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The history of the Wheat Ridge Police Department

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wheat Ridge Police Department. To celebrate, the city will be participating in a variety of events throughout the year like "Love Letters to Wheat Ridge" … more

Judge grants certification of class in West Metro Fire case

After an approval of certification of class from a Jefferson County District judge, at least 74 former West Metro Fire District employees will join a lawsuit against the fire district. Tim O'Hayre … more

Wheat Ridge to host Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Open House

The city of Wheat Ridge will hold a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Open House on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center at 4005 Kipling St.Wheat … more

West Metro Fire wins big on ballot issue 7C

Voters appear to have approved a ballot question from the West Metro Fire Protection District Board of Directors to “de-Gallagherize,” 68.45 percent to 31.55 percent as of 7:14 p.m., Nov. … more

Democrats take majority of Jefferson County offices

Races for Jefferson County offices are neck-and-neck, with only a couple of percentage points separating the candidates, as of 7 p.m. Nov. 6. In the race for clerk and recorder, incumbent Faye … more

Dahlkemper wins race for Jefferson County commissioner

Although close, the first results of the polls at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, show that Democrat candidate Lesley Dahlkemper is leading with 54.74 percent of the vote for Jefferson County commissioner. Tina … more

2018 Jefferson County election results

Here are the results for Jefferson County, including the municipal ballot measures for the communities of Arvada, Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge. AssessorR Brian Cassidy 48.53%D Scot Kersgaard … more

County candidates introduce themselves to the community

Not only do Jefferson County voters have a near overwhelming amount of ballot issues to decide on, a number of state seats to fill and a new governor to elect, there are six races specific to the … more

‘The homeless person ... on the street is a person just like you’

The hotels and motels along West Colfax Avenue have never been just a place to stop during the night for travelers. They also — for years — have served as temporary roofs for homeless people who can afford staying a night or two. Wheat Ridge … more

Retail pot sales coming to town

Retail marijuana will be sold in Wheat Ridge, possibly by the end of the month. An owner of two Wheat Ridge medical marijuana dispensaries submitted retail sales applications to the city in November. The applications were in the final stages of … more

Tides turning in Jefferson County

Elections, budget constraints and developments pretty much sums up the year for Jefferson County. Here is a list of the Top 5 stories of the year that made a huge impact on the county: School board tide turns The Jefferson County school board … more

Top five stories of the year

A missing woman turns up dead. The city welcomes a new mayor. And, oh those 38th Avenue road diet blues. These are just a few of the biggest stories that came out of Wheat Ridge in 2013: ‘Annie’ Meyer murdered; killer convicted LeAnne … more

Striding into the future

The mission of Stride is to provide the pathway to self-sufficiency, and the organization has been working for more than 20 years to provide that service to those in need. “We started because we saw a lot of community members weren’t seeing … more
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