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Community News

  • Parks/rec job fair March 11

    The city of Brighton’s parks and recreation department is hosting its annual summer job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Brighton Recreation Center 555. N. 11th Ave.

    The department needs summer camp staff, swim instructors, Oasis concessions staff, lifeguards, childcare staff, youth and adult sports staff, and parks maintenance staff, and custodial. Certain positions will hire as young as 15 years, old and there will be volunteer opportunities for youth 14 years of age.

  • Youth image summit March 7-8

    The city of Brighton’s Office of Youth Services will host a youth-focused image summit Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. The two-day conference for youths 10 to 19 seeks to empower youth, build confidence,  teach leadership and inspire young leaders to use their voices to impact their communities and policy governance, according to a statement.

    Guest speakers are Jessie Funk and Shane Feldman.

  • Connecting veterans with resources March 2

    Qualified listeners will present a regional event to help veterans and their families to available resources. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland.

    Veterans will have to show a DD-214, VA card or current membership card from any veteran service organization. 

    Active duty military members have to show their military ID.

    Call 720-600-0860 or email Resource@qualifiedlisteners.org.

  • Funshine camp registration ends May 7

     The Brighton Recreation Center’s registration for its Funshine Summer Camp is open. A camp director will be available from 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. to answer any camp questions.

  • Name a grand marshal; deadline is March 8

     Commerce City officials are looking for grand marshal nominations for this year’s Memorial Day parade. The 2019 parade is scheduled for Monday, May 27 in the heart of Commerce City. Coined as the largest Memorial Day parade in the state and one of the largest in the country, nearly 10,000 people traditionally attend to see about 100 parade entries representing various groups and organizations.

  • Local dental care provider offers free dental exams and x-rays throughout February
  • Residents get assistance with home improvements

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

       Commerce City offers to help low- to moderate-income residents with home repairs. The city put into motion its new home repair program, as part of the city’s federally-funded Community Development Block Grant Program. It designated more than $350,000 to help with the costs.

    The five-year consolidated plan started in 2016. As a part its plan, the city received funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the CDBG to revitalize neighborhoods.

  • Wishes do indeed come true for a Commerce City boy

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Logan Castleton, who was born with half of a heart, has a full heart of love and passion to share his music with the world.

    Logan, who has battled hypoplastic left heart syndrome most of his young life, wished for an in-home recording studio. At age 11, he got it from Make-A- Wish Colorado.

    It’s a gift that motivated his confidence to continue to practice music.

  • Candelight vigil Jan. 24

    The Adams County Sheriff's Office will host a candlelight vigil for the late Heath Gumm, the deputy who died in the line of duty almost a year ago. It will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the substation in Commerce City, 4201 E. 72nd Ave.

  • Daddy-daughter dance Feb. 1

    The city's annual daddy daughter dance is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the new Bison Ridge Recreation Center, 13905 E. 112th Ave. It's a night of dancing, games and prizes for uncles and nieces, grandfathers and granddaughters.

    Space is limited. The event is for girls 4 to 17 with an adult male role model.