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Westminster Weekly News Update 06/28/13

RTD Town Meeting, 30-year business veterans, Fireworks Policy, and Water quality included for 06/28/13
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Volunteers needed to help maintain Westminster open spaces

Westminster is fortunate to have almost 3,000 acres of open space. These natural areas provide wildlife habitat, beautiful views, miles of trails and recreational opportunities. These areas look like they take care of themselves, but actually need helping hands to keep them vital and healthy. If you enjoy the outdoors and would like a flexible volunteer opportunity, join the open space and forestry volunteers. Projects vary and are held on selected Saturday mornings. No experience is necessary - just an appreciation of nature. Contact Patti Wright at 303-658-2201 or pwright@cityofwestminster.us to find out how you can make a difference preserving our natural resources for today and the future.

Westminster Business retention program going strong

The city’s Economic Development Office hosted two events recently to address the needs of existing business. A focus group with representatives from McKesson Pharmaceuticals, General Dynamics and Ball Corporation met with city staff to describe their needs and requirements of small business who strive to win contracts with larger local firms. The focus group was the first of two planned for this year and was centered on software firms; a second focus on this topic will occur with the manufacturing sector later this year. The city’s intent is to compile a guide to procurement for small business of all kinds who seek contracts with larger employers....
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Add your voice to build a better city

As part of its strategic planning process, Westminster City Council is inviting community members to visit WestyCOnnect, the city’s social website, to share thoughts on what we do well and how we can build on that to make things better for everyone. Comments will be taken from March 20 to April 3 online, so be sure to sign up on WestyCOnnect to join a productive discussion about our city and its future. The process kicks off with the annual Community Summit at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, in the Community Room at City Park Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd. Because space is limited, the topics and questions introduced at the summit will also be added to WestyCOnnect so more people can participate.

Westminster Dance Company earns high marks at competition

The City of Westminster recreation department competitive dance program participated in the “Star Quest Dance Competition” at Hinckley High School on Sunday, March 3. They received the following awards during the competition: six high gold, three gold and two platinum awards, as well as judges choice awards in dramatic, creative movement, costume and continuity. Congratulations to dance director Carissa Smutz and all the ladies on a job well done....
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City’s business services program revised

(Feb 28, 2013) The city’s Economic Development Office has revised its business services program for 2013. A new quarterly event, Westminster Tech Connect, provides a forum for Westminster technology companies to meet and exchange information. Westminster technology businesses are invited to join us on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 a.m. at the Hyland Hills clubhouse, 9650 Sheridan Blvd....
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Westminster hiring for seasonal positions

(Feb 28, 2013) The City of Westminster has a number of job openings for seasonal workers in the areas of parks, golf and recreation. For a complete listing of jobs, deadlines and information on how to apply, visit the city website. Some positions close as early as February....
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Westminster hiring for seasonal positions

(Feb 21, 2013) The City of Westminster has a number of job openings for seasonal workers in the areas of parks, golf and recreation. For a complete listing of jobs, deadlines and information on how to apply, visit the city website. Some positions close as early as February. Seasonal openings include positions for laborers, specialists, park rangers, gate attendants, retail shop clerks, assistant golf professionals, outdoor pool personnel and summer camp positions. Salaries range from $7.64 per hour to $14 per hour. The minimum age for most jobs is 18, but there are openings for teens as young as 16. Positions are not benefited and vary between part-time and full-time. Interviews for some positions will begin in February. Most positions begin in April or later. Please check the city employment website weekly for job postings.

Westminster Fire Citizen Academy application deadline extended

(Feb 21, 2013) The Westminster Fire Department is offering a free, 13-week course for citizens to learn about the fire service. Vehicle extrication, emergency medical response, water rescue and fire operations are just a few of the topics included in the course. The format includes classroom lecture and hands-on experiences. The course is designed not only to inform what the fire department does and why, but also give some practical safety knowledge. Classes are Thursdays, March 7 – May 30, from 6-10 p.m. ...
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Donate old cell phones to seniors and victims of abuse

(Feb 21, 2013) The Westminster Police Department implemented a program to increase safety among senior citizens and victims of domestic violence. Bring your no-longer-needed cell phone(s), along with any accessories, to the Westminster Police Department, 9110 Yates St. or The MAC, 3295 W. 72nd Ave. ...
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