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Community News

  • Concert in the Park July 11

    The Commerce City Cultural Council’s Concert in the Park series debuts at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11, with a performance by the Band in Pioneer Park, 5950 Holly St. The program continues until 8 p.m.

  • 4th Fest July 4

    Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is the place to be for inflatables, interactive games, live entertainment, a Colorado Rapids soccer match and a fireworks display Thursday, July 4.

    The event begins at 5 p.m. outside the park, 6000 Victory Way. Learn more and buy tickets for the game at coloradorapids.com.

  • ‘Aquaman’ June 27

    ‘Aquaman’

    The city’s first Cine en el Parque free movie night of the summer is at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Fronterra Park, 10020 Joplin St.

    The featured attraction is the movie “Aquaman.” Bring a blanket, a picnic and watch the movie for free.

  • PVHS’ Watts moves west for college

    There was something about California that’s always been appealing to Prairie View goalkeeper Savannah Watts.

    So it’s perfectly natural that she would choose Fresno Pacific College for her next athletic and academic stop. She was part of a May 15 letter-of-intent ceremony at PVHS.

    “I love the atmosphere. I love California. The soccer coach (Robert Poden) is great,” she said. “I saw a great opportunity there, and I want to pursue it.”

    She met part of the team and her coach during her official visit.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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