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A CLASSIC CAR SHOW was just one of many fun, family attractions at this year’s RidgeFest, held Sept. 9 in the heart of the Ridge at 38 district, highlighting the community’s agricultural heritage and handmade/homemade offerings. PHOTO: BECKY OLSTAD

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MORE THAN 2,100 PEOPLE took part in the ninth annual Colorado 9/11 Stair Climb at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sept. 11, to remember the first responders who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 – see story on page 8. PHOTO BY WEST METRO FIRE RESCUE.

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Filling The Fall With Community Music

CELLISTS FROM THE JEFFERSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA rehearse for an upcoming performance. The JSO will perform five concerts for the 2017-18 season. PHOTO: KEITH BOBO/JSO

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WEST COLFAX SKETCHES:
Oliver’s Army: A Cartoonist’s View of a Forgotten Battlefield

THE WORK OF LAKEWOOD CARTOONIST Oliver Pedigo and his fellow artists were captured in "Windblown and Dripping" from 1945.

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The 20th Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Festival is July 29. People from all over the Denver area will gather at Citizen's Park in Edgewater to enjoy the best local music, craft beer and local food during this fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. “So far, the festival has raised and donated more than $175,000 to Habitat and we hope to push over the $200,000 mark this year,” said Ranger Miller, who launched the festival and heads up The Duke Street Kings, a local rock and blues band.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Joyride Brewing Co. and Upslope Brewing Co. will be pouring and the food will be phenomenal. The festival is appropriate for all ages and the there will be fun for everyone.

Check out the bands: Cup A Joe, Wild Love Tigress, Funk Knuf, John Weeks Band, The Symbols, My Blue Sky, Six Foot Joe and the Red Hot Rhinos, The Duke Street Kings and the Austin Young Band.