Community News

  • Real world awaits

    Eagle Ridge Academy’s class of 2019 left Metropolitan State University in Denver with diplomas in hand after the school’s commencement program May 22. The students follow one last order from Principal Mary Stringer. She said, “Eagle Ridge Academy class of 2019. Stand up and toss your caps.” The class valedictorian was Cady Shock. The salutatorian was McKenna Uhing. The keynote speaker was Kosha Tucker, staff attorney of the ACLU chapter of Georgia.

  • Hello, mudder

    When the school days start dwindling to a precious few at Otho E. Stuart Middle School, it’s time for the Raptor Mudder Fest. The event is a fundraiser for technology tools. It’s always football season in Denver, and these youngsters get in some early practice on the school’s field; student Jaylin Morris tries his hand at a game of cornhole; and seventh-graders start a triathlon race that also included boot-camp fitness. Others played basketball. Some tried soccer, and others chose a dunk tank.

  • In memory of a teacher

    White balloons sailed into the skies for former Prairie View High School teacher Lynn Fallows, who passed away from her battle with cancer Aug. 16 at age 65. Students honored Fallows May 17 with a dedication ceremony and a bench that will be a permanent fixture in front of the school.

  • Commerce City's 55th annual Memorial Day Parade

    The red, white and blue flags were waving as Commerce City honors the men and women who have died protecting the nation in the largest Memorial Day Parade celebrating its 55th year, Monday May 27, 6015 Forest Dr.

  • Wildlife viewing tour May 11

    Hop on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge bus for wildlife viewing tours from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Backyard vegetable gardening classes May 11

     The CSU Extension Office in Adams County and Brighton Shares the Harvest are offering four backyard vegetable gardening classes this spring.

    The first (introduction to backyard vegetable gardening, which includes such topics as plant needs and soil amendments) is available from 10 a.m. to noon or from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton.

    The last session is Saturday, May 11 (same times) to discuss tips on selection, growing and harvesting common and some uncommon types of vegetables in this area.

  • The Masked Bandit May 18

     The Rocky Mountain Arsenal’s National Wildlife Refuge will host a chance to meet its black-footed ferrets from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City.

    The discussion includes the reasons why the species was brought back from extinction and why they wound up at the refuge. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Substance use disorder presentation May 29

     The Community Reach Center will offer a free presentation on substance use disorders from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at 1870 W. 122nd Ave., Westminster.

     Andrea Turk and Caroline Wall Zimmerman will be the presenters. Call 303-853-3500.

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  • Planting for pollinators June 8

      Time to assist Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge staff and enhance habitat for pollinators. It starts at noon Saturday, June 8, at the refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City. The plants provide nectar sources for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. The effort should last between an hour and an hour and a half, so wear closed-toed shoes, bring water and sunscreen. Call 303-289-0930.

  • What to say to someone who’s lost a loved one; seminar is Aug. 7

                 The Richard Lambert Foundation Grief & Healing Center, 457 S. Fourth Ave., is offering a free seminar to discuss what to say to someone who has lost a loved one. It starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, and lasts 90 minutes.

                Organizers say society is not trained to discuss death and the idea of what to say after a loved on passes.