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County Offices Closed Oct. 10

  Adams County government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, in observance of Columbus Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
CDOT Construction Announcement

I-76 construction at US 85 starts in October

In early October, CDOT and contractor partner, Villalobos Concrete Inc., will begin a reconstruction project at the Interstate 76 and US Highway 85 interchange. The project will improve the geometry of the westbound I-76 curve where the interstate joins southbound US 85. This transition area will be upgraded to current design standards to improve safety and traffic flow. An additional travel lane from southbound US 85 to 96th Avenue will be built with the project. Portions of I-76 will also be replaced with new concrete pavement.

Welby Heritage Foundation Hosting Neighborhood Meeting

The Welby Heritage Foundation is hosting a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Welby Montessori School, 1200 E. 78th Ave., Denver. Meet your neighbors and join the Welby Heritage Foundation for a community night geared toward neighborhood information and collaboration.

What to expect at the meeting:

Free Paint Drop-Off Event

Free Paint Drop-Off Event

Sustainable Adams County and the City of Thornton are hosting a free paint drop-off event for local households and businesses on Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m.- 1 pm., at the Adams County Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton. Citizens may bring most types of paint, stain and varnish. Businesses that generate less than 220 pounds (20-30 gallons) of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex or oil-based paint, and businesses that generate more than 200 pounds of hazardous waste per month may bring any amount of latex paint, but oil-based paint will not be accepted.

County Launches New Website

Adams County government is pleased to announce the launch of a new website built with an emphasis on responsive design, improved search functionality, an updated look, and easy-to-use navigation tools. 

Traffic Advisory - Ramp closure on westbound I-70 to southbound I-225

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported that the ramp leading from westbound Interstate 70 to southbound Interstate 225 will be closed from 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, until 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. Closures are necessary so crews can install three 44-foot modular joints that each must be installed in one piece across the width of the bridge.Traffic is advised to use alternate routes.

Rain Barrel Program Workshop

Rain Barrel Program Workshop

Sustainable Adams County has partnered with CSU Extension to educate Adams County residents on rainwater collection systems. This is an opportunity for residents to learn the facts, become familiar with the environmental benefits of rain harvesting, and leave armed with the tools and knowledge to become a successful contributor to conservation in Adams County. 

Opioid Epidemic in Colorado - Policies, Programs, & Progress

BRIGHTON, Colorado, - As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to address the opioid epidemic in this country, USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak has been tasked with leading an interagency effort focused on heroin and prescription drug abuse in rural areas. The department has been convening a series of regional roundtables across the country to raise awareness around this issue and to solicit input from community leaders and medical professionals about the special challenges facing rural communities and what is needed for rural areas to provide effective preventio

Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center Events

If you're looking for a new addition to your family, come out to one of the free adoption events offered by the Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center. The shelter will have dogs from the shelter available for adoption.

Thornton Harvest Fest
Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Community Park
York St. and Thornton Parkway, Thornton
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