Community News

  • Wildlife viewing tours Feb. 23

     The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, 6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City, will host a wildlife viewing tour from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The tour will be in search of bald eagles, ferruginous hawks, bison, coyotes and deer. Groups of up to 10 are welcome.

  • Boots and Bling Feb. 2

     The Brighton Recreation Center’s annual Boots & Bling father-daughter dance is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the center, 555 N. 11th Ave.

    Sign up by Tuesday, Jan. 29. Tickets are $20 a couple and $5 for each additional child. The price includes dancing, food, drinks and a photo. Call 303-655-2200.

  • First Friday Feb. 1

    Learn about the wildlife trade and illegal wildlife trafficking while you explore wildlife items that have been confiscated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the state’s ports of entry. The program at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge is from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

    You will also learn about the Native American Eagle Feather Program. It’s for ages 12 and up. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Grant program applications deadline Feb. 4

    The Quality Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 grant program through Feb. 4. Last year, the city awarded 27 grants totaling more than $136,325 to local nonprofit organizations.

    QCF grants provide funding for programs and services in the city, including emergency housing for homeless families, volunteer services and meals for seniors, advocacy and emergency assistance for victims of domestic violence, health care, mental illness and local food banks.

  • Federal funding discussion Jan. 23

     The city of Commerce City wants ideas on how to spend $500,000 on future community projects to benefit low- and moderate-income residents.

    The meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Eagle Pointe Recreation Center (San Juan Room), 6060 E. Parkway Drive. The city says ideas can become reality if they qualify for federal funding through the Community Development Block Grant program. Previous funding went to the elderly, clean-up of neighborhoods and home rehabilitation projects.

  • Family tech class Jan. 18

    Get immersed in the world of technology and gadgets. Play video/computer games, download apps and test your technological skills during a family tech class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive. The cost is $8 to $10 per person. Call 303-286-6801 and register using code 7001.103.

  • Area company helps property owners profit off unused space

    By Sean Kennedy

    Staff writer

    Too many cars and not enough space to put them. That’s what Carmelo Mannino is hearing from Coloradans.

    “We get about 150 calls a month of people in need, and we’re usually only able to help 40 new renters a month,” Mannino said. “There’s so much need and almost not enough space.”

  • Eagle Point reopens with a pop

    By Belen Ward

    Staff Writer

    Commerce City celebrated the grand reopening of the Eagle Point Recreation Center with a “noon year’s eve” balloon drop.” Residents and families came to see the completed newly remodeled facility.

    The renovation was funded by a one percent sales tax approved by voters in 2013, as part of the capital improvement program for new parks, recreation and road projects.

  • 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.