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Large brush fire sets Green Mountain ablaze

The City of Lakewood's William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain remains closed on Nov. 29, the day after a fire burned 100 acres on the mountain. West Metro had firefighters on the mountain putting out hot spots on the 29th, with the hope of getting the fire 100 percent contained.
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Putting faith to work

Since the late 1990s, Stan Brown and his wife, Tami, have been teaching Kazakhstani farmers to grow apples and other fruit trees. The Browns live in Castle Rock now, but they lived full-time in Kazakhstan until 2010. Stan returns to the Central …
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Works of fine art for sale at Arvada Center

Looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift this year? The Arvada Center’s 30th annual Fine Art Market, which includes the 9th annual ACES show, has that covered with ceramics, jewelry, ornaments, cards and other gifts created by Colorado artists …
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    • Action Center brings Turkey Day to those in need

      For another year, The Action Center helped thousands of Jefferson County families have a delicious Thanksgiving with its food distribution event. The Nov. 20 food distribution at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood provided 1,500 families with about 2,000 …

    • Sneak peek at Rose Stein

      Parents and children got their first glimpse at the newly renovated Rose Stein International Elementary during an open house on Nov. 17. The school was formerly known as Stein, and was closed in 2014 due to overcrowding. In the spring of 2014, the school district approved a $1.1 million plan to combine Alameda’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program with O’Connell’s IB Middle Years program, creating a 7-12 school at Alameda, moving Stein students to O’Connell and emptying Stein.

    • WWII veteran celebrates centennial milestone

      Outside VFW Post 4171 in Golden, the season’s first snow was falling. But inside, hearts were filled with warmth. About 20 people were celebrating John Sekulich, a Lakewood resident and World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the …

    • Wheat Ridge students talk to NASA astronaut in space

      Instead of calling Houston to check in with Earth, Comdr. Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station, called Wheat Ridge High School. For 20 minutes on Nov. 18, about 400 students, parents and community members sat in …

    • Rocky Flats health survey documents health concerns

      Preliminary results of a survey to determine whether people who lived downwind from the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant are at risk for unusual illnesses showed reasons for concern and further study. “Everyone is asking, is there a …