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Today's Features

  •  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.  

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.