Community News

  • November programs at Anythink Library

    Children’s Programs

    Baby Bounce
    10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10, 17 and 24
    Share time with your little one with songs, rhymes, and stories for babies and their caregivers. Appropriate for ages birth to 23 months.

    Story Time
    10 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 18 and 25
    Enjoy stories, finger plays, songs, and other activities for children 2-6.
    Kids Cafe
    1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 18 and 25

  • Styrofoam recycling event Oct. 21

    DENVER — In an effort to reduce the negative environmental impact of Styrofoam, Adams County’s Sustainability Program is hosting Styrofoam Amnesty from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 21, at Rotella Park, 1824 Coronado Parkway South, in Denver.

  • Orchard Church seeking new permanent location

    BRIGHTON — A permanent location for the Orchard Church is in the works. 

    During a June 23 special meeting, council approved the first reading of an ordinance to annex a 38.1-acre parcel of property on the northeast corner of East 120th Avenue and Peoria Street into Brighton.

  • Community Reach Center announces new location, logo

    ADAMS COUNTY — Community Reach Center, a nonprofit mental health center serving the Adams County community, announced a pair of organization-wide changes in May and June.

    In June, the nonprofit announced the addition of a new location to its system, which has a total of five outpatient facilities throughout Adams County. Community Reach Center most recently acquired a building at 1870 W. 122nd Ave., in Westminster.


    COMMERCE CITY — Commerce City has been honored in 2015 with a “Playful City USA” designation for the seventh consecutive year. The national recognition program honored 241 cities and towns for making their communities more fun.

  • May events at Platte Valley Medical Center

     Mammos in May

  • Denver police shoot, wound two in Commerce City

    COMMERCE CITY -- Commerce City police and the Adams County Critical Incident team are investigating a shooting that involved officers from the Denver Police Department.

    It happened around 11 p.m. Nov. 20. Commerce City detective Mike Saunders said Denver officers tried to pull a car over on suspicion of drunken driving and eluding. The car didn't stop and, Saunders said, officers didn't chase. However, they were able to find the vehicle parked between two semi-tractor trailer rigs at 56th Avenue and Holly Street in Commerce City.

  • December events at Anythink Commerce City

    Please note that all Anythink libraries and administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. Anythink will also be closing at 3 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in observance of New Year’s Day. 

    Special Programs

  • 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.