September 2022

Wheat Ridge

‘Dogs On Display’ To Challenge Canines, Amuse Onlookers

I’ve had at least one dog, sometimes more, for most of my life. I love ‘em. Dogs possess such dedication and have interesting, sometimes quirky, personalities. I had a golden retriever once that I could send into my house to check each room and make sure it was safe before I entered; that’s an important

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Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge

Housing Affordability In Our City

Every two years, the city conducts a resident survey to learn about perceptions from our residents on life in Wheat Ridge. We ask questions about the quality of services we provide, what’s important and perceptions of quality of life in Wheat Ridge. We track results over time to gauge progress and changes. In the 2021

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Community

E-Bike Batteries Pose Fire & Safety Hazards

E-bikes and scooters are widely seen as a mode of personal transportation with many benefits, a way to reduce urban traffic that is more affordable and “greener” for the environment. But with the growing popularity, we’re seeing an increase in the number of accidental fires across the country.  Under certain conditions, the rechargeable and lithium-ion

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Sustainability

Saving Water, But For Whom?

Like many Coloradoans, our family made some home improvements during the pandemic. One major project was to convert turfgrass in our front lawn to a low-water and pollinator-friendly xeriscaped groundcover. As we patiently awaited our award from the City of Wheat Ridge for being outstanding sustainably minded citizens (still waiting…), I wanted to dig a

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Mountain View

Kids & Special Needs Dentistry Ribbon Cutting

The Town of Mountain View welcomes Lakeside Kids & Special Needs Dentistry to the community. Located at 5600 W. 44th Ave., Suite 200, Denver 80212, the business celebrated their grand opening recently. The business proudly serves infants, children and teens, as well as special needs patients of all ages.  “A visit to the dentist should

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Mountain View

Trash And Recycling Apologies In Mountain View

Some of the town residents have been experiencing problems with consistent trash and recycling pickup, and in a meeting with me, the town’s service provider, GFL, has acknowledged their efforts have fallen short of their goals. In response to my request for GFL to address the shortfalls, all residents have been given a $5 discount

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Mountain View

Code Enforcement Education

Code enforcement has been a big topic this spring and summer in Mountain View. At the request of Mountain View United (MVU) participants, a new volunteer project to provide code-related community education is commencing soon. Although ultimately, property owners are responsible for knowing and following the town laws (and the Town Code is available on

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Nicole Beaudin sits with her dog
Health

What Family Story Are You Willing To Shift?

Recently I attended a family reunion on my dad’s side, the first since the pandemic began and since his passing. I was more anxious than hopeful as my mom and I boarded the plane to Vermont. My dad was idolized by many of his 50-some cousins who didn’t want to acknowledge the darker sides of

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Opinion

Best. Festival. Ever.

To declare this year’s Carnation Festival as best-ever would be the understatement of the year. The music was absolutely my favorite part of my festival. Clearly tribute bands are very well supported and loved, from Journey, Led Zeppelin and, of course, the Lizard King and his Doors were absolutely fantastic. Great idea with the second

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Arts

Photography For Jon Levy Is Both Art And Craft

“I wake up every morning an hour before sunrise, to be outside 15 minutes before sunrise with the Sony,” says photographer Jon Levy. The “Sony” he’s referring to is the Alpha 1, Sony’s flagship camera.  “I mainly go to the local parks – Belmar, the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt, Main Reservoir in Lakewood. I find each

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