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Crown Hill construction on hold, Jeffco Open Space seeking input

Trail work at Crown Hill Park, 9307 W. 26th Ave., is nearing completion, but all other construction at the park has been put on hold.

The other elements planned to be constructed this year are restroom and fitness station replacements, a shade structure and nature play areas. These projects are postponed pending additional citizen input.

To gather additional citizen input, Jefferson County Open Space is providing interested residents with information on the projects and a survey.

To receive information and a survey, residents need to email crownhill@jeffco.us and provide open space with their contact information. Surveys will be sent a week to 10 days after the email is received.

Surveys will be available until the end of February.

Once the surveys are compiled, the feedback will be incorporated into a final plan and presented during a community meeting in March.

More information about Crown Hill can be found at www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R7.htm.

Wheat Ridge Police accepting applications for Citizen Police Academy

Wheat Ridge Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizen Police Academy, which begins Feb. 27.

The Citizen Police Academy gives people who live or work in Wheat Ridge the chance to learn firsthand about the innerworkings of the police department.

Lectures and demonstrations will cover topics such as community policing, crime scene investigation, SWAT team, patrol operations, criminal investigations and law, use of force considerations, use of the Firearms Training Simulator, traffic enforcement and more.

Applicants must live, work or volunteer in Wheat Ridge, be 21 years old or older, be willing sign a waiver of liability and have no felony, domestic violence or misdemeanor convictions.

More information and an application are available at www.ci.wheatridge.co.us. Residents can also call 303-235-2927 for more information.

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