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Art + Urban Agriculture = Art On The Farm

When the Wheat Ridge Creatives group meets to discuss ways to bring the community together with local artists in a social event, trust them to be, well, creative. Wheat Ridge has a lot of creatives, and it also has a lot of urban farms – small farms where property owners grow produce and flowers. Voila:

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What’s Happening – July 2021

It’s Almost August – Have You Registered Your Short-Term Rental? Remember back in February when Wheat Ridge City Council adopted an ordinance allowing and regulating short-term rentals? Well, anyone operating an STR in Wheat Ridge must be licensed with the city by Aug. 1. An STR is a dwelling unit, or portion of a dwelling

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The Summer To Remember

With COVID-19 cases declining across the nation and 50 percent of Coloradans fully vaccinated by Father’s Day, is it possible that many aspects of pre-pandemic life may return this summer? A response in the affirmative may mean that summer 2021 marks a return to a familiar summer. Current publications state that people are eager to

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Local Schools Exploring K-8 Options

School districts are designed with networks and pathways, starting from daycare and pre-K, then into elementary, middle and high school. Districts need to calculate and anticipate how dollars will flow to and from schools, from year to year. Using Student Based Budgeting, principals structure spending, hiring and class sizes in their buildings. Such has been

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Preliminary Recommendations For Lutheran Redevelopment Expected Aug. 3

Following two public meetings to inform and gather input from the public, the City of Wheat Ridge and SCL Health are set to present their preliminary recommendations for the redevelopment master plan of the Lutheran Medical Center campus. The public meeting is set for Aug. 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Wheat Ridge City Hall,

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Wheat Ridge Wins All-America City Award!

Congratulations to the City of Wheat Ridge and the Wheat Ridge community for being named a National League of Cities All-America City. What an incredible honor! The National Civic League’s All-America City Award recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues. Wheat Ridge submitted a strong application that

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Meet This Year’s Carnation Festival Royalty

Every summer the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival chooses a royal court of three – Countess, Count and Grand Marshall – to honor those in the community who have made a positive contribution through their participation or service in the city. The 2021 Carnation Festival will take place Aug. 13-15 at Anderson Park, 4355 Field St.,

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Arts

Behind The Scenes: Melinda Stewart

When it comes to art, Melinda Stewart doesn’t just create. Not only is she an artist herself, Stewart teaches art to children at her studio and in several Wheat Ridge schools. She has also volunteered her time and expertise toward several community art-related projects. Stewart has taught art for more than two decades. She has

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What’s Happening – June 2021

Lutheran Medical Center Announces Replacement Hospital At Clear Creek Crossing SCL Health announced June 2 it will build a replacement hospital for Lutheran Medical Center at the Clear Creek Crossing development in Wheat Ridge, following formal approval by its board of directors. The new Lutheran campus is being built on approximately 28 acres at I-70

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TLC Wheat Ridge Program Connects Neighbors

Cambria Rollo and her family of four moved to Wheat Ridge from Salt Lake City in June 2020. Right in the middle of a pandemic, the Rollo family had moved to a new state and a new city. In May of 2021 they had been living in their new home for nearly a year, but

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