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Early Morning Injury Accident on I-76

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 at about 4:05 am Brighton Officers were dispatched to a three vehicle injury accident on eastbound I-76 at the E-470 overpass.
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Mingle with the Mayor October 3

Come meet with Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams and talk about what's happening in the City at Thornton Fire Station #5, 14051 Dorothy Blvd. at 7 p.m....
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Wine tasting and silent auction coming in October

— The Westminster Legacy Foundation’s 10th Annual Wine, Beer and Spirits Tasting and Silent Auction is on tap for Friday, Oct. 5, from 7-10 p.m. at the beautiful Westminster Westin....
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Decade by Decade exhibit comes to the library

— Back by popular demand and for those who may have missed it last year, the “Westminster’s 100th Anniversary Exhibit: Decade by Decade” will be at College Hill Library, 3705 W. 112th Ave. beginning Monday, Oct. 1 through Tuesday, Oct. 30. The art exhibit is sponsored by the City of Westminster. ...
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Prescription Drug Take-Back, Saturday, September 29

Drive up and drop off your unused or expired household prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for FREE safe disposal at the Prescription Drug Take-Back, Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at the Thornton Police Department 9551 Civic Center Dr. and Thornton Fire Station #5, 14051 Colorado Blvd....
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2012 FEDERAL DEBATE

Come join Your Metro North Chamber and Denver Regional Council of Governments for our 2012 Federal Debate featuring US Congressional candidates! Don't miss this opportunity to hear from your Congressional Candidates regarding their stance on the issues that matter most to you!...
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Reel History - A Free Film and Discussion Series - October 3

Join us for a FREE film series that explores popular film movements in each of the decades from the 1930s to the 2000s. Each film will be followed by a discussion on the cultural and historical influences that made these genres so popular in their day. The next movie theme is musical (1950s), Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. All films begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC), 9209 Dorothy Blvd. To view the schedule follow the link. This event runs until November 14. Reel History is made possible by the City of Thornton, TASHCO, and SCFD.

I-25 at 88th Avenue Lane Closures

On the nights of 9/28/12 and 9/29/12, the right lane of southbound I-25 approaching 88th Avenue will be closed starting at 9:00 PM each night. Starting at 11:00 PM each night, the middle and right lanes of southbound I-25 approaching 88th Avenue will be closed. All lanes of southbound I-25 approaching 88th Avenue will re-open by 9:00 AM the following mornings....
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Senator Hodge’s Spaceport mission gets a boost from the FAA today

Front Range Airport Authority receives grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to study spaceport capability...
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City seeks input on CDBG projects

— The City of Westminster would like your input on the uses of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds beginning in 2013....
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New show highlights the best of Westminster

— “Westminster’s Best” is a new show produced by the City of Westminster highlighting the exceptional services the city offers....
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“Shopology” Launches October 1st in Adams County

Colorado’s First-of-its-kind program to create new perpetual income for charities while bolstering local businesses and economies ...
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Brighton water safe to drink

The City of Brighton has received inquiries from residents regarding an apparent smell and taste to the city’s drinking water. City officials advise residents that the city’s water is safe to drink and meets all Clean Water Act regulations. ...
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Military fly-in highlights Red Ribbon Week at Second Creek

Red Ribbon Week dedicated to drug awareness, prevention...
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STUDENTS WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR JDRF

Follow students, faculty, families and friends of Foundations Academy as they walk to raise money for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to help those living with Type 1 Diabetes look forward to longer, healthier lives. The Walk to Cure Diabetes is the largest national fundraising event to help JDRF fund research toward a cure, treatment and prevention of this life-altering disease. Kindergarten through second grade students will walk about a mile; third grade through seventh grade will walk about two miles....
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27J Board of Education Director honored with CASB McGuffey Award

Brighton, September 26, 2012 – School District 27J Board of Education Director Patrick Day has been honored with a 2012 McGuffey Award by the Colorado Association of School Boards. ...
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Senior volunteers recognized for service to community

SUNCOR ENERGy, RAMONA CISNEROS HONORED FOR their CONTRIBUTIONS ...
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Adams County Receives National Budget Award

The Adams County Board of Commissioners presented the county’s Finance Department with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award received from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The award presentation was made during the Sept. 24, 2012 public hearing. ...
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Adams County Recovers $1 Million from Crime Bond

Adams County has received $1 million from a crime bond which allows the county to recover monies though insurance if the county was injured due to fraudulent or criminal behavior of its employees. ...
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27J Board of Education accepts resignation of board director

