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Understanding the Constitution matters even in elementary school

Where do lawyers go when not in the courtroom or the Council chambers? Back to school, with the U.S. Constitution in hand. At least that’s what four attorneys for the City of Lakewood did recently at Bear Creek Elementary School... Continue Reading →

Hailstorm creates unique struggles for homeless in Lakewood

The intense May hailstorm that hit Lakewood focused a lot of attention on damage to homes, vehicles and commercial businesses. But for many of Lakewood’s homeless families and individuals, it created a scary and dangerous afternoon as they struggled to... Continue Reading →

Homework Club provides much more than school help

The City of Lakewood works to create community collaborations, and what’s happening with the After-School Homework Club at Emory Elementary is definitely a program to celebrate. This alliance among the school, the Lakewood Faith Coalition and other community members serves... Continue Reading →

Ducklings rescued

A recent Friday morning that Lakewood employee Connor McAlinden expected to be filled with roadway surveying quickly took a different direction when he spotted a pair of mallard ducks in distress. McAlinden, a traffic engineering technician who was working on... Continue Reading →

Westgate Elementary opens new playground

At Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, students are now enjoying a new playground courtesy of the efforts of parents, kids, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the City of Lakewood. These community partners worked together to design and fund a new playground... Continue Reading →

Veterans connect, receive help at annual fair

“It probably helped us get to where we are today – just meeting certain people and the officials who say, ‘Come into my office,’ or ‘Here’s my card,’ ” veteran JJ Cole said.

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