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Adams County Celebrates Re-Opening of Affordable Housing Complex

Adams County Community and Economic Development DepartmentRepresentatives from the Adams County Community & Economic Development Department (CED) helped celebrate the grand re-opening of the Greenleaf Apartments complex on Beeler Street in an unincorporated area of the county near Aurora on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Open Space Grants

Adams County Commissioners Award $5.8 Million in Open Space Grants

As a result of the voter-approved Open Space Sales Tax, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) awarded $5.8 million in open space grants for nine projects during today’s public hearing. Funding for this grant cycle came from revenues from the first half of the 2016 Adams County Open Space Sales Tax.

The Open Space Advisory Board reviewed 14 grant applications for this grant cycle, recommending that the BOCC approve seven of the projects for full funding, and two projects for partial funding. Today, the BOCC awarded nine open space grants totaling $5,877,412.77.

Adams County Celebrates National Adoption Day

Six adoptions to be finalized at special celebration

In celebration of National Adoption Day on Saturday, Nov. 19, the Adams County Board of Commissioners, Human Services Department, and the 17th Judicial District will host a special celebration at the Adams County Justice Center, 1100 Judicial Center Dr., Brighton, 9–11 a.m., to finalize six adoptions for Adams County children and their new families.

Flag

Gov. Hickenlooper Orders Flags Lowered Monday

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Monday, Nov. 7, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Cimarron Hills Firefighter Jermaine Frye. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Fall Back

Fall Back

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov 6. Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

Eastbound I-76 at 96th Ave. to Close Overnight Sunday

Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Adams County – Starting at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, crews will temporarily close eastbound Interstate 76 between 96th Avenue and 104th Avenue to all traffic overnight in order to remove an overhead sign structure. 

 All eastbound motorists will be detoured off I-76 at 96th Avenue (exit 11). Eastbound I-76 will reopen by 5 a.m.on Monday. All work is weather-dependent and subject to change. 

Revised Ordinance for Animal Management

The Community and Economic Development department is introducing modified language to update and improve the county's Animal Management ordinance. As with the current policy, and if approved, these modifications will only impact residents in unincorporated Adams County. Residents who live in a municipality should continue to consult the policies in their city or town. These proposed changes will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners during public hearing on November 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Government Center in Brighton.

Casandra Bossingham

Adams County Hires New Fair and Special Event Manager

The Adams County Parks and Open Space Department hired Casandra Bossingham as the new fair and special event manager. In this position, Bossingham will plan and implement large-scale events as well as manage the parks facilities within Adams County Regional Park.