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FRONT PAGE NEWS:
RidgeFest Now Chock-Full of Chalk Art, Sept. 9

CHECK OUT THE CHALK ART AT RIDGEFEST, Saturday, Sept. 9 from 3 to 9 p.m., in the Ridge at 38 district. This year the free family-friendly event boasts a Chalk Art Festival, including work by chalk artist Olivia McLeod. PHOTO COURTESY OF OLIVIA MCLEOD.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS:
West Colfax MuralFest

MURAL ARTIST BOBBY MAGEE LOPEZ finishes up a work at the third annual West Colfax MuralFest at Lamar Station Plaza, Aug. 12. The free festival featured art, music, food and creative activities. PHOTO BY LELAND SCHMIDT

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BACK TO SCHOOL:
Chapter One: We Head Back To Class

Adding to the “Ask the Super” column, where our superintendent answers questions from the community, a new section has been added by the name “School Visitor Pass,” where guest writers will include principals, school board members, etc.

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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS:
Take a Tour of the Unexpected – Mid Century and Modern Homes

The tour showcases the hidden gem of modern architecture in Wheat Ridge. From vintage mid-century to those renovated or restored back to modern style, the tour homes showcase the best of Wheat Ridge. PHOTO BY BLU HARTKOPP PHOTOGRAPHY

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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.