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  • Term limits question will go to ballots

    BRIGHTON – Adams County will ask voters to lengthen terms for elected county officials.

        The Adams County board of commissioners approved a resolution in the Aug. 26 public hearing that referred a ballot question to the voters in the November election on term limits. The question will ask registered voters whether their rights should be restored to elect candidates of their choice for all Adams County nonjudicial elected offices by lengthening the term limits for those offices by one additional term as authorized by the Colorado Constitution.

  • September programs at Commerce City Library

        COMMERCE CITY – Explore something new at the Commerce City Library in September. With classes for adults and fun crafts for kids, the library has something for everyone.

        All programs are free and open to the public. For information, contact the Commerce City Library at 303-287-0063; 7185 Monaco St., Commerce City, CO 80022; or visit anythinklibraries.org.

    Special Programs

    Celebrate Diversity

    Saturday, Sept. 12

    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 2010 bond issue in planning stage for 27J

    BRIGHTON – School District 27J appears headed toward a bond issue, perhaps as soon as 2010.

    One reason is the charge given to the district’s long-range facility planning committee. Its main task is to recommend the next bond election to the board of education. Another reason is comments from the district superintendent.

    “We are currently exploring the viability of an election,” 27J Superintendent Rod Blunck said. “We are currently exploring a number of factors that will influence the final decision.”

  • Priola says governor did the best he could with budget cuts

    DENVER – Gov. Bill Ritter’s proposal to trim the state budget  by $318 million includes the elimination of 267 jobs and the closure of 59 beds at the Colorado Mental health Institute at Fort Logan and 32 more at a facility in Grand Junction.

        But it does not include any cuts in K-12 education thanks to Amendment 23, a constitutional requirement that forces the state to fund education at a particular level.

        Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, said the governor did what he thought was best.

  • Community Health Services gets $10K from annual benefit golf tourney

    COMMERCE CITY — An annual charity golf tournament raised $10,000 for a local health services provider.

  • Valley Bank and Trust quashes rumors of possible closure

    BRIGHTON – Donna Petrocco, Valley Bank and Trust president and CEO, took on a different role last week: public relations firefighter.

        She was trying to snuff out rumors of the bank’s imminent closure after a Denver newspaper reported Aug. 9 that Valley Bank and another Colorado bank violated Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. regulations.

  • City seeks Census volunteers

    COMMERCE CITY – The city is looking for volunteers to join the Complete Count Committee, which will help with the 2010 Census.

        The CCC will team with other community organizations and groups that have direct contact with residents, especially those communities that have traditionally been under counted. According to Community Development Director Brian McBroom, the city wants to make sure everyone in Commerce City is counted. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens, he said.

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  • Call for nominations for board directors for Adams 14 Board of Education

    COMMERCE CITY – The Adams 14 Board of Education seeks nomination of candidates for board birectors to be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial school election Nov. 3

        Two directors will be elected for a term of office of four years. To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election. A person is ineligible to run for school director if he or she has been convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child.

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