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Art project designed to show senior passions in the works in Lakewood

Boulder-based photographer Heidi Wagner, said that during the pandemic, she’s heard people dismiss the importance of older adults are to our society. “I want people to see and understand how … more

Gold Crown program helps students through remote learning

It has been an unusual start for Jeffco Public Schools and Denver Public Schools students this year. Rather than starting school in-person in August like in any regular year, Jeffco Public Schools … more

Wheat Ridge RidgeFest carries on despite pandemic

In a regular year, Wheat Ridge’s RidgeFest takes place over the course of one night where residents gather for live music, a classic car show, chalk art, children activities and more. The event, … more

Jeffco Family Leadership Training Institute graduates 13 in Wheat Ridge

When the pandemic started in March, Wheat Ridge resident Holly Storm was in the middle of participating in the Jefferson County Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) — a program coordinated … more

Jeffco coaches and athletes adjust to a pandemic season

The Golden Demons High School football team members had just showed up to their first week of training camp on Aug. 3 when coaches, led by Head Coach Jared Yannacito, huddled their players up. … more

Hate crime charge filed in Lakewood attack

As an investigation into an alleged assault on Lakhwant Singh continues, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office has filed a class five felony bias-motivated crime charge against Eric … more

Jefferson County sees slight increase in point-in-time survey results

Robert Bosch spends around four days a week at Mean Street Ministry in Lakewood — a place that offers services to the homeless like clothing, a food bank, a café and its severe weather shelter. He … more

Inside a deadly outbreak: ‘Everyone was scared’

Jane Runge has always dressed up for her job as an administrator at the Mountain Vista Senior Living Community in Wheat Ridge. But when the COVID-19 crisis arrived, she started wearing scrubs … more

Q&A with Chelsea Lewinski about her Breonna Taylor mural

The result of George Floyd’s death has led to massive demonstrations, changes to policing in Colorado, conversations about systemic racism and has shed a light on other minorities who have been … more

Jeffco student Instagram page chronicles bullying, discrimination and more

Lakewood High School senior Joshua Lujan identifies himself as queer and said he has experienced homophobia since he was in elementary school. Lujan, who previously attended South Lakewood Elementary … more

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

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

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

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

Police confirm discovered remains belonged to missing Lakewood man

Lakewood Police have confirmed that human remains discovered at Green Mountain belonged to Eric Pracht — a Lakewood man who had been missing for nearly four years. more

COVID-19 pandemic's impact on 40 West Arts District

Since bringing the Landt Creative Space art studio to the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood nearly two years ago, Tabetha Landt has spent the first Friday of every single month at her studio. The 40 … more
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