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COLORADO SPRINGS | Melon lovers waiting for Rocky Ford cantaloupes won’t have the abundant harvest this year. The Gazette reports ( ) that storms have claimed a fourth of this year’s cantaloupe crop. That’s according to the Rocky Ford Growers Association. Third-generation farmer Matt Proctor lost his entire crop. A hail storm in May pummeled most of this […]

There won’t actually be any marijuana at the fairgrounds. The judging will be done off-site, with photos showing the winning entries. And a live joint-rolling contest will be done with oregano, not pot. But county fair organizers say the marijuana categories will add a fun twist on Denver’s already-quirky county fair, which includes a drag queen pageant and a contest for dioramas made with Peeps candies

Jim Cullum, Summit Jazz Festival

Jim Cullum has no intention of retiring. The trumpeter, cornet player and leader of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band has been playing his brand of classic, pre-World War II jazz professionally since the 1960s. His accomplishments include world tours, a syndicated radio broadcast from his home in San Antonio and a meeting with Louis Armstrong […]

AURORA | George Gershwin was a troublemaker, a thief who’d steal from pushcarts and a bully who’d pick fights with the other kids in the neighborhood. If he’d grown up in the early decades of the 21st century, the composer of jazz standards like “Summertime” and orchestral works like “Rhapsody in Blue” could have easily […]

ROCKY FORD | Farmers are starting their harvest of Rocky Ford cantaloupes. The Rocky Ford Growers Association says that when pickers headed to the fields Friday, they were getting a late start on the harvest. The association says growers thought they could start harvesting a week ago, but the fruit hadn’t quite ripened due in […]