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James P. Beckwourth had a reputation for being able to tell a good yarn. And that was exactly what he did, in dictating his autobiography to Thomas Bonner. Bonner, a Justice of the Peace in the … more
Who knew there was a gold necklace shaped like the articulated bodies of a pair of crocodiles? It was created by Cartier for Mexican film star Maria Felix, meticulously crafted in gold with diamonds, emeralds and rubies. It sometimes was worn and, … more
Registration is now open for a state-backed poetry competition, and prospective participants have until Jan. 13 to decide whether to be — or not to be — part of the contest. The Poetry Out Loud competition is a program designed to give high … more
It is my understanding that there is very specific reasons that donkeys, rather than horses were used initially in the mining industry. Among those reasons is the innate reaction of each when its … more
I have a long history of thinking about beer when I write. My first official beat as a reporter on a daily newspaper was “breweries and beer.” It was 1982, and I was a student at Colorado … more
Known for his paintings of Pikes Peak, his reverence for the region’s signature landmark, Ken Shanika is among the artists at the annual Mountain Artists Holiday Show Nov.29. “My passion has … more
Denver Arts Week, Nov. 7-15, has expanded to more than 300 scheduled events this year, including Highlands Ranch and Golden. Many are free or at reduced admission. For a full list, visit Denverartsweek.com. We list a few highlights: ● Know Your … more
“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”__ Aristotle, 4th Century B.C.With the G.I. Bill authorized by Congress in 1944 and signed into law by Franklin D. … more
“Alias Smith and Jones” was a western TV series that originally aired on ABC from January 1971 to January 1973, starring Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah “Kid” Curry, … more
The Taylor Estate, the highest-priced home in the Denver metro area, is up for sale for $27.7 million in Lakewood. more
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