Salvation Army Cherry Tree Home: The Salvation Army’s Amity Colony was started in 1898, in southeastern Colorado. It was one of several colonies meant to convert underprivileged urban workers and slum dwellers into healthy and happy rural landowners. They opened the Cherry Tree Home in Amity in 1902, for orphans and children from delinquent families. The 60 children who lived there received farming and technical training.
(Courtesy of History Colorado, 10028556)
Tonight, more than 6,000 people in the Denver metro area won't have homes of their own to sleep in. The statistics may change—as well as our perceptions and how we talk about those in need—but the issue of homelessness has a long history in Colorado.
Explore it yourself in ...
November 5 2015, 10:01 AM
The grave atop Lookout Mountain in Golden where Buffalo Bill may (or may not) be buried.
—Image courtesy of Billy Hathorn, via Wikimedia Commons
In 1917, according to his wishes, the body of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody was laid to rest in a spectacular setting atop Golden’s Lookout Mountain. In a remarkable tribute, tens of thousands of mourners journeyed up the steep slopes to pay their respects to this beloved icon of the...
October 26 2015, 4:25 PM
If you’ve ever re-watched your favorite 80s flick, only to discover that the plot holes are enormous, the characters make lunatic decisions, and the sound effects aren’t quite on point, then Mile High Sci-Fi is the comedy group for you.
Since the troupe was founded 10 years ago, these local...
October 21 2015, 11:00 AM
Spend your Halloween searching for spirits in the balcony, dressing rooms, main stage, and audience seating area of Denver's oldest cultural center. —Image courtesy of the Historic Elitch Theatre Foundation
The setting is straight out of a horror film—on a dark chilly evening just before Halloween, an eager group of adventurers makes their way to an old building with rich history. Famous actresses, philanthropists, and shrewd business owners graced this theater’s halls in its heyday, and legend...
October 16 2015, 1:17 PM
The Sie FilmCenter lights up Colfax Avenue. —Courtesy of the Denver Film Society
Denver’s home for independent film is officially open for business. The Sie FilmCenter, the permanent location for the nonprofit Denver Film Society, celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday as the finishing touches on its recent redesign were completed. Anna and John J. Sie, who made a...
October 9 2015, 10:15 AM
"The Portal" blends live music with film
Fans of Arise Music Festival—a music/yoga/art/creative enterprise event held annually in Loveland—don't have to travel far to catch festival co-producer Luke Comer's latest creation. The Portal (opening Friday, October 9) is being advertised as a multimedia rock opera, but even...
October 8 2015, 3:10 PM
LoDo, the prequel.
—Courtesy of Rocky Mountain PBS
How long have Coloradans enjoyed their intoxicants? For at least as long as there have been Coloradans.
This week on Rocky Mountain PBS, "Colorado Experience" reveals how our state's original settlers partook in booze, cannabis, opium, cocaine, and saloon-hopping even before we became a state. (...
October 8 2015, 8:30 AM
Rubber chickens get the (humor) theme across (photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design)
The staff at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design gets that becoming a career artist requires more than just skills classes and finalizing portfolios (though those are also important): The best artists are able to analyze differing perspectives of the world and then distill them into images...
September 25 2015, 12:30 PM