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  • 2010 bond issue in planning stage for 27J

    BRIGHTON – School District 27J appears headed toward a bond issue, perhaps as soon as 2010.

    One reason is the charge given to the district’s long-range facility planning committee. Its main task is to recommend the next bond election to the board of education. Another reason is comments from the district superintendent.

    “We are currently exploring the viability of an election,” 27J Superintendent Rod Blunck said. “We are currently exploring a number of factors that will influence the final decision.”

  • Priola says governor did the best he could with budget cuts

    DENVER – Gov. Bill Ritter’s proposal to trim the state budget  by $318 million includes the elimination of 267 jobs and the closure of 59 beds at the Colorado Mental health Institute at Fort Logan and 32 more at a facility in Grand Junction.

        But it does not include any cuts in K-12 education thanks to Amendment 23, a constitutional requirement that forces the state to fund education at a particular level.

        Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, said the governor did what he thought was best.

  • Community Health Services gets $10K from annual benefit golf tourney

    COMMERCE CITY — An annual charity golf tournament raised $10,000 for a local health services provider.

  • Valley Bank and Trust quashes rumors of possible closure

    BRIGHTON – Donna Petrocco, Valley Bank and Trust president and CEO, took on a different role last week: public relations firefighter.

        She was trying to snuff out rumors of the bank’s imminent closure after a Denver newspaper reported Aug. 9 that Valley Bank and another Colorado bank violated Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. regulations.

  • City seeks Census volunteers

    COMMERCE CITY – The city is looking for volunteers to join the Complete Count Committee, which will help with the 2010 Census.

        The CCC will team with other community organizations and groups that have direct contact with residents, especially those communities that have traditionally been under counted. According to Community Development Director Brian McBroom, the city wants to make sure everyone in Commerce City is counted. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens, he said.

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  • Call for nominations for board directors for Adams 14 Board of Education

    COMMERCE CITY – The Adams 14 Board of Education seeks nomination of candidates for board birectors to be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial school election Nov. 3

        Two directors will be elected for a term of office of four years. To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election. A person is ineligible to run for school director if he or she has been convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child.

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  • Commerce City offers extended preschool programs with special emphasis

    COMMERCE CITY – Staying fit, a love for reading and having fun are three gifts every parent wants to give their child.

  • County fair tickets available online

        Tickets for United Power Grandstand events at the 2009 Adams County Fair are available for purchase online.  Tickets for the COORS Light Open Rodeo, monster truck/motor cross show, truck and tractor pull, demolition derby and Radio Tri-Color Fiesta Day rodeo and concert can be purchased at www.adamscountyfair.com.   Tickets may also be purchased 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Adams County Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road in Brighton.