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Today's News

  • Planting for pollinators Feb. 2

    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.

  • Secret Life of Owls Feb. 2

    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.

  • Masked bandit Feb. 9

     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.

  • Wildlife viewing tours Feb. 23

     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.

  • Youth summer job launch Feb. 9

     The city of Brighton will host a summer internship and job launch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave.The city is looking for volunteers to assist with mock interviews.

    Call 303-655-2186.

  • Boots and Bling Feb. 2

     The Brighton Recreation Center’s annual Boots & Bling father-daughter dance is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the center, 555 N. 11th Ave.

    Sign up by Tuesday, Jan. 29. Tickets are $20 a couple and $5 for each additional child. The price includes dancing, food, drinks and a photo. Call 303-655-2200.

  • First Friday Feb. 1

    Learn about the wildlife trade and illegal wildlife trafficking while you explore wildlife items that have been confiscated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the state’s ports of entry. The program at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge is from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

    You will also learn about the Native American Eagle Feather Program. It’s for ages 12 and up. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Safe Hearts Workshop Jan. 25

    The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce is hosting Safe Hearts Workshop for Kids from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Madison and Co. Properties, 117 N. Main St. Discussion topics include how to be more situationally aware to avoid danger, understanding kids’ rights to body boundaries and empowering people to protect themselves and others.

    Email leslie@brightonchamber.com with questions.

  • Free tax assistance through April 11

    Volunteers from the Adams County Treasurer’s Office are available to provide free income tax preparation services on select days through April 11. Basic income taxes are prepared for individuals with low to moderate incomes who cannot prepare their own tax returns or afford to pay a preparer. Volunteers prepare free basic income tax forms and free electronic filing for taxpayers with annual incomes up to $56,000.

  • Grant program applications deadline Feb. 4

    The Quality Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 grant program through Feb. 4. Last year, the city awarded 27 grants totaling more than $136,325 to local nonprofit organizations.

    QCF grants provide funding for programs and services in the city, including emergency housing for homeless families, volunteer services and meals for seniors, advocacy and emergency assistance for victims of domestic violence, health care, mental illness and local food banks.