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Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more
When asked about the kind of year 40 West Arts and West Colfax had, Bill Marino, executive director of the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District, and board chair of 40 West Arts, pauses, … more
Lakewood's new city council was sworn in during a ceremony on Nov. 27. more
Lakewood is about to see a significant shift in its city council, with a seat in each ward up for grabs and only two incumbents in the race. The winners are elected for four-year terms, and will be … more
Daniel Hyde use to be an avid mountain biker, but he now prefers road biking. He logs between 1,500 and 2,000 miles a year and hits the pavement throughout the Denver metro, he said. His biggest annual venture is a 250-mile, three-day ride that he … more
When she was 2 years old, Claudia Hurtado and her sister were taken across the border with people she didn’t know. Separately, her parents crossed from Mexico to Texas, and there, met the people with their children, before coming to Denver to … more
Lakewood's ballot initiative to limit residential growth cleared its legal challenge Monday, and is again on track to appear on this November's ballot. City Clerk, Margy Greer ruled the initiative to put a 1 percent annual limit on residential growth and return decisions on large multifamily projects to city council received sufficient signatures in the proper way. more
Community engagement, the state of Arvada roads, smart growth and concerns over urban renewal are topics that come up multiple times when talking to the five candidates running for Arvada City Council’s at-large seat in the November election. The … more
In a more than four hour administrative hearing on Sept. 7, lawyers both for and against the validity of an initiative to place a 1 percent annual limit on residential growth and return decisions on … more
One of the biggest questions for any city government is: What do the members of the community want for their city and its future? There are many ways to gather this information — everything from surveys and open houses to knocking on doors and … more
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