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Wheat Ridge

Engage With History: Volunteer

I don’t know about you, but I got downright creaky during the last year or so, both physically and mentally. From what I read, I’m not alone. Similar changes afflicted millions of Americans in varying degrees. How to get rid of those five to 10 extra pounds and recurring brain fog are much-discussed issues these

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Community

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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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

New Traffic Laws Improve Safety

Over the past year, traffic safety statistics for the city of Wheat Ridge have shown an increase in crashes involving pedestrians that resulted in serious injuries. Tragically, along roadways with a higher volume of cars or that have higher speed limits like Kipling and Wadsworth, people have died as a result of being in the

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Community

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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Wheat Ridge

The Challenges Ahead This Summer

Ask Wheat Ridge City Manager Patrick Goff about the challenges facing the city in summer 2021 and you will be treated to an explanation of the issues (multi-faceted and complex) and how the city is confronting them. You will not hear excuses or complaints about how difficult it is managing a post-pandemic suburban Denver city.

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LocalWorks volunteers stand with a police officer
Community

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 Carnation Festival parade
Community

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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"Soddy" the sod house at the Wheat Ridge Historical Park
Wheat Ridge

Pioneer-Style Energy Efficiency Seen In The ‘Soddy’

No one seems to know exactly who built the sod house at the north end of the Wheat Ridge Historical Park. To passersby it looks like a modest one-story stucco home surrounded by flowerbeds with a handsome blue spruce in the yard. Earliest records indicate that the Federal government granted the plot of land to

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