Christmas Tree Recycling

Adams County will offer free recycling for live Christmas trees after the holiday season. Residents may drop off their Christmas trees from Monday, Jan. 3, through Monday, Jan. 10, at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, from sunrise to sunset. Signs will direct residents to the self drop-off site.

Ornaments, tinsel, garlands, flock, nails, and stands must be removed before trees are dropped off. There is a limit of two trees per family. Please note: tree limbs, yard waste, or trees from commercial operations will not be accepted.

Jeff Kloska Named Director of Colorado Air and Space Port (CASP)

Jeff Kloska has been named Director of Colorado Air and Space Port. Kloska will begin Monday, Jan. 10.

“Jeff has an extensive background in aviation and business management, which makes him an excellent choice for this position,” said Alisha Reis, Interim County Manager. “There’s so much potential at Colorado Air and Space Port and we’re excited to have someone with Jeff’s experience help shape its future.”

Adams County Commissioners Award More Than $10.5 Million in Open Space Grants

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) awarded more than $10.5 million in open space grants for 20 projects thanks to the voter-approved Open Space Sales Tax. Funding for the fall 2021 grant cycle came from revenues from the first half of the 2021 Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by Adams County voters in 1999, and in perpetuity in 2020.

Veterans Advisory Commission Hosts Naming Contest

The Adams County Veterans Advisory Commission (VAC) is hosting a naming contest for the new veterans’ memorial opening in Riverdale Regional Park in late 2022. This contest is only open to Adams County students 18 years old or younger.

“Remembering our veterans and recognizing those who gave the ultimate sacrifice are why this memorial is being built,” said Adams County Commissioner Charles “Chaz” Tedesco, a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the VAC. “Engaging our youth in this process ensures those sacrifices aren’t forgotten.”

Gov. Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis today ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, as proclaimed by President Biden. This order stacks on the December 6, 2021 order lowering flags to honor the life and legacy of Senator Bob Dole. Flags should remain lowered through Thursday, December 9, 2021.  

The full text of the President’s proclamation reads: 

Gov. Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Senator Bob Dole

DENVER - Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to remain lowered at half-staff on all public buildings through midnight Saturday night, December 11, 2021, to honor the life and legacy of Senator Bob Dole as proclaimed today by President Biden.  
The full text of the President’s proclamation reads: