Adams County Celebrates National Adoption Day

Projects 130 adoptions will finalized in 2018

Today, 14 children in Adams County welcomed a new start on National Adoption Day. A special celebration took place at the Adams County Justice Center, 1100 Judicial Center Dr., Brighton. The Board of County Commissioners, Human Services Department, and the 17th Judicial District hosted the adoptive families. Adams County projects a total of 130 adoptions will be finalized by the end of the year.

Leaf and Pumpkin Recycling Event on Nov. 17

Adams County is partnering with the City of Westminster on a leaf and pumpkin recycling event on Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to noon, at the fire training tower at 3851 Elk Drive in Westminster. All Adams County residents are welcome to bring old pumpkins and bagged leaves for free disposal. Contact [email protected] or 303.658.2201 with questions.

Adams County Commissioners Award $5.9 Million in Open Space Grants

Adams County Commissioners Award $5.9 Million in Open Space Grants

Today, the Adams County Board of Commissioners awarded $5.9 million in open space grants for 20 projects thanks to the voter-approved Open Space Sales Tax. Funding for this grant cycle came from revenues from the first half of the 2018 Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by Adams County voters in 1999.

The Open Space Advisory Board reviewed 20 grant applications this grant cycle, recommending the Board of County Commissioners to approve full funding for all of the applications. Today, 20 project grants were awarded totaling $5,953,384.50.

Commissioners End Temporary Moratorium

Adams County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution ending a temporary moratorium on local oil and gas permit applications in unincorporated Adams County. The temporary moratorium was approved on October 30.

In the original resolution, Commissioners stated they would revisit the issue of this temporary moratorium after the November 2018 election.

During public hearing this morning (11/13/2018), the Board voted 3-1 in favor of the resolution to end the temporary moratorium.