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What’s Happening – May 2024

Wheat Ridge Historical Society May Festival Spring is definitely here, and that means it’s time for the Historical Society’s May Festival, scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at the Historical Park (4510 Robb St.) from 10:00 to 2:00.  The May celebration of spring will feature traditional Maypole dances at 11:00 and 1:00 with live music provided

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What’s Happening – April 2024

Wheat Ridge Historical Society Earth Day Celebration The Historical Society will celebrate Earth Day at the Baugh House (44th Ave. & Robb St.) on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00–2:00. Join us for a seedling plant exchange to increase the variety in this year’s garden and a refresher course on sustainability, including information on best ways

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What’s Happening March 2024

 Wheat Ridge Historical Society Spring Equinox Celebration  The Historical Society will host a celebration of the Spring Equinox and the coming of spring at the Baugh House (44th Ave. & Robb St.) on Saturday, March 9, from 10:00–2:00. Topics of discussion include the public gardens at Happiness Gardens. Got an Irish story to tell? You

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Ribbon Cutting to Welcome Huckleberry Roasters

Ribbon cutting took place on Fri. Oct 13 to welcome Huckleberry Roasters to 5990 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, with Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker cutting the ribbon with Koan Goedman, founder/owner. They were joined by Huckleberry staffers: Hummes, Jess, Dan , and Bradley. Also in attendance were Dist. 3 City Councilperson Rachel Grace Hultin,

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What’s Happening – October 2023

Turn Your Apples Into Cider At Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s Second Saturday Social, Oct. 14 Join the Wheat Ridge Historical Society for an old-time favorite Second Saturday Social, Apple Cider Day, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Historical Park, 4610 Robb St. You supply the apples, some clean containers and a

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What’s Happening – September 2023

Wheat Ridge Approving ADUs One Year After Council’s Vote  One year after Wheat Ridge City Council voted to allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the city, seven existing units are now legal, and 21 permits are in the pipeline for new and existing units. “We have been permitting ADUs that already existed but were unsanctioned,”

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What’s Happening August 2023

Wheat Ridge Reduces Parking Requirements For Affordable Housing Developments Wheat Ridge City Council recently passed a resolution lowering minimum parking requirements for affordable housing developments, to reduce building costs. At its June 26 regular session council approved, 7-0, an ordinance changing parking requirements for deed-restricted affordable dwelling units. Near transit, the one parking space per

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What’s Happening – July 2023

West Pines To Move Wheat Ridge Operations To New Westminster Behavioral Hospital In Fall 2024 Intermountain Health and Acadia Healthcare Company held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 31 for West Pines Behavioral Hospital, a new 144-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital, at 11455 Huron St., Westminster, to serve Denver area residents.  Upon completion of the new facility

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What’s Happening – June 2023

Buy And Sell Your Spring Cleaning Items At Historical Society’s Annual Yard Sale, June 10 If spring cleaning has left you with full bags and boxes that you can’t quite bring yourself to donate, bring them to the Historical Society’s popular Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at

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What’s Happening – May 2023

Tickets On Sale For Central City Opera’s ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ Summer Festival, June 24-Aug. 6   Wheat Ridge-based Central City Opera invites lovers of opera (and musicals) to “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” and join Central City Opera for its 2023 Summer Festival.   Evening and matinee performances take place in the historic Central City

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What’s Happening – April 2023

ADU Foes In Court To Challenge Last Year’s Rejection Of Petitions Remember last summer’s petition drive to undo Wheat Ridge City Council’s July approval of an ordinance allowing accessory dwelling units? (If you don’t, see “Petition Drive Aims To Overturn Council’s ADU Decision,” September 2022 Neighborhood Gazette.)  Petition organizers failed to gather the minimum 1,757

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What’s Happening – March 2023

Learn More About Your Local Mini Government At League Of Women Voters’ ‘The Hidden Life Of Special Districts’ League of Women Voters Jefferson County, in collaboration with the Jefferson Unitarian Church, will sponsor “The Hidden Life of Special Districts,” a free panel presentation open to the public on March 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.,

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What’s Happening – February 2023

More Fire Hazards And Invasives To Be Cleared From The Greenbelt, Thanks To A Grant More mitigation and removal of fire fuels and invasive species from the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt will take place this fall, thanks to a $61,650 grant awarded by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to the City of Wheat Ridge in late December.

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What’s Happening – January 2023

Funds For Art, Bike & Pedestrian Improvements, Parks Included In Wheat Ridge City Council’s Budget   The Wheat Ridge City Council announced the passage of the city’s 2023 budget in late November, and it will go into effect on Jan. 1. According to a press release from the city, the 7-0 vote “leveraged the city’s strong

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Happenings – December 2022

City Snowplow Drivers Take Home Third in National Competition Last month snowplow drivers from the City of Wheat Ridge’s Public Works Department competed in the Western Snow and Ice National Conference. Mike Ivancich and Kevin Dewey took third place overall as a team in the single-axle plow competition, according to a press release from the

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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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What’s Happening – October 2022

Lutheran Medical Center Replacement Hospital ‘Topped Off’ With Beam-Placing Ceremony A “Topping Off” celebration was held for about 150 caregivers, supporters, and dignitaries last month as construction crews placed the last steel beam on the sixth floor of the replacement hospital for Lutheran Medical Center. The hospital, located at I-70 and State Highway 58 in the

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What’s Happening – September 2022

And Now For Something Completely Different (From The Historical Society)!  Normally, the Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s Second Saturday Socials feature themes that have something to do with history or holidays. Instead of talking history Sept. 10, they’re going to be making history at the first-ever Dogs on Display event. Come to the Baugh House at

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What’s Happening – August 2022

You’d Be Hard-Pressed To Sample This Much Hard-Pressed Cider At Pressed Fest, Aug. 20 Tickets are now available for Pressed Fest, an iconic feature of Lakewood’s Cider Days. It takes place Saturday, Aug. 20, with afternoon (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and evening (4 to 7 p.m.) tasting sessions, held at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park,

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What’s Happening – July 2022

Fourth Of July Fireworks Fizzle This Year, As Always As the July Fourth holiday approaches, residents ought to be aware that all fireworks, including fountains and sparklers, are illegal within most cities. Compounding this disappointment, many public fireworks shows have been canceled due to fire conditions. At the recommendation of West Metro Fire Rescue, and

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What’s Happening – June 2022

Volunteers And City Foresters Spruce Up West 38th With New Trees, Thanks To Grant A dozen volunteers led by the City of Wheat Ridge Forestry Team planted 10 new trees along 38th Avenue last month, according to Forestry & Open Space Supervisor Andrew McDonald. The May 14 event was made possible by a $4,000 grant

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May 2022 Happenings

Lutheran Foundation Announces Committee For The Legacy Continues Campaign The Lutheran Medical Center Foundation has announced members of The Legacy Continues Comprehensive Campaign Committee, according to Sarah Ellis, Lutheran Medical Center’s Manager of Communications. The campaign, approved by the Foundation’s board of directors last July, supports the new, replacement Lutheran Medical Center, now being built.

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What’s Happening – April 2022

Have You Noticed? 40% Of Reported Wheat Ridge Crimes Involved Your Car Well, not your car, specifically. But a review of the most recent two weeks of local crime reports turned up a surprise: motor vehicles were involved in 40 percent of incidents reported to the Wheat Ridge Police Department. Neighborhood Gazette staff took the

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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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