Keyword: Joseph Rios
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Celebrating the class of 2020 from Lakewood High School

It wasn’t the ending to the senior year that they imagined at the beginning of the year, but Lakewood High School seniors got to say goodbye to their classmates and teachers. Students … more

Mile Hi Church/Action Center team up

At a time when it was trying to restock its grocery shelves, the Action Center received at least four pallets of food donations. The donations came from community members as the human-services … more

Firehouse Subs/Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning team up to feed hospital workers

Donating to first responders across the country is nothing new for Firehouse Subs, says Brandon Gerstein, who owns Firehouse Subs locations in Lakewood, Highlands Ranch, Aurora and Denver. The … more

Police confirm discovered remains belonged to missing Lakewood man

Lakewood Police have confirmed that human remains discovered at Green Mountain belonged to Eric Pracht — a Lakewood man who had been missing for nearly four years. more

COVID-19 pandemic's impact on 40 West Arts District

Since bringing the Landt Creative Space art studio to the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood nearly two years ago, Tabetha Landt has spent the first Friday of every single month at her studio. The 40 … more

It’s about time (on their hands)

Castle Rock resident Jerry Powell says business owners have a greater responsibility for their community than do the residents who live there. He says when you open a business, you’re obviously … more

Lakewood service businesses talk COVID-19

Holly Santistevan opened up the Burrito King restaurant in Lakewood in January of 2019, and before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, life was good. She had loyal, dependable customers coming in daily, and … more

Casa Bonita employees say their paychecks bounced

COVID-19 has silenced the mariachis at Lakewood's Casa Bonita, ended the chase for Chiquita the gorilla and stopped the performances from cliff divers. And according to some of its employees, the … more

Grocery store employees adjust to a changed reality

Richard Schemmel calmly stocked apples at the King Soopers at 7984 W. Alameda Ave. in Lakewood on March 20. Schemmel, produce manager for the store, smiled — and from the look on his face, you … more

Denver metro area food banks struggle with increased demand

Grocery stores aren't the only entities that are feeling the impact of COVID-19 — food banks are too. Erin Pulling, president and CEO for Food Bank of the Rockies, said the organization that … more

Viva Casa Bonita - Next Gallery kicks off Casa Bonita art exhibit

The spirit of Casa Bonita took over Next Gallery in Lakewood on the night of Feb. 21 through the Viva Casa Bonita art showcase. The Lakewood art gallery was filled with art all dedicated to the … more

Ring up the old — Environmental benefit, vintage popularity boost interest in thrift stores

Arvada resident Eddie Marin has a passion for finding vintage items, and he shops at thrift stores at least twice a week. He looks for vintage sports T-shirts, old VHS tapes, hats, sweaters and more. … more

”The (point-in-time survey) is always a humbling and heartbreaking experience”

Robert sat with a blanket and a few jackets on outside an Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar on a 32-degree night, in Lakewood on Jan. 27. Across the street from him sat his bike, locked to a pole … more

Reporter Stories: Lakewood's watching The Watchdog

Lakewood Community Editor Joseph Rios and West Metro Editor Glenn Wallace discuss Lakewood's efforts to quiet community newsletter The Watchdog. Is this an electioneering issue or a question about … more

An ode to Lakewood’s Joe Margotte

40 West Arts District Board Chair and Executive Director for the Lakewood West Colfax Business Improvement District Bill Marino remembers Joe Margotte never being empty handed when Margotte would … more

Taking sports to the extreme - Denver museum exhibit takes visitors into world of athletic thrills

When Andrew Fraser was a boy growing up in Littleton, he knew he wanted to fly. Not only would he daydream of gliding through the sky, but at night, he would have active lucid dreams about flying. He … more
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