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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Bike Racing & Beer At Criterium And Brewfest, June 10

The Ridge at 38 Criterium is a cycling race on a fast, 1.15-mile course. Participating cyclists ride as many laps of the closed-loop circuit as possible within the time limit. This ensures a lot of action and excitement for spectators and athletes. PHOTO: BECKY OLSTAD

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: ArtLine To Open With Dinosaur-Sized First Friday Celebration

Signage and a bright green-painted line on sidewalks guides visitors along the 4-1/2 mile route between three parks, packed with activities and artwork in each. PHOTO: WILL STRATHMANN

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Edgewater Bee Guardian Abuzz about Bees

Edgewater resident Kelly Shinn is seeing fewer honey bees flitting from flower to flower than she would expect during this time of year, and she’s not alone.

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WEST METRO FIRE: West Metro Adds New Rescue To Fleet

It’s nearly 43 feet long, weighs in at more than 36 tons and carries 500 gallons of water. West Metro Fire Rescue’s newest apparatus is a combination fire truck and rescue truck, designed to get firefighters out the door and on scene faster.

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It’s spring, and time to clean out your medicine cabinet of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications.

The Lakewood Police Department will host a drop off site for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the upper parking lot at the Lakewood Police Department, 445 S. Allison Parkway.

Police will be on hand to collect meds for proper destruction. Items that cannot be accepted include needles and sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, pressurized canisters, illicit drugs, and chemotherapy/radioactive substances.

For details, visit Lakewood.org/news.