January 2022

Wheat Ridge

Dressing In The 1800s Was Serious Business

As the Neighborhood Gazette went to press, excitement was mounting for the Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s first Second Saturday Social of 2022, “High Tea on the Prairie and Historical Fashion Show” at the Baugh House, set for Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Society has some real pros when it comes to

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

An Exciting Time To Serve The City

At this year’s annual city council retreat, my colleagues and I met to assess our progress on the 2035 Vision while looking ahead to build on what we have achieved and the accomplishments in which we can all take pride. As we renewed our focus on achieving the goals set forward in the Vision document,

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Community

Still Living Here, After All These Years

Like most cities, there may seem to be a lot more traffic on the streets in Wheat Ridge, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into a major population increase. And some native residents who were born, raised, and – in some cases – worked their entire lives in the city have noted some changes. Some facts

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Wheat Ridge

Are There Sidewalks, Stormdrains In West 38th’s Future?

West of Kipling, West 38th Avenue is arguably not the safest place to bicycle or walk, due to lack of sidewalks and poor drainage on some segments of the roadway. Wheat Ridge City Council has agreed to fix that, but it depends on what the community wants and who will pay for it. “Re-examine and

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Community

Cider – It Isn’t Just For Halloween Anymore

I took a break from beers and visited Clear Fork Cider with my family this month. Clear Fork’s tasting room, tucked inside a small industrial park just north of I-70 near West 50th Avenue and Kipling, provides a chance to sample and enjoy artisan ciders made from heirloom apples from orchards from Oregon to Colorado’s

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Nicole Beaudin sits with her dog
Health

Pick A Theme, Not A Resolution, For 2022

Happy January, Wheatridge! How is it that it’s already 2022? Many of you may be expecting your resident life coach to regale you with the need to resolve to be better this year. However, I’ve never really been keen on the idea of New Year’s resolutions. OK, I definitely followed all the fads of this

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Sustainability

Maintaining Clean Living During Adversity

COVID-19 has pushed almost everyone and every industry to single-use containers, plastics and surfaces that are nonporous. There are trillions of vinyl/rubber/plastic gloves all over the world, and harsh sanitizing liquids are spread on everything including our bodies. More soaps and alcohol are flowing through drains and more potable water is used for cleaning purposes. 

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Education

Navigating The Road To Education In Jeffco

For many families with school age children, it’s enrollment time of the year again. And while for many it will just be a repeat action, we are seeing more parents considering new options.  It wasn’t that long ago that families found themselves needing to create a classroom environment in their own homes – competing, of

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Opinion

The Value Of The American Worker

We keep hearing about the supply chain: boats stuck in harbor without labor to unload or deliver goods to retail and food distributors; not enough servers and kitchen staff to prepare and deliver the food to your table. In our case the issue came to a head over the holidays. Getting a notice that after

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Community

Young Bakers Rise To The Challenge Of Starting Local Eatery

There may not be another Wheat Ridge restaurant run like one on 38th Avenue. Mr. Biscuits Bakery, 7176 W. 38th Ave., is youth-owned and family-operated, serving from-scratch biscuits, muffins, cinnamon rolls and a rotating lineup of other baked goods daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joshua, 18, Annika, 23, Elijah, 16, and Marilyn Pearson,

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