Becky Olstad

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Wheat Ridge Grange Heats Up with Annual Chili Cook-Off

Amidst the savory aromas and steadfast crockpots, fourteen contestants showcased their culinary skills at the Wheat Ridge Grange’s annual chili cook-off on Thursday, Jan. 18. More than 50 attendees escaped the dropping temperatures outside to taste, evaluate and vote for their favorite dish.  First-time entrant and Wheat Ridge City Council member Jenny Snell captured the

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Wheat Ridge embraces Pickleball, America’s Fastest Growing Sport

When Wheat Ridge resident Mark Bassignani went to the doctor for his back pain, he left the appointment with an unexpected prescription.  “You don’t seem to hurt when you play pickleball,” Bassignani recalls the doctor saying. “So keep playing and come see me when you can’t play anymore.” He’s been playing seven days a week

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An Evening Of Joy And Remembrance At The Green’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Despite cold and windy weather, hundreds of people gathered at The Green on 38th Avenue for the Wheat Ridge Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 2. Described by organizer, Beth June as a Hallmark-movie type of event, it featured an abundance of holiday-themed activities including: horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, crafts, s’mores and refreshments, photos with Santa

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