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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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Population dynamics have changed in

Jefferson County, and the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will sponsor a free community meeting to address the impacts of these changes on Saturday, April 7 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Hospital, south entrance, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood.

Natalie O’Donnell Wood, Senior Policy Analyst at The Bell Policy Center, will explore the effects of demographic changes on the economy – for individuals and governments – including government revenues and expenditures, a changing job market, income inequality, retirement security, healthcare costs and others.

Lakewood mayor Adam Paul will address the city’s approach to the impacts of population changes, and how a local government plans and prepares for changes in population demographics, revenue, needed services and an evolving job market.

The meeting is one in a series based on the results of a 2017 review of demographic changes in the county by the League of Women Voters Jeffco. A Health Care meeting was presented in March and a Transportation meeting is set for May.

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.

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