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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Goats Gone Missing, Reward Offered

Five Fridges Farm’s goats are still missing as the Neighborhood Gazette went to press, but the company is “overwhelmed with gratitude for the community helping us find the missing boys,” including seven trained volunteers from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery conducting a search on Jan. 1. PHOTO COURTESY OF 5 FRIDGES FARM

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: ‘The Velvet Elvis’ Preserving Colfax History

When Firstbank bought the stonewall motel property on West Colfax, they donated the sign to the Colfax Museum. “They delivered it here and everything,” says curator Jonny Barber. PHOTO BY LAURIE DUNKLEE

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Wheat Ridge’s First Poet In Residence: Sharon Heinlen

“I have written poetry all my life, including as a young child,” said Sharon Heinlen, Wheat Ridge’s first-ever Poet In Residence. PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE

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NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS: Celebrate The New Year In The Art District

The 40 West Arts Gallery, 1560 Teller St., will hold an opening reception for its Members Exhibition on Feb. 1. The reception, from 5 to 9 p.m., will include wine or beer and light snacks. IMAGE COURTESY 40 WEST ARTS DISTRICT

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For those of us with the traditional concept of the Revolutionary War, that of Minutemen, Lexington, and Concord, “Independence Lost,” by Kathleen DuVal, will be an eye opener.

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters Nonfiction Book Club’s May selection covers the mosaic of activity along the Gulf Coast around the time of the Revolution, outside the 13 rebelling colonies. DuVal uses composite characters to explain the role of the British loyalists, the French, Cajuns, Choctaws and other tribes, free blacks and slaves in the struggle, which resulted in major British defeats at Baton Rouge, Pensacola, and Mobile.

Two meetings to discuss the book will be held: Wednesday, May 16, at 1 p.m., at the Lakewood Public Library, 10200 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood; and Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m., at Brookdale Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood.

All are welcome at either meeting, which are the last of this season. Book club meetings will resume in September.

For more information, call Lynne at 303-985-5128, email info@lwvjeffco.org, or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.