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Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

“Baby carrots” that you buy in the supermarket, incidentally, are not actually babies, but are full-size carrots cut into smaller pieces.

Storms ruin 25 percent of Rocky Fort cantaloupes 

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 …

High, y'all: Marijuana contests join Denver county fair

High, y’all: Marijuana contests join Denver county fair

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

Third Ocean Pacific Center in metro area set to rehab dilapidated strip mall at Peoria and Mississippi

Third Ocean Pacific Center in metro area set to rehab dilapidated strip mall at Peoria and Mississippi

Trong Lam, the company’s owner and founder, said that in addition to the Asian grocery store and market, the new Aurora location will include 16 other retail spaces that he will rent to other business.

East meats for the West

East meats for the West

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

Jim Cullum, Summit Jazz Festival

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 …

Pianist and psychiatrist breaks down Gershwin in verse and behavior at exhibition at medical school

Pianist and psychiatrist breaks down Gershwin in verse and behavior at exhibition at medical school

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 …

Rocky Ford cantaloupes on to market after controversy from 2011 outbreak

Rocky Ford cantaloupes on to market after controversy from 2011 outbreak

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 …

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival back on

GRAND JUNCTION |  The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival, a Colorado fixture for the past two decades, is back on after it was canceled because of budget problems. Todd Queen, one of the festival’s organizers, tells The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel …

GREEK TO YOU: Annual celebration kicks off with plenty of food, dance and cultural tributes at Denver icon

GREEK TO YOU: Annual celebration kicks off with plenty of food, dance and cultural tributes at Denver icon

“We started in April,” said Panagiota, an Aurora resident who moved to Colorado from Greece in 1964. “I do this because I love my church. I have fun cooking, but it’s because of the church. It’s for my community.”