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Edgewater Tracking Air Quality to Benefit Public Health

In Fall 2023, the City of Edgewater partnered with the Jefferson County Public Health department on the Jefferson County Love My Air program (JCLMA), a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant-funded initiative giving local communities the ability to monitor and address their own air quality.  Edgewater hosts three out of ten high-quality, solar-powered, Node S air

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A Letter to Edgewater Residents

Dear Edgewater Community,  During the past year, the City of Edgewater has been made aware of several negative media and social media posts regarding our employees. As an organization, the City of Edgewater is limited to what information can be shared about employees — past or current — due to the privacy of certain personnel

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Arts

Edgewater Music Festival Evolves

The annual music festival at Citizen’s Park in Edgewater is back with the same spirit of great live local bands, drinks, food and community connection but with a new name and schedule. The Edgewater Music Festival, formerly the Blues & BBQ Festival for Better Housing, will happen on Saturday June 22 from 2 p.m. to

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Edgewater

Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week

Public Service Recognition Week, observed annually during the first full week of May, is a time to celebrate and honor the contributions of public servants at all levels of government.  From dedicated civil servants to courageous first responders, public service employees play a vital role in serving their communities and upholding the values of democracy,

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Edgewater

Spring Time in Edgewater

It’s already been a busy spring, with many events, construction work and ever-changing weather.   Thanks, as always, to the great staff that put on the recent Edgewater Spring Clean-Up ‘dumpster day.” While it was a wet and windy day, many took advantage of the opportunity to clean up. Thanks also to those that took advantage

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Community

New Adult Social Club Launches in Edgewater

Edgewater’s 55 and older crowd took over Edgewater Beer Garden on a sunny afternoon on April 11th, filling the restaurant with laughter, lively conversation and hearty welcomes to each newcomer.  Nearly 15 attendees showed up for the very first 55+ Social Club, proving it to be a popular idea. The club is a casual gathering

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Edgewater

Interesting Recycling Facts

Recycling information has changed over the years. In the 1980’s and 1990’s we were told to remove the cap from plastic bottles, whereas NOW we are told to leave the cap on. In previous times we crushed the aluminum cans down flat, but now Green For Life (our state recycler) requests that we NOT crush

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Edgewater

April 22nd is Earth Day!

Started in 1970, Earth Day is a day designated for celebrating, learning about and taking action to protect nature. Throughout the years, Earth Day has inspired numerous initiatives, from tree planting to beach cleanups to educational campaigns and policy advocacy. It has catalyzed significant changes, such as the creation of environmental protection laws, the promotion

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Edgewater

Bimbamba Chocolate Shop Opens in EdgewaterPublic Market

Welcome to Bibamba, the newest addition to Edgewater’s business scene! Founded by Patrick and Mara Tcheunou in 2013, this global chocolate venture has deep roots in both America and Africa. From purchasing farmland in Cameroon’s Center province in 2015 to their first harvest in 2020, Bibamba embodies a farm-to-table ethos. Patrick, a chemical engineer, oversees

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Edgewater

Spring Events in the City!

Our community is buzzing with excitement about upcoming events and Parks and Recreation Spring programs. These opportunities promise to bring neighbors closer together and make Edgewater an even better place to live.  This is also the perfect time to get involved, either by volunteering your time or by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities can be

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Edgewater

Disability Awareness Month

In Edgewater, Disability Awareness Month holds significant importance in fostering inclusivity and understanding within the community. This dedicated month serves as a reminder to celebrate the diversity and accomplishments of individuals with disabilities. It also aims to raise awareness about the challenges they may face and the importance of creating an inclusive environment for all. 

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Edgewater

Updates For The First Month Of 2024

I hope 2024 is going well for you so far!  In November 2023, I was honored to be elected Edgewater Mayor, following service on City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Along with re-elected Council members Bill Berg and Kali Janda and new members Mercedes Valdez, Joie Iten and John Thomsen, we were sworn

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Edgewater

Backyard Livestock Flourishes in Edgewater

In Edgewater, the wave of backyard farming is turning suburban homes into lively havens for chickens, ducks, goats, rabbits and even bees. Since February is the start of baby chick season, we wanted to give you the inside scoop on Backyard Livestock in Edgewater! The responsible ownership of these animals is a top priority, and

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Edgewater

Edgewater School Transportation Plan Aims for Safer, Smoother Commutes

In a move to address transportation challenges faced by families around Lumberg and Edgewater Elementary Schools, the City of Edgewater has initiated a community-based transportation planning program.  The Edgewater School Transportation Plan is currently in the public input phase, with the project’s website acting as a hub for information and engagement. Organizers hope to accommodate

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Winter Weather Safety

Winter storms bring a multitude of challenges, posing risks such as car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite and heart attacks from overexertion. As winter storms unleash extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds, it becomes crucial to prioritize safety and take preventive measures. Winter storms can last for hours or several days, cutting off heat,

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Edgewater

Supporting Edgewater’s Local Restaurants

As the winter chill settles over Edgewater, the local restaurant scene continues to serve up warmth and community spirit. With the ongoing challenges faced by businesses, especially those in the hospitality industry, supporting our beloved local eateries becomes more crucial than ever. Here are some delightful ways to indulge in Edgewater’s culinary offerings while keeping

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Edgewater

Navigating Building Permits in Edgewater: A Must-Read for Residents

Before you embark on that exciting home improvement project or decide to add a new feature to your property, there’s a crucial step you shouldn’t overlook — pulling the right permits. The City of Edgewater wants to ensure that your projects comply with safety codes and zoning regulations, so here’s your go-to guide for navigating

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Edgewater

Edgewater’s Essential Guide to Snow Procedures

Winter is coming, and Edgewater’s snow-covered streets and walkways offer a picturesque scene. However, it’s essential to remember our responsibilities and ensure our city remains safe and accessible for everyone. So, let’s dive into the crucial things you need to know about Edgewater’s snow procedures. Avoid Shoveling Snow onto Roads: First and foremost, as tempting

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Edgewater

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint this Winter

Fall is in full swing, and winter is just around the corner. As temperatures drop, you may be turning on your thermostat. However, as the furnaces turn up, so does your energy and gas bill and your carbon footprint. To reduce this carbon footprint and save money on electricity bills this winter, thinking about your

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Edgewater

State Ballot Measures

Last year, Edgewater voters had to navigate through 14 state and county ballot questions. Fortunately, this year there are only two, both referred by the state legislature. Proposition HH is the more important of the two as it will significantly impact property taxes and Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) refunds. TABOR constitutionally limits the amount

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New History Book Delves Into Edgewater’s 120 Years Of Spirited Growth!

Edgewater has grown over the last 120+ years from unincorporated land where Denver residents would escape to enjoy looser laws around drinking and gambling to a thriving community in the heart of a large metro area. Nestled between Denver, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, Edgewater boasts a heart and spirit much larger than its 0.7-square-mile area. 

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Edgewater

Altitunes Finds Harmony In Music Education

Altitunes, a Wheat Ridge-based music school, is revolutionizing the landscape of local music education with its comprehensive, science-based approach. Susie Frey and Amy Erhard, co-owners of the school, seek to combine musical education with holistic personal development. This multi-dimensional approach goes beyond the traditional scope of scales and musical notes to foster important life skills. 

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2023 Hometown Festival

It’s that time of year again! As the summer sun slowly gives way to the golden hues of fall, we’re thrilled to announce the return of our beloved Edgewater Hometown Festival. An epic day of entertainment, fun, and community spirit awaits you! Date: Saturday, Sept. 23  Venue: Citizens’ Park (24th Avenue and Benton) Time: 3

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