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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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Happenings February 2022

Deadline For Applications To Volunteer On Wheat Ridge Boards and Commissions Is Feb. 11 The City of Wheat Ridge is recruiting residents wanting to participate in their government as volunteers on the city’s boards and commissions. Generally, applicants must live in the district for which they are applying except for At-Large positions, and sometimes exceptions

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January 2022 Happenings

Two New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open In Wheat Ridge As the Neighborhood Gazette went to press, the City of Wheat Ridge was set to cut the ribbon on two new electric vehicle charging stations at noon on Jan. 12, according to a recent press release. The SemaConnect Model 630 Level 2 dual-port electric vehicle

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December 2021 Happenings

Operation Blue Santa Kicks Off With Toy Drive At Lakeside Walmart The Wheat Ridge Police Department’s Blue Santa and his elf were on hand for socially distant pictures with children and to visit with them about their wish lists at the annual Operation Blue Santa Toy Drive, hosted by the police department and the Wheat

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What’s Happening – November 2021

Honor Veterans This Month, Then Celebrate The Winter Holidays Next, With The Wheat Ridge Historical Society The Wheat Ridge Historical Society’s November Second Saturday Celebration falls on Nov. 13, so join the Wheat Ridge Historical Society in honoring our veterans with a flag ceremony, some live music and good conversation at the Baugh House, West

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What’s Happening – October 2021

Wheat Ridge Earns National Re-Accreditation in Parks and Recreation The City of Wheat Ridge remains in the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning re-accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), awarded during the 2021 NRPA Annual

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What’s Happening – September 2021

Last Chance To Pipe Up About Redeveloping Lutheran Medical Center On Sept. 22 Options for the redevelopment of the Lutheran Medical Center Campus are narrowing and getting more specific, and the public will have one last chance view and comment at a final public meeting in Council Chambers, Sept. 22 at Wheat Ridge City Hall,

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What’s Happening – August 2021

Rotary Club Creates Move-In And Backpack Kits To Aid People Experiencing Homelessness The Rotary Club of Wheat Ridge recently received a matching grant from Rotary District 5450 to create move-in and backpack kits for persons experiencing homelessness. The project – “Provisions for Persons Who are Homeless” – was approved to assist the City of Wheat

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What’s Happening – July 2021

It’s Almost August – Have You Registered Your Short-Term Rental? Remember back in February when Wheat Ridge City Council adopted an ordinance allowing and regulating short-term rentals? Well, anyone operating an STR in Wheat Ridge must be licensed with the city by Aug. 1. An STR is a dwelling unit, or portion of a dwelling

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What’s Happening – June 2021

Lutheran Medical Center Announces Replacement Hospital At Clear Creek Crossing SCL Health announced June 2 it will build a replacement hospital for Lutheran Medical Center at the Clear Creek Crossing development in Wheat Ridge, following formal approval by its board of directors. The new Lutheran campus is being built on approximately 28 acres at I-70

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