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Quirky art show celebrates Lakewood icon

It’s back. And we may need it now, more than ever. The fourth-annual Casa Bonita art show at Lakewood’s Next gallery kicked off Feb. 19, and will be open for your viewing pleasure through March …
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Stars rising in Lakewood talent show
One of the things so many have been yearning for during the last year is a sense of the familiar — the comfort of things that have been happening year after year and can be counted on to deliver …

Cougars take two out of three at Wheat Ridge quad

Gabe Benton is one of few words, so he let his wrestling do the talking for him on Feb. 18 at Wheat Ridge High School. His wrestling shouted loud and clear as the Evergreen senior went 3-for-3 with …

Youth Hockey coach charged with sexual assault

Jesse Miles Davis, 45, of Idledale, Colorado, has been arrested on suspicion of sex assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. In his arrest affidavit, Davis is described as the Director …

Wheat Ridge alum in Tinseltown

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, a tale about dragon magic, a world torn apart and the redeeming power of trust, comes to Disney+ March 5. And when the final credits roll, folks from Wheat Ridge …

Couples find love amid pandemic whirlwind

On Oct. 21, Chuck Coughlin was visiting his wife’s grave in a Boulder cemetery when he noticed a woman visiting her husband’s grave. He saw her name — Marj O’Reilly — on the tombstone next …

School news

Jeffco Capital Improvement Program: The numbers

In the beginning, there was the flipbook. Before bringing the 2018 Bond vote to the people, the Jeffco Public Schools district created a document known as the flipbook. It was a comprehensive index …

Jeffco Schools declares a remote-only day for Thursday, Feb. 25

Jeffco Public Schools will conduct an all-remote learning day on Thursday, February 25 due to weather and road conditions. School buildings and other district buildings are closed. For students in …
Frank DeAngelis stands in a shoot/don’t shoot room in the DeAngelis Center in Wheat Ridge.

A high-tech tour of Jeffco’s DeAngelis Center

The alarm is jarring. It sounds like a high-pitched metallic banging put through an electronic synthesizer. It jangles your nerves and causes an almost physical reaction with every pulse. The voices …

The Bond and Capital Improvement projects: a deep dive

When the Jeffco Public Schools district requested a $567 million bond in 2018, voters said yes, by a slim margin. Over the next few weeks, the newspaper will take a closer look at the 2018 Bond and …
Fourth graders Hudson Collor, Romy Meyer and Reegan Kern hold signs regarding kindness as their classmates prepare the chain to be in the class photo.

Kindest regards from Marshdale

Marshdale Elementary students are learning that it feels as good to be kind as it does to receive kindness. That was the goal of school psychologist Amy Temple, who has put an emphasis on kindness …
General news

Many Denver metro area businesses now in level blue under 5-Star rules

Colorado's arrival at the milestone of getting COVID-19 vaccine shots to 70% of people ages 70 and older opened the door for some businesses in Denver metro counties to open up to larger crowds. …
Former Jeffco DA Pete Weir cuts the ribbon to officially open the Porchlight Family Justice Center in Lakewood.

”This is on behalf of all the survivors”

Cynthia Kornegey knows first-hand the many challenges faced by victims of domestic abuse. “When you are pregnant and you are pushed down the stairs, you don't know how to keep that secret in your …
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As Colorado's 'blue' level expands, virus spread is at critical juncture

Even as Colorado's COVID-19 restrictions loosened in the past couple of months, the state continued to enjoy falling rates of new coronavirus cases — but Coloradans risk reversing that trajectory …
Music teacher Aleaha Harkins and art teacher Pam Jackson, who both teach at Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood, pick up music instruments for student use during the 2020-2021 school year.

Providing the opportunity for every child to play a musical instrument

For years, students in the music program at the Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood had to share musical instruments because the school simply did not have …
Three-year-old Nevin Schulthess rides in style, enjoying a snow day in Castle Rock.

Heavy snow prompts school closures around Denver metro area

A winter storm that brought heavy snow the night of Feb. 24 made for a treacherous morning commute the next day, prompting school closures throughout the Denver metro area. The Douglas County …
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