March 2022

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Events

What’s Happening – April 2022

Have You Noticed? 40% Of Reported Wheat Ridge Crimes Involved Your Car Well, not your car, specifically. But a review of the most recent two weeks of local crime reports turned up a surprise: motor vehicles were involved in 40 percent of incidents reported to the Wheat Ridge Police Department. Neighborhood Gazette staff took the

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Wheat Ridge

Spring Brings Hope And Beauty To Our City

March came in like a lion with snow and very low temperatures; however, Mother Nature is also making herself known as crocuses and daffodils begin to brighten our flowerbeds. Yet another sign that spring is on the way, are all the events happening in Wheat Ridge. Partnering with the city, Resource Central’s beautiful, waterwise Gardens

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Wheat Ridge

Who Is Wadsworth Boulevard Named For?

All things considered, Wheat Ridge claims relatively little of 30-mile-long Wadsworth Boulevard; however, right now, those two miles are truly the bane of our existence. I try to make good use of Teller and Pierce to the east; I even cut over to Sheridan when I have to engage in some serious north-bound travel. I

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Community

Marshall Fire Shows Importance Of Home Wildfire Mitigation

Driven by hurricane force winds, the Marshall Fire in Boulder County late December was an unstoppable force. What began as a small fire spread through neighborhoods and commercial areas, destroying more than a thousand structures, and damaging more than a hundred. At any one time, dozens of fires were burning, ignited by embers that found

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Nicole Beaudin sits with her dog
Health

The Gift Of Intuition

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the gift of intuition. What is it? How do we hone it? Why don’t they teach us this language in school? How do we meld it with logic, intention and action? Psychology Today describes it as, “…a process that gives us the ability to know something directly without

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Education

Student Life At Alpine Valley School

“With great power comes great responsibility.” Thanks primarily to Spider-Man, this is an expression we have all heard countless times. Nowhere is it more true than at Alpine Valley School, a small private school in Wheat Ridge that practices the Sudbury model of education. The power that students wield at our school – the ability

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Opinion

For Goodness Sake

Wheat Ridge has always been a place of conversations. From 1969, when there were debates, door knocking and map drawing, defining our future and determining our identity against those larger cities wanting to impose themselves on our community.  The pendulum has swung from one side to the other. There were conservative years where spending was

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Mountain View

New Code Enforcement Program Begins

Starting this month, residents of Mountain View will be seeing a new person handling code enforcement in our town. Jake Cooke is an experienced Safebuilt Code Enforcement Inspector in several other nearby small towns (Timnath, Castle Pines, Nederland, Foxfield, Morrison and Georgetown) and has been contracted by Mountain View to help with our new enforcement

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Health

Pinpointing Solutions With Acupuncture

While the ’80s brought us alternative music, traditional Chinese medicine brought us alternative medicine, now known as complementary medicine, in the form of acupuncture. Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years. It was reintroduced to the U.S. after then-President Nixon visited China in the early ’70s. His personal physician wrote an article

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Community

Maker Takeover!

RidgeFest – A Wheat Ridge Maker Faire is scheduled for June 18 at The Green. What is a Maker Faire? “From tech enthusiasts to crafters, scientists to garage tinkerers, at Maker Faire novices and experts of all ages come together to show what they’ve made and share what they’re learning. It’s a community built on

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