There's street art and then there's graffiti. One can be beautiful, creative and inspiring; the other can be destructive, ugly and a huge nuisance. But the dividing line is difficult to determine. For proof of that, just head to the front of the graffiti war: Sheridan Boulevard, where you can see ho ... More >>
The Lakewood Police Department has issued an all-points bulletin for Nick Medina, a sexually violent predator who was released from prison last month and vanished a few weeks later. Turns out Medina isn't the only sexually violent predator in Lakewood. There are seven others who are required by law ... More >>
In-the-works restaurants have been scurrying to get open before the end of 2012 -- and capture that all-important holiday business. Although many of the more ambitious projects have already postponed their openings until January, more than a dozen restaurants and eateries did get their doors open in ... More >>
Last week Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig stopped by Lakewood's Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a cake for their wedding reception -- what they hoped would be a rainbow-layered masterpiece decked out in teal and red frosting (their ceremony colors). Although they'll be reciting their vows in Provinceto ... More >>
The Colfax Marathon always includes plenty of entertainment: end-or-race parties, streetside viewing at the Irish Snug, and this year a scooter parade. But when you're on the run, it's the very little things that count, as Rebecca Aronauer points out in her "Colfax Marathon Dispatch," with the top t ... More >>
Since long ago, the Cat Care Society has employed a truly creative method of raising money for its various cat-related endeavors: Tails of the Painted Cats, in which artists around town are called upon to doll up fabulous fiberglass cat statuettes which, after a couple of months of showcases (they'r ... More >>
After spending the weekend scrounging for food in Lakewood -- more accurately, Applewood -- I was ready to give up. I'd pushed away an inedible pizza, spit out sushi, sobbed over the limp and cold fries at Smashburger and even the frozen yogurt I got to console me, sucked. The best food I had was at ... More >>
Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, ... More >>
Bigger pic below.Update: The Denver coroner's office has now positively identified the man killed by police following a robbery attempt at a cell-phone store as Mark Sepulveda -- the suspect in the September murder of Juan Carlos in Lakewood. Likewise, the Denver Police Department has confirm ... More >>
Fox31It's an indication of just how dangerous authorities consider Marc Patrick O'Leary, 32, that he's being held on a $5 million bond. That's a $5 million cash bond. And while he's been charged with sex assault, kidnapping and more in two incidents, the cops fear he may have left more victi ... More >>
A new Chick-fil-A restaurant opens this morning at 5260 South Wadsworth Boulevard in Lakewood (the building was previously a Black-Eyed Pea), but the line started forming yesterday. That's because for the last seven years, the Atlanta-based company has celebrated every store opening with the ... More >>
FlickrIn August, after Lakewood's James Chavez was arrested for leaving a loaded gun in his kindergartner's backpack, a police spokesman called the situation a "tragedy waiting to happen." He'd probably describe the situation in the western Colorado community of Dinosaur in much the same way ... More >>
Patricia Smith.Cold cases from 1984 in Lakewood and Aurora have just heated up. DNA evidence now suggests that the same person who killed Patricia Louise Smith in January of that year also slew three members of the Bennett family -- parents Bruce and Debra, and their daughter Melissa, age sev ... More >>
A Flickr photoFor a while, it seemed that most of the muttering about medical marijuana dispensaries and crime was based on fear and hysteria. But reports about multiple armed robberies and burglaries, as well as a kidnapping, related to medical marijuana operations in Fort Collins were foll ... More >>
This harvest festival will get you hot for Chicano food and art.
The Lab goes in-depth with bacon, salt, mushrooms and honey.
This revel brings back days of yore.
From the week of 12/21/2006
Lakewood voters are stuck between a ditch and Red Rocks in an upcoming special election.
Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar
For the week of November 24
From the week of October 27, 2005
Denver's Kirkland Museum enriches Lakewood with a Colorado art-history show.
Lakewood Cultural Center Artisan Showcase
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
From the week of February 3, 2005
Tucanos is pleased to meat you, but nothing more.
Op Girls tour gives Bettys a chance to skate
Colorado State Patrol Specialty Store
Colorado Rush Soccer Club
Lakewood Grill serves up downhome cooking.
Is that a five-inch-thick ordinance in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
An old-time water dispute gets pumped up along Sixth Avenue.
Colorado residents take the initiative in slowing growth.
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