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Still Living Here, After All These Years

Like most cities, there may seem to be a lot more traffic on the streets in Wheat Ridge, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into a major population increase. And some native residents who were born, raised, and – in some cases – worked their entire lives in the city have noted some changes. Some facts

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Cider – It Isn’t Just For Halloween Anymore

I took a break from beers and visited Clear Fork Cider with my family this month. Clear Fork’s tasting room, tucked inside a small industrial park just north of I-70 near West 50th Avenue and Kipling, provides a chance to sample and enjoy artisan ciders made from heirloom apples from orchards from Oregon to Colorado’s

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Young Bakers Rise To The Challenge Of Starting Local Eatery

There may not be another Wheat Ridge restaurant run like one on 38th Avenue. Mr. Biscuits Bakery, 7176 W. 38th Ave., is youth-owned and family-operated, serving from-scratch biscuits, muffins, cinnamon rolls and a rotating lineup of other baked goods daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joshua, 18, Annika, 23, Elijah, 16, and Marilyn Pearson,

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Happy 2022!

Happy New Year from Localworks! We are excited to ring in the new year with programs that connect and engage our residents and support and promote our local businesses. In 2022, we are ramping up our Live Local program and plan on a monthly series of events. Live Local is a terrific program that connects

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‘Tis The Season For House Fires: How To Stay Safe

It’s the time of year for festive celebrations, filled with family and friends, home-cooked meals and sparkling lights. It’s also the time of year that West Metro Fire Rescue sees an increase in fires ignited by cooking, space heaters and candles.  Even a small fire can cause thousands of dollars of damage, not to mention

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If It’s Edgewater This Must Be Belgian

Barquentine Brewing Co., in the Edgewater Market, bills itself as a family-owned brewery with recipes drawn from tradition and “inspired by the beers of Belgium and the sailing ships, called Barquentines, that brought Old World brewers their provisions.” I’m partial to Belgian ales, and am always on the lookout for anything real and purporting to

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Happy Holidays

This holiday season, Localworks thanks you and the Wheat Ridge community for your support. Through your support, Localworks has been able to deliver programs that connect and engage residents, beautify our community, and support and promote our local Wheat Ridge businesses. However, we are not alone in our efforts to make Wheat Ridge a great

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Some Local Businesses See Staffing Challenges, Others Record Sales

One Wheat Ridge business cut its hours and closed one day a week. Another reduced hours but had record sales volumes. The two extremes are part of the local business response to staffing shortages and supply chain delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Neighborhood Gazette reached out to a variety of Wheat Ridge business

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The Hub: Providing Food, Clothing And More For School Families

The pandemic has been difficult on everyone. To help provide relief to Wheat Ridge families, the Hub at Stevens is a place where families can receive many of the things they need. Located inside Stevens Elementary, 7101 W 38th Ave., the Hub offers a food pantry, hygiene items and a large clothing boutique, supplied by

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