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Eastbound I-76 at 96th Ave. to Close Overnight Sunday

Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Adams County – Starting at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, crews will temporarily close eastbound Interstate 76 between 96th Avenue and 104th Avenue to all traffic overnight in order to remove an overhead sign structure. 

 All eastbound motorists will be detoured off I-76 at 96th Avenue (exit 11). Eastbound I-76 will reopen by 5 a.m.on Monday. All work is weather-dependent and subject to change. 

Revised Ordinance for Animal Management

The Community and Economic Development department is introducing modified language to update and improve the county's Animal Management ordinance. As with the current policy, and if approved, these modifications will only impact residents in unincorporated Adams County. Residents who live in a municipality should continue to consult the policies in their city or town. These proposed changes will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners during public hearing on November 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Government Center in Brighton.

Casandra Bossingham

Adams County Hires New Fair and Special Event Manager

The Adams County Parks and Open Space Department hired Casandra Bossingham as the new fair and special event manager. In this position, Bossingham will plan and implement large-scale events as well as manage the parks facilities within Adams County Regional Park.

FREE Legal Clinic at the Adams County Justice Center

The 17th Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield Counties) and 17th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee is offering a free legal clinic, with attorneys available to answer questions on various areas of law, at the Adams County Justice Center on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Power Outage Causes Hazmat Response in Commerce City

A power outage around noon on Friday at the Suncor plant in Commerce City triggered an automatic shutdown during which dark smoke was released from the plant.

Adams County Sheriff, South Adams County Fire Department, Commerce City Police, the Denver Fire Department, and other agencies assisted in the situation. Power was restored around 2:30 p.m.

2016 Leaf Collection Event

In honor of America Recycles Day, Adams County and the cities of Brighton and Westminster are hosting a free leaf collection event for residents to drop off fallen leaves.

Residents may recycle collected leaves at two locations, and they are encouraged to use large leaf paper bags available at Home Depot, Ace and garden stores. Collected leaves will be recycled into compost.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Brighton Wastewater Treatment Plant
325 N. Kuner Road, Brighton, CO 80601

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Rain Barrel Program Workshop

Rain Barrel Workshops

Sustainable Adams County has partnered with CSU Extension to educate Adams County residents on rainwater collection systems. This is an opportunity for residents to learn the facts, become familiar with the environmental benefits of rain harvesting, and leave armed with the tools and knowledge to become a successful contributor to conservation in Adams County. The $50 registration fee covers the educational workshop and a free rain barrel kit. A limited number of registrations are available; one rain barrel per household will be distributed.

2015 Winning Photograph by Jason Robb, Thornton

Adams County Fall Photography Contest

Did you capture a great photo in Adams County? It could be featured in our Adams County publications and on our website and you have the chance to win an iPad Air!

County Offices Closed Oct. 10

  Adams County government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of Columbus Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
CDOT Construction Announcement

I-76 construction at US 85 starts in October

In early October, CDOT and contractor partner, Villalobos Concrete Inc., will begin a reconstruction project at the Interstate 76 and US Highway 85 interchange. The project will improve the geometry of the westbound I-76 curve where the interstate joins southbound US 85. This transition area will be upgraded to current design standards to improve safety and traffic flow. An additional travel lane from southbound US 85 to 96th Avenue will be built with the project. Portions of I-76 will also be replaced with new concrete pavement.