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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Cue The Music: The Holidays Are Here

Ridge On 38th Holiday Celebration, presented and organized by Localworks, will take place on Sat., Dec. 1 from 3 to 6:30 p.m., featuring hot cocoa, carolers, arts, crafts and holiday shopping. PHOTO BY BECKY OLSTAD

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Behind The Scenes As Civic Center Nears Completion

A worker installs the sign at the new location of the Edgewater branch of the Jefferson County Public Library on Nov. 5. The new library is part of the Edgewater Civic Center project, scheduled to open to the public after Thanksgiving. PHOTO: MIKE MCKIBBIN

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: There’s Still Gold In Them Thar Creeks

It’s unlikely anyone can live in Wheat Ridge for more than a year and not know about its agricultural roots, but some may be less familiar with the city’s significance in the history of the gold rush in Colorado.

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: A Gold Crown Clubhouse For Edgewater Kids

"We believe in the power of one.” That’s the motto of the new Gold Crown Clubhouse in the heart of Edgewater, where individuals aged 10 to 18 can go to be creative and learn or improve technology skills.

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County Public Library’s new website gives residents an improved online library to enjoy.

Library users can discover, explore, search, connect and do more online with the new jeffcolibrary.org. The site has many new features patrons have asked for, including the ability to create reading lists and manage reading history. It also makes it easier to discover all of the resources the library offers.

New features include:

• More access to new books and other materials

• Improved search, especially for formats like DVD and e-books

• Options to keep track of what you’ve read, watched, or listened to

• Sharable lists, reviews and ratings

• An easy-to-remember username

• Options to send books and other materials to your nearest library with one click.

• Mobile-friendly and ADA-compliant

Jefferson County Public Library collaborated with Toronto-based software company BiblioCommons to build the new website, online catalog and events system.

Visit the Jefferson County Public Library’s website at jeffcolibrary.org.