November 2022

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Happenings – November 2022

New Art Education Scholarship Available For Wheat Ridge Students And Graduates Hey kids, are you interested in pursuing an art education? If you are a junior, senior or recent graduate who either resides in Wheat Ridge or has attended school in Wheat Ridge, there’s a new art scholarship available. During the June 2022 Art in

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Community

One Year On, Wadsworth Project Is 30% Done

In the year since the Wadsworth Improvement Project began in Wheat Ridge, surrounding neighborhood streets have not been crowded by vehicles avoiding construction delays, and the project is on schedule and budget. In an interview and emails, city spokeswoman Amanda Harrison said the $62 million project between 35th Avenue and Interstate 70 and the Clear

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Community

West Metro Fire Rescue Awarded International Reaccreditation

West Metro Fire Rescue has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), an honor held by just 301 fire service agencies around the world. West Metro has held accredited agency status since 2012. This reaccreditation marks the third time that the commission has evaluated West Metro, focusing on the level

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Community

Winter Driving Preparedness For Vehicles & Operators

In Colorado, late summers often abruptly change to winter on a dime. As we’ve seen countless times, the news stations spotlight the first snowstorms, and the toll that it takes on unprepared commuters and their vehicles. We asked Gary Bryan, owner of Wheat Ridge Auto Service since 1980, what critical winter vehicle checkups should be

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Wheat Ridge

Celery Farming – A Proud, Local Heritage

Curiously, celery has a proud heritage in the Wheat Ridge area. Long ago, after I bought my first house, I could hardly wait to plant a garden. I tilled a 30-by-20-foot plot and planted all the standard vegetables. While seed shopping I had encountered a six-pack of celery, a novelty to me. I put forth

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Wheat Ridge

Five Factors Driving Economic Growth In Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge is laying the groundwork for a sustainable economic future by focusing on development opportunities that attract companies who hire top talent, while investing in physical infrastructure in creative ways – ultimately making our community more attractive for residents and businesses. I believe there are five key elements Wheat Ridge focuses on that sets

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Mountain View

Serving On Council Is Uniquely Rewarding

At 9:30 p.m., on Oct. 17, the town council had been – for three full hours – deeply engaged in a lively and spirited discussion about the following: the need to review appointed positions, vehicular public nuisances, why aspen trees are prohibited in town, and the 2023 budget.  By council rules, the monthly meeting cannot

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Mountain View

Did You Know? Town Code 101

New Sidewalk and Alley Clearance to Begin Section 11-01-040 of the Mountain View Town Code allows for the town to cut back any vegetation that has grown into the public right-of-way (such as the sidewalks, alleys, and streets) if the property owner does not take care of this themselves in a timely manner, after notification.

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Mountain View

Planning The Town’s 2023 Budget Is A Group Effort

One of my biggest priorities as mayor has been transparency, especially as it applies to the budget. Council, led by the Finance Committee Chair Sean Davis, has been working on the 2023 budget since their June workshop. In August, Ronny Farmer, the town’s auditor, presented the 2021 Financial Statements, pointing out that the General Fund

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Community

Eat Like a Local This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about what we will serve at our holiday gatherings. For many of us, that means heading to the supermarket and picking up the same old things you get every year. But why not shake things up a bit and buy locally sourced foods?

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