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Furry parade is for the dogs

Toby’s Pet Parade is a time for humans to get together to support the local animal shelter, but perhaps it’s the dogs that have the most fun at the event — they get attention, love and pets galore. “Participating in this parade is a … more

Library to host beer and book events

The library is not just for kids. This October and November, the Jefferson County Public Library is putting on Stouts and Stories, Ales and Tales — a six-week celebration of craft beer in Jeffco, designed specifically for adults. Stouts and … more

Metro mayors take a ride on the W Line

Mayors and staff from Centennial, Bow Mar, Wheat Ridge and more got a window seat into the lives of communities in west Denver, Lakewood and Golden during the recent Metro Mayor Caucus’ transportation event. Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul and Golden … more

New festival celebrates Arvada heritage

Arvada residents can take a walk back in time and celebrate Arvada’s pioneering heritage during the first Arvada Days festival, produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission and Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation District, on Aug. 25 and 26 at Clear … more

My Name Is...Zoi Johns

Serving the community I’ve lived in Genesee my whole life. I love it. Even though it’s a little out of the way, it’s nice to be secluded. I am 17 and a senior at Lakewood High School. I’ve … more

My Name Is: Alice Longaker

About me I moved into my little Lakewood home when I was three days old. I attended South Alameda Elementary (now Deane Elementary), Alameda Jr. High (now Gold Crown Foundation), and Alameda High School (now Alameda International Jr/Sr. … more

Rare raptor track unveiled at Dinosaur Ridge

Every year, thousands of people walk up and down Dinosaur Ridge to get a glimpse into a world millions of years in the past. But little did anyone know, until last year, that all the people walking on the southeast side of West Alameda Parkway … more

An angel of an angler at Crown Hill Lake

A few years ago I had a bicycle accident. When the accident happened it was getting dark and I was returning from Crown Hill Lake. I was pushing the safety envelope because night was falling and the roads were slick from rain. In the dark, I saw … more

Thousands climb Red Rocks in remembrance of 9/11

The registration table was scattered with badges, each one with the face of someone who lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001. As the American flag flapped in the wind, attached to two fire truck … more

Piece together family history at Lakewood fair

Several national, state and local genealogical, patriotic and lineage organizations will have booths at the upcoming Family Discovery Day, Piecing Together the Past. Presented by the Lakewood Colorado Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of … more

The big cheese

Chef John Wu and his wife Hong came to the United States to pursue their dreams. John’s was to be a chemist. Hong’s was to run a restaurant. After finishing his master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Texas El Paso, Wu opted … more

Must see theater: The Foreigner

I’m usually pretty enthusiastic about the theater productions I see. Since I’ve worked behind the scenes, I know how much effort goes into each play. I’m completely smitten with the current Black Box theater production of “The Foreigner.” … more

My Name Is: Evelyn Jacobucci

About me I was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado, and spent kindergarten through second grade in the small town of Swink. We moved to the area when I was eight, and went to Beth Eden Baptist for a little, and then was homeschooled from fourth grade … more

‘God is our healer, he heals us’

David Seller never felt like he fit in with his peers. When he moved to Lakewood from Australia at 7 years old, his classmates made fun of his accent. In high school, his longtime girlfriend suddenly severed their relationship. In college, he went … more

Mile High National Pastel Exhibition set for Littleton

A walk through the 13th Mile High National Pastel Exhibition at the Littleton Museum is, among other things, like a little vacation. Landscapes predominate, but they include all sorts of scenes — seashores, mountains, plains, long, lonesome roads, … more

On pains and needles...

Sitting in her Highlands Ranch office after working with a patient, Samantha Hovel explained the biggest problem she has when discussing a little-known treatment with some of her patients. “Nobody likes the word ‘needle,’ ” she … more

Building leaders for a torn country

Students at the Arvada Covenant Vacation Bible School are learning to think about others. This year, during the week-long program, they raised enough money for a South Sudan refugee to go to seminary school. But raising money to help send other to … more

History Camp event gets larger space in Lakewood

“I Am Not a Savage: Lakota Performers in Wild West Shows” by Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum; “General Iron Works, Englewood, Colorado” by Doug Cohn; “La Santa Muerte: A Mexican Saint of Lost Causes” by Christine … more

Baby box program gives women ‘breath of fresh air’

New and expecting moms throughout the Colorado now have access to free, safe place for babies to sleep with the Colorado launch of the baby box. The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting families with vital … more

Portraits of refugees reflect the life behind the face

On Aug. 10, Denver Art Museum’s Curator of Photography, Eric Paddock, noted that the United Nations estimated that 65.6 million people around the world are displaced.And then he introduced … more
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