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Community News

  • Stroke, osteoporosis screenings Oct. 9

    Zion Lutheran Church, 1400 Skeel St. in Brighton, will host Life Line stroke and osteoporosis screenings on Oct. 9. 

    Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability. 

    Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke; screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient.

  • RTD North Metro Rail Line meetings Sept. 24-25

    The RTD North Metro Rail Line team will be holding two public meetings later this month to review design status, show station designs and receive input. The meetings are set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Anythink Thornton, 5877 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton, and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Commerce City Rec Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive in Commerce City. Spanish translation will be available. To learn more, visit www.rtd-fastracks.com/nm_223.

  • Commerce City residents sought to serve on capital improvement projects committee

    COMMERCE CITY — The city is seeking Commerce City residents to serve on its newly formed Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Citizen Advisory Committee. Members will advise the city on matters relating to the implementation of voter-approved Ballot Issue 2K.

  • Designs, timeline unveiled for planned Suncor Boys & Girls Club

    COMMERCE CITY — With fundraising efforts for the project still underway, members of City Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver announced designs for the new Suncor Boys & Girls Club in Commerce City last week.

    The announcement was made May 13 at the Commerce City Recreation Center.

    Groundbreaking for the new facility is expected later this year, and officials say the capital campaign has raised 92 percent of its $4.6-million goal for completion.

  • Fruit, vegetable gardening classes start March 15

    The Adams County CSU Extension office is offering three classes this spring for people interested in growing fruits and vegetables. These classes will be held in the meeting room at the Adams County Parks and Extension Building on the Adams County  Fair Grounds, 9755 Henderson Road.

    Classes are $10 per session or $20 for all three. Scholarships are available through Brighton Shares The Harvest. Please contact Linda Young at lyoung_111@msn.com or 303-655-1550 for scholarship information.

  • March 2014 programs at Anythink Library

     Special Programs

     

    Commerce City Knitting Circle

    Wednesday, March 26, 2 p.m. — Do you knit or do you want to learn how? Everyone is welcome to join and learn the basics of knitting and crocheting with Ms. Phyllis.

     

    Spring Break Activities

    • Tuesday, March 25, 1 - 3 p.m. — Ping Pong Tournament: All ages are welcome to come and try their hand at ping pong.

  • Nominations sought for grand marshals of Commerce City Memorial Day Parade

    COMMERCE CITY — Commerce City is soliciting grand marshal nominations for the 50th anniversary of the city’s Memorial Day Parade.

    This year’s annual event begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May, 26, in the heart of Commerce City. Billed as the largest parade in the state and one of the largest in the country, more than 10,000 people regularly attend, with 130 entries that stretch approximately four miles.

  • Barr Lake to host second bald eagle festival Feb. 8

    In mid-February, bald eagles lay one to three eggs.  The parents take turns incubating the eggs.  If all goes well, eaglets hatch in late March.

  • Still time to register for Adams County Fair Royalty contestants; deadline is Feb. 17

    BRIGHTON — There’s still time for potential Adams County Fair royalty contestants to register for the  2014 Adams County Fair Lady-in-Waiting competition, which will take place on March 8 at the Adams County Regional Park Complex, 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton.

    The deadline to register is Feb. 17.

    According to Fair Co-Manager Mary Willis, the Lady-in-Waiting helps represent and promote the Adams County Fair year round. 

  • Application deadline for youth commission is Jan. 9

    The Commerce City Youth Commission is seeking youth and adults to serve as members. The youth commission is an advisory body to city council on issues affecting youth in Commerce City. There are currently 10 openings for youth members and four adult seats available.

    During their two-year term, commission members will work on a youth master plan, attend conferences and trainings, implement projects that benefit the community and create lifelong bonds with youth across the city.