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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Honoring The Women Of Wheat Ridge

As we celebrate Women in History during the month of March, as well as International Women’s Day on March 8, I wanted to write this month about some of the amazing women who contributed their time and talent to make Wheat Ridge the special place it is today, and some who today are leading to

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Wheat Ridge

Old Schools And Policies Had Lots To Offer

As a retired schoolteacher, I’m continually fascinated by early public education. Mostly, it’s made me feel lucky to have taught in these modern times – no emptying the coal scuttle daily or whittling nibs for the next day’s lessons. Recently, I had occasion during one of the blizzards to curl up with a good book,

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Join Neighborhood Engagement Programs And Help Make Our City Even Better

In 2005, Wheat Ridge City Council adopted the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) Report, Repositioning Wheat Ridge, and adopted its findings and recommendations as guiding principles for revitalizing the city. One of two primary recommendations from the 2019 NRS Update was to develop neighborhood engagement in order to better understand what issues and opportunities are most

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Community

American ‘Mother of Valentines’ Started Mass Distribution Of Cards

As Valentine’s Day approaches and omicron infections continue to wane (we hope!), the Historical Society plans to hold its February Valentine Second Saturday Social on Feb. 12, two days ahead of the actual holiday. That should allow plenty of time to indulge in the tradition of crafting homemade Valentines instead of dashing to Walgreens for

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Community

Possible West 44th Makeover Kicks Off With Feb. 23 Meeting

The City of Wheat Ridge has hired a planning consultant, MIG. Inc, to assist with the West 44th Avenue Subarea Plan, according to a recent press release from the city. The plan will focus on West 44th Avenue from Youngfield Street to Clear Creek near Field Street; it includes the portion of the city between

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Community

Connecting Our Community

Our first Live Local event will be held on Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. We are hosting a Community Build Evening at our makerspace located at the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave. At a Community Build Evening, you will have the opportunity to build a quick project, see demonstrations

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Marketplace

Mike Paquette, Chiropractor And Neighbor

Mike Paquette, DC, moved to Wheat Ridge and opened Aim High Chiropractic Wheat Ridge, 7200 W. 44th Ave. We asked him about his journey to our city. Why did you choose to open your practice in Wheat Ridge? Growing up in a small town has a charm of its own. For one, the sense of

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Wheat Ridge

Dressing In The 1800s Was Serious Business

As the Neighborhood Gazette went to press, excitement was mounting for the Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s first Second Saturday Social of 2022, “High Tea on the Prairie and Historical Fashion Show” at the Baugh House, set for Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Society has some real pros when it comes to

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

An Exciting Time To Serve The City

At this year’s annual city council retreat, my colleagues and I met to assess our progress on the 2035 Vision while looking ahead to build on what we have achieved and the accomplishments in which we can all take pride. As we renewed our focus on achieving the goals set forward in the Vision document,

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Community

Still Living Here, After All These Years

Like most cities, there may seem to be a lot more traffic on the streets in Wheat Ridge, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into a major population increase. And some native residents who were born, raised, and – in some cases – worked their entire lives in the city have noted some changes. Some facts

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