🌱 Denver's Dirty Air + Water Supply Shortage + LPD Throws Shade

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Lakewood news you can use! Let's get you started off this Wednesday with what you need to know going on today in Lakewood.

Wednesday's weather: Periods of sun; not as cold. High: 40 Low: 23.

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Here are the top five stories today in Lakewood:

  1. Surprise, there's not enough water for those that want it. With growing demand for a shrinking water supply, state water officials have officially declared most of the Yampa River as over-appropriated. The designation is a formal recognition there's no longer enough water for everyone who wants it. (CPR)

  2. Dirty, Dirty Denver. In a recent study, Denver ranked a disappointing 5th nationwide when it came to 'most greenhouse gas emissions' per capita. Denver's overall ranking was 59 on the list of 200 dirtiest cities in the US. (Out There)

  3. Lakewood police use snowstorm to throw shade at Buffalo Bills defense. "Drive slowly and give the same amount of room to nearby cars that the Buffalo Bills gave to the Kansas City Chiefs with seven seconds left." (Patch)

  4. Homeless camping ban to be reintroduced by Aurora mayor. Aurora Mayor, Mike Coffman is planning to reintroduce his failed camping ban to the council next month. The ban would prohibit all urban camping on private and public property within the city limits. (Gazette)

  5. Is the Marshall Fire is impacting the real estate market in metro Denver? The simple answer is yes. More than 1,000 homes burned to the ground during the Marshall Fire, at a time when there are already too few homes on the market in Colorado. The fire’s immediate impact on the housing market is starting to become clear. (9News)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • COVID-19 Testing: Jefferson County Fairgrounds. (7 a.m.)

  • Union Corridor Professionals: West Metro Chamber. (8 a.m.)

  • Resume Concepts: Tips to Get the Interview. (9 a.m.)

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Jeffco County Fairgrounds. (9 a.m.)

  • Toddler Time: Golden Library. (9:15 a.m.)

  • Preschool Time: Belmar Library. (10:15 a.m.)

  • MasterBinds: How to Add Philanthropy into your Small Business. (Noon)

From my notebook:

  • West Colfax Corridor Beautification: Lakewood City Council has approved funding for streetscape and public art improvements along the West Colfax corridor in Lakewood along the West Colfax corridor between Carr and Simms. The total project budget is $400,000. (Take the survey)

  • January is National Radon Action Month. Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and half of homes in Jeffco have high levels of radon. Testi(ng your home is the first step towards reducing your family's exposure to radon. FREE radon kits are available, by mail, for Jeffco residents throughout the month of January – while supplies last. (Jeffco)

  • Jefferson County updates Wildfire Regulations for building permits. The changes impact how building permits are processed in unincorporated portions of the County. The new rules include a requirement for proof of fire protection for all new building permits. Any building permits for new structures (including detached garages) as well as the replacement of an existing structure above 6400 feet in elevation, will require a defensible space permit. (Jeffco)

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That's it for today! See you tomorrow morning for your next update. — Brad K. Evans

This article originally appeared on the Lakewood Patch

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