June 2021

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Community

What’s Happening – June 2021

Lutheran Medical Center Announces Replacement Hospital At Clear Creek Crossing SCL Health announced June 2 it will build a replacement hospital for Lutheran Medical Center at the Clear Creek Crossing development in Wheat Ridge, following formal approval by its board of directors. The new Lutheran campus is being built on approximately 28 acres at I-70

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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

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The Wheat Ridge Rotary club volunteers stand outside of a greenhouse
Community

Smiles For Seniors Through Rotary Roses And Flower Power

While the rest of the world came to a nearly complete halt during the pandemic, the Wheat Ridge Rotary, along with Rotary clubs worldwide, continued to meet and plan important community service projects. The Wheat Ridge Rotary’s 35 members met virtually for lunch every other week and once monthly in the evening. This club has

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Family Promise Director Courtney Jensen
Opinion

Sheltering Homeless Families Is Challenging

Families who are experiencing homelessness pose a unique set of problems for communities. The reasons for their homelessness are similar to those for people who are homeless who are not part of a family unit. The pandemic, coupled with the Denver rental market, has contributed to the inability of some families to find housing. Without

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The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission Arts Drop
Arts

Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission Hosts Arts Drop, June 12-24

This month Wheat Ridge will host its second Arts Drop, a city-wide scavenger hunt providing an opportunity for participants to search for and find free arts and crafts while learning more about Wheat Ridge. The city’s Cultural Commission will be placing 16 local art and crafts items outdoors at local parks, as well as community

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Longtime Wheat Ridge resident Karin Heine
Community

Karin Heine: July 27, 1945 – May 22, 2021

Karin Heine, creator of a unique suburban private wildlife refuge, died peacefully at her home in Wheat Ridge, according to relatives. She was 75. A life-long champion of nature, in 1997 she purchased three vacant lots in northwest Wheat Ridge and created the Heine Wildlife Sanctuary, a private refuge now home to birds, butterflies, foxes,

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Community

How Has Your Life Or Perspective Changed?

Since the COVID-19 virus was first reported in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 31, 2019, its deadly wrath has controlled day-to-day lives worldwide. Adhering to restrictions and health mandates significantly altered and ultimately changed how people learned, worked and interacted. With the formidable Colorado restrictions and imposed county health dictates this year, is it possible that

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Marketplace

Frozen Pipes Still A Homeowner’s Nightmare

Have you experienced frozen or broken pipes at your house? Every homeowner in metro Denver has this concern, especially on nights of sub-zero temps. With warmer weather finally in the forecast, most of us are glad that our houses evaded the consequences of broken water supply pipes in our homes. Unfortunately, your luck may soon

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Dr. Aram Neuschatz of Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge, CO
Health

Men’s Life Expectancy Is Declining – Why?

We have heard it all before: eat right, exercise, quit smoking, etc. Nag me some more. June is Men’s Health Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and educate on men’s health issues, but why is that significant for you? The fact is that men’s life expectancy has been declining in comparison to women’s over the

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West Metro Firefighter/Paramedic Dennis Hollister holds a baby he delivered along with the mother
Community

Medics Deliver Baby In Family’s Front Yard

The Reilly family’s plan was simple. When it was time, mom and dad would head to the hospital for the birth of their second daughter. And when Maggie Reilly woke up to contractions shortly after midnight on March 7, she didn’t panic. Instead, she timed them just to make sure before waking up her husband.

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