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Latest news

  1. Voters Pass Ballot Questions 
    Wheat Ridge and Edgewater voters on Tuesday, October 4, voted to dissolve the old Wheat Ridge Fire district and to include their properties into the new Wheat Ridge-West Metro merged district.

    West Metro and Wheat Ridge have been operating as one fire district since April 1, 2016, under an intergovernmental agreement. 

    Wheat Ridge and Edgewater residents will benefit from a slight reduction in taxes, as the West Metro mill levy is lower than the Wheat Ridge mill levy.

    Watch a video about the merger below.