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Who’s Got the Best Chinese Food in the Area?

In the past couple of months we’ve gone into the community and held surveys and polls about our readers’ preferences when it came to particular foods. We first asked “who’s got the best pizza in town?” Pietro’s was victorious by a landslide with Jet’s a distant second.  Last month we asked about the best burgers.

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Wheat Ridge Road Projects Cause Congestion

Wheat Ridge motorists are right: In recent months, there have been more road projects on more streets than usual. A combination of factors is behind the nine city projects that are producing congestion and delays and involve more than 50 streets. Added to those are three area highway projects. Altogether, the projects had an estimated

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Where’s The Best Burger?

Once again this month, we’re asking our readers to write restaurant reviews. This month it’s burgers: any dining establishment in Wheat Ridge, Edgewater or Mountain View that has the classic sandwich on its menu. We’ll publish the best four or five reviews in the November Neighborhood Gazette. There are some rules, of course. The first

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Community

Local Phone Fee To Fall … For Some

One of those little-known or discussed fees Wheat Ridge residents see on their phone bills will be smaller next year. By a 6-1 vote at its Sept. 25 meeting, the city council approved a city code revision that replaces a late-1990s ordinance. Councilmember Leah Dozeman voted against the measure and Councilmember Valerie Nosler Beck was

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Sustainable Neighborhood Block Party Oct. 14

On Oct. 14 at Stites Park (Newland St., W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge), Localworks will host the Sustainable Neighborhood Block Party in partnership with the Panorama Sustainable Neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This block party is a celebration of the work done by Panorama Park Sustainable Neighborhood. This event is completely free, besides

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What’s Happening – October 2023

Turn Your Apples Into Cider At Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s Second Saturday Social, Oct. 14 Join the Wheat Ridge Historical Society for an old-time favorite Second Saturday Social, Apple Cider Day, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Historical Park, 4610 Robb St. You supply the apples, some clean containers and a

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Choose New City Councilors, School Board Reps And Tax Extension Nov. 7

Between now and early November, Wheat Ridge voters will decide on whether to extend their city’s sales tax and which candidates will fill two empty council seats. Wheat Ridge and Edgewater voters will also pick two representatives to sit on the Jefferson County Board of Education. The general election is set for Nov. 7, and

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Arts

Theresa Joyce Infuses Her Paintings With Excitement

“My paintings are about Colorado,” says Theresa Joyce, Denver-area artist. “Nearly every one of them is a painting of where I’ve been, where I hang out, or where I ski.  The first thing Joyce does before starting a painting is to ask herself why she wants to paint that particular scene. “I try to remember

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Dungarvin Provides Community-Based Care, Protects Those With Support Needs

Dee Hiatt, the Colorado state director for Dungarvin, knows that everyone’s rights, dreams and aspirations are equal and worth protecting – even if everyone doesn’t have an equal playing field.  Dungarvin is a national company that provides individualistic support services to individuals that need it, including residential services, day services, supported employment, supported foster care,

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Henderson Family’s Continued Commitment To Continuing Lutheran’s Legacy

Rodney “Rod” Ward Henderson and his wife, Sandra, moved from Nebraska to the Wheat Ridge area in 1963. Rodney left his teaching profession in 1967 and went to work in the HVAC industry. He eventually started his own HVAC Company, Action Air Inc., and retired in 1996. Sandra worked as a schoolteacher for a short

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Localworks’ Final TLC Clean-Up Day Of 2023

Saturday, Sept. 16, Localworks will host the final TLC Neighborhood Clean-up Day of the 2023 summer season. Please join us at Saint James Episcopal Church, located at 8235 W. 44th Ave. This event will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until noon, or until the dumpsters are full.  Localworks has a commitment to advance Wheat

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Honoring Our Canines And Their Heritage

“Dogs on Display” seems like an oddly-themed Second Saturday event for the Historical Society to undertake. We do it because it truly is one of the more amusing ways to spend a Saturday with your CBF (canine best friend) and pay homage to the untold number of dogs who literally walked to and through the

