Wheat Ridge news in a hurry

Posted 7/28/20

Movies on the Ridge Localworks’ Movies on the Ridge series brings residents two more opportunities to experience a free, drive-in movie. Localworks is showing ​Dora and the Lost City of Gold on …

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Wheat Ridge news in a hurry

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Movies on the Ridge

Localworks’ Movies on the Ridge series brings residents two more opportunities to experience a free, drive-in movie. Localworks is showing ​Dora and the Lost City of Gold on July 31. Vehicle load-in begins at 7:45 p.m., and the film will begin at 8:30 p.m.

The final movie in this series will be ​Jurassic Park​ on Aug. 21. Vehicle load-in begins at 7:15 p.m., and the movie will begin at 8 p.m. Both movies will be shown on the Lutheran Medical Center Campus in the parking lot of Pediatrics West (3555 N Lutheran Parkway). Attendees are encouraged to pick up food from their favorite local restaurant or visit one of the participating food trucks. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Reserve a spot at WeAreLocalworks.org/movies-on-the-ridge.

Poet needed

The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission is seeking applicants for its Poet in Residence Program. This is the second year of the program. In 2019, during the City’s 50th Anniversary, the Poet in Residence wrote and presented six poems that were read at various Wheat Ridge events. Poems were also posted to the City of Wheat Ridge social media accounts and the Wheat Ridge Cultural Events Facebook page, and were included in the City’s Connections newsletter. During the second year, the poet will also be expected to conduct outreach workshops at several Wheat Ridge schools.

“Poetry should inspire the community and be accessible to a diverse population as well as be an expression of the City’s civic spirit,” said David Opp, Cultural Commission chair. “We are very fortunate to be able to continue this special program and bring the beauty of the spoken word to life in this way for our community.”

A $1,000 stipend accompanies this residency, to be distributed over the two years.

For a list of qualifications, and application information, check out the city website, or email Cultural@ci.wheatridge.co.us for more details.

Construction at I-70 and Kipling

CDOT began work on the I-70/Kipling Street interchange improvement project last week. Changes will eventually include removal of the congested 49th Avenue traffic signal and construction of a second right turn lane from the westbound I-70 off-ramp onto Kipling Street. This project is designed to relieve congestion on the westbound I-70 off-ramp and improve traffic flow northbound on Kipling through the W. 50th Avenue intersection.

Due to funding constraints only the $2.4 million “North Phase” of the interchange plan is being worked on at this time. Construction is scheduled to to take place primarily on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., continuing through January 2021.

No lane or ramp closures are announced at this time. for more information, call the project hotline at 720-515-8261 or email i70andkipling@gmail.com

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