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FRONT PAGE NEWS: 40 West’s Artline Opened With A Block Party

First Friday, June 1, on Lakewood Place between Reed and Pierce streets. The bright green-painted line on sidewalks guides visitors along the 4-1/2 mile route connecting activities and artwork at local parks. PHOTO BY KATHYRN ZEIGLER

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: "Greetings" Community Art Installation

Kia Ruiz Poses With A Chicken in front of the Wheaties Academy’s public art project, unveiled at the Anderson Pool building on June 12. Chickens and goats were themes suggested by the community to be included in the mural. PHOTO COURTESY WHEATIES ACADEMY.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Michael Klinker’s Passion For Trees Takes Root In Edgewater

Michael Klinker makes it his business to look up — at trees, that is. The Edgewater resident’s goal is to grow the city’s leafy canopy by helping people to plant more trees.

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NEIGHBROHOOD NEWS: Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Bike to Work We Go

Businesses, cities and citizen groups in Sloan’s Lake, Lakewood, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge will host breakfast stations, after-work parties, free snacks and beverages and help from bike techs and Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 27.

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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.