Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Tackling Crime & Homelessness At I-70 & Kipling

One of the most frequent concerns I, and my Jeffco counterparts, hear from residents is the growth of persons experiencing homelessness in our community. Residents cite criminal activity, overall safety, debris and property devaluation as their primary complaints when asking their governments to “fix” this issue. As I have discussed in many different forums throughout

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Wheat Ridge

City Hires CZB To Explore Affordable Housing Solutions

The cost of living in a big city has always been expensive, and Denver is no exception.  The city has almost become famous for its soaring home prices, and this effect has rolled over into the surrounding communities. In the last decade, homes worth over half a million dollars have become increasingly commonplace, even in

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Wheat Ridge

Baugh House Heritage To Be Honored During Carnation Fest

Volunteers are busily preparing the Baugh House for the annual Heritage Day festivities on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrating the colorful history of the storied farmhouse with an ice-cream social and antique quilt show. Originally a log cabin (still evident inside the structure), the house has been through its share

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Wheat Ridge Council District II representantive Rachel Grace Hultin
Wheat Ridge

Accessory Dwelling Units, Wheat Ridge Style

On July 11, Wheat Ridge City Council adopted an ordinance legalizing Accessory Dwelling Units, aka ADUs. After six years of community engagement and two lengthy study sessions discussing the best regulations for Wheat Ridge, I’m very familiar with what ADUs are and what they aren’t. However, many of my neighbors might not know the basics

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Community

Regulating Short Term Rentals, One Year Later

Remember back in February of ‘21, when Wheat Ridge City Council adopted an ordinance allowing and but regulating short-term rentals, aka STRs? That went into effect the following May with licensing, and enforcement and lodging tax collection began that August. One year later, it’s time to ask what worked, what didn’t, and what’s next.  In

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Community

Four New Officers Join Wheat Ridge Police

The Wheat Ridge Police Department is proud to introduce its four newest officers: DeNoto, Bennett, Pochocki and Iyo. They all come from different parts of the country, bringing their unique life experience to the Wheat Ridge community. Officer DeNoto is a transplant from the East Coast who came to the Front Range as a child

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

There’s Great Work Happening At City Hall

On May 20 I attended the city’s virtual employee award ceremony, where Wheat Ridge employees were honored for work completed in 2021 that aligned with the city’s ACTION values. ACTION stands for Accountability, Change, Teamwork, Integrity, Opportunity and Now, and city employees are expected to uphold these values in their work and interactions. As I

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Wheat Ridge

Good-Bye To An Old Friend; Hello To New Ones

If you traveled West 44th Avenue the afternoon of Saturday, May 25, you may have seen some sort of shindig at the Baugh House on the corner of 44th and Robb Street. It probably looked like a Historical Society event, common on Saturdays. WRHS hosted the event, but its purpose extended far beyond typical Baugh

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Sustainability

‘The Mighty ATATs’

Founded in 2013, the Wheat Ridge Active Transportation Advisory Team (“the mighty ATATs”) is a citizen-led organization that works with residents, city leadership, businesses and partner organizations to increase opportunities to walk, to ride a bike, and to connect with transit in Wheat Ridge. The ATATs work to promote and develop a physically and economically

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Events

Carnation Festival Celebrates Our Unique History

For all the newcomers who may not know about the history of our wonderful city, the Carnation Festival, held every August, provides a little insight into what makes Wheat Ridge so special. When the gold mines began to play out in the 1800s, Wheat Ridge seemed a natural location for families to begin settling to

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