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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

Resurfacing of U.S. 40/ Colfax Avenue complete

With the completion of the U.S. 40/Colfax Avenue resurfacing project, motorists will experience a smoother surface and safer driving conditions. The Colorado Department of Transportation project … more

Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more

Man convicted of stalking, raping Lakewood youth

A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the child sexual assault case against Zachary Vincent Myers, 23, on December 11, according to the First Judicial Distirct's DA's offic Following … more

Arvada Center, Regis University form partnership

Regis University students interested in taking more classes in the arts will be able to starting in January through a partnership with the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities. With this new … more

Intern’s sexual harassment claim not true, state senator says

A former state House intern has filed a formal complaint accusing state Sen. Jack Tate of sexual harassment, and Tate said he has no recollections of any interactions with such House employees. “I … more

Resurfacing of U.S. 40/Colfax Avenue complete

With the completion of the U.S. 40/Colfax Avenue resurfacing project, motorists will experience a smoother surface and safer driving conditions. The Colorado Department of Transportation project … more

Budget shortfall shutters Arapahoe House

A growing substance abuse problem but a lack of money to combat it has caught up with Denver-area treatment program Arapahoe House, forcing it close effective Jan. 2. “It's less about Arapahoe … more

Heartfelt and handmade

For the 16th year, the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center’s public holiday market brought together clients, local artisans, family and friends to buy uniquely made gifts and treats for the holiday. This year’s market was held on Dec. 7, and allowed shoppers the opportunity to buy handmade gifts, and celebrate clients at the center. more

Glass: What makes a great school in Jeffco

In October, we released a proposed vision statement for Jeffco Public Schools called Generations: A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community’s Schools. Since that time, we’ve had deep and … more

Lack of affordable housing pushes families onto streets

Lack of sleep, anxiety, depression and acting out are all heightened mental health challenges faced by the 500 unaccompanied youths and the approximately 3,000 students experiencing homelessness in … more

Businesses, both creative and not, invest in artistic corridor

When asked about the kind of year 40 West Arts and West Colfax had, Bill Marino, executive director of the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District, and board chair of 40 West Arts, pauses, … more

Despite obstacles, ‘I have a lot of reasons to be happy'

Every day, Daliliah Wilson spends four hours simply getting to and from school. Without a car or driver’s license, Wilson, 18, must take two buses and the light rail from her Wheat Ridge home to … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

My Name Is: Nicole Hensley

About Me I grew up in Lakewood. I attended Rooney Ranch Elementary, Dustan Middle School and went on to attend Green Mountain High School. I went to college at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, … more

Jeffco prepares for new graduation requirements

Current Jefferson County Public Schools freshmen — the class of 2021 — will have to show career and college readiness in math and English to graduate, either by scoring well on college entrance … more

Victims of scams involving Western Union could see refunds

Consumers who lost money as victims of certain scams might be able to get their money back, according to First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir. The specific scams involved consumers making … more

Conversation on Pleasant View begins

Conversations about the future of the property that formerly housed Pleasant View Elementary School have begun. However, it is still undetermined what the site will become. Everything is just ideas … more

Migration out of Colorado reaches record in 2016

A record number of residents have moved out of Colorado, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. New annual figures from the bureau’s American Community Survey show that Colorado saw its … more

Woman accused of hitting cop with car suspected in rash of crimes

The woman accused of hitting a Littleton police officer with a stolen car in June had been arrested in connection with or suspected of crimes in three incidents earlier in the year, police and court … more
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