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And The Winners Are…

If you voted in the first Business Spotlight Challenge, you made history by participating in a first-of-its-kind event to stir-up community engagement about the quality of life we want to enjoy in Edgewater! Thank you for completing our Comp Plan survey and casting your vote for one of Edgewater’s 15 participating businesses. Each put in

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Spruce Up With The Healthy Tree Canopy Program

Calling all tree enthusiasts! Edgewater’s tree-tastic initiative is back, and it’s here to help you give your leafy friends the care they deserve. Say hello to the Edgewater Healthy Tree Canopy Program for 2023! If you have trees that need some love, all you need to do is hop onto the AskEdgewater app or www.EdgewaterCO.gov/AskEdgewater

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Protecting A Small Community With A Big Heart

Edgewater is a small city in the Denver metro area that faces unique policing challenges due to its proximity to neighboring areas with high crime rates. Despite these challenges, the Edgewater Police Department has successfully maintained a close-knit community atmosphere while actively addressing these issues. Chief Eric Sonstegard describes Edgewater as “The busiest town of

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Blueprint for Success: A Comp Plan Update

Edgewater has begun the process of updating the City Comprehensive Plan. The last Comprehensive Plan was completed in 2013. In 2023, we set focus on the future of Edgewater – reflecting the city’s goals and including new strategies for addressing issues that may be discovered.   What is a comp plan? A comprehensive plan (comp plan)

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Joyride With The City!

Bike to Work Day is just around the corner – so come JOYRIDE with us! The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) annual Bike to Work Day event is Wednesday, June 28 and encourages people to bike to work instead of driving. It’s a great way to get some exercise, reduce traffic congestion and improve

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Of Property Taxes And TABOR

Every tax year I receive a few calls from taxpayers asking the County Treasurer to lower or waive their property taxes for various reasons.  County treasurers does not have the legal authority to lower property taxes or waive property taxes per state law.  The Treasurer’s Office and the state of Colorado do have programs available

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Right Plant, Right Place, Right Practice

April is Earth Month and with the start of spring and celebrations of the outdoors all month long, it’s the perfect time for many homeowners to plan their gardens and learn about sustainable landscaping techniques. To help with this, Edgewater Sustainability brought the expertise of Denver Botanic Gardens to their March Sustainability Seminar where community

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Boosting Smart Technology In Edgewater

Have you installed a smart device in your home? Perhaps you have a smart thermostat to save energy, a smart doorbell for enhanced security, or a smart speaker to enjoy your favorite tunes. These technologies can make individuals’ lives better, and the same can be done for cities. Smart cities use intelligent technology, connected devices and

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Renting In Edgewater

Are you an Edgewater resident that rents a home or an apartment? If so, it is important to know that you have rights and a process to advocate for those rights through your city government.  During the Feb. 2 City Council meeting, many residents shared public testimony about their concerns and challenges within their rental

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Valentine’s Day With The Captain

Ahoy there mateys! Your humble Captain is mooring near Sloan’s Lake for the winter, and I had the privilege of hosting the Senior Valentine’s Bingo Extravaganza in the fair City of Edgewater on Feb. 10. It was a night to be remembered, filled with the sounds of Lionel Richie and Celine Dion, and the smell

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2023 Plans For The City of Edgewater

After a productive 2022, city council held its biannual retreat in January to strategize for 2023. We discussed the city manager’s annual work plan, which covers staff goals for the year as well as city council’s priorities for the next six months.  A recurring theme at the retreat was the city’s ongoing efforts to become

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Proudly Featuring The Edgewater Community

We are incredibly thankful for everyone in the community. Because of each of you, the City of Edgewater has made many leaps and bounds toward being a more sustainable and inclusive place. We particularly want to thank all the volunteers who have dedicated their time to make these achievements possible. As we highlight 2022, we

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Handle with Care: Safe Disposal And Recycling Options For Used Household Batteries

According to the EPA, most batteries are recyclable. However many –  including lithium-ion, lithium metal, lead-acid, nickel cadmium and other rechargeable batteries – should NOT go in household garbage or recycling bins. In a world where batteries are increasingly powering everything, it is useful to know which batteries can be recycled, where they can be

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Welcoming The Molholm Elementary Community To Edgewater

On Nov. 10, the Jefferson County School Board voted to close 16 elementary schools in the district, including Molholm Elementary, at the end of the 2022-23 school year. The closures are largely a result of a county-wide, school-age population decline of nearly 30,000 over the past 20 years. The school is officially consolidating with Lumberg

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Edgewater Is Edgewater With Our Local Businesses

As we near the holiday season we want to highlight all our wonderful local businesses that make Edgewater, Edgewater. The last few years have been very turbulent throughout the business community, and we are very thankful for all the businesses that pushed through and continue to make us who we are. The City of Edgewater

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Edgewater Goes Renewable With Solar On The Civic Center

When the Civic Center in Edgewater was being proposed in 2018, the community was invited to offer feedback during a series of charrettes and public meetings. This process welcomed residents to share their desires for the new government building. With overwhelming support, the community expressed hope for a solar installation on the top of the

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Get Proactive About Preparedness

Greetings Edgewater! September brings not only cooler weather but also National Preparedness Month, a time to review your family’s plan in case a disaster or emergency should occur. I took stock of what the city has done to prepare, and can report that the City of Edgewater and the Edgewater Police Department are well prepared

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Whittle Your Waste

Help put an end to food waste – and start composting with us! Edgewater and Scraps offer residents an affordable compost pickup service. You can learn more and sign up at www.ScrapsMileHigh.com/Edgewater. Not sure yet about composting? Check out all the benefits you will bring to the community and the climate! Benefits of composting •

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Edgewater’s Mental Health Plan

I am excited to share a project that city council, city staff and a few community members are working on. The draft title is Edgewater’s Mental Health Plan, and the statement below gives a sense of what we seek to accomplish. This statement was written for a needs assessment and will guide us in writing

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Water-Wise Turf Transitions

Walking around Edgewater this spring and summer, I have noticed a remarkable transformation taking place. More and more, residents are making the decision to remove all or part of their grass lawns. The transition away from grass lawns has allowed many to express their creativity through new and exciting landscapes. Stunning blends of flowers, raised

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NOAH’s Autism Rescue Kits

Since 1957, the Wheat Ridge Optimist Club has been providing hope and positive vision to children in the Wheat Ridge/Edgewater community. In addition to traditional youth programs, Wheat Ridge started a new inclusive program in 2019 featuring autism kits. Autism Rescue Kits are designed to assist first responders when working with children and young adults

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Edgewater’s Radio History

Commercial radio came to Colorado and the metro area 100 years ago this year, March 10, 1922. While listening habits have changed greatly and there are many options for getting news and entertainment, radio is still a daily part of most people’s lives.  If you grew up here, you might know that from 1954 to

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Committing To The EDGE Pledge

Over the course of 2021 Edgewater city staff and leadership worked to define our mission and core values. This process was very enlightening and assisted with bringing staff closer together with a common focus, to provide better definition on what we do and what we believe in. Our city council will be providing the vision

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The Edgewater Pride Parade

Some of the best ideas are born out of difficult circumstances. The start of the pandemic presented many challenges, including figuring out how our community would continue to celebrate together. Despite the limitations at the time, the ingenuity of a few community members created what we now know today as the Edgewater Pride Parade.  Like

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