November 2021

Wheat Ridge

Shop Small Saturday And Holiday Celebration

This November, Localworks, the Wheat Ridge Business Association and the Wheat Ridge Chamber are partnering with our local Wheat Ridge businesses to promote national Shop Small Saturday on Nov. 27. There are many reasons to shop small and local. Here are two. Shopping small and local keeps our sales tax dollars in Wheat Ridge to

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Edgewater

Fond Memories Of Community Policing

As many of you know, I will be moving into retirement from the Edgewater Police Department on Dec. 1 and I would like to highlight some quick memories.  As a new Lakewood Police Agent in 1981, I was fortunate to have developed friendships with Edgewater Police chiefs Duke Smith and (subsequently) Dan Keough. Those friendships

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Edgewater

Thank You, Edgewater

As I come to the end of my four years of service as your mayor and, before that, nearly nine as your city councilor, I wanted to reach out and thank the Edgewater community. Being a public official has been an important part of my life. As our community dealt with the many challenges Edgewater

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Education

Enough ‘Scores’ – Let’s Tell Our Schools’ Stories

Wheat Ridge, like many of the communities in the metro area, has families moving into our neighborhoods in a competitive housing market. As these families select the best neighborhood for their unique needs many ask their Realtor, friends and new neighbors about the local schools. I have had neighbors, friends and friends of friends reach

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Marketplace

How Should Investors Respond To Inflation?

For more than a decade, inflation has been essentially dormant. In recent months, though, economists have expected an uptick but were still surprised by the sharp jump in the April Consumer Price Index (CPI), which rose 4.2 percent from a year ago. As an investor, what can you expect if we do enter a more

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Ring In The Holidays Right Here

The holiday season is right around the corner and I hope you are planning to spend some time shopping local the Saturday following Thanksgiving. That’s Small Business Saturday and Wheat Ridge has more to offer than ever! We have new retail stores, new coffee shops and breweries, new restaurants, and those who staunchly weathered the

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Community

‘Wheat-Ridgey’ Lutheran Master Plan Approved 7-1

The “Wheat Ridge-ness” in a 100-page Lutheran Medical Center Legacy Campus master plan was nearly unanimously endorsed at the Monday, Oct. 25, city council meeting. The council approved the plan — a 20-year vision for the site and amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan — by a 7-1 vote. Councilwoman Judy Hutchinson was opposed. It

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Opinion

Always Thankful

By the time this is printed, the elections will have been counted and a winner declared in my hotly contested District 3 City Council race in Wheat Ridge. The two different-styled candidates are equally caring and capable but, interestingly enough, both attract extreme views, actions and opinions that often taint their original message. Being a

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Arts

Painter Julie Midyett Keeps It Real

“I go into my zone when I’m painting,” says artist Julie Midyett. “I call it my happy place.” Midyett has had a talent for art since she was a child, but she stopped painting seriously as a young adult when “life happened.” Marriage, children and a career in accounting and tax preparation kept her busy

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Community

Behind The Scene: Cara Jakab

Cara Jakab has been a blessing to the Wheat Ridge community and beyond for years. She has an infectious passion for loving on the children and families of this community that will leave a mark here for generations to come. If you have kids between the ages of 5 and 25, to say that your

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