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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

Seasonal cheers with holiday beers

The holidays are a time to gather together with friends, family, co-workers and other near and dear ones. And to make that time a little more delicious, and possibly more bearable, many local … more

Party at The Edge of a new future

The Edge Theatre's seventh annual Edgy Awards on Dec. 11 was a bittersweet one for the Lakewood-based theater company. It was an opportunity to celebrate a dynamic year on the stage, but it was also … 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

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

Swearing in the new Lakewood city council

Lakewood's new city council was sworn in during a ceremony on Nov. 27. more

Wheat Ridge family receives trip of a lifetime

Traveling has been a tricky proposition for the Balderas-Soto family. It’s not easy organizing a trip anywhere with three children, and it’s made even more difficult when one is battling a … more

Lakewood takes to digital world to bring in more voices for development discussion

After claiming victory in her bid for reelection to the Ward 5 seat on Lakewood’s city council, during an election season where the most debated topic was development in the city, Karen Harrison … more

My Name Is: Sylvia Scott

About me I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in B.S. with a marketing and retail emphasis. From 2006 to 2007 I attended Babson College in … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

Colorado Mills reopens: ‘It feels like being home’

For Jim Hildenbrandt and Buck Harris, members of the former Mills Walkers, a group of senior citizens who walked the nearly mile-long paths of the mall since it opened in November 2002, the reopening … more

My Name Is: Tom LaMarr

About me After growing up in Dubuque, Iowa, on a hill overlooking the Mississippi River, I attended the Iowa Fiction Writers’ Workshop in Iowa City. I met my wife while working in Florida, where my … more

Inspiring play in south Lakewood

Following months of work by South Lakewood Elementary staff, students, the PTA and parents, the school celebrated the unveiling of its new playground on Nov. 17.  The school  received a $110,000 … more

Holiday shopping with a twist

When it comes to holiday shopping, chain stores and online outlets will try to pull in customers with quantity of items and deals. But to find that unique gift — one specially and limitedly created … more

Long road to recovery, but Colorado Mills reopens after six months

Six months after a devastating hailstorm closed its doors, Colorado Mills Mall is reopening — at least partially — just in time for the holiday season. The mall, 14500 W. Colfax Ave, opens to … more

Looking back with David Wiechman

After eight years as the Ward 4 city council member, David Wiechman’s term has come to end. On Nov. 7, David Skilling was elected to fill his seat and will be sworn in on Nov. 27. The Sentinel … more

My Name Is: Dr. R. Dawn Comstock

About me I grew up in Pueblo, where my dad was a steel worker. I’m a first generation college kid and did my undergrad studies at Colorado State University, where I studied microbiology. My first … more

A new home for women, children getting back on their feet

Raising four children on one’s own is challenging — and it’s unaccountably more difficult without a place to live. Marissa, who did not want her last name used for privacy reasons, remembers … more

Honoring those who served

Red Rocks Community College celebrated Veteran’s Day early, with a flag raising ceremony in the main atrium of the school on Nov. 9. Members of the Wheat Ridge Recruiting Company posted the colors at an empty table, to symbolize POWs and MIA soldiers. more

Development concerns helped define city council race

It will come as a surprise to no one who has been listening to the complaints of residents at city council and public events that development was a major factor in the Nov. 7 city council election. “When I was out, the neighbors told me what … more
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