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  • The sweet side of business
  • 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.

  • Fair’s history dates back more than 120 years

        BRIGHTON – The Adams County Fair has its first roots in Brighton, not far from the site of the Adams County Administration building.

        The fair was at Driving Park in the 400 block of South Fourth Avenue. The main attractions were horse races and plowing races. The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce is resurrecting Market Day, a part of the original county fair, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 15, in downtown Brighton.

  • Adams County conducting community needs assessment

        BRIGHTON – Adams County is conducting a comprehensive needs assessment to assist government agencies and non-profit organizations in delivering services. 

        The assessment and its findings will enable county decision-makers and service providers to make informed recommendations in the development and improvement of community services.  These recommendations will be aligned with the needs, interests and priorities of Adams County citizens.

  • FasTracks hearing Aug. 5

    The Denver Regional Council of Governments will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 5, at 1290 Broadway, in Denver, on the Regional Transportation District’s 2008 annual report on FasTracks.  The RTD annual report identifies changes to the FasTracks program that have occurred since RTD’s last annual report in 2007 – most importantly, the major revision of the FasTracks Financial Plan. The annual report is available online at www.drcog.org.

  • Adams County Fair saunters in town Aug. 5

    BRIGHTON – If there’s a parade in Brighton (10 a.m. Aug. 1 through downtown) and an abundance of Western hats and wardrobes around town, then it’s about time for the annual Adams County Fair.

    It’s at the regional park (where it’s been since 1965) near East 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85. It starts Aug. 5 and continues through Aug. 9.

  • The yard with the Yucca plants

    “So you’d say you just have a taste for the old stuff?”

    The question is the kind of softball-type query that a major league baseball player would knock three miles out of the ballpark.

    And, for a second, Marvin Neer, 56, of Brighton, begins to swing, ready to pontificate on why he would painstakingly landscape his Bromley Park yard with massive, century-old Yucca plants and use elaborate petrified wood as lawn edgers.

    But he stops himself. I’m caught red-handed. Guilty of the charge of trying to get Neer to be ordinary.