July 2022

Events

What’s Happening – July 2022

Fourth Of July Fireworks Fizzle This Year, As Always As the July Fourth holiday approaches, residents ought to be aware that all fireworks, including fountains and sparklers, are illegal within most cities. Compounding this disappointment, many public fireworks shows have been canceled due to fire conditions. At the recommendation of West Metro Fire Rescue, and

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Community

Family Tree Receives Five Kids’ Bikes From The Ridge Senior Living 

Five new bikes, helmets and locks are now in the hands of children being supported by Family Tree, a Wheat Ridge-based organization that provides life-changing services to end child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. The bikes were built by residents and team members at The Ridge Pinehurst senior living community in Lakewood as a part

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

There’s Great Work Happening At City Hall

On May 20 I attended the city’s virtual employee award ceremony, where Wheat Ridge employees were honored for work completed in 2021 that aligned with the city’s ACTION values. ACTION stands for Accountability, Change, Teamwork, Integrity, Opportunity and Now, and city employees are expected to uphold these values in their work and interactions. As I

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Wheat Ridge

Good-Bye To An Old Friend; Hello To New Ones

If you traveled West 44th Avenue the afternoon of Saturday, May 25, you may have seen some sort of shindig at the Baugh House on the corner of 44th and Robb Street. It probably looked like a Historical Society event, common on Saturdays. WRHS hosted the event, but its purpose extended far beyond typical Baugh

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Community

Helping Victims And Survivors Deal With Trauma

Victims and survivors of crimes, disasters and mass shootings usually do not know where to turn for help. So law enforcement agencies in Wheat Ridge and seven other Jefferson County communities ask Victim Outreach Inc., or VOI, to lend a hand. Cynthia “Cin” Chapman worked for the Porchlight Family Justice Center in Lakewood before accepting

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Mountain View

Sidewalk Repairs Are Coming To Mountain View!

As in many other cities and towns, the Town of Mountain View Municipal Code requires that adjacent property owners keep their sidewalks in good repair and safe for public travel. This means keeping the sidewalk clear of overgrown plants, snow and ice, as well as making repairs to the sidewalks when damaged. Historically in Mountain

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Nicole Beaudin sits with her dog
Health

Honoring The Gift Of A Highly Sensitive Person’s Brain

I recently realized that I experience the world in more detail than others. That was a long forty years to figure that out. My inner world is more rich, and all of my senses are heightened. I see color in more granulation, speckling lights often catch my eye. I read the energy in rooms immediately.

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Education

Star High School Principal Cooley Bids Wheat Ridge Goodbye

“Wheat Ridge High School is a special place.” These are the words I heard over and over again during my first month as principal on The Farm. Students, parents, staff, alumni and community members all said the same thing. To be honest, I was hesitant to believe a place could be so special. I mean,

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Opinion

Fix Your House Before You Come For Mine

It was only six years ago when I helped on the Jeffco School Bond initiative. It included details about how much was going to be spent and where. The community was surveyed for priorities and needed changes. The $567 million bond narrowly passed. We were getting new schools, air conditioning in old buildings, lead pipes

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Health

A Glimpse Into Morning Star Assisted Living & Memory Care

On the site where Clancy’s pub stood for years and adjacent to Sprouts Market, you will find Morning Star Assisted Living & Memory Care. It opened about five years ago and, according to Executive Director Chad McGlothlin, it has become a “community within a community” Chad came onboard two years ago, the week before the

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