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Tunes on a smaller Lone Tree terrace

Just because large venues like Red Rocks aren’t hosting performances any time soon doesn’t mean that live music is out for the summer. It just means the shows will have to get more intimate. This … more

Littleton's Western Welcome Week returning, with changes

In July 1928, Littleton Independent editor Houstoun Waring wanted to celebrate two events: the centennial of the birth of town namesake Richard Little and the 40th anniversary of the Littleton … more

Pools reopen amid pandemic challenges

On July 10, outdoor swimming pool H2O’Brien in Parker was teeming with swimmers. Parents held up infants bobbing in the water, children stood under the dump bucket, squealing with glee as water … more

Ducky Derby rescheduled for August in Castle Rock

The biggest annual fundraiser for Castle Rock area Rotary clubs has been rescheduled for August after organizers called off the event — first scheduled for June — amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The … more

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at … more

A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from … more

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by … more

Littleton's Depot Art Gallery marks anniversary with online exhibition

Artists at Depot Art Gallery in Littleton are celebrating a 58th anniversary without the usual happy, crowded opening reception, which, at this time of year is ordinarily part of Western Welcome … more

Douglas County outdoor exploration game begins

Summer has officially arrived in Colorado, and so has the Decode Douglas County outdoors exploration game. This activity was created to get residents and their families out of the house and into the … more

Lone Tree Arts Center to reopen soon

With the start of the Lone Tree Arts Center's fall programming on the horizon, Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson is no longer wondering what is to become of the 2020-2021 season. more

Virtual Garth Brooks: Drive-in concert comes to Lone Tree

The southeast parking lot of Park Meadows mall turned into a drive-in for a night. A Garth Brooks live pop-up concert took place June 27 at the Lone Tree shopping complex, attracting dozens of … more

Documenting a pandemic in Denver

When six-year-old Noah Alpert decided to express his feelings about his life during the COVID-19 pandemic in a song, he never could have imagined that song would someday end up in the collection of a … more

‘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 … more

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 … more

Jamgrass gives upcoming musicians their due

Every city’s music scene is made up of extremely talented musicians that don’t make it big for a variety of reasons. But that certainly doesn’t mean their art isn’t worth celebrating and … more

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 … more

A different look to the Fourth in the age of COVID-19

Independence Day is still on the calendar for July 4 — but this year’s holiday marking the nation’s birth won’t look like past celebrations. more

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. … more

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 … more

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 … more
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