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Hey, people of Lakewood! Brad K. Evans here with the Wednesday Lakewood Daily.

Wednesday’s weather: Warm with partial sunshine. High: 67 Low: 39.

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Here are the top stories in Lakewood today:

  1. No-growth bill dies in committee. Proposed legislation that would have banned Colorado cities from imposing limited growth polices died at the statehouse on Tuesday. The bill was aimed at making changes to state law so that other cities couldn’t adopt programs like Lakewood’s Strategic Growth Initiative that was instituted in 2019. (CPR)
  2. Lake Powell water level may drop below critical level in the next two weeks. Officials from the Colorado River Basin are sounding the alarm as the water level at Lake Powell is nearing its lowest elevation at which Glen Canyon Dam can generate power. (CO Sun)
  3. Bill that would incentivize water-wise landscaping moves forward in state legislature. Known affectionately as the ‘turf replacement program,’ if passed, the Colorado Water Conservation Board would have to create a program that would financially incentivize residents to replace irrigated grass with water-wise landscaping. (FOX31)
  4. Concert for Marshall Fire victims raises over $700K. The Marshall Fire Benefit Concert had more than 14,000 live music aficionados log into the online concert that featured performances by Steve Miller, Lyle Lovette and 20+ artists. (CBS4)
  5. Do urban camping bans actually stop people from camping? This is probably an obvious no, at least in Denver anyway. As Aurora moves to copy Denver’s camping ban, Kyle Clark digs into the subject, and discovers that sweeps and bans don’t actually solve the problem. (9News)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • Habitat for Humanity. (Noon)
  • Alameda Connects: Community meeting. (7:3o a.m.)
  • Career Exploration: For job seekers and career changers. (9 a.m.)
  • Preschool Time: Belmar Library. (10:15 a.m.)
  • Lakewood Arts: From Natural to Abstraction. (11 a.m.)
  • Community Development Committee with Guest Speaker: Jefferson County Public Health. (11:30 a.m.)

Into the Ethers By Kim Robard
Into the Ethers By Kim Robard. The Wildlife of Lakewood Exhibition’s opening reception is March 3 at the Corner Gallery in the Lakewood Community Center .

From my notebook:

  • Adopt a wild horse or burro: The Bureau of Land Management will be holding a wild horse and burro adoption event in Florence, Colorado, March 4-5 at Pathfinder Regional Park. The two-day outdoor event will feature 78 wild horses from the Sand Wash Basin. http://ow.ly/6Iwf50I6kOW” (Facebook)
  • Find nearby parks, projects, your City Council members, utility providers and more information about your neighborhood with Lakewood’s My Neighborhood tool. Just enter your address and you’re set. (Lakewood)
  • Celebrate Colorado event on March 3, aka 303 Day. Customers shopping at any of the 41 Natural Grocers stores across the state on March 3 will receive a free, Colorado-themed, limited edition, reusable shopping bag and commemorative sticker, along with special discounts on local brands. Shoppers can also enter to win a $100 Natural Grocers Gift Card. (Natural Grocers)

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