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4th of July Celebration in Photos

The City of Westminster's annual 4th of July Celebration was held at Westminster City Park on Monday, July 4, 2022. The event featured a variety of food vendors, kids activities, live music, and a fireworks display to cap off the night. to learn more about special events in Westminster, visit https://www.cityofwestminster.us/specialevents.
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Top Taco 2022 in Photos

Over 50 vendors competed for the title of Top Taco in Colorado on Thursday, June 23, in Downtown Westminster. The event featured mouth-watering street tacos, multiple stages of live music, lucha libre wrestling, and unlimited samples from local restaurants. Don't miss out on the next special event in Westminster! Check...
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Westminster Legacy Foundation Appoints Natalie A. Martinez as New Executive Director

Martinez comes to the Westy Foundation with over 30 years of non-profit development and leadership experience in the Denver Metro Area. Martinez began her non-profit career with the Colorado Children’s Campaign and was mentored by Colorado’s former lieutenant governor, Barbara O’Brien. “Ever since my first taste of mission-driven work, I was passionately hooked on making our communities better places for every person to live and thrive,” said Martinez. “I cannot be more excited to be leading the Westy Foundation’s mission and vision on behalf of the citizens of Westminster!”
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Storytimes

Summer 2022: College Hill storytimes will be held on the Front Range Community College campus in the following rooms: Rocky Mountain Room C0770, Snowy Peaks Room C0578, and Timberline Room, C0577. Storytimes do not always take place in the same room. Please check the date/location before registering/attending. Find these rooms on a campus map.
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City Seeking Input for Railroad 'Quiet Zones' in Historic Westminster

The City has been working on establishing three new Quite Zones in the Historic Westminster area. Quiet Zones, once established, silence train horns from sounding each time they approach a crossing. These zones will be located at West 72nd Avenue, Lowell Blvd. near Westminster Station Park, and Bradburn Blvd. near 73rd Avenue. From 2013 to 2020, train crossings varied between six and 16 daily trips accounting for 18 to 48 train horns every 24-hours, half being between 6pm and 6am. This project seeks to silence those horns.
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New Secure Bike Shelters Open at Westminster and Broomfield RTD Locations

Commuting Solutions, the Regional Transportation District (RTD), the City and County of Broomfield and the City of Westminster have opened new Bike-n-Ride shelters at two RTD stations to the public. The two new shelters expand a growing network of bike parking for transit riders, with locations at the US 36 & Broomfield Station (westbound side) and the US 36 & Sheridan Station (eastbound side).
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City Recreation Centers Now Accepting Donations for Ralston House Pinwheel Garden Fundraiser

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the City is proud to support the Ralston House Pinwheel Garden fundraiser. Donations will be accepted at all City Recreation Facilities through May 1. Each $5 donation in support of children will be acknowledged with the planting of a blue and silver pinwheel in a pinwheel garden. Donations of $35 will receive a certificate for a free round of golf at Legacy Ridge or Walnut Creek while supplies last (valid Mon-Thurs anytime and after 1 p.m. on Fridays).- To learn more about the Ralston House Child Advocacy Center or to donate online,click here.
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2022 Community Survey

Every two years, the city conducts a citizen survey to measure residents’ satisfaction levels with city services and gather opinions on specific policy questions. The survey is sent to randomly selected Westminster residents and responses are completely confidential. The city contracts with an independent, external firm to create the...
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Sheridan traffic pattern changes start next week for underpass construction

Traffic pattern changes on southbound Sheridan Boulevard start overnight Wednesday, April 13th. Sheridan Boulevard between Turnpike Drive and the eastbound U.S. Highway 36 ramps will be in a temporary lane configuration through summer 2022. The southbound lanes of Sheridan Boulevard will shift east in order to construct the western half of the new underpass serving the US 36 Bikeway users.
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Free mulch available at self-serve site

The free mulch site located at 9920 Westminster Blvd. is a self-serve, self-loading site open to Westminster residents 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The mulch offered by this program is a product of the material collected during the City's free tree limb recycling events held throughout the year. The free mulch site will remain open to the public until supply runs out. Please note that users will need to provide their own tools to load mulch and haul away. Also, please use caution when driving into the site, and avoid visiting during snowy and wet conditions to avoid getting stuck.
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Westminster City Council Votes to Reduce Water Rates for Residential Ratepayers

Westminster, CO – Westminster City Council voted (5-2) Monday, February 28, 2022, to reduce water rates and increase the consumption limits of the city’s three-tier water rate structure for residential customers. This new rate structure was developed through extensive financial modeling and will provide immediate financial relief ahead of the irrigation season when residents typically receive their highest water bills. The average resident will save $86 annually. The new rate structure will be effective June 1, 2022.

US 36 Bike Path Connection Project

The US 36 Bike Path Connection project will provide a missing sidewalk connection between the Church Ranch Blvd. & US 36 east bound off ramp intersection and the RTD bus stop off US 36. In addition to this connection safety improvements are being installed to help protect bikers and pedestrians crossing Church Ranch Blvd. at this location.
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Simplifying Solar for Westminster Residents

Solar Co-op: The Sustainability Office and Solar United Neighbors (SUN), a national solar nonprofit, completed a very successful Westminster Solar Co-op. The co-op was the first in the City and the eighth solar co-op offered by SUN in Colorado over the last two years. Initially, 88 Westminster residents expressed interest in learning more about installing solar on their homes. Of that number, 24 signed contracts with the selected solar installer, Photon Brothers. Based on previous solar co-ops, this is a high response rate. The total kilowatt capacity of the installed systems is 168.3 kilowatts, which is roughly equivalent to the power generated by the solar panels on top of City Park Recreation Center, West View Recreation Center and the Public Safety Center. The total private dollars spent on the installations was $477,000 and will result in a 25-year energy savings of $743,000 for the homeowners. In addition, homeowners also saw a 13.3 percent savings from participating in the co-op compared to an average price for solar installation. Westminster had the highest number of both installed solar power systems and energy generated of any of the co-ops that were offered in Colorado in 2021. This shows a high demand for solar energy among city homeowners. From the time the co-op closed, additional residents have expressed interest, so the City expects to offer another one this year.
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Paddle Craft Use & Rentals

Rentals are available on a first come-first served basis starting at 9 a.m., May 1 – Sept. 30 (rentals are not available Tuesday or Wednesday). Standley Lake does not allow any type of watercraft including paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, inflatable rafts, or tubes to enter into the lake at any entrance point except the main park entrance located at 100th Avenue and Simms Street. Any and all paddle craft must be sprayed in accordance with Aquatic Nuisance Species regulations prior to launching.
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Federal Boulevard Study Highlights Needs for Pedestrian Safety, Access to Public Transit, and Reduced Congestion and Traffic Calming Measures

A collaborative effort to study Federal Boulevard and learn how conditions could be improved for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers along the corridor has been completed. The final report and recommendations from the Federal Boulevard Multimodal Study is available here. “The goal is to make Federal Boulevard safer for all,” said...
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Westminster Fire Department Chief Doug Hall to Retire After 43 Years of Service

Westminster Fire Department (WFD) Chief Doug Hall informed City Council on Monday that he will be retiring July 3, 2022, after 43 years of service and as Chief for the past 10 years. Under Hall’s leadership, WFD was given an ISO Class 1 rating, the Center for Public Safety Excellence’s (CPSE) highest accreditation. Less than 300 agencies have received an ISO Class 1 accreditation nationally. In addition to overseeing the technology modernization of the department including partnering with the Westminster Police Department to upgrade public safety telecommunications systems, Hall also developed new career pathways for future firefighters through a multi-agency firefighter academy and officer development program.
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