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Behind The Scene: Al Gallo

Wheat Ridge’s Al Gallo has deep roots in north Denver. As a long-time resident of that neighboring area, he was invested in civic affairs and projects in the neighborhood. He discovered that he enjoyed learning about the processes in place to bring local projects to fruition. He liked working with Denver city staff from departments

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Wheat Ridge Vehicle Thefts On The Wane

Motor vehicle thefts in Wheat Ridge were down markedly through the first half of 2021 compared to the previous year, according to a statewide crime reporting program. Figures from the Colorado Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA), part of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, show Wheat Ridge reported 119 motor vehicle thefts through the end

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Renew Massage Studio Expands Into Applewood

As the pandemic has evolved we are all more aware of what we miss. For me, one item on that list was therapeutic massage. After my second vaccine in March, I realized that this was no longer out of reach. I started looking for a new massage therapist. This June, I found the place. Close

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Too Many Civic Groups Spoil The ‘Hood?

Residents, business owners and others with specific interests have a good chance of finding a group of like-minded people in and around Wheat Ridge. However, some wonder if there may be a few too many citizen groups with the same or similar goals, and if they receive tax money to help them operate, is that

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Behind The Scenes: Glenn Levy

Of the handful of people I have had the pleasure of interviewing for this publication, Glenn Levy was the only one who had actually researched me first. Although this caught me off guard at first, our conversation showed a man with a unique sense of humor and an interesting history. Originally from Arizona, Levy attended

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Community

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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Community

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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The Wheat Ridge Rotary club volunteers stand outside of a greenhouse
Community

Smiles For Seniors Through Rotary Roses And Flower Power

While the rest of the world came to a nearly complete halt during the pandemic, the Wheat Ridge Rotary, along with Rotary clubs worldwide, continued to meet and plan important community service projects. The Wheat Ridge Rotary’s 35 members met virtually for lunch every other week and once monthly in the evening. This club has

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The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission Arts Drop
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Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission Hosts Arts Drop, June 12-24

This month Wheat Ridge will host its second Arts Drop, a city-wide scavenger hunt providing an opportunity for participants to search for and find free arts and crafts while learning more about Wheat Ridge. The city’s Cultural Commission will be placing 16 local art and crafts items outdoors at local parks, as well as community

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Longtime Wheat Ridge resident Karin Heine
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Karin Heine: July 27, 1945 – May 22, 2021

Karin Heine, creator of a unique suburban private wildlife refuge, died peacefully at her home in Wheat Ridge, according to relatives. She was 75. A life-long champion of nature, in 1997 she purchased three vacant lots in northwest Wheat Ridge and created the Heine Wildlife Sanctuary, a private refuge now home to birds, butterflies, foxes,

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Community

How Has Your Life Or Perspective Changed?

Since the COVID-19 virus was first reported in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31, 2019, its deadly wrath has controlled day-to-day lives worldwide. Adhering to restrictions and health mandates significantly altered and ultimately changed how people learned, worked and interacted. With the formidable Colorado restrictions and imposed county health dictates this year, is it possible that

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West Metro Firefighter/Paramedic Dennis Hollister holds a baby he delivered along with the mother
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Medics Deliver Baby In Family’s Front Yard

The Reilly family’s plan was simple. When it was time, mom and dad would head to the hospital for the birth of their second daughter. And when Maggie Reilly woke up to contractions shortly after midnight on March 7, she didn’t panic. Instead, she timed them just to make sure before waking up her husband.

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The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival parade
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It’s Back! The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival Is Set For Aug. 13-15

Coming back after last year’s pandemic-prompted hiatus, the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival will celebrate its 52nd year Aug. 13-15 at Anderson Park, 4355 Field St. One of the oldest and longest running festivals in the state of Colorado, the annual three-day, end-of-summer, free community event highlights the unique character of Wheat Ridge, including its once-thriving

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A homeless woman stands on the corner of a street with a sign
Community

City, CDOT And Volunteers To Clean Up Camps

Homelessness is an issue steeped in complexity and something we witness in our everyday lives. Solutions can seem simple on the surface – just tell them to get a job, find an apartment, go back to school, etc. But these “simple” solutions are never really that simple. The contributions of individuals, while still important, aren’t

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Mark Eskow, Owner of Right Coast Pizza in Wheat Ridge, stands in front of a mural
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Behind The Scenes: Mark Eskow

Mark Eskow likes it when people get together and come up with great ideas. That’s why Eskow started opening his business, Right Coast Pizza, early in the mornings years ago, long before Wheat Ridge had any coffee houses. Local clubs and community members gathered to talk issues and ideas and enjoy free coffee. “I just

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Local school principals Jeena Templeton of Everitt Middle, Trina Jones of Stevens Elementary and Josh Cooley of Wheat Ridge High in conversation with the Neighborhood Gazette at Right Coast Pizza
Community

Local Principals And ‘The Wheat Ridge Advantage’

With three days left in the school year, I invited three amazing principals to meet for lunch and discuss a year they will never forget and hope to never re-live: Trina “TJ” Jones of Stevens Elementary, Jeena Templeton of Everitt Middle, and Josh Cooley of Wheat Ridge High. It was no Zoom or other digital

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