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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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The emerald ash borer, a highly destructive, non-native insect that kills all true ash trees, has been detected in Boulder. As a result, Colorado experts want to be sure consumers are receiving accurate information about the pest, which is difficult to detect.

Information and resources for Lakewood residents can be found at Lakewood.org/Forestry.