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An estimated 569 homeless veterans live in the Denver metro area, and Freddie Sprankel used to be one of them. After more than three years in the U.S. Army — including an almost year-long duty tour in Iraq — Sprankel got an honorable … more
There is a lot of concern in Lakewood about development happening too quickly in the city, but some projects take deliberate time to ensure everything is done right. The Artspace affordable housing development, which has been in the works since … more
Deciding to leave the family home of 30-plus years and move to a retirement community isn’t easy. Our homes are filled with memories and a familiarity we tend to hold on to as we grow older. But memories don’t make dinner conversation, trigger a … more
More than a century ago, a custodian — paid at a rate of $13 per month — chopped wood so students at a one-room schoolhouse on 44th Street in Wheat Ridge could stay warm. This week, the first resident moved into a former school on the property … more
There was a long stretch of years there where the shopping centers around Wadsworth Boulevard and West Jewell Avenue were looking “tired,” as Sue King, president of the South Lakewood Business Association remembers. “We’re basically all … more
There are a lot of challenges that come from being one of the oldest cities in the Denver metro region. Not oldest in the sense of been around the longest, but one with the oldest population. A population that is growing. According to … more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that the undeveloped 59 acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood are suitable for use by homeless organizations. On Sept. 25, HUD released a letter announcing the … more
Mary Ann Parker can’t talk about her apartment search without crying. The 58-year-old on disability rents a room in a house in Commerce City for $750 a month, which eats up most of her $840 a month disability check. She longs to live closer to … more
The hottest topic in Lakewood is, and has been for the past several years, growth and development in the city. The issue has caused excitement for some, with the new opportunities for business and residences the growth brings, but for others … 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
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