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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Festivals Fill Out The Summer Season

The 49th annual Carnation Festival features a carnival, parade and fun to spotlight the people and community culture that has helped put Wheat Ridge on the map. PHOTO COURTESY CARNATION FESTIVAL.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Flock Of Festivals Come To 40 West Art District

Watch artists paint murals like this one – live – at MuralFest at Lamar Plaza on Aug. 11, also featuring children’s activities, free trolley rides, art demonstrations and even graffiti painting. PHOTO DAVE REIN/COURTESY 40 WEST ARTS.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Joe DeMott: Serving The Community, In Every Sense Of The Word

Working for his father at Pietra’s Pizzeria since his teen years, public servant and community volunteer Joe DeMott now owns and manages the establishment, which his father opened in 1964. PHOTO COURTESY DEMOTT FAMILY.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Community Booster Grant Babb: Promoting Edgewater Community

"Edgewater is a real small town, where neighbors know each other and each other’s kids,” says Grant Babb, owner of Joyride Brewing and an Edgewater resident since 2009. “My kids are safe riding their bikes down the street.” PHOTO BY LAURIE DUNKLEE

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Join the Jeffco League of Women Voters at the Iron Rail Tavern, Monday, Dec. 4, to socialize with the Colorado State Legislators representing Jefferson County and hear them present their legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session. The free, open-to-the-public event takes place 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 4111 Kipling St. No reservations required.

The League of Women Voters is a nonprofit that encourages public participation in local government, educates voters and advocates on public policy. The League is nonpartisan and does not endorse or oppose political parties or candidates at any level of office.

For more information, call 303-238-0032 or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.