October 2021

Community

Apathy, Fear Or Satisfaction: What’s Up With Uncontested Elections?

For the first time in a decade, Wheat Ridge voters have just one choice on their general election ballots this fall. A dearth of candidates extends to other communities as well. Edgewater has one more candidate than open city council seats. Three incumbent Mountain View council members and a write-in candidate will vie for three

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Opinion

Time To Knock On Doors, City Council

As humans we crave communication in some fashion or another. As parents we look for regular news from our grown kids, maybe from each other as well. As employees, we look for regular communication from our bosses and coworkers. As citizens we look for updates from our city and local politicians – politicians that eagerly

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Community

Breaking Ground For New Prospect Valley Elementary

While Prospect Valley’s website shows an old black-and-white photograph of the original school building back in 1898 at 32nd and Pierson, the PV most of us know is the one built in 1967. It has a rounded network of hallways and open concept classrooms with no doors, and walls low enough for laughter and excitement

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Arts

Artist On The Ridge: Francois Vadeboncoeur

Pardon the pun, but when it comes to making guitars and other string instruments, Francois Vadeboncoeur plays it by ear. The Wheat Ridge man is a luthier, the term for someone who builds or repairs string instruments by hand. While some might not have heard the term, Vadeboncoeur said there is “quite a number” of

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Nicole Beaudin sits with her dog
Health

The Messy Path Of Alchemy

Those of you that cook or flex other creative muscles know that generally the process is messy, no matter how organized you are. Alchemizing a series of ingredients that start separate but are meant to blend to create a masterpiece, often leads to lots of dishes to clean up, amongst other potential messes. The result

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

City Of Wheat Ridge Announces 2021 Business Award Winners

I was very proud to serve as the host for this year’s annual Wheat Ridge Business Appreciation Awards Ceremony and share my heartful congratulations to all the nominees. The event is presented by the City of Wheat Ridge, partnering with the Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA) and the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and recognizes

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Community

Criterium Bike Race Was A Success – Thanks To You!

The Ridge at 38 Criterium was held on Sept. 12, and it was a resounding success! We were proud to host the state championships once again this year. This race has been recognized by the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) as one of their favorite events, because our community comes together and creates much

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Wheat Ridge Council District II representantive Rachel Grace Hultin
Wheat Ridge

Local Politics Matter

What did you do last Monday night? I was at city hall with seven of my peers and the mayor representing you, conducting the business of your city and discussing issues that impact the quality of life in Wheat Ridge. We made decisions about how to improve your parks, spend your tax dollars, keep your

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Edgewater

The Historic Orum House

Tucked away in Edgewater, on a tree-lined street, is the quaint home known as the Orum House. The house is located at 2444 Depew St., and is a historical museum belonging to the City of Edgewater. The home was built in 1889 and, according to Jefferson County records, the home is the second dwelling built

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Wheat Ridge

Life In A Tucker Tuberculosis Tent And Other Stories

A literature professor I had in college once asked the class if anyone knew why Edgar Allen Poe was so enamored of beautiful dead women. His thoughts on the matter were chilling. Poe’s mother was a young single parent who suffered from tuberculosis. As the disease overtook Eliza Poe, she could no longer work as

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