2014 Jeffco Safety Fair, Sat Aug 23
The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Safety Fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave, Golden. Document shredding, electronics recycling, and credit report reviews are several of the over 80 booths offering activities, giveaways and valuable information.
Want to learn more about scams? Join Jessica Beren, Westminster Police Department, and Jennifer Clark, Jeffco District Attorney’s Office, to learn how to avoid scams at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26th at the Jefferson County District Attorney’s conference room, 500 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden.
Sustainable Neighborhoods Summer Picnic
Sunday, August 24th at Sloan Lake Park
noon til 3p
RSVP at: snsummerpicnic.eventbrite.com
Participants from the Lakewood and Denver Sustainable Neighborhoods programs are invited to join. If your neighborhood is interested in applying to the program for 2015, feel free to join us and learn more about what it’s like to be in the program!
We ask that everyone please bring a dish to share!
Sustainable Neighborhoods will provide beverages, desserts, and paper & plastic ware.
All attendees will receive tickets to enter the raffle and win prizes like annual memberships to B-cycle, Car2Go, and eGo Car Share, gift cards to Sprouts, and prizes from local businesses (worth up to $100)! All participants will receive a promo code for a waived application fee and $10 credit to eGo Car Share.
Sloan Lake Park offers a sheltered picnic area (with seating for 50), restrooms, grills, a playground, and more. We’ll have volleyball, frisbees, bocce ball, and cornhole (bean bag toss)! Feel free to bring the whole family, lawn games, picnic blankets, and some sunscreen.
Help us keep the trash down — Please bring your own water bottle!
Professional Bicycle Race – Road Closures
News Release from City of Lakewood – The USA Pro Challenge, the statewide high-profile professional bicycle race, will prompt temporary road closures in Lakewood during the last day of racing on Sunday, Aug. 24.
Starting at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24, the following streets will be closed in Lakewood for about 45 minutes:
• Westbound off-ramp from Interstate 70 at West 32nd Avenue
• 32nd east to Kipling Street
• Kipling Street south to West 26th Avenue
• 26th east to Wadsworth Boulevard
• Wadsworth north to 32nd
Closure times are estimates only and are subject to change depending on the pace of the race, weather and other unanticipated conditions.
For complete race information, visit www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com.
Eiber is Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhood for Second Year
The City of Lakewood awarded Eiber its second consecutive award as Outstanding Neighborhood in the city’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program. The award was received by Eiberhood representatives at the July 28 City Council meeting.
Eiber was the first neighborhood to achieve Outstanding status in the program’s inaugural year, and this makes the second year running that Eiber has maintained that status. We are well on our way to qualifying for a third.
The city has posted signs near the Garrison and Oak Street light rail stations recognizing the neighborhood’s accomplishment.
Eiber was one of three award recipients this year. During city staff’s presentation, it was stated that calls from other cities interested in the program have been coming in from all over the country, and even one from Dubai, Saudi Arabia! Boulder and Denver now both have similar programs. It’s gratifying to see that Lakewood has blazed yet another trail, and that the Eiber Neighborhood was there at the start.
To watch the City Council session, click here.
RTD Service Changes Effective Aug 17
Sunday through Thursday service will be reduced from every 30 minutes to every hour after 11:00 p.m. with the last trip leaving Union Station at 1:02 a.m.
In addition, four eastbound trips at 6:01 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 6:45 p.m. from Federal Center Station, and four westbound trips from Union Station at 5:40 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 2:55 p.m., and 6:25 p.m. will be discontinued. Schedule adjustments will also be made.
BroncosRide service will be discontinued from the Federal Center Station; alternate service will be provided on the W line. With the closure of Market Street Station, the Market Street Shuttle will be discontinued; alternate service will be provided on the W and E lines to Union Station.
In addition, weeknight game service from the Alameda & Havana Park-n-Ride and East High School will be discontinued. Alternate service for Alameda & Havana will include BroncosRide service from South High School or any station along the Southeast Corridor. Alternate service for East High School will include Route 15L, which has been extended to the Decatur/Federal Station.
For more information, visit www.rtd-denver.com/servicechanges-august2014.shtml
RTD W Line Interruption
On Saturday and Sunday, Aug 9 – 10, RTD light rail W line service was interrupted for maintenance work on W line crossings. This was the first opportunity that Eiber neighbors had to experience RTD’s alternative operations plan for closures. Many neighbors have expressed their disappointment with the result.
Residents awoke early Saturday morning to the sound of the largest buses in RTD’s fleet – the articulated “accordian” type that run on Colfax – disturbing the early morning quiet of the inner neighborhood, and running every 15 minutes around the clock for the next 40 hours. Buses were being routed along Garrison St and 10th Ave in order to service the Garrison Station. Many residents hold the opinion that these large buses have no proper place negotiating tight corners and narrow streets with limited shoulders and sidewalks.
While this is of course a temporary condition when it happens, the impact it has on the peace, quiet, and safety of the neighborhood is profound. Residents have been discussing the issue with our region’s RTD Board Director, Natalie Menten, who in turn has met with RTD officials.
There is currently no official word of RTD’s reviewing their operations plan for W line closures, but we encourage them to do so. Residents and the ENA are interested in meeting with RTD to explore alternatives to this plan.
Given the nature of the impact – and the fact that this very issue was raised during the design phase – we are interested in hearing your opinion on the matter. If you were affected by these buses traversing the neighborhood last weekend and wish to share your experience, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check back for updates on this issue as it evolves.
Work to Widen Wadsworth Begins
The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work this month on rehabilitation and widening of Wadsworth Boulevard between West 10th and West 14th avenues. Initial work will include digging to locate utilities, surveying and constructing temporary traffic signals. This will likely affect traffic on Wadsworth with periodic closures of a single lane, which will occur throughout the duration of the project. This project will include concrete paving, widening Wadsworth by one lane in both directions, adding 10-foot multiuse paths on each side of Wadsworth and reconstructing the box culvert to carry Dry Gulch under Wadsworth. For additional information, please call 888‐759‐6197 or email email@example.com.
Bike & Byways Map App Available
The Colorado Department of Transportation has its bike and byways map available through a mobile application, providing instant information to bicyclists. The map currently provides roadway information such as shoulder widths and traffic volumes, but the new electronic version will significantly expand the amount of available information. The app will soon be available for downloading from a desktop, tablet or mobile phone. For more information, see CDot Bicycle and Byways Map.
Lakewood A Top Place To Live
The Movoto Real Estate website picked Lakewood as one of the best places to live in Colorado, citing Lakewood’s high overall quality of life and the price of housing. The website looked at seven factors including amenities, commute times, crime and quality of life to pick the best spots. Read more at www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/best-places-in-colorado.
Crime Stoppers mobile ‘app’ Available
Metro Crime Stoppers has an application that residents can download to smart phones to make it easier to report crimes and find crime prevention tips. Visit www.CrimeStoppersMobile.com to learn more.
Make a Difference in the Life of A Child
Volunteers at Eiber Elementary help Eiber’s children achieve academic success and in return, are enriched by the friendship and love of a child. Many Eiber students are disadvantaged economically – over 90% of the students at Eiber are on a free or reduced lunch program. Eiber is a dual language school, with a third of the students having a language background other than English, and 90% of those students speaking Spanish as their first language.
This program began as a literacy program and this year it expanded to provide support to the math curriculum. Volunteers are paired with an individual child. if you would like more information, contact Lois Witte, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Lakewood has many ways for residence to stay informed about activities in Lakewood. They include a comprehensive website, enewsletters, social media, and ward meetings. Click here for details.