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Arts

Wheat Ridge Musician Releases New Album

Kevin DeForrest is the most interesting man you’ve never heard of. He reluctantly admits that he’d like to change that. “My brother asked me once ‘why do you write songs, anyway?’ I said ‘I just want to write better and better songs all the time, right?’ And he said ‘bulls*** — I think you want

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Community

Reducing Recidivism In Jefferson County

JeffCo sets its criminal offenders up for success with new programs, resources In Jefferson County, several community partners have teamed up in efforts to give its residents second chances. By seeking to curb recidivism — the tendency of criminal offenders to relapse into illicit behavior — this coalition aims to cut costs to taxpayers and

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Community

Wheat Ridge Funds Mental Health Center

The Jefferson Center for Mental Health will receive $400,000 from the city for mental health services This winter, expanded mental health resources are coming to town. Wheat Ridge has elected to dedicate $400,000 of its federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, a local non-profit providing mental health

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Community

Advocate Of Fun – Wheat Ridge Lanes

First opened in 1958, Wheat Ridge Lanes is a longstanding and iconic Denver area bowling alley. Its aptly-named owner, Spencer Frame, is looking forward to realizing the alley’s potential as more than just a place to knock down pins. “I want to keep [the tradition] alive, and if possible, make it an even better experience,”

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Community

Innovation And Community – New Image Brewery

The story of New Image is as much about community as it is about beer.  After many successful years at its taproom in Olde Town Arvada, the innovative brewery opened a similar space in Wheat Ridge in March of 2022. Since then, the company has gone to great lengths to provide Wheat Ridge and its

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Wheat Ridge

Youngfield To Become ‘A Shinier First Impression’

In Wheat Ridge, one busy corridor might be getting a much needed makeover. Last October, Wheat Ridge City Council began talks to spruce up Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT’s) right of way zones on the west side of Youngfield Street between 32nd and 40th avenues. This strip of land today can be described as underutilized

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Wheat Ridge

Should Wheat Ridge Extend Its Half-Cent Sales Tax?

Wheat Ridge residents are seeing their investment paying off. In recent years, a number of public development projects have come to fruition all across the city. Completed projects include new business access ramps at Clear Creek Crossing off of I-70, and a modernized and beautified Anderson Park. Efforts to improve the area surrounding the Ward

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Community

A Lawful Party: Live Music At Clancy’s

Few parties require a police presence on hand to help direct traffic.  One such Denver area gathering is the annual can’t-miss St. Patrick’s day event at Clancy’s Irish Pub. Held for four days split between two weekends, this celebration draws hordes of green-beer-drinking Coloradoans to Wheat Ridge every year. Patrons are treated to cheap drinks,

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