Brighton, September 25, 2012 – The School District 27J Board of Education approved a motion tonight to accept the resignation of Board Director Virginia Guzman....
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Brighton Utilities - Weekly Update

Wastewater. Daily average Plant Influent Flow is 2.051 million gallons per day. Watershop...
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Brighton PD Weekly Update

On Monday, September 11, a Komatsu Skid Steer valued at $50,000+ was stolen from the construction site in the 14400 block of S. 27th Ave....
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2012 household chemical and electronic waste roundup to be held Sept. 29

Brighton residents can get rid of any unused or leftover chemical products in their home on Sept. 29 at the 2012 Adams County Chemical Roundup...
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Pit bull terrier mix, "Jersey" looking for a home

My name is Jersey. I am a 2 year old, black and white spayed female pit bull terrier mix....
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Commerce City Vehicle Trespass Report

Thursday, September 20, 2012 the Commerce City Police Department responded to over 12 reports of vehicle trespasses in the north range....
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Colorado Employment Situation August 2012

(DENVER) -- Nonfarm payroll jobs were unchanged from July to August at 2,293,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 1,700 and government increased 1,700....
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President Obama Signs Proclamation Designating Chimney Rock as a National Monument

National Monument Will Honor Native American Culture, Generate Tourism and Economic Benefits for Local Economy...
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Senior Obama Administration Officials to Travel to Chimney Rock in CO to Make Conservation Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley will travel to Chimney Rock in southwest Colorado to make a major conservation announcement. ...
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Colorado Environmental Coalition Applauds President Obama’s National Monument Designation at Chimney Rock

Denver – Colorado Environmental Coalition, with our thousands of members and one hundred coalition partners throughout Colorado, released the following statement today thanking President Barack Obama, Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall and Representative Scott Tipton for their diligent work to create the Chimney Rock National Monument. ...
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CEA endorses “No on 64” campaign

DENVER – Kerrie Dallman, president of the Colorado Education Association, today announced CEA’s opposition to Amendment 64, the amendment to legalize marijuana use in Colorado, and the Association’s reasons for endorsing the “No on 64” campaign at a press conference held in the CEA building....
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Governor’s Summer Job Hunt Program Wraps Up 32nd Year

Teen Workers and Employers Honored at Appreciation Ceremony...
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Section of 144th Avenue to be closed beginning Sept. 24

Beginning Sept. 24, 144th Avenue between Sable Boulevard and Buckley Road (27th Avenue) will be closed for drainage utility construction. The closure is expected to last through Sept. 28. Only local traffic will be allowed. For questions concerning the construction, please contact Dennis Crock at 303-655-2035....
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South Elementary to host Patriot Day Celebration

Annual event honors emergency responders, military veterans...
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City of Brighton Weekly Update -- A Message from City Manager, Manuel Esquibel

I would like give a tremendous congratulations to Tawnya Russell, the Manager of Youth Services, as well as our City Council in continuing to support youth initiatives in the city that have made it possible for us to be recognized as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. A special thanks also needs to be extended to all the organizations providing services to youth including the 27J School District, the Boys & Girls Club, Parks & Recreation and other nonprofit organizations in the City. Additionally, the Youth Commission has been asked to make a formal presentation to the City Council at the next council meeting.

Brighton Police Department update -- For week ending 09/14/12

On Wednesday, September 12, the police department held its annual department inspection. Chief Blackhurst began the annual inspection in 1997. All members of the department prepare for the inspection by making sure their equipment is cared for and in excellent working condition....
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City of Brighton Utilities Update -- Week ending 09/14/12

 Daily average Plant Influent Flow is 2.074 million gallons per day. Watershop...
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City of Brighton Housing Authority - -Weekly update for 09/14/12

 The Brighton Housing Authority is in the process of finalizing its 2013 budget and completing the 2013 Operating Subsidy Grant for the Public Housing program....
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Adams County Cooperative Mosquito Control Program / Monthly Mosquito Report

More of the Same. The very hot summer of 2012 continued in August with an average temperature of 75 degrees, according to the National Climatic Data Center, 2.5 degrees above normal. This made August 2012 the fifth warmest August on record as well as the fourth driest, with a mere 0.11 inches of precipitation, 1.58 inches below the normal of 1.68 inches. There were twenty days in which the temperature exceeded 90 degrees with four days hitting the month’s high of 98 degrees....
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Brighton Autumn Concert Series -- FREE to the Public

Brighton's Autumn Concert Series is FREE to the public and includes a lineup of three events: October 6th (Jon Chandler), October 20th (Dotsero), and November 3rd (Funkiphino). All concerts are from 7pm-9pm.

