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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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The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will host a community meeting to address the impacts of changing population dynamics on transportation in the county, Friday, May 4, from 7 to  9 a.m. at the American Legion Post #161’s Round Table Breakfast, 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada.

Guest speaker Steve Durian, Transportation and Engineering Director for Jefferson County, will discuss transportation funding challenges and alternative modes of transportation in the county. He oversees the county’s transportation planning, traffic engineering and major project budgeting and construction, and also serves on the Denver Regional Council of Governments Transportation Advisory Committee.

Breakfast will be at 7 a.m. and is $8; coffee is $1. Speaker presentation is at 7:20 a.m.

The meeting is the third in a series based on the results of a 2017 review of demographic changes in the county. Meetings on Health Care and Economics were held previously.

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.