May 2022

Education

Community Superintendent Retires

My heart is full as I write to you for the final time as your community superintendent. I head into retirement with immense pride. Each year I see the joy of our graduating students and their loved ones at the Wheat Ridge High School graduation. Every student who walks across that stage is a success

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Opinion

Does Exclusivity Breed Bad Service?

UPS, FedEx, DHL or Amazon. Who will Wheat Ridge choose as their exclusive single-package delivery company? All those trucks throughout the day, every day. Just imagine the damage to our roads and noise pollution. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week! Some deliver commercially and some drive all the way to my house

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Health

Recognizing Depression In Kids

More children are suffering from depression than ever before. Suicide rates have skyrocketed and suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among children 10 to 18 years old. There are several theories about why depression is on the rise in kids, starting with social media. Kids are constantly connected, especially teens, and they compare

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Mountain View

Community Connections

Mountain View residents will notice that this year the town is sponsoring many more community events. The goal is to provide multiple opportunities for neighbors to get to know each other. Additionally, mayor Emilie Mitcham hopes that more events will build deeper relationships between residents and their elected officials and the town’s police department. Successful

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Mountain View

Town Council Will Work To Update Master Plan

Comprehensive planning is a process whereby a municipality works together to imagine an ideal future for the community. It focuses on the overall growth trajectory of the town as well as the vision and values of the people who live there. Mountain View is an oasis in the Denver metro area. And it’s my belief

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Mountain View

Body Cams, E-Bikes & Mental Health Co-Responders To Join Our Team

The Mountain View Police department is pleased to announce some exciting news as we enter into the fall of 2022. As Chief of Police, I have strived to change the face of the police department in the past three years and have worked alongside my officers and staff to make sure our police department and

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Community

The Tacos That Got Away

A fun part of being a managing editor or writer with any publication are invitations to catered media events and kitchen interviews. Those pleasures have ranged from a free ice cream cone while reporting the grand opening of a Baskin-Robbins to Jamaican jerked chicken wings with the chef of a new restaurant. (When I sample

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Sometimes The Best Ideas Come From Our Children

With warmer weather finally seeing some traction against colder temps and snow, many of our youngest residents start looking forward to getting outside to enjoy all our parks, trails, open space and wonderful playgrounds. This year, the City of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation department has exciting improvement projects planned for Apel-Bacher, Creekside and Panorama

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Wheat Ridge

A Festival For The History Books

By all accounts, this Second Saturday May Festival at the Wheat Ridge Historical Park (4610 Robb St.), scheduled for May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be one for the history books. Not only will we welcome well-loved standards like maypole dancing (at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.), games, live music,

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Wheat Ridge

The Ebb And Flow Of Our Neighborhoods

Being an adult and living in the same home you grew up in is quite surreal. As I recently walked home one evening from a friend’s house that also grew up and stayed in Wheat Ridge, I surveyed my surroundings and noted everything that had changed or remained the same since my childhood. Many homeowners

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