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Englewood eyes re-opening for dine-in-services

When asked how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected business at Breakfast Queen at 3460 S. Broadway in Englewood, owner Kosta Vasilas summarized the impact on the restaurant in three words. “It … more

Jeremy Bitner run and walk still on

Englewood Police Sergeant Chad Read remembers former Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner as a man who wanted to do good for the community when he joined the department in 2004. Bitner's time … more

Englewood cancels Fourth of July celebration

The smell of hot dogs and burgers being grilled, and the sight of hundreds of residents dressed in red, white and blue will not be at Cornerstone and Belleview parks this Fourth of July. Englewood … 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

Seniors, vulnerable can get resources, grocery delivery

Englewood resident Adelmo Vallejos says he tries to not think about how he is suffering from kidney cancer, but sometimes he will wake up in the middle of the night from nightmares about his … 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

Englewood merchant leaves business to employees

When Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Carroll thinks of longtime Englewood resident and business owner Joe Tatarka, one word comes to mind — generous. “Of course, he … 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

So, you think you know Casa Bonita?

It's easy to get lost in awe by the cliff diving, waterfall, live performances and Mexican food that is all packaged inside Casa Bonita — and Don Whitcomb wants the world to know about the Lakewood … 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

Handcrafted jewelry store comes to Englewood

Back in 2000, Sarah DeAngelo was running around a steakhouse in Beverly Hills taking food orders as a server. On impulse, DeAngelo quit her job after a customer was rude to her, and the next day, she … more

Inclusivity through Lakewood’s Camp Paha

For some residents throughout the Denver metro area, Lakewood’s Camp Paha, a summer camp program for youth and young adults with disabilities, is their last option. They may have been rejected at … more

Colorado Rumble want you to watch their games

Chuck Estrada says the game of indoor soccer is similar to hockey. Teams play with six players each at a time, including goalies, on a turf field surrounded by hockey boards. The game, played in … more

Q&A with Brad Evans

Brad Evans holds the title of founder of Denver Cruisers, a group of people who ride their bikes together through Denver monthly, and the creator of the Facebook group Denver Fugly — a popular … more

Operation Christmas Child spreads spirit of giving

Receiving gifts was a concept that Yuliya Shubina wasn’t accustomed to as a child. Shubina grew up in a Third World country in Central Asia and receiving gifts was impossible, she says. But all of … 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

A trip to world of wonder

Englewood's Belleview Park underwent a holiday makeover over the weekend as the Englewood Farm and Train at the park became a winter wonderland. The miniature train that has been part of Englewood … more
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