Just in time for the holidays, National Adoption Day on Saturday, Nov. 19, marked a new beginning for 12 children in Adams County. Chief Judge Patrick T. Murphy gathered the families for a carnival-themed celebration before they finalized their adoptions.
Who says Black Friday deals have to end on Friday? As part of our the Animal Shelter’s “Belated Black Friday Special,” on Saturday, Nov. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., adoption fees for dogs will be marked down to $39.99 and $19.99 for cats—some exceptions may apply. Please visit the shelter or call 303.288.3294 for more information.
Representatives from the Adams County Community & Economic Development Department (CED) helped celebrate the grand re-opening of the Greenleaf Apartments complex on Beeler Street in an unincorporated area of the county near Aurora on Thursday, Nov. 17.
As a result of the voter-approved Open Space Sales Tax, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) awarded $5.8 million in open space grants for nine projects during today’s public hearing. Funding for this grant cycle came from revenues from the first half of the 2016 Adams County Open Space Sales Tax.
The Open Space Advisory Board reviewed 14 grant applications for this grant cycle, recommending that the BOCC approve seven of the projects for full funding, and two projects for partial funding. Today, the BOCC awarded nine open space grants totaling $5,877,412.77.
Six adoptions to be finalized at special celebration
In celebration of National Adoption Day on Saturday, Nov. 19, the Adams County Board of Commissioners, Human Services Department, and the 17th Judicial District will host a special celebration at the Adams County Justice Center, 1100 Judicial Center Dr., Brighton, 9–11 a.m., to finalize six adoptions for Adams County children and their new families.
The first round of unofficial election results will be posted between 7-7:30 p.m. on November 8, 2016. Further updates will be posted through the evening as counting continues.
The full closure of the westbound I-76 off-ramp to 96th Avenue originally scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6, has been rescheduled toTuesday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. The ramp will reopen by 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.
Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Monday, Nov. 7, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Cimarron Hills Firefighter Jermaine Frye. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov 6. Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has given the Adams County Floodplain Management program a Class 9 Community Rating System (CRS) in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). As a result, Adams County residents and businesses are now eligible to receive a five percent discount on flood insurance.