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FRONT PAGE NEWS:
Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival

Celebrating its 48th anniversary in 2017, Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival will be filled with food, music, culture and fun for people of all ages! The main events are held at Anderson Park, 4355 Field St., from Aug. 11 to 13.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS:
West Colfax MuralFest

The third annual West Colfax MuralFest will be Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is held in the heart of 40 West Arts District at Lamar Station Plaza, 6501 W. Colfax Ave., in Lakewood.

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE:
Wildlife in the City: Urban Moose

Before the 1980s moose were seldom seen in Colorado, particularly not in urban settings. Now the Colorado moose population has far surpassed the state’s target maximum number. While moose in Minnesota, Montana and Wyoming are dwindling, Colorado moose are thriving.

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WEST COLFAX UPDATE:
Micro Grants Available For Community Improvements

The West Colfax Community Association (WCCA) is providing an opportunity for your community organization, civic group or nonprofit to make a positive impact in the West Colfax community through Micro Grants. Micro Grants range from $250 to $1,500.

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Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) launched its Summer Reading program on June 1. This year, the program has a community-wide goal of reading a collective 30 million minutes in two months. JCPL aims to create a culture of reading in Jefferson County while helping students maintain or improve their reading levels for when they return to school in the fall. 

JCPL also is continuing its Summer Reading School Contest, awarding $800 to five Jeffco Public Schools that have the highest percentage of finishers (students who read and log at least eight hours) in their respective categories (preschool; elementary; middle; high; charter/choice/option).

Register online at www.jeffcolibrary.org/SummerReading or in any Jefferson County library through July 3.