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“Events like Global Fest are coming from our own citizens,” Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan said. “They’re saying that this is what makes sense for this community called Aurora, and as a city we’re just helping to facilitate that.”

COLORADO SPRINGS | Melon lovers waiting for Rocky Ford cantaloupes won’t have the abundant harvest this year. The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1jH0c4a ) 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 […]

Dana Cain, director of the Denver County Fair, shows a poster advertising the fair at a print shop in Denver, Monday Jan. 27, 2014.  Colorado's Denver County is adding cannabis-themed contest to its 2014 summer fair. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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

East meats for the West

Armenian immigrant Anna Parikyan is the proud owner of Mirage Meat and Deli in the Mission Viejo Plaza Shopping Center in Aurora. Her store offers an impressive spread of prepared foods that include Armenian staples such as dolmas and lamb shish kebob as well as Russian favorites like beef stroganoff.  (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

As the most racially diverse city in the Denver metro region, Aurora has much to offer when it comes to Eastern European fare.

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