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One Year On, Wadsworth Project Is 30% Done

In the year since the Wadsworth Improvement Project began in Wheat Ridge, surrounding neighborhood streets have not been crowded by vehicles avoiding construction delays, and the project is on schedule and budget. In an interview and emails, city spokeswoman Amanda Harrison said the $62 million project between 35th Avenue and Interstate 70 and the Clear

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West Metro Fire Rescue Awarded International Reaccreditation

West Metro Fire Rescue has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), an honor held by just 301 fire service agencies around the world. West Metro has held accredited agency status since 2012. This reaccreditation marks the third time that the commission has evaluated West Metro, focusing on the level

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Winter Driving Preparedness For Vehicles & Operators

In Colorado, late summers often abruptly change to winter on a dime. As we’ve seen countless times, the news stations spotlight the first snowstorms, and the toll that it takes on unprepared commuters and their vehicles. We asked Gary Bryan, owner of Wheat Ridge Auto Service since 1980, what critical winter vehicle checkups should be

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Eat Like a Local This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about what we will serve at our holiday gatherings. For many of us, that means heading to the supermarket and picking up the same old things you get every year. But why not shake things up a bit and buy locally sourced foods?

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Bar Stool Bingo: Give Where You Live

Join us at Clancy’s Irish Pub, located at 7000 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., for a special Colorado Gives Day event. Localworks will be hosting Bar Stool Bingo! Come down to Clancy’s to join in on the fun and give where you live. Your first drink

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The Best Slopper’s Here, Not In Pueblo

The best Slopper in Colorado can be found in Wheat Ridge, not Pueblo. I may have just started a feud with the people of Pueblo with the title of this article, but I can say with certainty that the best Slopper in Colorado can be found at El Aguascalientes Mexican Restaurant in Wheat Ridge. First,

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Gardeners Share Their Backyard Bounty

Did you know that there’s a national Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day? It’s the ultimate dump and run. Many gardeners are trying to get rid of the massive number of zucchinis growing in their garden this time of year, and every neighbor has had enough. And even though the national holiday was

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Wheat Ridge Restoring Its Systems, Says No To Ransom Demand

The City of Wheat Ridge provided the Neighborhood Gazette the following statement on the recent “ransomware” incident. The City of Wheat Ridge is still in the process of restoring its systems after IT Professionals proactively took down aspects of the network in response to a cyber security incident in late August.  Immediately following the incident,

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Localworks’ Trunk-Or-Treat Is More Than Trick-Or-Treating

On Oct. 22, Localworks will be hosting this year’s Trunk-or-Treat. The event will last from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Green (7101 W. 38th Ave.). At this event you can expect children trick-or-treating, a photobooth activity and vouchers for a variety of free items from participating businesses.   Registration is still open, but spots are

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E-Bike Batteries Pose Fire & Safety Hazards

E-bikes and scooters are widely seen as a mode of personal transportation with many benefits, a way to reduce urban traffic that is more affordable and “greener” for the environment. But with the growing popularity, we’re seeing an increase in the number of accidental fires across the country.  Under certain conditions, the rechargeable and lithium-ion

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