is the chief curator at the Denver Art Museum. She recently helped to curate the new Claude Monet exhibit, which is exclusively coming to Denver.

Denver Art Museum curator connects art and the visitor experience

When Angelica Daneo came to work her first job in the United States after leaving Italy, she found the deeper connection to museums that she had been looking for. During her internship with the …
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More than 500,000 people are expected to turn out for the annual A Taste of Colorado festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

A Taste of Colorado brings the flavor this weekend

A Taste of Colorado returns to Civic Center Park in downtown Denver for another Labor Day weekend, bringing with it 48 different food trucks and vendors and thousands of hungry mouths. The annual …
From left, Kerry David (“Breaking Their Silence”), Haroula Rose (“Once Upon a River”), “Rachel Wortell (“Romance Analyst”) and the Vail Daily’s Tricia Swenson discuss the challenges and importance of making movies as part of the Vail Film Festival.
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Sharing stories at Vail Film Festival

There’s something counterintuitive about being in a place as gorgeous as Vail in the late summer and spending most of it inside dark rooms. But the films I watched over the weekend of Aug. 15-18 as …
“Our Lady,” created by the Ladies Fancywork Society, stands tall at the Center for Visual Art, MSU’s gallery on Santa Fe Dr. The “Collectivism” exhibit includes works by Colorado collectives and others around the country — and farther.

Detainees’ art on display in gallery on Santa Fe Drive

The first arts collective with work exhibited in the new exhibit, “Collectivism” at Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University’s gallery at Santa Fe Drive and 10th Avenue is the …
Christian Obrecht, a 47-year-old from Denver, turns his wheel in a kart race. Obrecht owns his own kart. In metro Denver and farther out, some tracks allow drivers to use their own karts.

Thrills by the kartload in the Denver metro area

Just off an inconspicuous industrial side street, kids as young as 5 and adults as old as 80 don helmets, strap on seatbelts and zip around like something out of a video game. They’re racing …

Miss Yokohama, Colorado’s Japanese Friendship Doll. The doll was sent over from Japan in 1927.

New museum coming to Lakewood

In 1927 Japan sent over 58 Japanese Friendship Dolls, including Miss Yokohama — Colorado’s Japanese Friendship Doll. The doll, constructed of wood, gofun (a traditional Japanese white chalky …
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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …
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National Thrift Store Day — save the date (and money)

Thrift stores are one of those great resources that many people don’t take advantage of. Not only do they provide an option to donate the many items cluttering up our homes to people who could …
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‘Superstition’ coming back to try its luck

Detective stories are one of the great renewable resources of pop culture. The genre is endlessly flexible and well-suited to mediums both familiar and new. And that’s just what the audio drama …
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Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both …

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Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the …
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