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Hello, people of Lakewood! It’s me again, Brad K. Evans, your host of the Lakewood Daily.

Wednesday’s weather: A couple of afternoon showers. High: 49 Low: 29.

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Here are the top stories in Lakewood today:

  1. Bear Creek Lake Park could see dramatic changes as water project moves forward. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a feasibility study to determine whether or not the Bear Creek Lake reservoir can store more water for Colorado’s growing population. (Out There)
  2. Lakewood boys lacrosse dominates Golden in season opener. It was freezing cold, but Lakewood’s boys lacrosse team came out hot to kick off the season last Friday, against Golden. Lakewood won 9-2. (CHSAA Now)
  3. Take caution when buying food at dollar stores. With grocery prices going up, many Coloradans are turning to dollar stores to purchase food. Nutritionists urge caution when buying certain food products at discount chains. (KDVR)
  4. Report finds uptick in newly homeless in Denver metro area. The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, the annual study conducted each January, indicates that there was a 99% increase in 2021, as compared to 2020. (9News)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • WCCA Community Meeting: West Colfax Community Association. (7:30 a.m.)
  • Ken-Caryl Ranch Water & Sanitation: Board of Directors Meeting (8 a.m.)
  • How to use Gmail & Google Docs to connect to employers (9 a.m.)
  • Preschool Time: Belmar Library. (10:15 a.m.)
  • Up Lit Book Group: A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers. (2 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • It’s not too late to make a difference in your community. There’s still time to volunteer for openings on Lakewood’s boards and commissions. The city needs you to contribute your time and expertise to the community. Apply online by 5 p.m. March 21. To learn about specific qualifications go here: (Lakewood)

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