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  • 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.

     

  • Job fair Jan. 5

    The city’s parks and recreation department is hosting a parks, recreation and golf job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Bison Ridge Recreation Center, 13905 E. 112th Ave.

    The city needs to fill several full- and part-time positions, including those of child-care attendants, dance, fitness and gym instructors.

  • Eagle Pointe Recreation Center grand reopening Dec. 31

    Free family admission (from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and family activities (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) are part of the docket for Monday, Dec. 31, at the renovated Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive. Kids will enjoy a special daytime countdown celebration to the New Year beginning at approximately 11:45 a.m.

  • 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. 

  • Commerce City Council reviews 2018 accomplishments

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    As the new year approaches, city council reviewed the year’s accomplishments with the citizens of Commerce City.

    One of the city’s goals was to complete five capital-improvement projects in five years. Council adopted that goal in 2013. One of those projects, the renovation of Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, is set to be completed by Dec. 31. It’s a 67,000 square-foot recreation center that offers creative programs, health and fitness classes and other types of activities.

  • Santa comes to school

    A select group of students from Westridge, Reunion, Turnberry, Thimmig and Henderson elementary schools gathered in the gym at Prairie View High School Dec. 13 for a special Breakfast With Santa event put on by the school’s student council. Painting, ornament decorating, games of tic-tac-toe, making letters and drawings for Santa and a Q & A with old Kris Kringle himself were all part of the kids’ fun.

  • Necessities for the needy

    Second Creek Elementary students in Commerce City put together bags for homeless people. The students stuffed over 100 bags with a variety of toiletries. Two non-profit organizations, Let Your Life Shine and YHC Health Clinic, will deliver the bags to locations where homeless people are taking shelter.

     

      

  • Commerce City Council reviews 2018 accomplishments

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    As the new year approaches, city council reviewed the year’s accomplishments with the citizens of Commerce City.

    One of the city’s goals was to complete five capital-improvement projects in five years. Council adopted that goal in 2013. One of those projects, the renovation of Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, is set to be completed by Dec. 31. It’s a 67,000 square-foot recreation center that offers creative programs, health and fitness classes and other types of activities.

  • Holiday fun and good cheer(ios)

    The newly-remodeled Bison Ridge Recreation Center invited families and kids from around Commerce City to have cereal with Santa Dec. 15. The children took photos with Santa and made holiday wishes. The event featured a varied selection of cereals, games and holiday gift-making activities.

  • City Council reviews accomplishments of the year

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    As the new year approaches, city council reviewed the year’s accomplishments with the citizens of Commerce City.

    One of the city’s was to complete five capital-improvement projects in five years. Council adopted that goal in 2013. One of goals, upon completion by Dec. 31, is the renovation of Eagle Pointe Recreation Center 6060 E. Parkway Drive. It’s a 67,000 square-foot recreation center that offers creative programs, health and fitness classes and other types of activities.