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Family Tree Receives Five Kids’ Bikes From The Ridge Senior Living 

Five new bikes, helmets and locks are now in the hands of children being supported by Family Tree, a Wheat Ridge-based organization that provides life-changing services to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. The bikes were built by residents and team members at The Ridge Pinehurst senior living community in Lakewood as a part

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Helping Victims And Survivors Deal With Trauma

Victims and survivors of crimes, disasters and mass shootings usually do not know where to turn for help. So law enforcement agencies in Wheat Ridge and seven other Jefferson County communities ask Victim Outreach Inc., or VOI, to lend a hand. Cynthia “Cin” Chapman worked for the Porchlight Family Justice Center in Lakewood before accepting

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Localworks Summer Program Updates

Localworks is bringing Wheat Ridge a summer full of fun programs, ranging from fitness to clean-up days to makerspace activities. Fitness On The Green With the partnership of Wild and Precious Optimal Living, Localworks is excited to launch the first Fitness on the Green event of the summer! Happening once a month, these free events

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Interview With The Mayors

The Neighborhood Gazette is distributed to every door in Wheat Ridge, Edgewater and Mountain View. I invited the mayors of these cities to meet me for a conversation at Stylus and Crate, the Gazette’s official coffee house. When I emailed them, I thought it would take some time before I heard back. I was wrong.

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Snowmelt Season Means Potentially Dangerous Runoff

Warmer than normal temperatures this year have set off Colorado’s annual snowmelt a few weeks early. And, because of that, federal data is forecasting statewide streamflow to be 86 percent of average for the 2022 season. Even so, Colorado’s creeks and rivers will see rising water levels with fast moving, icy currents that could pose

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A Long Way From Poland

It was in the summer of 1974 that Roman Halaba left Poland and moved to Colorado. He already knew Theresa, who had moved with her parents back in 1967. She was a student at North High School. In 1975 they had bought a duplex on 44th and Harlan so they could live on one side

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Russell Baron – Boldt Athletics

The Ridge at 38 has a face that continually changes. Now there is a new face that is sure to be a permanent fixture. At 7172 W. 38th Ave., just east of Audacity and west of Clancy’s, You will find a great new space to start or fine-tune your fitness goals. Russell Baron is the

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Community Policing, Up-Close And Personal

Wheat Ridge Police Chief Chris Murtha followed Officer Alan Hernandez and I to Lutheran Hospital on April 14. As we rounded the corner, we were met with a line of first responder vehicles with lights flashing that easily spanned the half mile to the hospital entrance. I was scheduled to meet with Murtha and interview

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Could This Be…A Wheat Ridge Home Companion?

What if … the Car Talk guys joined up with the Prairie Home Companion team to talk about gardening? Something like that is happening here in Wheat Ridge, by locals, about locals’ gardens.  Listen for yourself: Upside Down Tulips not only sows botanical advice every two weeks, it has its own theme song, corny jokes,

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The Tacos That Got Away

A fun part of being a managing editor or writer with any publication are invitations to catered media events and kitchen interviews. Those pleasures have ranged from a free ice cream cone while reporting the grand opening of a Baskin-Robbins to Jamaican jerked chicken wings with the chef of a new restaurant. (When I sample

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