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Eiberhood Annual Meeting A Success

The meeting on May 1st began with a “Meet and Greet,” with representatives from City government, West Metro Fire (including a fire truck!), RTD, and the Action Center.  There were around 60 people in attendance.

The meeting started with a discussion of the West Metro Fire Department mill levy increase, lead by Chief Lombardi.  Paul Ditson described the past accomplishments of the association.   The continuing board members were introduced, and a plea made for new folks to join the board.  Lakewood’s Sustainability Initiative was discussed, with a presentation by Jonathan Wachtel of the City.  Neighborhood initiative presentations included the Community Garden by Lois Witte, and the Resilience Circle and Bee Safe Initiatives by Carrie Sonneborn.  The meeting adjourned at 8 pm.

Garden Wins Sustainability Award

On April 28th, the Community Garden receiveda City of Lakewood Sustainability Award.  Annually, these awards recognize leadership in community sustainability. This is the second award in our neighborhood.  Last year St. Paul’s Episcopal Church won for their rooftop solar installation. For more information about the awards, please visit  www.Lakewood.org/SustainabilityAwards.

Colorado Energy Expo Is June 27th

The Colorado Energy Expo is free and will feature opportunities to learn about the energy industry’s economic impact, environmental aspects, public policy framework, workforce capacity, present-day operations and systems, as well as the industry’s innovation pipeline and future potential.    There will be an industry and technology expo, a speaker series and a happy hour reception.  To learn more, visit www.metrodenver.org/colorado-energy-expo.

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 wadsworthcapacity@gmail.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 loiswitte@gmail.com.

What’s Happening?

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