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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Local Holiday Activities and Celebrations

Start off your holiday season with carolers, hot cocoa, crafts, Santa and Mrs. Claus, train rides and more at the City of Wheat Ridge Holiday Celebration, one dozens of local holiday clebrations. PHOTO: BECKY OLSTAD

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: WCCA Beautification Project #2

West Colfax Community Association Transformed the landscaping in front of Rockley Music for its second Business Beautification Project of the year. More than 20 volunteers with help from Calahan Construction accomplished the task in three hours one Saturday in October. PHOTO COURTESY OF WCCA

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2017 NEIGHBORHOOD DINING: Beer, Coffee Brew Up Seasonal Flavors

Pumpkin spice, gingerbread, maple and chocolate are famous flavors in autumn’s kitchen and bakery, but most locals know those delights are equally at home in the taphouse and coffee bar as part of everyone’s favorite seasonal brews.

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WEST COLFAX SKETCHES: Going, Going, Googie: Richard Crowther’s West Colfax Legacy

A half-century ago it was the Space Age. Optimism was in the air. An optimism that inspired a generation of architects to form inert materials into approximations of flight and transparency.

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Lakewood residents can help make decisions about building issues and historic preservation by applying for openings on Lakewood’s boards and commissions.

One opening currently exists on the Board of Appeals, which is a quasi-judicial body that hears and decides appeals of rulings or decisions made by Lakewood’s codes administrator.

One opening currently exists for a three-year term on the Historic Preservation Commission, which conducts public hearings on applications for landmark designation and makes recommendations to the City Council.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 17, and applications are available online at Lakewood.org/GetOnBoard, which also provides a full description of the qualifications for each position.

For more information, contact Donna Moreno at 303-987-7661 or donmor@lakewood.org.