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FREE Legal Clinic at the Adams County Justice Center

The 17th Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield Counties) and 17th Judicial District Access to Justice Committee is offering a free legal clinic, with attorneys available to answer questions on various areas of law, at the Adams County Justice Center on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Power Outage Causes Hazmat Response in Commerce City

A power outage around noon on Friday at the Suncor plant in Commerce City triggered an automatic shutdown during which dark smoke was released from the plant.

Adams County Sheriff, South Adams County Fire Department, Commerce City Police, the Denver Fire Department, and other agencies assisted in the situation. Power was restored around 2:30 p.m.

2016 Leaf Collection Event

In honor of America Recycles Day, Adams County and the cities of Brighton and Westminster are hosting a free leaf collection event for residents to drop off fallen leaves.

Residents may recycle collected leaves at two locations, and they are encouraged to use large leaf paper bags available at Home Depot, Ace and garden stores. Collected leaves will be recycled into compost.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Brighton Wastewater Treatment Plant
325 N. Kuner Road, Brighton, CO 80601

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Rain Barrel Program Workshop

Rain Barrel Workshops

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. The $50 registration fee covers the educational workshop and a free rain barrel kit. A limited number of registrations are available; one rain barrel per household will be distributed.

2015 Winning Photograph by Jason Robb, Thornton

Adams County Fall Photography Contest

Did you capture a great photo in Adams County? It could be featured in our Adams County publications and on our website and you have the chance to win an iPad Air!

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.