Pen & Podium Book Club Begins

On Beauty, by Zadie Smith was the topic of discussion for the first Denver Post Pen & Podium Book Club of 2015 on Monday, Sept. 21 at the beautiful William Barrows Mansion and offices of CADA – Colorado Automobile Dealers Association.

The Pen & Podium Book Club started 5 years ago to compliment the Pen & Podium Series and to bring together like-minded literary enthusiasts to discuss a piece of work by each author before their lecture.

We are so fortunate and thankful to have these entertaining evenings moderated by Jeffrey Neuman, Jill Scott Conklin, BethAnn Goodwill, and Gail Armstrong.

Pedal The Plains Tours Eastern CO


The 4th annual Denver Post Pedal The Plains bicycle tour concluded on Sunday, September 20 with nearly 1,000 riders crossing the finish line in Julesburg, CO. The host communities of Julesburg, Holyoke and Sterling were the epitome of hospitable hosts, providing entertainment, art, education and amazing home grown food over the weekend.

Produced in partnership with the Governor’s office, this 3 day cycling event provides a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and hospitality of the plains…on a bicycle! A highlight for the cyclists are the many points of interest and education stops along the route ranging from historic museums and landmarks, to family farms and wildlife exhibits.

Pedal The Plains and The Denver Post Community Foundation, in partnership with Wells Fargo were proud to present charity grants to the Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado 4H for their efforts, and Pedal The Plains presented additional grants to the towns of Julesburg, Holyoke and Sterling.

Dean Singleton Legacy Grant

The 2nd Annual Dean Singleton Legacy Grant was awarded to Judi’s House on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The $50,000 grant will help 38 children participate in the year-long curriculum of the Pathfinder’s program.