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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Trunk or Treat Turns Seven, Oct. 28, on The Green

TRUNK OR TREAT WILL MARK ITS SEVENTH YEAR of fun, safe trick-or-treating for kids, with participation from firefighters, the police, businesses and community members, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 4 to 6 p.m., on The Green, 7101 W. 38th Ave. PHOTO COURTESY LOCALWORKS

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Edgewater Civic Center Groundbreaking

EDGEWATER’S NEW CIVIC CENTER took a step closer to reality as groundbreaking ceremonies took place on Sept. 23 Pictured are (L-R): Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul, Edgewater Mayor Kris Teegardin and Jeffco Library Executive Director Pam Nissler. PHOTO: TIM BERLAND

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Backyard Bats Benefit Just About Everybody

Bats are blind flying mice that attack you, get tangled in your hair, suck your blood, and give you rabies. So, they must be crazy. Right? Not so fast!

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WEST METRO FIRE: West Metro Crews Deploy to Fires Across the Country

WEST METRO’S BRUSH 39 ENGINE CREW worked on the West Mims Fire in Georgia’s swampland recently. Left to right: Captain Todd Heinl, and Firefighters Tony Lodice, Rhett Blackmer and David Cullum. PHOTO BY WEST METRO FIRE RESCUE

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Volunteers celebrated the completion of multi-lingual wayfinding signage on the Lakewood Gulch with the Candy Cane Lane walk and bike ride on June 11. If you missed it – or didn’t get enough fun – there are two additional rides coming up this month:

• Saturday, July 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., with a bike rodeo by Bikes Together, just north of the Rude Recreation Center parking lot near Decatur. Sign up at bit.ly/gulchride; first 15 kids ages 3 to 13 get a free bike.

• Friday, July 28, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., meeting at the Decatur Light Rail Station; followed by a happy hour. Sign-up required.

The project, West Colfax Connects, builds on the West Colfax Business Improvement District’s efforts to improve pedestrian mobility to support access to businesses for local residents. With funding from the Colorado Health Foundation, the goal is to connect West Colfax with surrounding neighborhoods, particularly Sun Valley as it undergoes major redevelopment. The project will increase ease of access via Lakewood Gulch through a system of wayfinding signs. The signage offers a safer route between neighborhoods by foot and bike than crossings like the one at 14th and Federal.

For more information or to sign up for events, go to the News & Events tab on http://westcolfaxbid.org or visit bit.ly/sweetestride.