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Community members needed to serve on Commerce City boards, commissions and authorities

INTERESTED individuals SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY CLERK’s OFFICE ...
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Udall Congratulates Denver Businesses on Receiving Grants to Improve Urban Health, Water Quality

Mark Udall congratulated two Denver businesses today on their receipt of $60,000 each in competitive grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Urban Waters program. The grants will help the businesses restore urban water quality and protect the health of Coloradans....
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Udall Calls on Congress to Keep Student Loan Rates Low Before Time Runs Out

With federally subsidized loan rates set to double at the end of the month, Mark Udall called on Congress to act soon to keep higher education affordable for students across Colorado and the rest of the country....
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Eric Litwin to Perform at Anythink Libraries in July

“Pete the Cat” Author Comes to Colorado...
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July Programs at Anythink Commerce City

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.–June 26, 2012–mySummer, Anythink’s unique summer reading program, continues through July. For more information, visit anythinklibraries.org/mySummer....
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Be Alert to New Utility Collection Scam in Brighton

June 28, 2012. On Thursday morning, a United Power member reported that an imposter attempted to collect a United Power payment at her residence in Brighton. Fortunately, the member knew her account status better than the imposter and she did not give any money to the person. ...
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Senator Mark Udall on Colorado's Fire Situation

Coloradans are once again waking up to devastating photos and heartbreaking news about wildfires all across the state. With tens of thousands of Coloradans evacuated from their homes, we are all keeping our less fortunate neighbors as well as the firefighters on the ground in our thoughts and prayers....
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Brighton Approves Business Development Agreement

247 Immediate Jobs, 50 Additional New Jobs, $27+ million in new Capital Investment...
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Udall Calls on Congress to Keep Student Loan Rates Low Before Time Runs Out

With federally subsidized loan rates set to double at the end of the month, Mark Udall called on Congress to act soon to keep higher education affordable for students across Colorado and the rest of the country....
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District Attorney Recognized for Public Safety Achievements

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 17th Judicial District Attorney Don Quick will be honored with the Fields Wolfe: Journey to Justice Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant contributions and leadership in the state of Colorado. The event will bring together approximately 100 people with the purpose of recognizing his achievements around public safety and criminal justice. Rhonda Fields, founder and President of the Fields Wolfe Foundation says, DA Quick will be honored for the “powerful difference he has made in his partnerships over the years to prevent crime, reduce recidivism and protect fellow citizens”. ...
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President Shaffer Sends Letter to Mayor to Seek Help for Farmers Hurting from Drought

DENVER – Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) wrote to Boulder Mayor Matthew Appelbaum and the Boulder City Council today to encourage their help and cooperation in leasing or selling water rights to farmers in Weld County who are facing extraordinary drought conditions. The willingness of senior water rights holders to accommodate the critical needs of these local farmers may be the key to ensure these farms survive through this crisis....
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Pet of the Week -- Adams Co. Animal Shelter

  A085105  Max, soft coated wheaten terrier mix,  one year old, neutered male.   Yvonne Garcia Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoptions 10705 Fulton Street Brighton, CO  80601-7129 303-288-3135 as of 1/1/2011 my new e-mail...
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Adams County to Unveil Draft Open Space, Parks and Trails Master Plan

The Adams County Parks and Community Resources Department needs county residents’ input to help to shape the future of open space, parks, and trails in Adams County. Adams County is creating a new Open Space, Parks, and Trails Master Plan. ...
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King Sooper's Opening Day Events

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Gateway News 'Graduation 2012' Issue Released

Gateway News' 2012 Graduation Issue has been released (Click link below for the electronic version!)...
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Belle Creek Blues.

June 21, 2012. Belle Creek, Commerce City. The City of Commerce City’s Darren Sterling presented before a group of about a dozen local residents in Belle Creek regarding what has become an epidemic case of community traffic violations – particularly speeding....
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EXCLUSIVE: FIRST LOOK AT KING SOOPER'S 'MEGA' 120,000 SQ.FT MARKETPLACE AT 104TH & CHAMBERS

King Soopers’ 104th Avenue Megastore goes on display for the Press...
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Perlmutter votes against “Oil Above All” federal giveaway bill

Washington, DC—Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) released the following statement regarding today’s passage of the Big Oil wish-list legislation. ...
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Celebrate Independence Day with Thornton's ‘Red, White & Boom!’ bash this July 4!

THORNTON, CO… With music, food and fireworks, Thornton’s Fourth of July celebration is one of the best ways to experience the Independence Day holiday. It all begins in the early evening when thousands of families bring blankets or lawn chairs to the Multipurpose Fields at 108th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard and get ready for an exciting night. ...
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Youth Basketball Camp Teaches Importance of Sportsmanship and Philanthropy

Adams and Broomfield Counties, CO- Extreme Basketball Academy of the north metro area will hold a special ‘Game Changer’ youth summer co-ed basketball camp the week of August 6 - 9, 2012 at Silver Hills Middle School located at 12400 Huron Street in Westminster, CO. Players will develop leadership, courage, and character while learning challenging and fun basketball skills. ...
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Tri-County Health Department Warns That West Nile Virus Season is Here

Now that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in multiple areas across Colorado, Tri-County Health Department is urging people to protect themselves from mosquito bites and to eliminate mosquito breeding areas around their home....
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Domestic Energy and Jobs Act on the House floor this week, Gardner to speak at press conference

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) Domestic Energy and Jobs Act (DEJA) will be debated in the House this week....
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Fifth annual Fishing Frenzy a success

Nearly 200 young anglers participated in Fishing derby ...
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Udall Renews Call to Keep Student Loan Interest Rates Low

With student loan interest rates set to double in less than two weeks, Mark Udall urged his colleagues to act to keep the interest rates on federally subsidized student loans from doubling at the end of this month. ...
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Private use of fireworks, open burning banned in Brighton

Brighton City Council passed an emergency ordinance at last night’s council meeting implementing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s June 14 executive order banning open burning and private use of fireworks throughout Colorado because of very dry conditions and high fire danger. The ordinance remains in effect until the Governor’s order is rescinded. ...
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PLEASE HELP FIND LOST KITTY FROM ONEIDA STREET IN COMMERCE CITY!