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Everyone’s A Critic, So Pen A Pizza Review

We’re going to try something new this month: you, dear ravenous reader, get to write a restaurant review. And to keep things manageable, we’re going to start with pizza: any dining establishment in Wheat Ridge, Edgewater or Mountain View that has pizza on its menu. We’ll publish the best four or five reviews in the

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What’s Happening – September 2023

Wheat Ridge Approving ADUs One Year After Council’s Vote  One year after Wheat Ridge City Council voted to allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the city, seven existing units are now legal, and 21 permits are in the pipeline for new and existing units. “We have been permitting ADUs that already existed but were unsanctioned,”

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A Fair Trade: Swapping College Debt For A Reliable Career

More and more, people young and old are looking for a different career path than one needing a college degree and the debt that comes with it.  At the Construction Industry Training Council of Colorado (CTIC), now located in Wheat Ridge, the incentives and options available to those interested in trades are nearly too good

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Carnation Festival Still Excites In Its 54th Year

The carnations may be gone, but the festival is as lively as ever.  Wheat Ridge residents and visitors gathered at Anderson Park from Aug. 11 through 13 to celebrate the City of Wheat Ridge in the annual Carnation Festival. The crowd enjoyed a parade on 38th Avenue, carnival rides, live music and a fireworks show. 

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Advocate Of Fun – Wheat Ridge Lanes

First opened in 1958, Wheat Ridge Lanes is a longstanding and iconic Denver area bowling alley. Its aptly-named owner, Spencer Frame, is looking forward to realizing the alley’s potential as more than just a place to knock down pins. “I want to keep [the tradition] alive, and if possible, make it an even better experience,”

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Golf Tournament Team Spots Filling Up Fast

Attention golfers: this Sept. 21 Localworks is hosting its first-annual golf tournament and spots are filling up fast! The scramble is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. at Applewood Golf Course, 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. It is a fundraiser for Localworks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with the City of Wheat Ridge, our

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Kristi Davis’ Legacy Contributes To Lutheran’s Legacy

Kristi Davis is a fifth-generation native of Wheat Ridge, having served the community in many capacities including two terms on the Wheat Ridge City Council. She follows a long family line of public servants who have dedicated their time, talents and treasures to our community.   The Davis family is certainly no strangers to Wheat Ridge.

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Lutheran Medical Center Caregivers Lend A Hand To Address Housing Crisis

Caregivers from Lutheran Medical Center, now a part of Intermountain Health, exchanged stethoscopes and scrubs for paintbrushes and carpenter belts as they joined Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver to bring the excitement of new homeownership to families in Wheat Ridge.  Caregivers from a variety of departments at Lutheran volunteered on July 13 and 21, working

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Local Police Weathering National Staffing Shortages

Despite the staffing challenges faced by police departments across the country, local departments have managed to weather the storm more effectively than many of their counterparts. The Wheat Ridge Police Department has experienced staffing fluctuations due to ongoing training programs and new hires. According to an interview with Joanna Small, the department’s public information officer,

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Community

Neighbors Confused, Frustrated Over Unrepaired Sinkhole

A sinkhole at 37th and Independence streets that formed on April 28 is likely caused by the storm system beneath the street and the higher-than-average rainfall in Denver this spring, said Maria D’Andrea, Director of Public Works for The City of Wheat Ridge. The city assessed the sinkhole with an underground camera and found debris built

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What’s Happening August 2023

Wheat Ridge Reduces Parking Requirements For Affordable Housing Developments Wheat Ridge City Council recently passed a resolution lowering minimum parking requirements for affordable housing developments, to reduce building costs. At its June 26 regular session council approved, 7-0, an ordinance changing parking requirements for deed-restricted affordable dwelling units. Near transit, the one parking space per

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Tackling Housing Affordability In Wheat Ridge

The City of Wheat Ridge is grappling with the growing challenge of affordable housing, a problem plaguing many communities across the state. In response, the city successfully secured a grant from the State of Colorado in late 2021 to develop an Affordable Housing Strategy, the first of its kind in Wheat Ridge. The Wheat Ridge

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