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The early morning hour June 15 didn’t stop a sizable crowd of Lakewood residents, Arc ambassadors and city leaders from gathering in a parking lot at Wadsworth Boulevard and Jewell Avenue. The crowd was there on the beautiful summer day to … more
About me I was born in Clovis, California, and joined the military at age 17 so I could travel the world. I served in both the Army and Air Force as a combat medic. I come from a strong military lineage, and I’ve always wanted to serve my … more
Mike Pondell is number 59. The red number counter above the Wheat Ridge Building Permit Department desk has been stuck at 58 for more than an hour after a credit card machine broke down and brought the line to a halt. Pondell arrived at Wheat … more
Neither Joe Sleevi nor Donald Emmot spoke much about their time in the service during the Vietnam War to their families. There was the unwelcoming reception they received upon their return, as well as some unhappy memories. But, mainly, they just … more
One of the main talking points constantly heard on cable news channels is how divided the country is these days. Pundits and political operatives have their theories. If you hop online, you’ll be buried in an avalanche of think pieces from … more
It’s been a while since the West Metro Fire Foundation made any progress with its firehouse museum project at the Lakewood Heritage Center, but on June 9 the project started gaining steam again. “This has been a project we want to get more … more
Like many high school students, Lakewood graduate Robert Reese was looking forward to saving some money with a summer job before starting college in the fall. But his plans changed on May 8, when a hailstorm pummeled the West Jefferson County … more
Hundreds of diners sampled some of Jefferson County’s many culinary offerings at The West Chamber’s annual Taste of the West at the Jeffco Fairgrounds on June 9. Large restaurants like the Yard House, Black Eyed Peas and Olive Garden served … more
In speaking with church groups, social workers and homelessness experts, a common refrain is that no one solution exists to homelessness, because there is no one cause. Each person facing homelessness often deals with multiple … more
Colorado is one of those places that really shows its best self in the summertime. Outdoor enthusiasts, from the casual to the fanatic, can check off practically every box here in the state: Camping, climbing, hiking, biking, fishing, running, … more
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