Our very loved cat has been missing from our home since Friday, June 8th, 2012. Our home was burglarized early afternoon on Friday, June 8th. Our neighbors saw 3 teenage boys on bicycles ride into our driveway and disappear....
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Commerce City to allow medical marijuana business -- article by The Denver Post

Medical marijuana businesses must be licensed to operate in Commerce City under a regulatory structure approved Monday night. (See link below ) ...
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Perlmutter Introduces Amendment to Fight Forest Fires, Create Manufacturing Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-7) introduced an amendment on the floor of the House of Representatives to increase focus at federal agencies on forest fire prevention, especially in areas impacted by pine beetle infestation, require Made In America in our National Park System, and honor sovereignty agreements with Native American tribes....
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FRACTURED FRACKING FAIRY TALES ---Opinion Article by Editor Kathy McIntyre

When you do a google search on just the word “fracking”, there are 12,200,000 hits. I have not had time to read all of them. And I won’t take the time obviously, but I have done my homework and I want to share some of what I have found and seen and experienced. (Click link below to continue)...
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Eva Henry -- An Interview with Thornton Mayor Pro Tem & Adco Commissioner Candidate

We had more than a few questions for Eva Henry, Mayor Pro Tem of Thornton. Here’s what she had to say:...
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'20 Questions' for Adams County Prosecutor & DA Hopeful, Dave Young

A Gateway News Article by Karl Emmerich. June, 2012. Adams County District Attorney, Don Quick had hoped to recruit a new prosecutor with particular experience in homicides from the Colorado Springs vicinity. Considerably larger than Adams County, the Colorado Springs jurisdiction held promise of a professional experienced in investigations and prosecutions of crimes our county is unfortunately becoming all-to-familiar with. Attorney, Dave Young, was nominated for the position, particularly because of his niched experience. But there’s more. ...
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Local Investigation Leads to State Grand Jury Indictments

Following a 7-month investigation which involved the Brighton Police Department, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado State Attorney General’s Office, and the United States Secret Service, two local women have been indicted to appear before the state Grand Jury on multiple felony charges involving the theft of up to $1.2 million....
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Imagine Adams County

Adams County Begins Comprehensive, Transportation and Hazard Analysis Planning Efforts...
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Commerce City Homicide on East 52nd

COMMERCE CITY ― The Commerce City Police Department is now investigating what is believed to be a homicide. On June 11, 2012, at about 7:30 a.m. officers responded to the 5000 block of E. 52 Ave. following the discovery of two deceased people. ...
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Neighborhood Outreaches Begin Summer Season

ANNUAL EVENT OFFERs FREE FOOD, entertainment and information...
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BRIGHTON 125TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE ANNOUNCED

The Gateway News is announcing the publishing of the "Quasquicentennial Book", a celebratory memoir of Brighton's Past, Present, and Future. Brighton's 125th Anniversary will be celebrated in picture, memoir, and congratulatory advertising. Join dozens of program sponsors and over 100 organizations and people featured in this first of its kind promotional publication of Brighton....
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Ten Years of Urban Renewal Changes Face of Brighton

“Urban Renewal has been a major tool to support reinvestment in key areas of our community,” said Manuel Esquibel, City Manager and Executive Director of BURA. “Our small but targeted public investments help ‘prime the pump’ for private sector partners to get a project underway.”...
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Adams-14 School District VOTES 5-0 TO APPOINT PATRICK SANCHEZ, NEW SUPERINTENDENT

The Adams #14 Board of Education are all on the same page when it came to the recommendation of the new Superintendent of Schools....
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RTD Receives Two Sound Proposals for I-225 Rail Project

BALFOUR BEATTY AMES JOINT VENTURE AND KIEWIT INFRASTRUCTURE CO. COMPETE FOR CONTRACT...
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NEA leader sparks Obama excitement, criticizes Romney remarks at CEA conference

DENVER – Becky Pringle, secretary-treasurer of the National Education Association, asked hundreds of Colorado educators last night to work for the reelection of President Obama and stand up for children and public education....
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Colorado Employment Situation May 2012

(DENVER) -- Employers in Colorado added 2,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,291,700 nonfarm payroll jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,300 and government decreased 300....
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Barr Lake 'Concert on the Prairie' Announced

Next Saturday June 23 from 7pm-9pm will be our “Concert on the Prairie” featuring Liz Masterson and Jody Adams. It is only $5.00 for the concert and all the proceeds will go to help fund the historic Bergman Barn restoration project . It a great cause and will be lots of fun. Please see attached flyer....
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Adams County Animal Shelter Pet of the Week

A084546. 3 month old, black/white border collie/ german shepherd mix, neutered male, has a wonderful personality, please adopt me!

Man Sentenced in Vehicular Assault on Thornton Officer

Adams/Broomfield District Attorney Don Quick announced today Fernando Malagon (DOB: 05/22/1992)) was sentenced in for causing serious bodily injury to an on duty Thornton Police Officer....
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RTD Board of Directors Continues Telephone Town Halls June 14 with Districts B and N

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors continues its series of live telephone town hall meetings with the public through June 28. The telephone town halls kicked off on June 11. ...
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