Wheat Ridge

Opinion

Patience In Short Supply

Editor’s note: A longtime Wheat Ridge resident recently wrote the Neighborhood Gazette about “outrageous crime” in our city, presenting as evidence: her catalytic converter and a neighbor’s laptops (two!) had been stolen from their respective vehicles; homelessness and panhandling continues unabated; and she received two ballots in the mail.   “I would love some answers

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Wheat Ridge

Shop Small Saturday And Holiday Celebration

This November, Localworks, the Wheat Ridge Business Association and the Wheat Ridge Chamber are partnering with our local Wheat Ridge businesses to promote national Shop Small Saturday on Nov. 27. There are many reasons to shop small and local. Here are two. Shopping small and local keeps our sales tax dollars in Wheat Ridge to

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Education

Enough ‘Scores’ – Let’s Tell Our Schools’ Stories

Wheat Ridge, like many of the communities in the metro area, has families moving into our neighborhoods in a competitive housing market. As these families select the best neighborhood for their unique needs many ask their Realtor, friends and new neighbors about the local schools. I have had neighbors, friends and friends of friends reach

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Ring In The Holidays Right Here

The holiday season is right around the corner and I hope you are planning to spend some time shopping local the Saturday following Thanksgiving. That’s Small Business Saturday and Wheat Ridge has more to offer than ever! We have new retail stores, new coffee shops and breweries, new restaurants, and those who staunchly weathered the

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Community

‘Wheat-Ridgey’ Lutheran Master Plan Approved 7-1

The “Wheat Ridge-ness” in a 100-page Lutheran Medical Center Legacy Campus master plan was nearly unanimously endorsed at the Monday, Oct. 25, city council meeting. The council approved the plan — a 20-year vision for the site and amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan — by a 7-1 vote. Councilwoman Judy Hutchinson was opposed. It

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Community

Apathy, Fear Or Satisfaction: What’s Up With Uncontested Elections?

For the first time in a decade, Wheat Ridge voters have just one choice on their general election ballots this fall. A dearth of candidates extends to other communities as well. Edgewater has one more candidate than open city council seats. Three incumbent Mountain View council members and a write-in candidate will vie for three

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Community

Criterium Bike Race Was A Success – Thanks To You!

The Ridge at 38 Criterium was held on Sept. 12, and it was a resounding success! We were proud to host the state championships once again this year. This race has been recognized by the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) as one of their favorite events, because our community comes together and creates much

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

City Of Wheat Ridge Announces 2021 Business Award Winners

I was very proud to serve as the host for this year’s annual Wheat Ridge Business Appreciation Awards Ceremony and share my heartful congratulations to all the nominees. The event is presented by the City of Wheat Ridge, partnering with the Wheat Ridge Business Association (WRBA) and the Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and recognizes

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Wheat Ridge Council District II representantive Rachel Grace Hultin
Wheat Ridge

Local Politics Matter

What did you do last Monday night? I was at city hall with seven of my peers and the mayor representing you, conducting the business of your city and discussing issues that impact the quality of life in Wheat Ridge. We made decisions about how to improve your parks, spend your tax dollars, keep your

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Wheat Ridge

Life In A Tucker Tuberculosis Tent And Other Stories

A literature professor I had in college once asked the class if anyone knew why Edgar Allen Poe was so enamored of beautiful dead women. His thoughts on the matter were chilling. Poe’s mother was a young single parent who suffered from tuberculosis. As the disease overtook Eliza Poe, she could no longer work as

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