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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

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

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

Ring up the old — Environmental benefit, vintage popularity boost interest in thrift stores

Arvada resident Eddie Marin has a passion for finding vintage items, and he shops at thrift stores at least twice a week. He looks for vintage sports T-shirts, old VHS tapes, hats, sweaters and more. … more

”The (point-in-time survey) is always a humbling and heartbreaking experience”

Robert sat with a blanket and a few jackets on outside an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar on a 32-degree night, in Lakewood on Jan. 27. Across the street from him sat his bike, locked to a pole … more

Coronavirus test results come back negative at St. Anthony Hospital

Lakewood's St. Anthony Hospital confirmed results of a coronavirus test from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention came back negative after a patient came to the hospital on Jan. 24. The … more

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

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

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

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

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

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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