Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge

Just Waiting On The City

While building codes and standards have structured our built environment for thousands of years, the concept of a “building permit” can be traced back to the year 1189 when Henry Fitz-Elwyne, the first Mayor of London wrote “Assize of Buildings.” This document outlined the roles and responsibilities of an elected body of aldermen (city council

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Wheat Ridge

The Blue House, Part 2

Once upon a time back in the 1900s, folks could support local community hospitals and really get behind efforts to expand and improve services. Those were halcyon days when the Blue House tea room flourished. It was the last major repurposing of the lovely old farm house…so far. Had it not been for Lutheran Hospital

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Wheat Ridge

Nation’s Firefighting Resources Stretched Thin, West Metro Crews Pitch In

After a record-setting wildfire season in Colorado in 2020, this year is proving to be just as challenging for many western states. California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana have seen more than 100 fires since the beginning of summer. More than 2.2 million acres have burned, and more than 1,200 structures have been lost. According

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Community

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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Education

Change of Leadership at Everitt…Again

Employees tend to want to stay in their position when you encourage them and reassure them that they are needed and that the environment and mission as promised are intact. This goes back to over a year ago when Dr. Glass (Jeffco Superintendent) and Jeena Templeton (Manning principal) planned to reinvent Everitt Middle and provide

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Wheat Ridge

Imagine A Makerspace In Wheat Ridge

Have you ever wanted a place where you can find the tools you need and maybe a group of people that know how to do interesting stuff and have amazing mad skills that you can collaborate with to create new and wonderful things? Yeah…us too! We want to put together a place like that in

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Events

Carnation Festival Returns With Fun For The Whole Family

The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival has been a beloved summer tradition for more than 50 years. It was canceled last year due to COVID-19, but we are happy to see it back with all the usual fun and more this year, running from Friday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 15. The Carnation Festival is a

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Wheat Ridge

A History Of The Blue House, Part I

Ask many adults who grew up in the Wheat Ridge area about the Blue House, and they will regale you with joyful memories of meals with their elders in the charming “Blue House Tea Room and Consignment Shoppe” in the large farm house located west of the main entrance to the SCL Lutheran campus on

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Community

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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Community

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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