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My Name Is: Violet Vostrejs

About Me I grew up in Park Hill and went to East High School. I was also a competitive ice skater for University of Denver during middle school and part of high school. I moved into the Highlands … more

Globetrotting around the world

Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve encountered the Harlem Globetrotters at some point. The team has been entertaining basketball fans and wider … more

St. Anthony celebrates 125 years of healing

For Darcy Copeland, a registered nurse science specialist at St. Anthony hospital, it almost felt like returning home when she started working at the hospital in 2010. It was, after all, where she … more

Calling all women

The Athena Project has an inspiring effect on the people and artists who get involved with the annual festival. Just ask Dominique Flores, the events coordinator with Athena. “I started as an … more

Mobile shower and laundry service helps Jeffco homeless

There are so many things that most people take for granted which are rarities for the homeless population. Access to shower or clean clothes is high among them. However, organizations are looking at … more

Homeless in Jeffco: One day on the streets

Every year in January, a small army of volunteers from churches, human services departments, nonprofits and law enforcement fan out into communities across the nation and conduct a point-in-time … more

Denver Restaurant Week spotlights growing dining scene

The Denver metro area has been growing at an unparalleled rate over the last few years, and all those new people have a few things in common — one of those things is, they’ve all got to eat. … more

HHS gives initial approval to Fed Center plan

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a step closer to taking ownership of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) … more

Ice fishing is winter highlight along Front Range

There’s a lot to know to have a successful ice fishing trip, but one thing is really important to know, particularly for first timers — ice is noisy. Stepping out onto Lakewood’s Bear Creek … more

Police spokesman retires after almost 15 years

In his office Steve Davis, Lakewood Police’s public information officer for the past almost 15 years, has a photo of himself facing a sea of reporters, cameras, and microphones. The photo was taken … more

Coalition submits plans for 59 acres at Fed Center

The fate of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood is being considered by the Department of Health and Human Services after the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless submitted an … more

Outdoor ice rinks offer recreation, family fun

Finding something to do outdoors in the cold winter months can be a tricky proposition, especially if it doesn’t include heading to the mountains for skiing or snowboarding. But in every part of … more

A peek inside Santa’s toy shop

On Dec. 11, the Action Center kicked off its annual Santa Shop with a crowd of hundreds on hand to pick out toys for their children. Over the ensuing six days, more than 3,500 low income parents … more

Seasonal cheers with holiday beers

The holidays are a time to gather together with friends, family, co-workers and other near and dear ones. And to make that time a little more delicious, and possibly more bearable, many local … more

Party at The Edge of a new future

The Edge Theatre's seventh annual Edgy Awards on Dec. 11 was a bittersweet one for the Lakewood-based theater company. It was an opportunity to celebrate a dynamic year on the stage, but it was also … more

Wheat Ridge family receives trip of a lifetime

Traveling has been a tricky proposition for the Balderas-Soto family. It’s not easy organizing a trip anywhere with three children, and it’s made even more difficult when one is battling a … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

Colorado Mills reopens: ‘It feels like being home’

For Jim Hildenbrandt and Buck Harris, members of the former Mills Walkers, a group of senior citizens who walked the nearly mile-long paths of the mall since it opened in November 2002, the reopening … more

Holiday shopping with a twist

When it comes to holiday shopping, chain stores and online outlets will try to pull in customers with quantity of items and deals. But to find that unique gift — one specially and limitedly created … more

Long road to recovery, but Colorado Mills reopens after six months

Six months after a devastating hailstorm closed its doors, Colorado Mills Mall is reopening — at least partially — just in time for the holiday season. The mall, 14500 W. Colfax Ave, opens to … more
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