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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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Ditching the traditional gym

For people like Highlands Ranch resident Devyn St. Aubin, a traditional gym setting or running program doesn’t work. Two years ago, she stumbled across a The Ballet Physique — a ballet barre studio in Lone Tree — and she hasn’t looked …
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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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    • Study seeks to improve safety on major Jeffco roads

      A bumper sticker that came out a while back, popular among Golden-to-Boulder commuters, stated: “Pray for me, I drive 93.” Steve Glennon of Boulder referred to the bumper sticker as he mentioned that he drives CO 93 all the time. His main …

    • 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 …

    • Four out of six statues staying in Golden

      Goldenites Micah, 11, and Matt, 8, Zahn like the statue of the two deer located near the Golden History Center along the Clear Creek path. “They show all the nature here in Golden,” Micah said, and Matt added, “It's cool how they match the …

    • 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 …