August 2022

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Events

What’s Happening – August 2022

You’d Be Hard-Pressed To Sample This Much Hard-Pressed Cider At Pressed Fest, Aug. 20 Tickets are now available for Pressed Fest, an iconic feature of Lakewood’s Cider Days. It takes place Saturday, Aug. 20, with afternoon (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and evening (4 to 7 p.m.) tasting sessions, held at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park,

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Tackling Crime & Homelessness At I-70 & Kipling

One of the most frequent concerns I, and my Jeffco counterparts, hear from residents is the growth of persons experiencing homelessness in our community. Residents cite criminal activity, overall safety, debris and property devaluation as their primary complaints when asking their governments to “fix” this issue. As I have discussed in many different forums throughout

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Wheat Ridge

City Hires CZB To Explore Affordable Housing Solutions

The cost of living in a big city has always been expensive, and Denver is no exception.  The city has almost become famous for its soaring home prices, and this effect has rolled over into the surrounding communities. In the last decade, homes worth over half a million dollars have become increasingly commonplace, even in

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Wheat Ridge

Baugh House Heritage To Be Honored During Carnation Fest

Volunteers are busily preparing the Baugh House for the annual Heritage Day festivities on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrating the colorful history of the storied farmhouse with an ice-cream social and antique quilt show. Originally a log cabin (still evident inside the structure), the house has been through its share

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Wheat Ridge Council District II representantive Rachel Grace Hultin
Wheat Ridge

Accessory Dwelling Units, Wheat Ridge Style

On July 11, Wheat Ridge City Council adopted an ordinance legalizing Accessory Dwelling Units, aka ADUs. After six years of community engagement and two lengthy study sessions discussing the best regulations for Wheat Ridge, I’m very familiar with what ADUs are and what they aren’t. However, many of my neighbors might not know the basics

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Mountain View

Events Help Keep A Community Engaged

You may have noticed that we’re having more town events these days. The events are designed to create community and encourage neighbors to get to know each other. But there are other benefits as well. They are really good opportunities to interact with your police officers and your elected officials. They create many low-key, entertaining

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Mountain View

New Police Tech For Crime Fighting And Communication!

Mountain View Police Department (MVPD) is taking a bold step into 21st century policing – promoting transparency and communication with the use of a new online platform named Crimewatch. The platform will be launched with a remodeled website in August, although community members can preview the tool by going to Crimewatch.net. The streamlined communication platform

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Community

Protecting Your Pets: Have A Plan

An estimated 360,000 residential house fires occur in the U.S. every year, claiming the lives of nearly 40,000 beloved pets. And 1,000 of those fires are unintentionally started by the pets themselves. Prevention is an important part of fire safety, and so is having an escape plan to keep your family and your pet(s) safe

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Community

Wheat Ridge Acts To Restrict Race-Based Covenants

Wheat Ridge City Council wants to see race-based covenants on private and public property – already illegal and unenforceable – restricted even further. Former council member Zachary Urban initially raised the question of these covenants and how the city council could address their removal. Incorporated in 1969, Wheat Ridge included subdivisions platted in Jefferson County

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Community

Regulating Short Term Rentals, One Year Later

Remember back in February of ‘21, when Wheat Ridge City Council adopted an ordinance allowing and but regulating short-term rentals, aka STRs? That went into effect the following May with licensing, and enforcement and lodging tax collection began that August. One year later, it’s time to ask what worked, what didn’t, and what’s next.  In

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