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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Rev Up For The 44th Avenue Rumble, May 12

Springtime marks the return of some of the Wheat Ridge community’s most popular activities, the 44th Avenue Rumble – Cruise and Poker Run among them.

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IN MEMORIAM:
Robert Autobee – Journalist and Historian

Robert “Bob” Autobee, journalist and historian, age 56, of Lakewood died in Corpus Christi, Texas, March 18, following a short illness.

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Tattoo Artist Andee Liggett Brings Her Fine-Art Skills To Skin

Andrea Liggett’s tattoo studio is a bright feast for the eyes, with artwork of all kinds on the walls. Featured large are images of Marilyn Monroe and a corner shelf full of figures and buildings from “Nightmare Before Christmas.”

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Farmers Play Ball At Rockies’ Coors Field

Wheat Ridge High School’s varsity baseball team got the special experience of playing on Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, for a non-conference exhibition against Monarch High School on March 23.

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  The City of Lakewood’s Sustainability Division kicked off an educational initiative to help residents recycle more at home and in their community.

  Dubbed “Recycle! It’s good for Lakewood,” the initiative has been developed after talking with Lakewood residents, including a focus group, for ideas and suggestions. While the effort is designed to build awareness, Sustainability Manager Jonathan Wachtel said the effort is designed to build awareness but is also an opportunity to continue the discussion about ways to increase recycling in the community.

  Residents will see fliers, posters and ads in the coming months to remind them about recycling options. Residents can get a bin and join in by signing up for curbside recycling at home with their trash hauler. While shopping or being outdoors, residents are encouraged to use recycling bins provided in stores and in Lakewood’s parks, instead of throwing items in the trash.

  A survey that the Sustainability Division conducted two years ago found that more than 90 percent of Lakewood residents who answered the survey said they wanted more recycling options and to reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill. The city’s citizen surveys conducted every few years also has found that Lakewood residents consistently cite Lakewood’s parks, open spaces and quality of life as their top reasons for living in the city.

  For more information on the initiative, visit Lakewood.org/WeRecycle.