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Behind The Scene: Al Gallo

Wheat Ridge’s Al Gallo has deep roots in north Denver. As a long-time resident of that neighboring area, he was invested in civic affairs and projects in the neighborhood. He discovered that he enjoyed learning about the processes in place to bring local projects to fruition. He liked working with Denver city staff from departments

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Wheat Ridge Vehicle Thefts On The Wane

Motor vehicle thefts in Wheat Ridge were down markedly through the first half of 2021 compared to the previous year, according to a statewide crime reporting program. Figures from the Colorado Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA), part of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, show Wheat Ridge reported 119 motor vehicle thefts through the end

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Renew Massage Studio Expands Into Applewood

As the pandemic has evolved we are all more aware of what we miss. For me, one item on that list was therapeutic massage. After my second vaccine in March, I realized that this was no longer out of reach. I started looking for a new massage therapist. This June, I found the place. Close

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Too Many Civic Groups Spoil The ‘Hood?

Residents, business owners and others with specific interests have a good chance of finding a group of like-minded people in and around Wheat Ridge. However, some wonder if there may be a few too many citizen groups with the same or similar goals, and if they receive tax money to help them operate, is that

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Behind The Scenes: Glenn Levy

Of the handful of people I have had the pleasure of interviewing for this publication, Glenn Levy was the only one who had actually researched me first. Although this caught me off guard at first, our conversation showed a man with a unique sense of humor and an interesting history. Originally from Arizona, Levy attended

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Art + Urban Agriculture = Art On The Farm

When the Wheat Ridge Creatives group meets to discuss ways to bring the community together with local artists in a social event, trust them to be, well, creative. Wheat Ridge has a lot of creatives, and it also has a lot of urban farms – small farms where property owners grow produce and flowers. Voila:

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What’s Happening – July 2021

It’s Almost August – Have You Registered Your Short-Term Rental? Remember back in February when Wheat Ridge City Council adopted an ordinance allowing and regulating short-term rentals? Well, anyone operating an STR in Wheat Ridge must be licensed with the city by Aug. 1. An STR is a dwelling unit, or portion of a dwelling

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The Summer To Remember

With COVID-19 cases declining across the nation and 50 percent of Coloradans fully vaccinated by Father’s Day, is it possible that many aspects of pre-pandemic life may return this summer? A response in the affirmative may mean that summer 2021 marks a return to a familiar summer. Current publications state that people are eager to

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Local Schools Exploring K-8 Options

School districts are designed with networks and pathways, starting from daycare and pre-K, then into elementary, middle and high school. Districts need to calculate and anticipate how dollars will flow to and from schools, from year to year. Using Student Based Budgeting, principals structure spending, hiring and class sizes in their buildings. Such has been

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Preliminary Recommendations For Lutheran Redevelopment Expected Aug. 3

Following two public meetings to inform and gather input from the public, the City of Wheat Ridge and SCL Health are set to present their preliminary recommendations for the redevelopment master plan of the Lutheran Medical Center campus. The public meeting is set for Aug. 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Wheat Ridge City Hall,

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