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2006 Stories by Amber Taufen

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  • Running the City

    published October 12, 2006

    Executive director Anton Villatoro pulled out all the stops for the inaugural Denver Marathon. "Dave McGillivray, our race director, designed the... More >>

  • Love Is in the Air

    published October 5, 2006

    "LUPEC just adores the hi-dive," enthuses GerRee Anderson, public-relations representative for the Ladies United for the Preservation of... More >>

  • Wish Ahoy!

    published November 2, 2006

    If I got to make one wish, know what I'd wish for? The chance to meet a pirate named Jack. Well, Captain Jack, preferably. Maybe it's... More >>

  • The Mourning After

    published November 2, 2006

    In this day and age, it's not uncommon to see some color instead of stark, unending black at a funeral or memorial service. But those who dared to... More >>

  • A Howling Good Time

    published October 26, 2006

    There is nothing more adorable than a dog in a costume — except, of course, a pack of dogs in costumes, all swimming and doing tricks for... More >>

  • Super Soiree

    published October 26, 2006

    What do Justin Beard, Kymberly Robertson, Tricia Hoke, Lillia Miller, Matt Gillespie and Everett Mansfield have in common? They'll all show off... More >>

  • Devils in the Details

    published November 23, 2006

    "We never put anybody on stage unless they're a home run," asserts Carol Givan, co-owner of Castle Rock's Theatre of Dreams Arts and Events... More >>

  • O, Tannenbaum!

    published November 16, 2006

    If you've been to the Denver Book Mall recently, you may have noticed a miniature Christmas tree festooned with baby books and miniscule... More >>

  • First in Flight

    published December 7, 2006

    Holiday celebrations can pretty much be placed in two categories: the "this-is-my-favorite-time-of-year" fetes, during which people swill eggnog... More >>

  • Deleted Scenes

    published November 23, 2006

    The Nutcracker has got to be the most-performed holiday production in the history of mankind. In the Denver/Boulder area alone this year,... More >>

  • Feels Like the First Time

    published December 7, 2006

    Ski resorts are grooming their runs and revving their chairlifts. Boarders are waxing their rides and testing their boots and bindings. It's... More >>

  • Night Lights

    published November 23, 2006

    This year, it's Nathaniel Merrill's turn: The founder of Opera Colorado is being honored today at the Tesoro Foundation's annual Farolito... More >>

  • O, Tannenbaum

    published November 30, 2006

    The second annual Bough House fundraiser, which benefits the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, has "stepped it up a lot," according the... More >>

  • Holy Tamale

    published December 14, 2006

    "Tamales are kind of a traditional holiday fare in the community," says El Centro Su Teatro's John Kuebler, "like the equivalent of ham or... More >>

  • Phoenix Rising

    published December 21, 2006

    Some people might say that including a countdown on my MySpace page of the days, hours, minutes and seconds until July 13 — the day that... More >>

  • The Sweetest Thing

    published December 28, 2006

    Willy Wonka must've had a brother. That's the only explanation for Ned Archibald, executive pastry chef for Keystone Resorts, and his Chocolate... More >>

  • Hot and Cold

    published December 7, 2006

    When the St. Julien Hotel ballroom was in need of a custom holiday revue show, Kim Franco was the obvious person to talk to. The former Cabaret... More >>

  • Makeup and Mystery

    published December 21, 2006

    "The show is a spoof on the cosmetic company that gives away pink cars," reveals Michael Parker, director of the Murder Mystery Players. "It's a... More >>

  • Prayer With a Punch

    published November 30, 2006

    "Many religions today have kind of lost their passion," says Denise Barnes, the one-woman band behind monthly Kick-Ass Peace Prayer... More >>

  • Erotic and Exotic

    published December 28, 2006

    It’s hard to find words to describe the blowout at the Mercury Cafe tonight. It’ll be a culinary delight, what with the all-night dining... More >>

  • Grin and Bear It

    published December 28, 2006

    That Norwegian Trygve Bauge left some strange — and cold — things behind when he departed for Norway. His grandfather, Bredo Morstoel,... More >>

  • To the IMAX

    published December 28, 2006

    I was thirteen the first time I saw the IMAX screen. I walked into the theater, ready to watch Africa: The Serengeti with my classmates and... More >>

  • Go Natural

    published December 28, 2006

    Boulder is the quintessential healthy-living city in a healthy-living state. But how, exactly, did it get that way? And why are so many... More >>

  • A Federal Case

    published September 7, 2006

    Federal Boulevard stretches almost thirty miles down the spine of the metro area, from Bowles Boulevard in Littleton, where the Southglenn... More >>

  • Quacked Up

    published April 6, 2006

    Brian O'Connell's past finally caught up with him on Monday, March 27. The 38-year-old naturopath was sentenced to thirteen years in prison... More >>

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