Brighton Ceremony Unveils City's Rank in "Top-100 Best Communities for Young People"

On Wednesday, Brighton was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The national award was given to Brighton to recognize its outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout crisis and for its programs and services that make it an outstanding place for youth to live, learn and grow.

Subject: Update - Missing Child Located / No Foul Play

On 09-15-2012, at approximately 7:00 am, a family member stated that once the sun came up they found the child’s bicycle in front of a house in a nearby neighborhood. They contacted the homeowner who stated that the missing child was spending the night at their home with their son. The child was returned home safely. The incident has been resolved and the case closed. ...
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MASSEY JOINS STATE AGENCY AS NEW POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE DIRECTOR

DENVER – September 13, 2012 – The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Department) announced today that Tom Massey will join the Department as Policy and Communications Office Director starting in October. The Policy and Communications Office Director has responsibility for the management of government relations and communications....
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Perlmutter salutes US Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Washington DC—Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter visited with several Olympians and Paralympians at the White House to commend them for their achievements. Perlmutter is the co-chair of the Congressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus....
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Adams County Initiaties Ethics initiative in bid to change

As part of Adams County’s ongoing commitment to reform, Suzanne Dugan, the county’s independent ethics officer, presented an overview of the county’s ethics initiative to elected officials and management staff on Friday, Sept.14, 2012. Jane T. Feldman, executive director of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, provided training on Amendment 41....
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Adams County Breaks Ground on the Sheriff’s Office Flatrock Training Facility

On Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, the Adams County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Doug Darr officially broke ground on the much anticipated Flatrock Training Facility located at 128th Ave. and Gun Club Road. The 399-acre tract of land was purchased in May 2008....
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Cordial Invitation to Every Creature Counts' "The Dream Continues' Benefit

Please join us on September 29, 2012, for a fun evening including dinner, silent auction, live auction, and entertainment. Luan Akin, Tagawa Gardens Outreach Ambassador, will be our speaker at the event....
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Round up your hound to hike for homeless pets

Wag `n Trail to raise money for the Dumb Friends League Buddy Center in Castle Rock...
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Learn about the environment at Ecofair Sept. 22

The City of Brighton will host Ecofair 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 09/22/12 at the Brighton Cultural Center, located at 300 Strong Street in Brighton. The event is a great opportunity to recycle computers, cell phones, athletic shoes (no cleats), printer cartridges, eyeglasses and paper(3 boxes or large trash bag per person). More than 30 information booths, art and movies in the Armory and activities for the whole family will be on hand (bounce house, face painting, balloon tying, alpaca petting zoo, crafts and a dance stage). Come and learn about the state of the environment, energy conservation, and alternative energy....
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Perlmutter statement on attacks in Libya and Egypt

“Recent attacks on the US diplomatic posts in Cairo and Benghazi are barbaric acts of violence against Americans who stood with Egyptians and Libyans to bring freedom to those nations. I stand by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton in condemning these attacks in the strongest terms. I have complete confidence American resources will be fully engaged to bring the perpetrators to justice, as all Americans demand and expect. My heart goes out to the families of the victims. These men served the United States honorably and bravely and we will honor their memory and heroism.”...
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The Humane Society of the United States Agriculture Council for Colorado Offers Support for Local Ranchers in the Face of Devastating Drought

DENVER (Sept. 12, 2012) – In response to disastrous drought conditions and in an effort to build a healthy and sustainable local economy, The Humane Society of the United States Agriculture Council for Colorado announced a series of seminars to connect humane-minded consumers with local producers who practice good stewardship of their animals and land....
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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MONTH TO OFFER EVENTS AND INITIATIVES TO MOVE COLORADO FORWARD

Among the highlights will be job growth initiatives and events for job seekers and employers...
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Recollections of 9/11 -- by Karl Emmerich

Karl Emmerich is not a NYC native and in fact had been to the twin towers just once in his life prior to 9/11, actually just once month before the attacks, in August, 2001. The emotional impact, however, upon returning to NYC after the attacks was overwhelming and not on the basis of what you might expect. Here is an account of 9/11 and many of the details of which might otherwise have been forgotten. ...
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Recollections of 9/11 -- By Nichole Sayler (An NYC Student on 9/11)

Nichole Sayler lives and works in New York. On September 11th, 2001 at 8:00am she was in class just blocks from the twin towers at Parson's School of Design. Here is her recollection of the events that changed America....
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Recollections of 9/11 -- A personal memoir by Editor Kathy McIntyre

Kathy McIntyre owned and managed the Peachtree Accounting Support Center in Manhattan for ten years until 2000. With many of her clients' businesses being housed in the twin towers, Kathy's professional work took her into the World Trade Center on a daily basis up to just twelve months before the attack on the towers. Kathy's daughter, Nichole, continued to live in NYC while attending Parson's School of Design and living just blocks from the towers....
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Welcome Home Travis!

