March 2022

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Events

March 2022 Happenings

Sign Up Soon For Savings On Your ‘Garden In A Box’ The City of Wheat Ridge is partnering with Resource Central to bring the popular Garden in a Box program back for 2022, according to a recent release from the city. The first 100 Wheat Ridge residents who purchase a qualifying garden from Resource Central

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Health

Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable

A couple of things come to mind when we think of spring. One is certainly taxes, and the other should be that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. If we understand one message from these columns, hopefully it is that prevention is best and denial is not the river in Egypt! The American Cancer

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Sports

Jefferson Wrestling Legends Lead New Generation As Coaches

It’s been more than 20 years since Oscar Fonseca and James Vogel built their legacies on the mat for Jefferson Junior/Senior High School (JHS), but they haven’t stopped contributing to the program’s glory for many years. Both returned to their alma mater to coach in 2006, and have trailblazed the program into perennial success ever

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Edgewater

More Reasons To Recycle!

Continuing the City of Edgewater Sustainability Board invitation to join in new practices this year, we offer the following information.  Recycling is a daily activity for more than 100 million Americans and a great way to protect our environment and stimulate our economy. The environmental and economic premise of recycling is sound; reusing natural resources

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Edgewater

Mobility Plan Becoming A Reality

One of my favorite parts about living in and serving the community of Edgewater is the shared attitude that no challenge is too large. Over the past two years I have been amazed at the willingness of our community to dive headfirst into difficult conversations. One of those conversations I am most excited about is

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Community

Yes Virginia, There Is A Gluten-Free Beer

Driving past Brewery Rickoli on Wadsworth, a sign caught my eye: Gluten-Free Beer. How can that be? Rickoli’s website says they remove the gluten from all of their brews. That, according to my non-scientific research (i.e., Google) is achieved by using an enzyme that breaks down gluten protein. (If you have celiac disease or other

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Education

New Ventures For Stevens Elementary Principal

When I was hired into the position of principal at Stevens Elementary in the spring of 2017, I honestly jumped for joy. I knew that serving this community would be a life-changing experience, and it definitely has been! The last five years have gone by so quickly, and my heart is full of treasured memories

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Events

Check Out Hurling, Gaelic Football On The Green

Localworks’ next exciting Live Local event is coming up on March 19 at The Green, 7101 W. 38th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come learn more about the Denver Gaels, check out demonstrations of Gaelic football and hurling, and try your hand at a few activities yourself! The schedule: • 10 a.m. to

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Honoring The Women Of Wheat Ridge

As we celebrate Women in History during the month of March, as well as International Women’s Day on March 8, I wanted to write this month about some of the amazing women who contributed their time and talent to make Wheat Ridge the special place it is today, and some who today are leading to

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Wheat Ridge

Old Schools And Policies Had Lots To Offer

As a retired schoolteacher, I’m continually fascinated by early public education. Mostly, it’s made me feel lucky to have taught in these modern times – no emptying the coal scuttle daily or whittling nibs for the next day’s lessons. Recently, I had occasion during one of the blizzards to curl up with a good book,

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