🌱 C470 Closed + Schools Prep For Omicron + Best Time To Travel

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Up and at 'em, Lakewood! Here's what you need to know to get this Monday started off right.

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Here are the top stories today in Lakewood:

  1. C470 highway reopened on Christmas day after suspicious package causes shutdown. The Jeffco Sheriff's bomb squad was called in to investigate and a Code Red alert was sent out to nearby neighborhoods regarding the possible threat on Christmas morning. (Denverite)

  2. High country avalanche claims life of back country skier. A backcountry skier was killed Friday in an avalanche near Cameron Peak, becoming the first person to die from an avalanche in Colorado this snow season. (CO Sun)

  3. Housing market in Colorado could be impacted next year by higher interest rates. The U.S. central bank says it’s raising interest rates next year – and that could cool off Colorado’s hot housing market. (CPR)

  4. The best and a worst times to travel over the holidays. More than 109 million people plan to travel over the holidays this year, a 34 percent increase from 2020. (Patch)

  5. Winter break offers window for schools to prepare for omicron. Colorado’s state health department is launching a $1 million COVID vaccine advertising campaign aimed at parents. (CO Sun)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • Immersive Van Gogh: Lighthouse, Denver. (2 p.m.)

  • BIONIC Bodega & Boutique Household Goods Drive. (All Day)

  • Christmas in Color: Bandimere. (6:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • City of Lakewood is hiring site attendants at the Quail Street Recycling Center. A great opportunity to show your love for the planet and a fun work environment! Work one or more 7-hour shifts weekly. Flexible scheduling. (Apply Here)

  • Lakewood Charles Whitlock Recreation Center expanded hours. The City of Lakewood is expanding the hours at the Charles Whitlock Recreation Center beginning on January 3, hours will expand to Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Fri., 8 a.m.-4 pm. The pool will remain closed due to limited staff. (Lakewood)

  • Check out photos of Denver's architectural landmarks. The winners of the fourth-annual Doors Open Denver photography competition, Y/OUR Denver, captures the Mile High City’s unique architecture. (5280)

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This article originally appeared on the Lakewood Patch

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