Lakewood institutes fire restrictions, park fire ban

On Friday, June 28, the City of Lakewood instituted citywide fire restrictions that affect residents and also put a fire ban in place for Lakewood’s Bear Creek Lake Park and Thunder Valley Motorcross Park.

The fire restrictions for residents include no bonfires or burning of fence lines, rows, grasslands, fields, farmlands, ditches, rangelands or undeveloped areas. Charcoal barbecue grills, commercially purchased wood pellet grills and portable outdoor fireplaces are allowed if they are more than 30 feet from open space, wildlands or undeveloped areas.

The restrictions at Bear Creek Lake and Thunder Valley Motorcross include no smoking in the parks unless inside a vehicle or building or in an area 6 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material and no charcoal grill fires or recreational fires.

For a full list of the restrictions, visit

Police set up DUI checkpoint

Lakewood Police Department, in conjunction with the Colorado State Patrol, and Lakewood Police Volunteer Program will be hosting a DUI checkpoint on Friday, July 5 at S. Kipling Parkway near W. Alameda Ave.

The checkpoint will be running during the late night hours, when a high percentage of DUI arrests take place.

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