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Lakewood service businesses talk COVID-19

Holly Santistevan opened up the Burrito King restaurant in Lakewood in January of 2019, and before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, life was good. She had loyal, dependable customers coming in daily, and … more

Q&A with Centura Health about preparing for a COVID-19 surge

As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge each day, St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood is preparing for a possible influx of more patients. There have been 97 confirmed cases of the virus in Jefferson … more

Casa Bonita employees say their paychecks bounced

COVID-19 has silenced the mariachis at Lakewood's Casa Bonita, ended the chase for Chiquita the gorilla and stopped the performances from cliff divers. And according to some of its employees, the … more

Towers refurbished along West Colfax and Sheridan Boulevard

In its heyday, West Colfax was the place to be in Lakewood. After World War II, the area became a popular avenue for those who were going to the mountains. Businesses along West Colfax like motels, … more

Lakewood and high school team up for students with disabilities

Lakewood High School’s Jennifer Moriarty has spent the past 15 years preparing the next generation of people with disabilities for life after high school. She helped start the school’s Unified … more

Jeffco residents and organizations are offering help to those in need

Lakewood resident Bradley Cook has been busy running errands for his loved ones since the COVID-19 pandemic started. His mother, who lives in Arvada, is sick with a cold, and Cook has been going … more

Grocery store employees adjust to a changed reality

Richard Schemmel calmly stocked apples at the King Soopers at 7984 W. Alameda Ave. in Lakewood on March 20. Schemmel, produce manager for the store, smiled — and from the look on his face, you … more

Denver metro area food banks struggle with increased demand

Grocery stores aren't the only entities that are feeling the impact of COVID-19 — food banks are too. Erin Pulling, president and CEO for Food Bank of the Rockies, said the organization that … more

Online addiction recovery program launches

Denver resident Brian Green refers to himself as a veteran of the hospitality industry. He started off at hotels and eventually transitioned to the restaurant industry where his heavy drinking took … more

Age of body found near Kendrick Lakes Elementary remains a mystery

Yates Oppermann, a Lakewood resident who has a daughter in third grade at Kendrick Lakes Elementary School, wasn't surprised when human remains were found at a construction site for the new school … more

My Name Is... Collin Blackford

About me I started acting when I was five. My parents got me into theater, and I spent four years doing that — but I realized there aren’t a ton of opportunities out here for that. So, I got into … more

St. Patrick’s Day in Belmar

The sound of bagpipes and the smell of shepherd’s pie took over the Hyatt House in Belmar during the “Blarney on Belmar” event on March 7, hosted by Alameda Connects. The gathering kicked off … more

40 West shows off art made by residents with disabilities

Westminster resident Anicee Lamoreaux is only 16 years old, and yet, she has already broken over 200 bones and had four major surgeries. She suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone … more

White Fence Farm developer sues Lakewood

After being turned away by Lakewood City Council for guaranteed allocations to build the 234-unit Novel at White Fence Farm apartment complex, developer Crescent Communities is firing back at … more

Apartments coming to West Line Village

Lakewood resident Maddie Nichols says it is important for people to understand that if you want a good, quality development near your home, you need to communicate and collaborate with developers. … more

Lakewood backtracks on 5G site moratorium

Lakewood’s moratorium, or pause, on construction of small cells that provide 5G internet lasted a total of 17 days. After discussing small cell permit applications in a closed-off executive session … more

International Night at Emory Elementary

Emory Elementary in Lakewood made a statement about being proud of its diversity on Feb. 27 as the school celebrated International Night. Students kicked off the night by performing songs and dances … more

Englewood merchant leaves business to employees

When Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Carroll thinks of longtime Englewood resident and business owner Joe Tatarka, one word comes to mind — generous. “Of course, he … more

FirstBank opens Multicultural Banking Center

Catering to different cultures is nothing new for FirstBank, according to Tony Oum, senior vice president of multicultural banking for the company. It started over 30 years ago when former FirstBank … more

Viva Casa Bonita - Next Gallery kicks off Casa Bonita art exhibit

The spirit of Casa Bonita took over Next Gallery in Lakewood on the night of Feb. 21 through the Viva Casa Bonita art showcase. The Lakewood art gallery was filled with art all dedicated to the … more
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