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Casa Bonita remains vital part of community

Some students take a gap year between high school and college, but not many spend it like Max Spiegel has — diving into a tropical lagoon every 15 minutes or so at Lakewood’s Casa Bonita. “I was a diver all four years at Cherry Creek High …
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Distilling the best parts of life

A lot of ingredients are required to distill good, quality spirits. But one requirement is at the root of them all — passion. “I went to Kentucky and Tennessee to learn from the distillers there,” said Mitch Abate, distiller at Downslope …
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Proud to be a new American

Dennis Reijnders' American-born wife Anna was about six months away from gaining Dutch citizenship when his job with a cell phone company was transferred to a different city in the Netherlands. But the couple, who met when Anna was going to …
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    • Lakewood Country Club gets first upgrade in decades

      Come the end of the year, members of the Lakewood Country Club can expect a different experience on the links thanks to a $1.5 million course upgrade. Almost half the country club’s holes will be reworked in some way on the 122-acre course to …

    • CCU set to offer industrial engineering major

      Traveling to less fortunate parts of the world to help people is an important goal for many of the students at Colorado Christian University. And thanks to the school’s newly approved industrial engineering Bachelor of Science program, students …

    • Jeffco adapted athletics hits the hockey rink

      When Bernie, the mascot for the Colorado Avalanche, walked into the gymnasium at the Gold Crown Field House on a recent morning, students athletes in the Jeffco Schools adaptive athletics program got excited. High fives, hugs and fist bumps …

    • Wheat Ridge veteran hopes for help battling leukemia

      The same radiation that saved Wheat Ridge resident and veteran Clarence “Ozzy” Osborne’s life when he was battling throat cancer in 2014 may well have contributed, he believes, to the myelodysplastic syndrome leukemia he is now …

    • Jeffco Schools drops budget cuts to student programming

      Budget cuts for the gifted and talented program, social and emotional learning specialists, literacy interventionist and custodial and transportation services have been temporarily lifted, following a revisit of reduction recommendations for the …