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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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Nonprofit Brothers Redevelopment is offering a free workshop to show individuals and families – including those who have recently overcome homelessness and joblessness – how to chart a course of action to become a homeowner.

Held Wednesday, June 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 2250 Eaton St., Garden Level, Edgewater, it is open to the general public and includes a free pizza dinner, and raffle for two gift cards.

Workshop participants will learn how to compare credit and financial services, start a savings plan to build wealth, and develop a long-term action plan for becoming a homeowner. 

Brothers is partnering with the nonprofit Family Promise for the workshop, with help from sponsor Chase Bank.

Free, but RSVP by June 26 to instructor Patrick Noonan at patrick@brothersredevelopment.org or 303-685-4203.