Community News

  • Breakfast planned to raise money for cancer May 19

    Have breakfast at Chili’s Grill and Bar in Brighton to help raise money for Team CURE for the Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, from 7 to 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19.

    The Chili’s restaurant is at 2211 Prairie Center Parkway. 

    Tickets are $10. Call 303-378-4231 for details.

  • Fiber Art Show May 24

     “Needle and Thread, Love and Warmth” is the new fiber art show May 24 to 26 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St.

    Visitors to the art show can vote for their favorite piece in quilts, needlework, crochet and knitting. 

    First and second place in each category will receive a cash prize.

  • City wants artists for rec center; deadline April 30

    Commerce City officials want to find artwork from teachers in the Adams 14 school district to display at the new Bison Ridge Recreation Center, East 112th Avenue and Colorado Highway 2.

    The deadline to submit entries is April 30. Teachers must work or live in Commerce City and have existing or proposed artwork. The exhibition period is from June to September.

  • Paint recycling April 28

     Adams County, Paint Care and the city of Thornton are teaming up for a paint recycling event for businesses and households. It runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 12450 Washington St., Thornton.

  • National drug take back day April 28

    The Adams County Sheriff’s Department is among many law enforcement agencies taking park in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back event. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, 332 N. 19th Ave.

  • Victim services unit open house April 4

    Brighton and Commerce City police departments are looking for volunteer victim advocates.

    Interested citizens get a first-hand look into the process during an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Brighton Police Department, 3401 E. Bromley Lane. 

  • Get rid of green yard waste May 12

    The chance to drop off green yard waste goes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the former site of the city’s greyhound park, East 62nd Avenue and Parkway Drive.

  • Household chemical roundup May 5

    A household chemical roundup runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Water World, 8801 Pecos St., Federal Heights. 

  • Local artist plans to ramp up art scene in Derby

      The former Toedtli Auto Parts building at 6525 E. 72ndPlace is about to get transformed into a trendy studio and exhibition space.

    Denver art photographer Mark Sink bought the 2,500-square-foot building in the Derby neighborhood of Commerce City for about $200,000. He plans to open the revamped artists studio space next summer.

  • Area Sikhs still fight for acceptance

    Amid rolling farmlands and bulky bales of hay in eastern Commerce City lies a sight most unexpected – a cream-and-gold-accented temple towering over the landscape.

    Sikh gurdwara – or temple – Singh Sabha, is home to Colorado’s and the Rocky Mountain region’s biggest Sikh congregation, with more than 1,500 members.