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Happy Thursday, people of Lakewood! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Lakewood today.

Thursday’s weather: Cold; a little morning snow. High: 20 Low: 3.

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Here are the top five stories today in Lakewood:

  1. Nick’s Cafe, famous for Elvis’ favorite sandwich is closing today. Lakewood restaurant famous for serving Elvis’ favorite – the peanut butter, jelly and bacon sandwich is closing up shop today. (9News)
  2. Arvada company pleads guilty to criminal pollution. Rapid Wire trucks were seen repeatedly discharging chemicals into a storm drain along Sheridan Boulevard. (KMGH)
  3. ‘Critical Step’ To Fix Pollution: Colorado Partners With EPA. Colorado is the second state in the nation to partner with the Environmental Protection Agency. (Patch)
  4. Denver’s overdose epidemic at unprecedented level. In less than two years, overdoses in Denver have more than doubled. 450 overdose deaths in Denver in 2021.(KUSA)
  5. CSU gets nearly $1M to research wildfire air quality. According to the EPA, the smoke produced from a wildfire consists of a complex mixture of gases and fine particles that are the result of burning wood. CSU is set to study the health impacts for humans. (FOX31)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • Young Professionals: Morning Meeting. (9 a.m.)
  • 40 West Gallery: Women of Printmaking Partner Group Exhibit. (Noon – 4 p.m.)
  • Chromebook Basics: Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center. (1:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • This weekend the Lakewood Cultural Center welcomes Lao Tizer to the stage! There are only a few tickets left. (LCC)
  • Let the City of Lakewood know what you think of the Walker-Branch Park concept plan. Access the survey here: (Lakewood)
  • Make a difference for your community. Volunteer for openings on Lakewood’s boards and commissions and find fulfilling ways to contribute to your community. Apply online by 5 p.m. March 21 and learn about specific qualifications here: (Lakewood)

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