?Arvada's Mental Health Program + I-25 Monitors + War On Fentanyl

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Good morning, Lakewood! Let’s get this Tuesday kicked off with what’s going on in and around town today.

Tuesday’s weather: Partly sunny and mild. High: 62 Low: 38.

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Here are the top stories in Lakewood today:

  1. CDOT monitoring system has gone online on I-25. Colorado Department of Transportation has installed vehicle detection devices for vehicles that enter I-25 that measure the number of vehicles, their speed, and how many vehicles are waiting to enter the highway. (9News)
  2. Police officials stress dangers of fentanyl abuse. Deaths from fentanyl across metro Denver has hit a fever pitch, which mirrors the number of people who’ve fatally overdosed in Colorado. Those deaths have increased by over 1,800 percent between 2015 and 2021, and local, regional and state officials are scrambling to stem the body count. (Gazette)
  3. Hundreds of millions coming to Colorado from $26 billion opioid settlement. Colorado’s share of the settlement is $384 million. The plan was announced last year but was contingent on participation from state and local governments. (CO Sun)
  4. Arvada launching mental awareness campaign. The City of Arvada’s new program, called Centered, is focused on assisting small businesses deal with mental health challenges. (Patch)
  5. Town of Superior rolls back green building code. The town’s city council passed a Marshall Fire exemption building code on Monday, which they hope will help residents rebuild faster, and more affordably. The new code will allow residents to opt out of Superior’s green code and roll back to 2018 codes. (FOX31)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • Job Search Tips: Jeffco Business & Workforce Center. (9 a.m.)
  • How to Testify & Lobby: CWCC Public Affairs Committee. (11:30 a.m.)
  • Textile Craft Drop In: Belmar Library. (1 p.m.)
  • Tuesday Afternoon Book Group: The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre. (2 p.m.)
  • The Tutoring Center Ribbon Cutting: Golden Chamber of Commerce. (5 p.m.)
  • Heart of Golden Meeting: Golden City Hall. (5:3o p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Here’s a list of the 10 most stolen cars in Denver metro area. (FOX31)
  • The new Colorado’s driver’s license design unveiled. Next time you go to renew your driver’s license, it will feature a new design, as well as additional security features. (CO Sun)

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