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Sikh Coalition calls for hate crime charges in Lakewood attack

The Sikh Coalition, which works to protect the constitutional right to practice faith, is calling on the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office to press hate crime charges after Lakhwant Singh, … more

'Talk about a project of the times': Artists decorate hand sanitizer stations throughout Belmar

After being stuck in her home for so long, Lakewood based artist Kaitlin Ziesmer said the opportunity to work on an outdoor public art project was a nice reason to get outside. Rather than working on … more

Lakewood Police ban carotid restraints

The Lakewood Police Department was born at a time of civil unrest in 1970. Civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in 1968. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which guaranteed equal … more

Putting grant money to use

Tyler Stratton says he is rebuilding his life at JUUST Living, a nonprofit sober living facility in Lakewood for healing and recovery from addictions. Stratton recently lost his technology company … more

Juneteenth in Lakewood

Lakewood resident Mary Seibel was born in 1948 and fondly remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s time on Earth. More recently, she watched the video of George Floyd's death, a 46-year-old black man … more

Jerry Sturm, Broncos player and Englewood restaurant owner, dies at 83

Jerry Sturm, a former Denver Broncos player and owner of The South Restaurant in Englewood for half a century, died at age 83 on June 17. Sturm, an Indiana native, was named by the Broncos last year … more

Metro Denver residents talk dating during COVID-19

Townsend Wenzler of Arvada is just getting used to his new home. Wenzler, 23, moved out to Colorado from Arkansas last August, and he came only knowing some family members and friends who live in the … more

Changes on the way to Green Mountain High School

There have been a lot of bad things that have come out of the COVID-19 era, but at Green Mountain High School there is some silver lining. Renovations at the high school got off to a head start … more

Springtime at Bear Creek Lake Park

It was a hot, windy day at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood as residents packed the area for a day of hiking, cycling, spending time on the lake and more on June 7. The campground and Big Soda Lake … more

Thousands raised for Lakewood nurse’s family

Since they met each other in a Denver neighborhood over 30 years ago, Tara Reichle and Sara Gallegos have been best friends. Gallegos would do generous things for Rehicle like throw her baby showers, … more

Councilmember’s boyfriend charged for threatening with a knife

A Lakewood City Councilmember’s feud with a Lakewood assisted living facility has led to her boyfriend being hit with multiple charges — including felony menacing. According to affidavits from … more

Lakewood restaurants given green-light for dine-in services

Chad Hotchkiss, owner of the Lakewood Mexican restaurant Jose O'Shea's, has been getting phone calls from customers asking when the restaurant will reopen. A caller asked if Jose O'Shea's would … more

40 West Arts District returns

Craig Robb, an artist of Pirate: Contemporary Art in the 40 West Arts District, said he has started to notice anxiety in his work showing up —related to being isolated throughout the pandemic. Robb … more

Celebrating the class of 2020 from Lakewood High School

It wasn’t the ending to the senior year that they imagined at the beginning of the year, but Lakewood High School seniors got to say goodbye to their classmates and teachers. Students … more

Lakewood nonprofit steps up to feed Ugandans

COVID-19 restrictions in Uganda have caused some of the country’s rural areas to struggle with access to food, according to Ugandan native Collines Angwech. While the country has only reported 126 … more

Lakewood’s economic recovery task force launches

Tom Quinn says it will be key for businesses to adapt and be innovative during the COVID-19 era. He says restaurants are the best example of adapting to restrictions that have been placed like those … more

Non-essential businesses go back to work in Lakewood

Joey Romero, owner of Crisp Barber Shop in Lakewood, which also provides tattoos, went nearly two months without giving a haircut. And before the COVID-19 pandemic, business was booming. It wasn’t … more

Lakewood grant program could help nonprofit organizations

The city of Lakewood is one step away from creating a one-time emergency grant program that would assist nonprofit organizations serving Lakewood residents. The program, known as the COVID-19 Impact … more

Jeffco Hispanics hit harder by COVID-19

During the week of April 20, 48-year-old Arvada resident Shannon Bonilla began to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19: shortness of breath when she talked, a cough and nonstop congestion. She didn’t think … more

Mile Hi Church/Action Center team up

At a time when it was trying to restock its grocery shelves, the Action Center received at least four pallets of food donations. The donations came from community members as the human-services … more
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