Answers to Questions Posed to Schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee. Will Advanced Learners Have To Leave Wheat Ridge? Welcome to Jeffco Dan. With parents frustrated by the lack of programs for their Advanced Learners in our neighborhood schools, more are forced to send their students outside of Wheat Ridge. When can we expect the repeated promises for ALP/GT programs to come true? READ MORE
MOUNTAINS OF PRODUCE will soon inundate area gardeners, leaving some to ponder what to do with all the backyard bounty. Numerous national and local organizations have risen to the challenge to link up gardeners with excess produce with those in need, especially seniors. This has led to events such as the upcoming Crop Drop, Sept. 21, 9-11:30 a.m., next to the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave. PHOTO CYNDY BEAL
By Matthew Lily
On Saturday, Sept. 13, why not stay local and celebrate the community of Wheat Ridge and all of its flavors? Art, food, beer, music and outdoor activities come to the Green as Ridgefest, the second-year festival with a new name.
Festivities start at 3 p.m. at 7101 W. 38th Ave. and continue through the evening with live bluegrass music as well as food and drinks from local vendors.
By Cyndy Beal
Experienced urban gardeners know the frustrations of low yield and high yield.
Sometimes a home garden may be too much of a good thing and gardeners may be faced with a virtual mountain of cucumbers, zucchini or other items. What to do with it all?
In an effort to unite this backyard bounty with seniors in the community, Live Local Harvest (a food coalition part of Wheat Ridge 2020) and Wheat Ridge Colorado Senior Connections have joined together to create a Crop Drop event.
As part of the tradition and history of the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival, the selection committee once again named three deserving members of the community to serve as parade royalty. Each one has lived, worked, played in Wheat Ridge and given a little bit of themselves to make it the great community we all enjoy.
By J. Patrick O’Leary
Keep Wheat Ridge Local is behind the No Wal-Mart signs sprouting up around town, having raised more than $1,500 on the web for its campaign to head off the possible construction of a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on the southwest corner of West 38th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. The informal, grassroots group claims to promote “a better vision for Wheat Ridge than big box stores and corporate retailers,” according to its website.
However, it’s speculation. No one has signed a lease, the city has no say in the matter, and no community meeting has been set for hashing things out.