(Updated) Gov. Hickenlooper Orders Colorado Flags Lowered to Honor Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper has updated yesterday’s order to lower flags following the Presidential proclamation. Gov. Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings, until sunset on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, to honor the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and as proclaimed by President Donald Trump.

61,000 Ballots Now in Voters’ Hands

As of today, the 61,000 ballots that were delayed by one week are in voters’ hands.

“I want to thank the voters of Adams County who called and emailed my office asking about their ballots. Because of their concern, we were able to discover this error and correct it as soon as possible,” says Stan Martin, Adams County Clerk and Recorder. “Our ballot-tracking system indicated ballots were going out each day, so the voters raising awareness helped us address this issue more quickly.”

61,000 Adams County Ballots Now En Route to Voters

On Monday, Oct. 15, our print vendor, K&H Printers, delivered Adams County ballots to the USPS General Mail Facility. About 61,000 of those—including Clerk Stan Martin’s—did not make it into the mail stream and were returned to a secure location.

Once the Elections Office was made aware that some voters weren’t receiving ballots, we worked with our partners at the printer and USPS to locate the ballots.

Those ballots are now in USPS’ hands to be processed this evening for delivery to voters over the next few days.

Suncor to Conduct Live Fire Training at Commerce City Refinery

Notice: Suncor will conduct live fire training bi-weekly through Dec. 13 beginning Thursday, Oct. 18. During the training there will likely be large flames and thick smoke produced. In the event of an actual emergency, all ERT training will cease and proper alarms will be sounded. If you have any questions, contact Clint Lawton, 303.227.6195, or Jeff Osetek, 303.286.5758 or 303.656.5883.


Pumpkin Nights - Oct 17-Nov. 4

Pumpkin Nights, an outdoor, interactive Halloween experience featuring 3,000 hand-carved synthetic and real pumpkins with light displays and decor, will be launching for the first time in Denver at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, from Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 4, 5:30-10:30 p.m. (excluding Halloween). Purchase your tickets today.


Senior Action Event at HSC - Oct. 25

Please join  us for Adams County’s Senior Action Event, which provides direct access and assistance in applying to programs targeted at seniors, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m., at the Human Services Center, Room Apple B. Attendees will work with program representatives from PEAK and others, including cash assistance programs, to learn more and to receive assistance in filling out the appropriate paperwork. Additional resources for seniors during this event include navigating transportation systems, adult day services, Meals On Wheels, vision loss adaptation, and home care options.

Railroad Construction Impacting Traffic Near Brighton This Week

All lanes on 144th Highway 85 and the railroad tracks will be closed until approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10. All lanes on Bromley Rd. at the railroad crossing east of Highway 85 will be closed from 6 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Detour route signs will direct traffic around all construction sites, but please plan to take alternate routes on these days to avoid delays.

Animal Shelter Adoption Specials

Take advantage of two adoption specials happening at the Adams County Animal Shelter this week and next. Happening now through Sunday, Oct. 14, is a $10 cat special on cats six months and older. There will also be an Adopt a Shelter Dog Month special for 50% off dogs six months and older from Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19. Visit the shelter today at 10705 Fulton St., Brighton, or call 720.523.7387 for more information.

Central 70

York Street On-Ramp Permanent Closure

As part of the design for the Central 70 Project, the York Street on-ramp to westbound I-70 will permanently close overnight on Oct. 14. Closure of this ramp allows construction crews to build the new Union Pacific Railroad Bridge and the final design of I-70. Motorists can use 46th Avenue to travel east to Steele Street/Vasquez Boulevard, turn left on Steele Street and access westbound I-70 from the Steele Street/Vasquez Boulevard on-ramp.

Operation FreeBird

Operation FreeBird - Nov. 17

Everything Needed for a Thanksgiving Dinner

Operation FreeBird will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at Water World, 8801 Pecos St., Federal Heights. The Adams County Sheriff's Foundation, with the generous assistance of the Adams County business community, will provide everything needed for a Thanksgiving meal for those in need during the holiday season.

Multiple service agencies will also be available for dental screenings, flu shots, housing and food assistance, veterans services, and mental health resources. Enjoy displays, demonstrations, food, fun, and music.