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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
Twelve individuals and groups were awarded a Wayne Carle Award for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion in Jefferson County Public Schools and recognized at the Board of Education meeting Thursday, June 1. The award’s namesake, … more
I am from Wyoming, went to undergrad at Northern Arizona University where I studied French and International Affairs. I then worked with refugees in Seattle before going to Penn State for grad school, where I also studied international … 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
About me I was born in Pomona, California, and we then moved to Colorado when I was about to start third grade. It has been nine years that my family and I have been living in Colorado. I attended Edgewater Elementary here, and it was a... more
Alameda High School may have had its graduation in the relatively close space of Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House on May 23, but that didn’t stop families and friends from filling the space with cheers and hollers. “Congratulations on … more
Twenty-one students earned their diplomas May 27 from Long View High School — a small alternative school serving Jefferson County students. The ceremony, scheduled to be outside at the school, was held at Warren Tech due to rain. Graduates were … more
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