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Adams County Celebrates National Adoption Day

Today, 20 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 160 adoptions will be finalized by the end of the year.

Adams County Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Spaceport Cornwall

Colorado Air and Space Port (CASP) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with United Kingdom-based Spaceport Cornwall to share resources, operations, knowledge, and launch systems for mutual benefit. The agreement was signed Nov. 8 by Adams County Manager Raymond Gonzales and Spaceport Cornwall Director Miles Carden.

Commissioners Award $10.6 Million in Open Space Grants

Today, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) awarded more than $10.6 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 2019 Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by Adams County voters in 1999.

This year, the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax is celebrating 20 years. Over these years, more than 538 projects have received funding, totaling more than $212 million dollars invested into parks and open space across Adams County.

Travel Advisory - E 55th Avenue and Logan Street Closure

Notice:  Adams County and contractor Noraa Concrete Construction Corporation will close access to E 55th Avenue and Logan Street for seven working days from approx. 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18 through approx. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. The closure is necessary while crews replace curb ramps and make sidewalk and roadway improvements to meet new Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance guidelines and for enhanced public accessibility. First responders and local traffic will be detoured to E 56th Avenue for ingress/egress onto Logan Street

Veterans Service Office Partners with Department of Veterans Affairs for Unique Pilot Program

The Adams County Veterans Service Office and the Denver Vet Center—part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)—have teamed up for a unique pilot program.

“This collaboration is a wonderful service for our community,” says Steve O’Dorisio, Chair, Adams County Board of County Commissioners. “Our partnership with the VA fulfills the board’s vision for the Veterans Service Office—supporting our veterans by ensuring they have access to the services they need.”

Suncor to Conduct Fire Extinguisher Training

NOTICE: Suncor will conduct Fire Extinguisher Training on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Suncor Fire Training Center from 12 - 3 p.m. The training will be performed at the Plant 1 Fire Training Grounds. During the training sessions there will likely be flames and smoke produced. In the event of an actual emergency, all training will cease and proper alarms will be sounded. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeffrey Osetek, Suncor Security and Emergency Response Coordinator, at [email protected].

Travel Advisory: Closure of 55th Avenue at Pearl Street

Adams County and Noraa Concrete Construction Corporation will close access to E. 55th Avenue and Pearl Street for seven days from approx. 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, through approx. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. The closure is necessary while crews replace curb ramps and make sidewalk improvements to meet new Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance guidelines and for enhanced public accessibility. First responders and local traffic will be detoured to E. 56th Avenue for ingress/egress onto Pearl Street.

Adams Hollow Disc Golf Course

The Adams Hollow Disc Golf Course at Riverdale Regional Park will be closed on weekdays (Monday-Friday) starting Monday, Nov. 4, until February 2020 due to construction around the area and safety concerns near the course. The course will remain open on the weekends unless project impacts deem it necessary to close the course. Thank you for your compliance with this closure.

Resource Fair for Adams County Residents

The Adams County Community Support team is hosting a free resource fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m-2 p.m., at Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Pkwy., Commerce City.

Several local organizations, community partners, and Adams County departments will be onsite offering a wide array of low-cost or free services, food, and children’s games and activities.

Below is a list of a few of the organizations and services that will be available:

CDOT Construction Update - Region 1 Curb Ramps

CDOT and contractor, Noraa Concrete Construction Corporation are replacing 118 curb ramps and making public right of way improvements across Region 1 to meet new Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance guidelines and to support CDOT's four-year $85 million statewide initiative. The new ramps are wider, sloped for easier access, and finished with a slip-resistant texture to maximize public safety in all weather conditions.