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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




Do you think you know everything there is to know about TABOR (Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights)? Join the League of Women Voters Jeffco at on Feb. 15 to test your knowledge with a game of “TABOR Trivial Pursuit!”

“If you’ve never heard of TABOR or don’t really understand it, there will be a chance to win, especially after reading the League’s study materials that are sent to current members,” said Christina Manthey, First Vice President, LWV Jeffco.

“TABOR is not a trivial thing, but knowing how it impacts our state is a worthwhile pursuit. And you might be able to have some fun at TABOR’s expense.”

  The February meeting is open to the public and will be held Thursday, Feb. 15 at 9:15 a.m., at the Cason Howell House, 1575 Kipling, in Lakewood.

  The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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