Community News

  • Tree recycling through Jan. 13

     Adams County will offer free recycling for live Christmas trees after the holiday season. 

    Residents may drop off their Christmas trees from Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 13, at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, from sunrise to sunset. Signs will direct residents to the self drop-off site.

     Be sure to remove ornaments, tinsel, garlands, flock, nails. There is a limit of two trees per family. Tree limbs, yard waste, or trees from commercial operations will not be accepted. 

  • Poster contest until Feb. 1

    Fifth-graders can enter this year’s edition of the Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is the host, and the United States Department of Justice is the sponsor.

    The theme is “Bringing our Missing Children Home.” The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. In addition to national awards, the CBI will recognize the top three students in the state for their entries in May.

    Send posters to CBI, attention Poster Contest, 690 Kipling St., Suite 4000, Denver 80215.


  • Ripbeams warms hearts and heads with handmade beanies

     Melissa Rippy’s dad was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in September 2017. He passed away Dec. 27 after a long life and happy marriage of 45 years to his wife. Following his passing, Melissa felt she had to do something to honor his legacy.  

  • Snow Trooper app takes on Commerce City snow impact

    The Commerce City snow crews and the Snow Trooper, an online snow plow tracking map, are on guard for this year’s winter weather.

    They started the snow plow inspection removal, training the snow plow crews and updating the snow plows before the first snow hits the ground.  The Snow Trooper, developed last year in Commerce City,  is one of the first municipalities that introduced this mobile-friendly online system.

  • CASA Light of Hope Oct. 18

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and Broomfield counties will host its annual Light of Hope event Thursday, Oct. 18, at Stonebrook Manor, 650 E. 124th Ave., Thornton. It starts with a free breakfast at 8 a.m.

    There is no charge to attend; however, organizers will be asking guests to make a financial contribution to support CASA. 

  • Kids flu shots Oct. 15

    Kids have their turn to get flu shot, courtesy of Platte Valley Medical Center, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Platte Valley Medical Center, 1600 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. Appointments are needed. Call 303-498-3590.


  • Pennock Center holds teen class Oct. 15

    Teens ages 11 to 13 can sign up for October classes in self-esteem and motivation at the Pennock Center for Counseling, 211 S. 21st Ave.  The classes will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays.

    Come Oct. 15, they can learn techniques to keep their motivation high. The final class Oct. 22 will be about relationship skills and what a healthy relationship looks like. Parents must sign consent forms for their teens to participate. Call 303-655-9065 for more information.


  • Master gardener class Oct. 15

    An Adams County Master Gardener class run from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. The session will cover how to winterize gardens and building a crevace garden. Call 303-637-1800.

  • Medicare education series Oct. 30

     Medicare education series

  • Youth cardiac screening Oct. 20

    Brighton School District 27J, the Brighton Recreation Center and Play with Heart are offering cardiac screening for youngsters 7 to 19. The event is at the recreation center, 555 N. 11th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Officials say more than 17 youngsters die from an undiagnosed heart ailment every day, the majority of those occur during training or competition.

    There will be demonstrations of defibrillators, hands-on CPR lessons, cardiac risk assessments and stroke awareness information.