Community News

  • National drug take back day April 28

    The Adams County Sheriff’s Department is among many law enforcement agencies taking park in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back event. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, 332 N. 19th Ave.

  • Paint recycling April 28

     Adams County, Paint Care and the city of Thornton are teaming up for a paint recycling event for businesses and households. It runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 12450 Washington St., Thornton.

  • City wants artists for rec center; deadline April 30

    Commerce City officials want to find artwork from teachers in the Adams 14 school district to display at the new Bison Ridge Recreation Center, East 112th Avenue and Colorado Highway 2.

    The deadline to submit entries is April 30. Teachers must work or live in Commerce City and have existing or proposed artwork. The exhibition period is from June to September.

  • Household chemical roundup May 5

    A household chemical roundup runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Water World, 8801 Pecos St., Federal Heights. 

  • Get rid of green yard waste May 12

    The chance to drop off green yard waste goes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the former site of the city’s greyhound park, East 62nd Avenue and Parkway Drive.

  • Victim services unit open house April 4

    Brighton and Commerce City police departments are looking for volunteer victim advocates.

    Interested citizens get a first-hand look into the process during an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Brighton Police Department, 3401 E. Bromley Lane. 

  • Local artist plans to ramp up art scene in Derby

      The former Toedtli Auto Parts building at 6525 E. 72ndPlace is about to get transformed into a trendy studio and exhibition space.

    Denver art photographer Mark Sink bought the 2,500-square-foot building in the Derby neighborhood of Commerce City for about $200,000. He plans to open the revamped artists studio space next summer.

  • Area Sikhs still fight for acceptance

    Amid rolling farmlands and bulky bales of hay in eastern Commerce City lies a sight most unexpected – a cream-and-gold-accented temple towering over the landscape.

    Sikh gurdwara – or temple – Singh Sabha, is home to Colorado’s and the Rocky Mountain region’s biggest Sikh congregation, with more than 1,500 members.

  • Anythink events for March 2016

     All listings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please send your event listings at least one week in advance of the necessary newspaper publication date to: bpotter@metrowestnewspapers.com.



  • February programs at Anythink Library – Commerce City

    Note that all Anythink libraries and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day.
    Family Programs

    Bingo for Books
    Thursday, Feb. 28, 5-6 pm
    Play Bingo and win books as prizes! Fun for all ages.
    Children’s Programs
    Toddler Time
    Wednesdays, Feb. 17 & 24, 10:30-11:30 am