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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

After 70 plus years, Rockley Music Center to say goodbye to Lakewood

During the Rockley family's 70 plus years of operating the Rockley Music Center on West Colfax, adapting to the needs of the community has been vital. When Melvin and Mildred Rockley opened the … more

Día de los Muertos in Lakewood

The spirit of Día de los Muertos came to life in the 40 West Arts District on Nov. 1. The arts district celebrated the holiday as it coincided with first Fridays, an event where galleries and … more

Green Mountain’s Geometry in Construction program expands

Traditional math classes in high school typically involve students working on math problems revolving around hypothetical scenarios but when Green Mountain High School’s Scott Burke arrived on the … more

Find your Ballmer Peak in Lakewood

The “Ballmer Peak,” named after Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, claims there is a relationship between blood-alcohol levels and the improvement of cognitive ability. In Lakewood, the … more

Plenty of choices for Halloween spirit

Leaves are changing colors and falling from trees; the cool, crisp fall air can be felt in the morning; and costume shops are starting to pop up. October is here. There are plenty of ways to … more

Coffee with a Cop Day in Wheat Ridge

Police officers started off their Wednesday morning just like how they would any other morning — with a steaming hot cup of coffee — only this time they did it with the people they serve. At … more

Jeffco Adapted Athletics hosts soccer in Lakewood

Smiles were contagious at Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 24 for Jefferson County students as they gathered to play soccer. The day was part of Jeffco School's Jeffco Adapted Athletics program. The … more

Jeffco Public Health executive director wins Lifetime Achievement Award

There’s a memory that popped into Diane Johnson’s head when she found out Jefferson County Public Health Executive Director Mark Johnson won the Lifetime Achievement Award from Public Health in … more

Effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen fails

An effort to recall Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, has failed. Lakewood native and Republican Nancy Pallozzi propelled a petition to recall Pettersen over the summer. The … more

50th birthday party for the Action Center

The Action Center reflected on 50 years of service to Jeffco residents and looked ahead to its next 50 years at its block party on Sept. 14. The party was held at the resource center’s … more

Action Center announces reopening of Lakewood shelter

The past couple of years were testing times for The Action Center. Toward the end of 2017, The Action Center's Executive Director Mag Strittmatter resigned from her position that she held for over 15 … more
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