🌱 Gunman Kills Five + Denver Mask Mandate + Was Oak Fire Arson?

Happy Wednesday, Lakewood! Here's what you need to know about what's happening in town today.

Wednesday's weather outlook: Partly sunny and cold. High: 37 Low: 25.

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Here are the top five stories in Lakewood today:

  1. Gunman killed in shooting spree, leaves five dead in Denver and Lakewood. According to police, the suspect shot targeted victims, and has been identified as 47-year-old Lyndon James Mcleod. He died after an exchange of gunfire with a Lakewood Police Department officer in the Belmar Shopping District. The details of the killing spree are just coming into focus. (CO Sun)

  2. Need a COVID-19 booster shot or test? Here's a list of places you can go to get a COVID booster shot and test locations in Colorado. (CPR)

  3. Jeffco sheriff says: Monday's Oak Fire is believed to be arson. The large grass fire that forced evacuations and burned more than 150 acres in Jefferson County Monday is now being investigated as arson. (FOX31)

  4. Colorado mountains see five-plus feet of snow lands a week, more on the way. One resort in Colorado that's seen high snow totals is Wolf Creek Ski Area. Over the past week, the resort has received 67 inches of new snow – nearly half of its typical annual snowfall. (Out There)

  5. Denver’s mask mandate has been extended to February, is Lakewood next? Denver officials say hospitalizations and cases have continued to increase and masks help mitigate the spread of the virus. (Denverite)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • Looking For A Job: How to Prepare for an Online Interview (9 a.m.)

  • Get Out of Your Own Way! Jeffco Business & Workforce Center (1 p.m.)

  • Lakewood Events Calendar: Here's what's happening this week. (Patch)

From my notebook:

  • When The Christmas Tree Comes Down: Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Lakewood. (Lakewood)

  • Sign the Online Support Petition for the Weir Gulch/Wadsworth Underpass. Help continue the improvement of the underpass that started with the entrance murals. This petition is to ask the Lakewood Neighborhood Participation Grant Selection Committee to approve the Weir Gulch Gardens Grant application. This grant amount will go towards updated tunnel lighting for improved safety and mural visibility. (Alameda Connects)

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This article originally appeared on the Lakewood Patch