News

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
More information

Community Resource and Employment Fair

Join us for the next Community Resource and Employment Fair on Thursday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.—2 p.m. at the Waymire Dome, Adams County Regional Park (9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton). Meet with employers, apply for jobs and attend our free job workshops. Also, register for a wide variety of support programs, including: food assistance, Medicaid, housing, childcare, early childhood education, senior services, employment services, health and wellness, and more.  Additional information, including helpful documents, will be posted shortly.

South Platte River, Adams County Trail

New Section of South Platte River Trail Opens

Adams County Parks and Open Space has opened the new segment of the South Platte River Trail. The trail became active on Wednesday, August 24, completing the trail within unincorporated Adams County. This $1.8 million project, funded by the Adams County Open Space Sales Tax and a Great Outdoors Colorado “Paths to Parks” grant award, will add approximately two miles of concrete trails along the river as well as two bridges to accommodate pedestrians between 104th Avenue and 120th Avenue.

County Hires Oil and Gas Liaison

The Adams County Department of Community and Economic Development (CED) hired Chris Simmons to serve in the role of oil and gas liaison. In an effort to increase public outreach and provide administration of the county’s new oil and gas regulations, the Board of County Commissioners approved the addition of a full-time oil and gas liaison following a six-week moratorium on oil and gas development, which ended March 22, 2016. 

Construction Begins on North I-25 Express Lanes from 120th Avenue to Northwest Parkway/E-470

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) broke ground this week on the latest expansion of the I-25 Express Lanes project. The $97.5 million project is an extension of the Express Lanes project completed on I-25 between US 36 and 120th Avenue, which will add one tolled express lane in each direction from 120th Avenue to Northwest Parkway/E-470. Details regarding construction and toll information can be found here.