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  • Here’s the Beef
  • Blunck finalist for vacant superintendent’s job

    BRIGHTON — School District 27J Superintendent Rod Blunck could be offered the job as superintendent of the Adams 12 Five Star School District in Thornton as early as next week.

        Blunck was named one of six finalists Sept. 29 to replace former Adams 12 Superintendent Michael F. Paskewicz. He stepped down this month after six years at the helm of the school district that encompasses Thornton, Northglenn, Federal Heights and parts of Westminster and Broomfield.

  • Adams County honored
  • 2010 27J bond election thoughts split in District 2

    BRIGHTON – It depends who’s doing the talking about support for a potential bond issue in Brighton School District 27J.

        The district is thinking about floating a bond issue to voters, perhaps as early as next year. Officials said part of last year’s unsuccessful bond election for a new high school (it would have been built near East 96th Avenue and Buckley Road if the bond passed) and a career tech center (to have been built near East 144th Avenue and Buckley Road) would be part of the 2010 effort.

  • Possible 27J bond gets support from District 4 candidates

    BRIGHTON – Brighton School District 27J thinks it may float a bond issue to voters, perhaps as early as next year.

        That’s just fine with the two candidates who want to represent District 4 on the board of education.

  • Armory needs finishing touches

    In spite of the tough economy, those involved with raising money for the Armory at the Brighton Cultural Center say people have given generously to the cause.

        More than 100 households, 30 local businesses and three foundations have contributed almost $850,000 in private donations, corporate gifts and grants to the project.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs offer chance at $1 million or new home

    BRIGHTON — “One, two, three, four …” A coach yells out as a group of boys stretch their arms overhead in preparation for a Thursday afternoon flag football practice on the grounds of the Boys & Girls Club in Brighton.

        Inside, children are huddled around books, homework assignments, art projects, foosball tables and computers. “Kickball in the gym in five minutes … five minutes for kickball,” a voice calls over the loudspeaker.

  • The Dollied Llama
  • Commerce City library closes temporarily for WordThink conversion

        COMMERCE CITY – Anythink Commerce City, 7185 Monaco St., will be closed Oct. 5 through Oct. 10, as staff converts the collection from the current Dewey Decimal Classification to the district’s own WordThink system.

        Anythink Commerce City will be the fifth library in the district to convert to the new word-based system, including Anythink in Motion – the district’s bookmobile.

  • Commerce City residents return from home-building trip to El Salvador

        Commerce City — Poverty and inadequate housing have a whole new meaning for two Commerce City residents after they worked side-by-side with Salvadoran families during a Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip.

        Tom Edelen and Jason Wyatt fully expected to work hard and change the lives of Salvadoran families for the better. While those expectations were met, it came as a surprise that they were also strongly impacted by the experience.