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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Stevens Elementary Rubik’s Cube Club

The Stevens Elementary Rubik’s Cube Club is run by their principal TJ McManus and funded through Federal 21st Century Learning Grant. See “School Crossing." PHOTO: TJ McManus

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: TIF Money Helps Improve Longtime Local Business

A nearly half-century-old Wheat Ridge business hopes to welcome customers in a new building this spring, thanks partly to city urban renewal district funds and a lot of money, time, effort, number crunching and headaches for the owners.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Integrating Art and Fun

Several Painted Metal Sculptures Stand at Mountair Park, including these neighborhood helpers. Sculptures of happy cows and a farmer and two young men pumping gas also add life and fun to the park. See “Integrating Art and Fun...” on page 6. PHOTO: TIM BERLAND

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Berkeley Inn Turns 85 – More or Less

Believed to be one of the oldest bars in Denver, the Berkeley Inn, 3834 Tennyson St., opened in or around 1934 in the Berkeley neighborhood, a 4.2-square-mile unincorporated community in Adams County.

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Lakewood residents are invited to pick up free mulch between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on two Saturdays, June 24 and July 1, at the City Greenhouse, 9556 W. Yale Ave. Staff will be available with a loader to assist residents.

Mulch is the byproduct of Lakewood’s tree trimming operations and limb drop-off events. The mulch has been reground, which makes for excellent ground cover in shrub and tree beds. Mulch helps landscaped areas retain water, which reduces the need for watering. It also helps keep soil temperatures consistent, which helps the establishment of root systems. Mulch is an excellent weed barrier and helps beautify landscaping.

For more information, call 720-963-5246.