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What's Good in the 'Wood

A thrifty partnership

Modern life somehow seems to require the constant collection of one thing: clutter. But a unique collaboration that the City of Lakewood has established with Lakewood-based nonprofit Arc Thrift provides residents with the opportunity to declutter their homes while helping... Continue Reading →

Employees provide Caring by Sharing

City employees dedicate their professional expertise to bettering the community, but that commitment to public service has gone far beyond regular work duties when it comes to the holiday season. For more than 30 years, a handful of Lakewood Police... Continue Reading →

Family Justice Center planned to better serve victims of crime

Victims of family violence can face a complex web of services to unravel and great distances to travel to get the help they need to recover from the crime. But a collaboration is underway in Jefferson County that aims to... Continue Reading →

Water-wise, sustainable plants used in median makeovers

Street medians may be intended to divide, but the City’s Parks Division is optimistic that renovations of several medians will improve roads for both residents and visitors while saving water and creating more sustainable plantings. “The newly renovated medians are... Continue Reading →

An arborists’ salute

When most people visit cemeteries their focus typically isn’t up in the trees, but that’s where Lakewood’s arborists are looking as part of an effort to pay tribute to veterans and their families by applying their unique skills to national... Continue Reading →

Where technology and customer service meet

The ability to provide good customer service in today’s world is often tied to networked computers where customers’ orders or the availability of a product can be quickly accessed. When it comes to government, good network connections are equally important... Continue Reading →

Police launch innovative approach for calls involving mental health issues

When Lakewood Police agents hit the streets, they are now equipped with an innovative tool to handle some of their most challenging calls, but it has nothing to do with what is strapped to their waists. It’s a trained mental... Continue Reading →

Making a difference: a parent’s letter

Rosa Alfaro, site coordinator for the Lasley Cottages Before and After School Program, has been making a difference in the lives of children and their families for many years. In addition to coordinating Camp E.C.O. at Bear Creek Lake Park... Continue Reading →

A Big Soda rescue

As a park ranger at Bear Creek Lake Park, Jon Szetela knows well to expect the unexpected. Thanks to his quick thinking, a child at the park was rescued safely when high winds created a life-threatening situation. Szetela was already... Continue Reading →

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