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Teen’s a ‘Ferocious Fighter’

For eight years, Patrick Boland, 16, has lived with a pain throughout his body that is so excruciating, it can feel as if he’s wrapped in barbed wire, doused in gasoline and set on fire.
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The Art of the Brick welcomes guests back to DMNS

A space with about 10 million Lego bricks in it probably sounds like a dream come true for many children (and quite a few adults as well), but for artist Nathan Sawaya, that's just his workspace. …

Nature writer honored for lifetime of work

Nature and wildlife writer Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock was honored by the Colorado Authors League as the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in a virtual June ceremony held by the 89-year-old …
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‘Silent Rose’ is anything but

One of the worst things a storyteller can do when telling the story of, or to, young people is condescend to them. Many don’t take the thoughts and opinions of young people seriously, and that’s …
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Arts community has shows and sad news

Each year, the Colorado Watercolor Society holds a statewide exhibit that brings out many fine paintings — very much worth an excursion to enjoy them.

Two Ravens Soap Company will be making a repeat appearance at the Western Welcome Week Craft and Home Improvement Fair on Aug. 15. Its Rocky Mountain Fir soap is made with rosemary and fir needle, for what the company's website describes as a "fresh, pungent pine aroma reminiscent of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park."

Littleton's Craft and Home Improvement Fair on horizon

As events sort themselves out as “happening” or “canceled,” the 92nd Western Welcome Week will still fill Main Street in downtown Littleton with the Craft and Home Improvement Fair on …
Arts & Entertainment
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Local author honored for collection of stories

Centennial author Emily Wortman-Wunder, who lives near Koelbel Library, won in the recent Colorado Book Awards contest, sponsored by Colorado Humanities, in the category of Best Short Story …
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Thornton Arts welcomes the summer

The Thornton Arts and Culture Division is emerging from the COVID-19 closedown with several free activities that provide artistic connection and take into account the need to keep attendees safe. …
“Down on the Farm,” an acrylic painting by Mary Clark, was named Best of Show in the Heritage Fine Art Guild’s online exhibit.
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Tour local art scene from your screen

For a happy way to spend some time — and perhaps find an artist you aren’t aware of — visit a couple online exhibits we received word of. The online venue offers the art lover a chance to …

Colorado Book Award winners announced

Colorado Book Award winning authors read from their works at a Facebook Live celebration event that was watched by more than 1,000 viewers on May 30. Special guests were Colorado Humanities and …

A May 2016 photo shows Dr. James Hagadorn with the Cambrian Tapeats Sandstone in the Grand Canyon. Hagadorn is currently coordinating a team of paleontologists for a new research project to study sedimentary rock layers from the Cambrian Period in the Grand Canyon.
Nature & science

An evolutionary explosion captured in rocks

Just like we all use a calendar to mark time and the important events in our lives, scientists use one that stretches back millions and millions of years. But while the daily calendar we use is …
Columnists

Taking collections one step further

Does your family have special collections? Maybe they collect tools, spare change, stamps, ornaments, seashells, or photos.  Young children also are drawn to collecting things. These collections …
“Forgotten” is from a science fiction trilogy recently published by local author/journalist Rich Bangs.
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Local author’s sci-fi books eye extraterrestrial intelligence

After a career in journalism, local author Rich Bangs has spent the past 10 years creating a sci-fi trilogy exploring extraterrestrial intelligence: “Forgiven,” “Forgotten” and …
Hosted and moderated by Stage 32, the Vail Film Festival 2020 Women in Film: Personal Stories panel featured fascinating and insightful information from women in various areas of the film industry. From top left, producer Ashleigh Snead, producer Mali Elfman, producer, director and writer Alexandra Baretto, director, filmmaker, photographer and actor Leslie Alejandro, actor and producer Lesley-Ann Brandt, and producer and CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk.
Arts & entertainment

In digital form, Vail Film Festival connects audiences and stories

During the COVID-19 quarantine, most of us have become exceedingly comfortable with foregoing the movie theater experience and streaming films from our couch. As familiar as that’s becoming, it’s …
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Reigniting creativity at the Arvada Center

As we enter the post-quarantine world, there are a vast array of jobs, industries and organizations that are going to need help coming back to life. The arts are certainly on this list, and the …

N. Piyalyp water lilies are among the plants to be offered at the Colorado Water Garden Society’s Annual Plant Sale.

Travel virtually to gallery exhibit

As of June 2, Littleton's Depot Art Center members will host a virtual exhibit called “Travel With Us” online at depotartgallery.org. Presented: “King's Dream” created with mixed media by …
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