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Venture Martial Arts offers stranger danger classes in Lakewood

At the beginning of the year, Mike Houtz, a Lakewood resident, told Denver7 that a man pulled up to his 12-year-old son in a vehicle and tried to lure the boy into his car. The boy then ran off and … more

The ‘Uber of lawn care’ launches in Lakewood

Entrepreneurs Gene Caballero and Zach Hendrix have been working in the landscaping industry since they were in college. Hendrix said he would mow his neighbors’ lawns while in college to pay for … more

Quirky combinations are unique attractions for area businesses

The Denver metro area has it all — diverse entertainment in spectacular venues; vast shopping options from big box retail to small, family-owned businesses; and a variety of dining establishments. … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Yak N Yeti opens International Market

The Yak N Yeti International Market, 6385 Wadsworth Blvd., previously the Sultan Middle Eastern Market, has gone through a transformation. “I came in one day and all expired food, that’s not good,” Bhattarai said. “I wanted to give people … more

Play Center teaches cognitive skills

After several attempts to find a play center for her son, Stacy Graham, decided to take matters into her own hands, and created a functional play center for children with sensory disabilities. A Place 4 Me play center, LLP, 11651 W. 64 Ave., … more

Dancing into a new space

Lakewood dance lovers have a new studio to work on their pirouettes, salsas and foxtrots at the Cultural Center. Lakewood Heritage, Culture & the Arts (HCA) celebrated the opening of the studio, … more

A new form of depression treatment has made its way to Lakewood

For a patient at the depression treatment center TMS Solutions, depression controlled every aspect of his life since his teenage years. The patient, who prefers to be unnamed due to the sensitivity … more

Tokyo Joe’s opens 50th restaurant

Tokyo Joe’s recently opened its 50th restaurant and its fourth in 2018. The Wheat Ridge opening was preceded by openings in Parker, Arvada, and Surprise, Arizona. “We opened the first Tokyo … more

Year of new beginnings, old battles

Presented here are the Lakewood Sentinel’s top 10 stories of 2013. W Rail Line opens After years of work and waiting, the W Rail Line began running through Denver, Lakewood and Golden on April 26. RTD estimated that there were 35,000 … more

Commissioners vote to eliminate business personal property tax

On Sept. 18, the Board of County Commissioners voted to eliminate its portion of business personal property tax (BPPT), payable to its general fund. The elimination of the tax does not apply to any … more

NREL leads with sustainable landscapes

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has received certification from a pilot program called SITES, an initiative to create more sustainable landscapes. Sustainable Sites Initiative or SITES spawned in June 2010, … more

Jeffco EDC elects board members

The Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation elected its 2019 board of directors, committee chairs and co-chairs at its Nov. 14 meeting. The new board of directors members are Thomas Frank, … more

Archery meets dodgeball in Arvada

Think dodgeball, but played with bows and foam-tipped arrows in an indoor arena. That’s the premise behind Archery Games Denver, which opened in Arvada the weekend of Sept. 15. The action-packed … more

Jeffco provides playground, workforce for industry to thrive

Jefferson County is known as the Gateway to the Rockies. This makes it a prime spot for outdoor industry businesses and companies to thrive. “Jefferson County offers the quintessential Colorado … more

Lutheran Medical Center introduces new stroke tool

When doctors at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge are treating a patient who suffered from a stroke, they’ll be armed with a new technology that they expect to increase quality of stroke care. … more

White Fence Farm prepares to close at the end of the year

Multiple reports say White Fence Farm, which has been a staple in the Lakewood community for decades, is set to close its doors Dec. 30. Restaurant owner Craig Caldwell said in a statement that White … more

Columbine Courier publishes last edition

When the Columbine Courier newspaper published its last edition just before New Year’s, they found themselves on the wrong side of the old journalism adage: “Report the story, don’t become the … more

40 West paints masterpiece with 2013

The 40 West Arts District had a banner year in 2013, with some major shows and important developments for the organization. “40 West has planned and produced 20 community arts exhibitions and events that included more than 240 artists, … more

Items of White Fence Farm to be auctioned off

When White Fence Farm closed its doors for the final time on Dec. 30, it left behind more than a legacy of serving up its famous fried chicken. Pieces of White Fence Farm need to go, and soon, … more
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