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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Wheat Ridge High School Gifted And Talented

Wheat Ridge High School Gifted And Talented program students Isaac Hoskins and Piper Binkley recently qualified for the prestigious Daniels Fund Scholarship. PHOTO: LISA LEE

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: The Jellyfish Are Back by Popular Demand!

Mark your calendars for First Friday Art Walk in the 40 West Arts District, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., when the Bad Asstronauts – the Jellyfish – will be shakin’ and movin’ throughout the district, with live music and creative spaces. Bring the family! PHOTO COURTESY 40 WEST ARTS

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Dentist Also A Passionate Concert Pianist

Pianist And Dentist Cody Garrison balances a professional dentistry practice with the performance schedule of a busy concert pianist. PHOTO BY LYNN FISCHER.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: TIF Money Aiding Sloan’s Lake Developments

A mixed-use residential and commercial redevelopment project on the shores of Sloan’s Lake would not have happened without financial help from local government tax increment financing, according to a project official.

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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.