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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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Wheat Ridge

Are There Sidewalks, Stormdrains In West 38th’s Future?

West of Kipling, West 38th Avenue is arguably not the safest place to bicycle or walk, due to lack of sidewalks and poor drainage on some segments of the roadway. Wheat Ridge City Council has agreed to fix that, but it depends on what the community wants and who will pay for it. “Re-examine and

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Community

Young Bakers Rise To The Challenge Of Starting Local Eatery

There may not be another Wheat Ridge restaurant run like one on 38th Avenue. Mr. Biscuits Bakery, 7176 W. 38th Ave., is youth-owned and family-operated, serving from-scratch biscuits, muffins, cinnamon rolls and a rotating lineup of other baked goods daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joshua, 18, Annika, 23, Elijah, 16, and Marilyn Pearson,

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Community

Happy 2022!

Happy New Year from Localworks! We are excited to ring in the new year with programs that connect and engage our residents and support and promote our local businesses. In 2022, we are ramping up our Live Local program and plan on a monthly series of events. Live Local is a terrific program that connects

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

A Season Of Giving And Care For Others

While most of us think of this time of year as a time of giving, this year more than ever we may find our friends, neighbors and even whole communities need a little more care. Many communities are still feeling the effects of the pandemic. All of us were touched in some way by COVID-19,

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Wheat Ridge

Oysters Were No Strangers To The Frontier New Year

One of the most vivid New Year’s memories from my childhood is of my father standing at the kitchen sink, eating leftover raw oysters right out of the container while my mother stirred the rest into the milk-based stew steaming on the stove. We always had oyster stew once a year on New Year’s Day,

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Wheat Ridge

The City Development Process

When a developer wants to develop a piece of property they must first assemble their team of consultants, primarily consisting of an architect, civil engineer and landscape architect. Then a preliminary meeting with the city’s planning staff evaluates if what the developer is proposing is allowed by the current zoning or if the zoning would

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Sustainability

Regenerate Wheat Ridge: Growing Community With An Agricultural Conservation Grant

The City of Wheat Ridge and the Jefferson Conservation District were jointly awarded an urban agriculture conservation grant through a partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide regenerative agricultural educational workshops and support community agricultural partnerships.  Regenerative Agriculture: What

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Community

Happy Holidays

This holiday season, Localworks thanks you and the Wheat Ridge community for your support. Through your support, Localworks has been able to deliver programs that connect and engage residents, beautify our community, and support and promote our local Wheat Ridge businesses. However, we are not alone in our efforts to make Wheat Ridge a great

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