National Adoption Day

Adams County Finalizes 12 Adoptions on National Adoption Day

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.

Black Friday at the Animal Shelter

Belated Black Friday Special at the Animal Shelter

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. 


Adams County Celebrates Re-Opening of Affordable Housing Complex

Adams County Community and Economic Development DepartmentRepresentatives 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.

Open Space Grants

Adams County Commissioners Award $5.8 Million in Open Space Grants

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.

Adams County Celebrates National Adoption Day

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.

Westbound I-76 Off-Ramp to 96th Ave. Closed Tuesday Night

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. Hickenlooper Orders Flags Lowered Monday

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.

Fall Back

Fall Back

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.