September 2021

Events

Road Racers Return For Ridge At 38 Criterium

The air has cleared and the skies are blue again – at least at press time – and Wheat Ridge is a prime location to enjoy September bicycle fun and the return of the Ridge at 38 Criterium. The second weekend of September is essentially an unofficial city celebration of that two-wheeled apparatus, the bicycle.

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Arts

Tanner Steed And The Profound Process Of Painting

Don’t ask Tanner Steed if he’s recently — or ever — finished a painting. The Wheat Ridge artist does not consider any of the many oil paintings he’s crafted in his young life as done. Steed, 25 and a native Coloradoan, grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from Thunder Ridge High School, where he

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Community

Behind The Scene: Al Gallo

Wheat Ridge’s Al Gallo has deep roots in north Denver. As a long-time resident of that neighboring area, he was invested in civic affairs and projects in the neighborhood. He discovered that he enjoyed learning about the processes in place to bring local projects to fruition. He liked working with Denver city staff from departments

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Opinion

Good Riddance, August

August was a tough month and I’m glad it’s over. I spent two weeks in bed fighting COVID-19. Thankfully, I was surrounded by knowledgeable and caring people who checked in on me throughout the ordeal. I still can’t smell a thing and I’m physically feeling beat up, but I’m not dead. That’s most likely because

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Wheat Ridge

Criterium, Cleaning Up Our Community, And Trunk Or Treat

Here comes fall and Localworks is ready with events and programs to connect our community and promote our local businesses! The Ridge at 38 Criterium Bike Race is our big news for September. The race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 12 at The Green from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it will be

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Keeping Up With Everything Happening In The City

As we wrap up a busy summer and start an equally exciting fall, I wanted to make sure everyone in our community knows the best ways to stay on top of all that is happening in our city. At the beginning of every month, we send an e-newsletter called Mayor’s Matters to a group of

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Wheat Ridge

Just Waiting On The City

While building codes and standards have structured our built environment for thousands of years, the concept of a “building permit” can be traced back to the year 1189 when Henry Fitz-Elwyne, the first Mayor of London wrote “Assize of Buildings.” This document outlined the roles and responsibilities of an elected body of aldermen (city council

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Wheat Ridge

The Blue House, Part 2

Once upon a time back in the 1900s, folks could support local community hospitals and really get behind efforts to expand and improve services. Those were halcyon days when the Blue House tea room flourished. It was the last major repurposing of the lovely old farm house…so far. Had it not been for Lutheran Hospital

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Wheat Ridge

Nation’s Firefighting Resources Stretched Thin, West Metro Crews Pitch In

After a record-setting wildfire season in Colorado in 2020, this year is proving to be just as challenging for many western states. California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana have seen more than 100 fires since the beginning of summer. More than 2.2 million acres have burned, and more than 1,200 structures have been lost. According

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Sports

WRHS Soccer Uses Technology To Up Its Game

Well, it’s that time of year once again: class is officially back in session. For many families, this means the yearly ritual of stocking up on enough pens and paper to last them through an apocalypse (or, in this case, a global pandemic). After all, having the proper supplies is vital to ensuring your student

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