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Diverse WRHS student body returns to class

Summer break has officially come to an end, and students' moods heading back into the halls of Wheat Ridge High School on Thursday, Aug. 17 ran the gamut. Ivan Stanton, incoming freshman with a …
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Chasing the culinary dream

In the kitchen at West 29th Restaurant and Bar, Chris Johnson, 56, whips up intricately plated dishes and feels the heat as flames dance off the stove. He throws a meat-based pasta sauce in a pan as his mentor, chef Cory Matthews, handles another …
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Wheat Ridge road closures Saturday, Aug. 12

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, Wheat Ridge Police will close two major roadways. Drivers should use alternate routes during the following times: 1) The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival Parade takes …
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    • Dark skies ahead

      It’s a mighty big fuss for what amounts to a shadow. The moon butts its way in between the Earth and the sun Aug. 21, casting its shadow across the continental U.S. from sea to sea. A cross-continental U.S. total eclipse like this hasn’t …

    • Proposed Jefferson County toll road moves forward

      Plans for building a 10-mile toll road in northern Jefferson County to complete a loop of highway around the Denver-metro area are rolling forward. “The parkway continues to make steady progress,” said Bill Ray, interim executive director of …

    • Bennet shares thoughts on range of issues

      After his address to AmeriCorps graduates in Lone Tree on July 14, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet granted an exclusive interview to Colorado Community Media to talk about food insecurity, healthcare, Russian election interference and how he feels …

    • Metro-area residents urged to be bear aware

      In the middle of the night, Cheryl Matthews, a Larkspur resident, woke up to the sound of her dogs “barking like crazy.” While expecting to see a raccoon, she looked outside and saw a black bear tearing down her bird feeders and proceeding to do …

    • My name is...Ron Kiefel

      About me I was born in Lakewood, and my family moved to Wheat Ridge in 1975. I was 15. My wife Meegan and I have been married for 15 years. We have three children and one granddaughter. Everybody still lives nearby in Jefferson County, so we …