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Transit service offers prizes

36 Commuting Solutions is sweetening the pot when it comes to their popular 36 Prize Riders transit incentive program. For every two people a participant refers, they will receive a $50 gift card. 36 Prize Riders runs July 22 to Sept. 13 and offers participants the chance to win weekly prizes, including a cruiser bike, iPad Mini and more simply by riding the bus and logging their trips.

The more participants ride transit, the better their chances of winning. The 36 Prize Riders program is jointly funded by 36 Commuting Solutions and a Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant. For more information on 36 Prize Riders, please visit www.36prizeriders.org, or email info@36commutingsolutions.org.

Infrastructure fee increase pays
for maintenance needs

Westminster residents will see an increase in the monthly infrastructure fee on their utility bills beginning in 2014. The $1 per month, $12 per year, increase goes to pay for needed maintenance for streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and street lights.

There is a similar increase of $1 per month that will begin in 2015, which will bring the fee to $6 per month from its current $4 per month. The infrastructure fee helps pay for ongoing maintenance to repair curbs, gutters and sidewalks that are deteriorating. Each dollar in the fee raises about $360,000 annually. This helps offset more than $1 million in annual spending to maintain curbs, gutters and sidewalks in our community.

Standley Lake starts Junior
Ranger program

Standley Lake Regional Park is happy to announce the start of the Junior Ranger program. Children ages 6-12 are invited to join a park ranger 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Standley Lake Regional Park to learn how to help protect natural resources, plants and animals. Class is held outside, rain or shine. The class is free, however there is a standard park entrance fee of $7 to drive in the park, or use the free parking lot located at 100th Avenue and Owens Street.

To register call 303-425-1097, class size is limited. Children will participate in nature games, nature crafts and park exploration en route to becoming Junior Rangers and earning their park ranger badge.

Candidate withdraws from mayoral race

City Councilor Scott Major will not be running for the position of Westminster mayor in this November’s election.

He withdrew his application the week of Sept. 9 due to personal reasons. Three candidates are still in the running for mayor, Bob Briggs, Herb Atchison and Mary Lindsay.