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Public input sought for the future of parks and recreation

COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND MEETINGS, SHARE FEEDBACK COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Community members are invited to provide input on city recreation facilities and parks that will be built in the near future. Five public input meetings, April 23-27, will discuss new parks, recreation center locations, and amenities in the north as well as enhancements to the existing recreation center. The Quality Community Initiative (QCI), a stakeholder group established in 2011 to identify long-term needs of the city, presented its final recommendations to city council in January, outlining the expansion of new park and recreation facilities as one of the top priorities. These public input meetings aim to gather more specific information about what is needed and where these facilities should go. MEETINGS SCHEDULE:
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Commerce City summer camp program keeps kids active and engaged Enrollment begins Feb. 27 for camps catering to ages 6-15

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Looking to give your child an unforgettable summer experience? Then experience weCAMP, Commerce City’s 2013 summer camp program to keep local youth and teens active and engaged. In addition to the traditional week-long, full-day camps for ages 5-10 and 11-15, the city is offering two new options: specialty half-day clubs for ages 6-10 and a partial-week summer camp for ages 11-15. An informational parent meeting will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the recreation center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive, which also marks the official beginning of camp registration....
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City Council appoints Amador to Ward I Council Seat Andrew Amador will serve until nov. 5, 2013 general election

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – City Council appointed Andrew Amador to serve as the new Ward I City Council member tonight. Amador replaces Mayor Pro Tem Dominick Moreno, who resigned from his seat Jan. 7, 2013 following his election to the Colorado General Assembly....
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How well did your business perform in 2012 in Commerce City? Is the City doing enough to help? Sound off Here.

The City of Commerce City is conducting a survey -- and so are we. If your business is located within Commerce City, how do you feel about the City of Commerce City's economic assistance of your business? Please tell us through both a BLOG (link below) and a POLL (link below)....
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Cramer named Director of Community Development

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – City Manager Brian McBroom announced the selection of Chris Cramer as the city’s new community development director. Cramer will assume his new duties immediately....
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Commerce City's 1st Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast

Tuesday, Feb 15th -- (See Poster for Details). To attend call (303) 289-3620...
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Nominate local youth for Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award nominations accepted now until March 1, 2013

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – City staff is seeking nominations for the Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award (ACMCYA). The ACMCYA is an annual award program that recognizes Adams County teenagers, ages 13 to 19, who have overcome personal adversity and created positive change in their lives. ...
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Daytime curfew being considered in Commerce City ---Denver Post Article

Gateway News Overview: "While the prospect of a curfew seems on the surface to be a prudent measure of improving truancy, one has to ask a logical question here: "Is this really an effective measure or a blanket means of infringing on human rights?" What about youth who are being home schooled or have economic reasons for being home from school? Should they be unnecessarily detained? Would we outlaw water if it were being used in conjunction with crack cocaine? What do you think? Please BLOG & VOTE on this issue. ...
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Mile High Greyhound Park enters next phase of demolition

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Demolition of the former Mile High Greyhound Park moves into the final stages as work begins on the grandstands this week. The north east section of the grand stands acts as the starting point for the final tear down of the park, opened in 1949....
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Applications being accepted for Ward I vacancy COUNCILMAN RENE BULLOCK SELECTED AS MAYOR PRO TEM

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Applications are currently being accepted at the city clerk’s office for the Ward I City Council vacancy, following Mayor Pro Tem Dominick’s Moreno’s resignation tonight. Mayor Sean Ford appointed Councilman Rene Bullock as the city’s new Mayor Pro Tem....
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