Wheat Ridge

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

Read More »
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.,

Read More »
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

Read More »
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.

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
"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

Read More »
Wheat Ridge Council District II representantive Rachel Grace Hultin
Wheat Ridge

Meet Me At The Corner

Recently, my across-the-street neighbor stopped by to chat while I was pulling dandelions in my front yard. (Anyone else overwhelmed by all the !#@ weeds?) He walks his adorable dog by my corner daily, always waving “Hello” as he passes. After small talk, he shared he was grieving the death of a friend; they’d known

Read More »
Katie Boes with her dog
Wheat Ridge

Rooted In Intention

I spent the last 15 years of my life in New York City working for major publishing and broadcast companies. I have been fortunate to travel the world, meet phenomenal individuals and have some amazing adventures along the way. But when COVID-19 hit, it was suddenly more important than ever to be clear about what

Read More »
Scroll to Top