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Lakewood road rage shooter sentenced to 14 years

Kile Joshua Chaca, 22, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Sept. 22, where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting a man in the parking lot of a Walmart in Lakewood. On … more

Two juveniles charged as adults in Walmart shooting

Two juveniles have been charged as adults in the August shooting deaths of two brothers in the parking lot of the Walmart at 7455 West Colfax Avenue. Michael Anthony Mendoza, 17, and Marqueil Deandre … more

A mother remembers her sons

Damian Wikoff was only 18 and his brother Dillon Wikoff was only 17, but the two brothers still strived to provide for their family. Damian worked at a Qdoba on West Colfax in Lakewood while Dillon … more

Lakewood to vote on retail marijuana this November

For the second time in six years, Lakewood voters will determine the fate of retail marijuana in the city. Lakewood City Council voted in favor of sending a citizen-initiated ordinance to adopt … more

New miniature home, more big fun

While a pandemic isn’t the optimal time for the Denver Museum of Miniature Dolls & Toys to reveal their new home, that isn’t stopping them from celebrating their reopening after two years. … more

Perlmutter talks mail as cutbacks to post office are suspended

During World War II, Felix Sparks was part of Operation Dragoon, which liberated southern France, and the Battle of the Bulge — the German's last major offensive in the war that was unsuccessful … more

Lakewood deems property blighted, and exempt from growth cap

Thirteen months after being passed by voters, Lakewood’s Strategic Growth Initiative, which limits new home construction to 1% of Lakewood’s current housing supply and requires Lakewood City … more

Pandemic Self Portraits at 40 West

First Friday events are among the most popular summer happenings for galleries and arts organizations all over the metro area. Which means that even though they were going to look different, … 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

Tunes on a smaller Lone Tree terrace

Just because large venues like Red Rocks aren’t hosting performances any time soon doesn’t mean that live music is out for the summer. It just means the shows will have to get more intimate. This … more

My name is... Christopher Arlen

I grew up in Ontario, California with a mother who was a nurse and a father who was an auto-shop teacher. He later became a minister and pastor. I joined the Army when I was 17. I remember I turned … 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

Thousands raised for Lakewood nurse’s family

Since they met each other in a Denver neighborhood over 30 years ago, Tara Reichle and Sara Gallegos have been best friends. Gallegos would do generous things for Rehicle like throw her baby showers, … more

Hundreds turn out to honor longtime Westernaires volunteer

Brian Ball loved kids, and spent most of his adult life volunteering with Westernaires in Jefferson County precisely for that reason. On June 7, Ball’s family was able to see just how much they … more

Take to the water at Big Soda Lake

By all accounts the summer of 2020 will be a dry one, with city water parks and regional attractions like Water World remaining closed for the season. Fortunately, Lakewood’s Big Soda Lake in Bear … 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

Neighborhood parade celebrates local grads

The WildFlower Ponds neighborhood in Arvada held a parade to honor students in the neighborhood graduating from kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, college, graduate school and trade schools. … more

Applewood neighborhood honors high school grads in parade

Before the pandemic, John Schreiner had thought a good portion of his spring would be spent on a baseball field in a Wheat Ridge Farmers uniform. He had looked forward to going to prom, spending the … more
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