Keyword: Lakewood Colorado
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Fighting the good fight on Jeffco’s Mean Streets

He used to be a cowboy. In a different life. In a much different place. Cowboying is good work for someone who’s not a people person, he said, for the kind of person who prefers the company of … more

After brutal year, retailers brace for holiday season that will be anything but regular

In a typical year, the Red Wagon Gift and Garden shop in Golden kicks off the holiday shopping season by putting out hot cider, cookies and other treats to welcome customers for Small Business … more

Veterans Day gift to Green Mountain High School

A young masked trumpeter played and former brothers in arms silently looked on as Old Glory was raised under the blue Colorado sky. Members of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1071, gathered at … more

Lakewood lore inspires author with Arvada roots

If you grew up in Lakewood in the late 1960s you might remember the tale of the Garage Gorilla. Legend has it, he prowled around neighborhoods in the fledgeling city, breaking into garages and lying … more

Spaceman Guitars flying high in Lakewood

On a stretch of West Colfax, nestled between a phone store and a Kava bar, is a little guitar shop that you may have never noticed. But if you love music, play guitar or simply want to while away … more

Ballot Question 2B would legalize recreational pot and grow houses in Lakewood

Once and for all. It sounds like it means forever. That the matter is closed. That’s what retired Consulting Civil Engineer Larry Von Thun and his wife Jane thought in 2014 when they took part in a … more

State senator delivers PPE to assisted living facilities in Lakewood

On Sept. 30, the office of state Sen. Brittany Pettersen dropped off 2,500 surgical masks and 240 protective gowns to Crossroads at Lakewood and Care and Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans. … more

Bringing help and humanity to the isolated in the Denver metro area

Volunteers bring food to those at highest COVID-19 risk. Just a short distance off West Colfax avenue in Lakewood — an area not always thought of for charity, kindness and the spirit of goodwill. … more

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

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

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
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