Volunteers working in the Old Post Office in the Historical Park made a surprising discovery recently. Nearly all 52 issues of Volume 1 of the Wheat Ridge Sentinel, published weekly from June 1969 to June 1970, were found nicely preserved. Only eight issues of that first year of publication are missing to make a complete set.

The WRHS would like to find copies of the missing issues and pay for digitization to complete the set.

If you have issues from Volume one of the Wheat Ridge Sentinel, please check your collection for the following editions: 

Vol. 1, Issue #2 (June 26, 1969)

Vol. 1, Issue #14 (Sept. 18, 1969)

Vol. 1, Issue #18 (Oct.16, 1969)

Vol. 1, Issue #22 (Nov.13, 1969)

Vol. 1, Issue #27 (Dec.18, 1969) 

Vol. 1, Issue #28 (Dec.25, 1969)

Vol. 1, Issue #29 (Jan.1, 1970)

Vol. 1, Issue #34 (Feb.5, 1970) 

If you find you have one or more of the missing issues, please consider a temporary loan. 

These newspapers are important historical documents. The Sentinel started publishing at the same time Wheat Ridge became an incorporated city, and neither the State Library nor History Colorado has copies of the first volume. 

All the copies found will be preserved through digitization, using the SIPA grant funds received last year, then returned promptly to you.

 Please email wrhistorical@gmail.com or call 303-421-9111 and leave a message if you have old issues.

The Wheat Ridge
Historical Society

    Invites you to our 

     Second Saturday Socials

      10 am to 2 pm

Our  Fall socials will be In-Person.

at the Historical Park 4610 Robb St ~ October  

at the Baugh House 11361 W. 44th Ave ~ Sept. & Nov. 

Dogs on Display ~ September 10

Our First Dog show will include Costume  Contest, Musical Sit, Best Trick   and more with prizes  for a $10. donation per dog ~ Dogs must be on a leash with vaccines/license tags.  Ask a vet, trainer and more pet vendors on site! More on the About/Facebook pages.

Apple Cider Day ~ October 8th 

Bring your Apples and clean containers to use our cider press~donations accepted! Listen to local musicians, there will be a local food truck for lunch or snacks, craft demonstrations and socializing. 

Veteran's Day  with Craft & Book Exchange November 13th  

Veteran's salute at 10:30 am with  handmade craft items and books of all kinds for sale. Bring your items to buy, sell, trade, or barter ! Music, snacks and socializing too. 

Dogs with Dog Walker

Come and learn more about the history of Wheat Ridge from our volunteer historians.


Historical Park

4610  Robb St.

Baugh House 

11361 West 44th Ave 

Wheat Ridge Historical Society 

PO Box 1833

Wheat Ridge, Co 80034



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