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Eleven families now have a place to call home

The apartment was sparsely furnished, the walls bare. Light from the windows illuminated the living room, showing a couch, chair, side table and table with a computer, which acted as the TV. But the … more

Mother and son die in Arvada fire

A mother and son are dead after a fire in Arvada the morning of July 27. The call first came in to the Arvada Fire Protection District at 2:50 a.m. as a smell of smoke from a neighbor who was … more

Lakewood man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of children

Michael Gowey, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children before a Jefferson County judge July 26. Gowey was arrested on the charges filed by the First Judicial District in … more

Social media posts lands two Arvadans in conflict

Two investigations are now underway concerning social media postings from Arvada residents. The first came when Arvada resident Katie Winner found a paid advertisement on the political Facebook page … more

G Line rolls one step closer to opening

Almost two years after it was supposed to open, the G Line is one step closer to actually carrying passengers throughout the metro area. The Regional Transportation District and its light rail … more

Jefferson County has a good health checkup

Lower teen birth rates, lower sexually-transmitted infections, access to parks and recreation; safe food; healthy eating and breastfeeding, and access to healthcare as areas of strength within … more

My name is… Jermaiah Sawaqed

About me I'm a Middle Eastern boy who likes to write rap music and wants to change the world. Music is a big part of my life that influences a lot of what I do. Once I started writing it about a year … more

You don't say — officers go viral with lip-sync challenge

Police departments across the Denver suburbs have been facing a new challenge — a lip sync challenge. In between busting criminals, Denver-area cops have been busting moves in the viral social … more

Colorado Adventure Point changes its name

Colorado Adventure Point in Lakewood was officially renamed July 12 to Donald E. Scott Colorado Adventure Point. An Eagle Scout, Scott provided more than 30 years of service to youth, volunteer … more

A year after fiscal deal, state may owe refunds

In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next … more

Charges filed in shooting of Uber driver in Lakewood

Charges have been filed against two males involved in the shooting of an Uber driver in Lakewood in June. Quartez Smith, 18, and a 13-year-old juvenile have each been charged with numerous felonies. … more

Colfax Museum rolls down the road to Lakewood

Jonny Barber was long a fan of members of the beat generation — figures like Jack Kerouac who greatly influenced American culture in the postwar years. And when many of these figures came to the … more

Nonprofit gets $1,000 grant to help refugees

An Arvada based nonprofit has been awarded a $1,000 grant to help provide financial literacy training to refugees in the Denver area. Teach By Tech and its founder Linnie Pawlek received the award … more

Arvada ponders bond extension for roads projects, Meyers pool replacement

Arvada will pay off its current Sales and Use Tax Bonds in the fall and is looking at the opportunity to re-issue debt to accomplish bigger projects. The proposed projects include two road projects: … more

Playing and moving with drums helps relieve stress in kids, boosts mood

Young children are drawn to drumming sounds and love to move with the beats found in every culture. Just observe young children at powwows, band concerts, weddings, and parades. They are jumping and … more

Expert witnesses attempt to prove irreparable harm in Rocky Flats case

Commuters honked their horns during the busy noon rush hour as they drove by the Alfred Arraj U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Denver on July 17. They were responding to a group of about 25 … more

Horse Protection League preps youth for horse ownership

Lots of kids dream of owning a horse, but many of them don’t know what a great responsibility it is. But a new program called the Youth Equine Program offered at the Horse Protection League … more

Lutheran’s new birthing suites a place to labor with love

Lutheran Medical Center is now offering the birth center experience to mothers who want a more natural childbirth. An open house July 14 revealed two birthing suites featuring queen size beds and … more

Longtime community leader “Len” Perlmutter dies

Leonard Perlmutter, a successful businessman, one-time state economic-development chief, longtime ambassador for National Jewish Health and father of rep. Ed Perlmutter, passed away on July 8. “He … more

Golden company offering cleaner technology ideas to the Chinese

John “Grizz” Deal, the CEO of IX Power Clean Water based in Golden, is no stranger to China. He’s been travelling there for more than a decade to conduct business. But on June 6 and 7, his … more
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