February 2022

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Events

Happenings February 2022

Deadline For Applications To Volunteer On Wheat Ridge Boards and Commissions Is Feb. 11 The City of Wheat Ridge is recruiting residents wanting to participate in their government as volunteers on the city’s boards and commissions. Generally, applicants must live in the district for which they are applying except for At-Large positions, and sometimes exceptions

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Join Neighborhood Engagement Programs And Help Make Our City Even Better

In 2005, Wheat Ridge City Council adopted the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) Report, Repositioning Wheat Ridge, and adopted its findings and recommendations as guiding principles for revitalizing the city. One of two primary recommendations from the 2019 NRS Update was to develop neighborhood engagement in order to better understand what issues and opportunities are most

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Community

American ‘Mother of Valentines’ Started Mass Distribution Of Cards

As Valentine’s Day approaches and omicron infections continue to wane (we hope!), the Historical Society plans to hold its February Valentine Second Saturday Social on Feb. 12, two days ahead of the actual holiday. That should allow plenty of time to indulge in the tradition of crafting homemade Valentines instead of dashing to Walgreens for

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Community

Possible West 44th Makeover Kicks Off With Feb. 23 Meeting

The City of Wheat Ridge has hired a planning consultant, MIG. Inc, to assist with the West 44th Avenue Subarea Plan, according to a recent press release from the city. The plan will focus on West 44th Avenue from Youngfield Street to Clear Creek near Field Street; it includes the portion of the city between

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Nicole Beaudin sits with her dog
Health

Heart Sharing And Bravery Go Hand In Hand

As I stare at my laptop hoping to give you a February article that inspires and guides you on your way to happy, my brain keeps swirling on all the topics I could cover. Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, intentions of yours that were beautifully shared with me, and intentions of mine that I’ve yet

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Sports

Limon Building A Legacy For WRHS Wrestling 

Daunte Limon, junior at Wheat Ridge High School, is many things: a 3.61 GPA, a cross-country runner, a linebacker, a member of the National Honor Society, and quite possibly the best wrestler to ever walk through the school’s hallways, when all is said and done.  Head Wrestling Coach David Osse said so, and combined with

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Education

3 Wishes From A Local Elementary Principal

Someday, historians will look back on March 2020, and the years following, examining the way in which the world responded to an unimaginable global crisis. Toilet paper disappeared overnight, liquor stores hit an all-time high for sales, and schools closed. Historians will critically analyze how we as educators reacted to this unprecedented interruption to education. What will

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Opinion

The Long Game

There’s something to be said about a “Good thing worth waiting for” or “Patience is a virtue” and “Good things come to those that wait.” These days “the long game” has been on my mind for many reasons.  The growth of Wheat Ridge has been slow and steady. From the amazing recreation center on Kipling

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Mountain View

Love Lost, Now Rekindled

In 1877, Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor and businessman, recited and recorded a stanza of the nursery rhyme, “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” In so doing, Edison was the first to record sound on a phonograph, a device of his innovation. A decade later, Emile Berliner, a German-American inventor intent on advancing audio technology, developed

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Health

Taking Care Of Your Heart For Life

You can’t miss all the pink and red hearts in retail stores this time of year to promote Valentine’s Day. What better time to focus on your heart health than in February! While any regular exercise is beneficial to our overall health, what do you do when your health takes a less than desirable turn?

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