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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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Here’s a chance to assist the staff at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City) by enhancing habitat for pollinators by planting native wildflowers along the Lake Ladora Trail. The program runs from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

    These plants will provide an ongoing nectar source for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Wear closed toe shoes and bring water. For ages 12 and up. Call 303-289-0930.

  • The staff at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Widlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, presents an hour long program on the secret life of owls. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

    Learn about these night hunters and the adaptations they have to help them survive. The event is free. Call 303-289-0930.

  •  Interested in learning about and meeting black-footed ferrets? The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, 6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City, is the place to be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

    Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why ferrets were released into the wild at the refuge. 

    You’ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack.

    The program is free, but reservations are required. Call 303-289-0930.

  •  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.