Guy Nahmiach

Opinion

Your Life is Now

“24 and there’s so much more” sang Neil Young, and that’s how I feel about this new year. If it’s one thing I learned in 2023 is that there are no promised tomorrows.  Appreciate your friends, leave nothing unsaid, plant that tree, buy those chickens. Build that shed. Forget that permit. Take that vacation. Ask

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Community

In the Absence of Truth

It was announced as an “emergency town hall meeting” to discuss the thousands of Venezuelan migrants transported to Denver from Texas. With facilities at capacity, Denver was considering moving some families to the Motel 8 on Kipling right here in Wheat Ridge.  The application for the room rental at the Wheat Ridge Rec Center was

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Opinion

Who’s On Your A-List?

Let’s make 2024 the year we identify our true friends and build on that list. Take stock of who’s around you. That is my New Year’s resolution.  I have more than 2000 contacts on my phone and yet don’t stay in touch with nearly as many as I’d like to.  Your sphere is made of

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Community

Taste of the Town – Winner of Best Mexican Food Restaurant

For most of our “best of” contests, we had been receiving lots of votes but on just a few submitted names. Meaning that there were not many opinions or that everyone agreed on a handful of choices. But when it comes to Mexican food, the names of Mexican restaurants  submitted just kept coming. Evidently there

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Opinion

The Cost of Freedom of Speech

My dad always told me that he would rather see the KKK march down main street in full daylight for all to see, rather than have them meet in dark basements.  Last week at council, several speakers, using fake names, signed up for public speaking to get their three minutes to talk about rounding up

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Community

New Arrivals To Wheat Ridge Discover A Historic Map

In remodeling their home, new arrivals to Wheat Ridge discovered a historic map folded up within the walls. Lauren convinced her husband Will to try a move to Colorado for three years just to “scratch that itch.”  Moving from Kansas to Jefferson Park, they recently moved again to what Will describes as their “forever home”

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Education

Now and Then

It’s been years since our kids attended school, and yet we are so happy when we run into parents we met at pick up and drop off, PTA activities and more, all those years ago.  Recently Brenda Reitz had organized a meet up for parents whose children attended Prospect Valley. It was great to reunite

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Opinion

My City is Silent

I remember the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 standing in the parking lot at work, watching that second plane go into the towers right in front of me. I also remember those inside my office that were cheering the falling of the towers and the murder of 3,000 people.  Earlier this month when I learned

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Opinion

Optimism Abounds

Just take a moment to look around and see the amazing things happening all around us. I was invited recently to the Optimist Club meeting and found myself standing in a room of people reciting an oath to be positive and to look at the sunny side of things. It was an hour of laughter,

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Opinion

Electionzzzzzz

Election time is always interesting in Wheat Ridge. These days, much more subdued than ever. We have a city council that is all in agreement. All green lights on the dais for just about every proposition, amendment, idea or spending request from the city. Many that follow city council meetings have been voicing their concerns

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Opinion

The Good The Bad And The Ugly

The expression of “be careful for what you wish for” was never as right as that Saturday when I set up the Neighborhood Gazette booth at the Blues and BBQ Festival in Edgewater. Displaying a banner that reads “I will talk to anyone about anything” brought on more attention than I expected. The festival began

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Opinion

Whose Choice Is It Anyways?

The waste collection company we currently use just sent us a note that as of July, they will only pick up garbage in their branded trash cans and will no longer pick up garbage bags that are not inside their trash cans. This replaces the six-bag allowance we had up to now. We compost and

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Opinion

I Will Talk To Anyone About Anything

June is here and not a minute too soon. May was a tough month to swallow, with senseless crime, selfish politics, insane property taxes and the end of an era for some of our schools. Of course, let’s not forget the crazy rains and the rabbits that invaded our gardens. It’s like the modern version

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Education

Reimagining High School

The invitation read “Reimagining High School.” The description was too enticing to refuse. We’ve spent years complaining about our public education and here was an opportunity to be part of the conversation. It’s really the only way you’re granted an official permission to complain. It’s a snowy Saturday morning and I’m headed to the Jeffco

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Opinion

Do You Need Change?

I’m always hearing that “change is hard.” The way we educate our students, the way we eat, what is now acceptable to say, or even stand for. We’re told to accept change or be “canceled.” The Beatles sang about life changing “forever but not for better.”  But I would argue that not all is lost

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Opinion

It’s Always A Great Time To Thank People

Thank you Clancy’s for putting on another amazing St. Patrick’s Day festival. Four thousand people came through the doors, paying an easy $3 entry fee, which raised $12,000, of which more than half went to two charities and the rest helped pay for the tents. The event attracted a huge amount of people from outside

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Opinion

I Choose Good

I felt someone shaking my arm and then his voice came through: “Sir, can you hear me, are you alright?” The last thing I remember was my right ski lifting off the snow…and then blackness. Losing consciousness is never a good thing and I don’t know how long I was out for. But being woken

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Education

Why Is Colorado Lowest In The Nation In School Immunization Rates?

When it comes to our children and the immunizations they are required to have when enrolling in school, Colorado ranks last in the United States with low rates of immunization. We’re not talking about the COVID shots but the ones that keep you from getting the measles, mumps, polio, chicken pox and pertussis. The kind

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Arts

The Future Of Art On The Farm

For the past two years Art on the Farm has been a monthly event on a local urban farm, promoted and supported by the Neighborhood Gazette, the City of Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge Creates and the Art League. It is an outdoor place for artists to come and paint, sculpt and share their art with

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Marketplace

WR Chamber and the Neighborhood Gazette Partner to Promote Business Owners

Starting in the new year the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Neighborhood Gazette will be hosting Monday mornings (9 a.m.) for solo business owners and remote workers who want to meet for coffee at the Chamber’s office, 7230 W. 38th Ave., in Wheat Ridge. We will be sharing best practices, common challenges and

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Opinion

In Search For More

What defines perfection for you? For some it’s a perfect score on an exam. A baseball game won with no runs from the opposing team. For others it’s more of a feeling of perfection. The sound of shifting from second gear into third at 7,000 rpm, the fly line landing perfectly still and the sound

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Education

How Are We Doing In Prepping The Next Generation?

In its usual thoughtful way, Wheat Ridge High School organized a two-day event where professionals in the community were invited to speak to high school students about their careers, occupations and jobs. All in hopes that it would answer questions, clear the way and help form a path as they studied toward graduating with a

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Education

What’s In Store For Middle And High Schools?

The Denver school board had a list of schools to be shut down due to not meeting the minimum criteria set in their closure study. It started with 19 schools, down to 10 and then five. After further community pressure, that list was further reduced to two schools, only to be reduced to zero the

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Opinion

You’ve Got Mail

After 18 years the Neighborhood Gazette will now be found in your mailbox – weatherproof, windproof and certainly shortage-of-labor-proof. It will still be available, of course, in stacks at the Wheat Ridge Rec Center, city halls (Wheat Ridge, Edgewater and Mountain View), local restaurants, bars and coffee shops as well. I am excited by this

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