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Affordable Apartments For Adults 62+ Opening Near Crown Hill Park

Archway Communities will soon complete construction on a three-story affordable housing project with 67 apartments for adults 62 and older – as well as veterans – on north Wadsworth, just south of Crown Hill Park. The opening date will be later this month or early July. Robinson Place will include a large community room with

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Localworks Golf Tournament This September

Localworks will host their first-annual golf tournament, Sept. 21. The scramble is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. at Applewood Golf Course, located at 14001 W. 32nd Ave. The tournament is a fundraiser for Localworks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with the City of Wheat Ridge, our local businesses and residents to advance Wheat

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Mestizo Brew Cantina: Latin American Brew Pub Experience

Where Quality Auto once tuned up autos, Mestizo Brew Cantina (6800 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge) is turning out Latin American tacos, tortas and small plate fare alongside house brews and cocktails. The former garage is newly renovated, clean and well lit. The food is more than Mexican, drawing on Salvadoran, Ecuadorian and Argentinian cuisines,

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Mark Your Calendars For Ridgefest And More

Join Localworks and the City of Wheat Ridge for our much-anticipated annual Ridgefest – “There’s No Place Like Wheat Ridge,” brought to you by FirstBank – on June 24 from 2 to 8 p.m. During Ridgefest enjoy live music that features a variety of styles, including salsa, funk and dance. This year’s lineup of local

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Pickleball: Now More Common than the Condiment

Ahoy, mateys! This salty sea captain has a tale to tell. While tossing back some ales at ye old Edgewater Inn, one of my galley gal-pals invited me to go pickling with her the following day at the park! Unsure how to take her offer and not wanting to offend, I paused to think. I

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Localworks Extends Button Contest Deadline

Localworks has received an outpouring of support for our new tradition that we have introduced to be a part of Ridgefest. We understand that some community members became aware of the contest a little later in the game, and we want to allow for more of the community to participate that would like to! We

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Tadd Overstreet & His Family Coffee House

Just west of 38th and Pierce sits Stylus & Crate, the newest locally owned and operated coffee house in Wheat Ridge. In conjunction with the coffee, the shop also prides itself on its offering of waffles and vinyl records.   Tadd Overstreet owns Stylus & Crate. Being a fourth generation Colorado native, he has always loved

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A Lawful Party: Live Music At Clancy’s

Few parties require a police presence on hand to help direct traffic.  One such Denver area gathering is the annual can’t-miss St. Patrick’s day event at Clancy’s Irish Pub. Held for four days split between two weekends, this celebration draws hordes of green-beer-drinking Coloradoans to Wheat Ridge every year. Patrons are treated to cheap drinks,

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Be A Part Of Something Little

“Our goal is to bring in more volunteers to serve more members,” said Jake Dresden, Metro Denver director of A Little Help, a nonprofit organization that “helps older adults thrive.” With a strong presence in metro Denver, northern Colorado, and on the Western Slope, A Little Help’s approximately 2,300 volunteers provide services to older adults

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West Metro 2022: Expanding Lifesaving Services

For West Metro Fire Rescue, 2022 was an extremely busy year with a record number of calls. And a year where the district added new resources to continue to provide a high level of service. From New Year’s Day in January to New Year’s Eve in December, our firefighters responded to 41,234 emergencies, a five

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Localworks To Start A New Tradition For The City

Every summer over a thousand Wheat Ridge residents, and those from the surrounding areas, gather on The Green for a day full of local food, refreshing beverages, yard games, live music and, of course, a brilliant showcase of local creativity and entrepreneurial endeavors. Ridgefest is one of the best ways for us to connect as

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Why Do We Have A Lifeguard Shortage?

In recent years, there has been a nationwide shortage of lifeguards, leaving many public pools without the necessary personnel to provide services and programs such as learn to swim. The shortage is due to a combination of factors, including a lack of qualified applicants, and an increase in commercial pools and water parks. Creating more

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Wheat Ridge – A North Star For Artcentric To Sail To

“As soon as you turn east onto 38th Avenue from the business and craziness of Wadsworth, you enter this small town feel of a city doing things that brings a community together,” said Russell Wilbar, owner of Artcentric, a new art gallery and picture fame shop. “To have a community-centered art business here seemed like

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The Captain Steers Volunteers Through Crown Hill Park Community Cleanup

As a seasoned captain, I’ve spent most of my life navigating the rough waters of the open ocean. But on Feb. 11, I found myself on a different kind of adventure – helping employee volunteers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ESCAPES Program (Education, Stewardship and Community Action for Promoting Environmental Sustainability) clean up trash

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Create A Special Gift At This Month’s Live Local

February is the month of love, so this month’s Live Local has been temporarily renamed to the seasonally appropriate Love Local! Join Localworks on Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., at one of Wheat Ridge’s new favorite spots at Gold’s Marketplace, Ester’s.  Love Local is the perfect event to get you connected to your

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Pet Therapy Beautifully Brightens Lives Of LMC’s Patients

“Pet therapy is a way for dogs to interact with patients and help them to relieve tensions and forget their pains,” says Roxann Ritchie, a volunteer with Lutheran Medical Center’s pet therapy program.  “There might be a person who’s never smiled and hadn’t been talking, but then the dog comes in, and the patient starts

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Snow Removal – Setting The Story Straight

With two significant snowstorms hitting the metro area since the holidays (and likely more to come), residents may be wondering what the story is on snow and ice on your street and sidewalks. Wheat Ridge property owners are required to shovel snow within 24 hours of snowfall of two inches or more. If they don’t

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What’s Happening – February 2023

More Fire Hazards And Invasives To Be Cleared From The Greenbelt, Thanks To A Grant More mitigation and removal of fire fuels and invasive species from the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt will take place this fall, thanks to a $61,650 grant awarded by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to the City of Wheat Ridge in late December.

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Coming Down From A Cannabis Sales High

The marijuana industry in Colorado isn’t what it was a decade ago. The days of soaring sales and dispensaries opening every week after legalization took effect have ended. Instead, fears of business closures, mass layoffs and declining tax revenue are the norm. Various factors have been cited, led by an oversupply of products and a

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Localworks Appreciation To Our Community On Colorado Gives Day

Localworks wants to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended and played along at our Bar Stool Bingo event, donated online and anyone who has supported us along the way! This Colorado Gives Day Localworks was able to raise $9,013.38! We are humbled and in awe of your generosity. Our community came together

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Put A Freeze On Winter Fires – Tips To Stay Safe

As bitterly cold weather finds its way into Colorado, you may be lighting the fireplace or plugging in a space heater to stay warm. From late fall to early spring, when the forecast calls for freezing temperatures, West Metro sees an increase in home heating fires.   Even a small fire can cause thousands of dollars

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West Metro Sponsors Wildland Fire Investigations Class

Crawling on their hands and knees inside a blackened perimeter, a class of would-be wildland fire investigators is looking for clues to determine the origin and cause of the fire. It’s painstaking work as several groups of students dig through charred vegetation and ash, searching for the smallest piece of evidence that will help them

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Soup’s On At Salsa’s!

As the winter weather sets in we all start to crave comfort foods that warm us up from the inside out. And there’s nothing quite like a good bowl of soup to do just that. Whether it’s a hearty stew or a light broth, soups are the perfect way to warm up on a cold

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