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So, you think you know Casa Bonita?

It's easy to get lost in awe by the cliff diving, waterfall, live performances and Mexican food that is all packaged inside Casa Bonita — and Don Whitcomb wants the world to know about the Lakewood … more

Tattoos for Australia

When Peter Pridhorsky was growing up, he had the opportunity to travel to Australia. He loved watching Steve Irwin, the Australian television personality “The Crocodile Hunter,” and grew an … more

Hearing for White Fence Farm development to continue

If you left the lengthy hearing regarding the future of White Fence Farm, you're in luck. The hearing will be continued. On Jan. 15, a hearing took place before Lakewood's Board of Adjustment where … more

Heritage center renamed Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park

Lakewood resident Jean Jackson remembers it like it was yesterday when the Belmar Museum’s name was changed to the Lakewood Heritage Center in 1996. People would get the name confused with Heritage … more

Lakewood may take housing allocations from 2020 and 2021 for 2019 projects

At least a portion of all available residential housing construction in Lakewood over the next two years is already spoken for. Lakewood City Council is beginning to piece together how to implement … more

Reporter Stories: Lakewood's watching The Watchdog

Lakewood Community Editor Joseph Rios and West Metro Editor Glenn Wallace discuss Lakewood's efforts to quiet community newsletter The Watchdog. Is this an electioneering issue or a question about … more

White Fence Farm apartments appealed

It has almost been a year since developer Crescent Communities held a community meeting to present a plan to turn White Fence Farm into a multifamily apartment complex, and nothing has happened to … more

Changes coming to Bear Creek Greenbelt

In the city of Lakewood, the Bear Creek Greenbelt is the place to be for residents who love the outdoors. Each year, the park, located at 2800 S. Estes St., attracts thousands of cyclists, hikers and … more

Inclusivity through Lakewood’s Camp Paha

For some residents throughout the Denver metro area, Lakewood’s Camp Paha, a summer camp program for youth and young adults with disabilities, is their last option. They may have been rejected at … more

Colorado Rumble want you to watch their games

Chuck Estrada says the game of indoor soccer is similar to hockey. Teams play with six players each at a time, including goalies, on a turf field surrounded by hockey boards. The game, played in … more

A look back at Lakewood in 2019

The city of Lakewood's 2019 was dominated by headlines pertaining to elections, lawsuits, new Lakewood City Council ordinances, 50th birthdays, a government shutdown and more. With the new calendar … more

Jeffco Eats partners with school pantries

Lakewood resident Barb Moore recently received a phone call from McLain Community High School about a student whose family was being evicted, and father was losing his job. The student was worried … more

Operation Christmas Child spreads spirit of giving

Receiving gifts was a concept that Yuliya Shubina wasn’t accustomed to as a child. Shubina grew up in a Third World country in Central Asia and receiving gifts was impossible, she says. But all of … more

An ode to Lakewood’s Joe Margotte

40 West Arts District Board Chair and Executive Director for the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District Bill Marino remembers Joe Margotte never being empty handed when Margotte would … more

Kicking off the holidays in Lakewood

The holiday season feels like it is truly beginning in Lakewood each year when the city hosts its Lakewood Lights event. The event is a community gathering where residents have a chance to see the … more

Police arrest alleged serial rapist

Darrell Wall is suspected of luring transient and homeless women to his trailer and then allegedly sexually assaulting them in the Lakewood area, according to law enforcement. He was arraigned in a … more

Taking sports to the extreme - Denver museum exhibit takes visitors into world of athletic thrills

When Andrew Fraser was a boy growing up in Littleton, he knew he wanted to fly. Not only would he daydream of gliding through the sky, but at night, he would have active lucid dreams about flying. He … more

Action Center breaks a record and piles in socks

The line of cars piled up outside The Action Center parking lot on Dec. 4, and it only grew throughout the afternoon. In those cars were residents who were in a gift giving mood, and it wasn't … more

Lakewood’s Pete Roybal reflects

Lakewood City Councilmember Pete Roybal’s eight-year term has come to an end. On Nov. 5, Anita Springsteen was elected to fill his seat. She will be sworn in on Nov. 25. We spoke to Roybal about … more

Family Leadership Training Institute accepting applications

Denver residents Julie and Catalina Kerwin have spent plenty of time together wandering around Sloan’s Lake. The mother, daughter pair saw the wildlife like birds and geese living in an area that … more
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