Keyword: veterans
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Elks celebrate 150 years of service

Everyone who is a member of Elks Lodge No. 1777, otherwise known as Lakewood’s Elks Lodge, has their own reason for being a member. Current exalted ruler — the term for the head of a lodge — … more

Jeffco Platoon starts detailing 50th reunion

For a variety of reasons, many Vietnam veterans were reluctant to speak about their experiences in the controversial war. Many did not receive the warm welcome that veterans of previous wars did. … more

Mines students work with disabled veterans to provide better quality of life

Colorado School of Mines students are elevating the quality of life for some of the nation’s greatest heroes. “The independence they’re helping us gain,” said Velette Britt, 29, an Air Force … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

Honoring those who served

Red Rocks Community College celebrated Veteran’s Day early, with a flag raising ceremony in the main atrium of the school on Nov. 9. Members of the Wheat Ridge Recruiting Company posted the colors at an empty table, to symbolize POWs and MIA soldiers. more

Homeless veterans' numbers may be down, but problem persists

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

My Name Is: Jennifer DiLuzio

About me I grew up in Binghamton, in upstate New York, and have lived in Lakewood for more than five years. It’s my favorite city around Denver because it’s so close to Red Rocks, Green Mountain trails, downtown and the mountains. I am a … more

A room for all, regardless of income on West Colfax

West Colfax Avenue has been in the midst of a much trumpeted renaissance for several years now, but the east end of the avenue, near Sheridan Boulevard, hasn't seen the same attention. Chad Mitchell, executive vice president west of FirstBank, … more
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