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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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Happy 80th Birthday, Class of ’59 Wheat Ridge High School Grads!

A noteworthy birthday was held this October in Wheat Ridge! It was the 80th birthday party for the very first graduating students of the (then) brand-new Wheat Ridge School on 32nd Avenue in 1959. Through these many years, these classmates have remained in close contact with each other with reunions and other functions, and diligent

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What’s (And Who’s) New At WestFax Brewing?

WestFax Brewing Company sits next door to the iconic Casa Bonita restaurant on West Colfax – a boon before the pandemic, when busloads of folks were dropped off at the plaza, according to Jaclyn Martuscello, Sales & Marketing Manager and wife of owner and founder Anthony Martuscello. When the pandemic hit, they were limited to

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‘Wheat-Ridgey’ Lutheran Master Plan Approved 7-1

The “Wheat Ridge-ness” in a 100-page Lutheran Medical Center Legacy Campus master plan was nearly unanimously endorsed at the Monday, Oct. 25, city council meeting. The council approved the plan — a 20-year vision for the site and amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan — by a 7-1 vote. Councilwoman Judy Hutchinson was opposed. It

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Behind The Scene: Cara Jakab

Cara Jakab has been a blessing to the Wheat Ridge community and beyond for years. She has an infectious passion for loving on the children and families of this community that will leave a mark here for generations to come. If you have kids between the ages of 5 and 25, to say that your

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