Today members of the Brighton Police Department, On Friday, September 7, Council Member Rex Bell, Mayor Dick McLean and City staff welcomed home LCpl. Travis Titchenell. Travis and his parents recently moved to Brighton.

City of Brighton Weekly Utilities Update

Wastewater  Daily average Plant Influent Flow is 2.055 million gallons per day Watershop  Special Projects-We replaced 14 feet of damaged sewer line in the 100 block of 11th and 12th Avenues....
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Brighton Police Department Blotter - Weekly Update

On Friday, August 31, Officer Tracy Quayle was dispatched to a burglary on August Lane. During the investigation, he interviewed neighbors and developed information about the location of a suspect....
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City Manager's Message -- From Brighton City Manager, Manuel Esquibel

 I would like to encourage all City Council members, if available, to attend the 100 Best Communities for Young People presentation at the Armory on Wednesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. for a special announcement....
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City issues drought restrictions through November 1

Based on continued drought conditions, the City of Brighton has declared a phase 3 drought warning. Phase 3 drought restrictions will be in effect until Nov. 1 when winter watering restrictions will begin....
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Brighton Named one of the 2012 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance and ING

~ Event celebrates communities win and commitment to ending the dropout crisis ~...
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2012 household chemical and electronic waste roundup to be held Sept. 29

Brighton residents can get rid of any unused or leftover chemical products in their home on Sept. 29 at the 2012 Adams County Chemical Roundup. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thornton IMC Facility, located at 12450 Washington St.. Products such as cleaners, paints, thinners and pesticides can be a potential danger to you, your family, and the environment. Household hazardous waste is usually labeled DANGER, WARNING, TOXIC, CAUTION, POISON, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, or REACTIVE and should be discarded in a safe manner. ...
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Attorney Gene A. Ciancio Appointed to Metropolitan Football Stadium Board

Broomfield, Colorado – Colorado native and attorney Gene A. Ciancio has been appointed to the Metropolitan Football Stadium District Board. The appointment to serve and represent Adams County is a four year term ending in 2016....
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Second Creek 'Dudes & Donuts' Event- -- Sept 7th

27J's Second Creek Elementary hosts "Dudes & Donuts" -- Sept 7th

SCFD Board Certifies 25 Organizations in Tier II for Fiscal Year 2012

August 28, 2012 - At their regular meeting on Thursday, August 23, the Board of Directors of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District approved a resolution identifying those organizations qualifying for 2012 Tier II funding and each organization's award. These are regional organizations that have met statutory eligibility criteria and demonstrated annual operating income above the $1,442,930.42 threshold for the prior fiscal year....
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Adams County Quality of Life Survey Results Now Available

Provides Benchmark Data for Reforms for Good Government...
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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to award Colorado Rural Health Center $1.5 million grant for iCARE Rural Diabetes Collaborative Aurora, CO – September 4, 2012

– The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC), Colorado’s State Office of Rural Health, announced this week it is the recipient of a $1.5 million award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary Disease Grant Program....
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Thornton’s Harvest Fest offers fall family fun

September 8 at Thornton’s Community Park...
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New Interim RTD Board Member Sworn-in

The RTD Board of Directors swore in Barry Gore as the newest Board member during their monthly Board meeting in August. Barry Gore succeeds Kathi Williams as RTD Director of District K, which includes portions of Thornton, Brighton, Commerce City, and Northglenn. Mr. Gore is a resident of Thornton. ...
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City of Brighton Utility Update

Wastewater.  Daily average Plant Influent Flow is 2.089 million gallons per day ...
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Brighton Police Department Update

The police department’s D.A.R.E. instructors have started teaching D.A.R.E. in Brighton elementary schools....
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Brighton Youth Commission Receives Statewide Award

The Brighton Youth Commission is the recipient of this year’s National Philanthropy Day in Colorado Award for Outstanding Youth Group....
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Adams County Animal Shelter 'Pet of the Week'

Hi my name is "Gorda" , I am a female spayed chocolate pitbull mix, about 9 months old....
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