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New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …
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Pit bull ban replaced

A new classification system for Commerce City pets classifies them as dangerous based on their behavior, not their breed. Commerce City changed its animal code rules Jan. 18, according to a …

Sable signal work starts

A project designed to make Brighton’s 144th Ave. and Sable Boulevard intersection safer and more efficient with a traffic signal is underway and should continue through the year. The intersection …

Brighton city attorney resigns

Brighton City Attorney Jack Bajorek resigned from his position on Jan. 12. The council accepted Bajorek’s resignation letter with a unanimous vote at a special meeting. There was no additional …
Commissioner Eva Henry swears her oath of office Jan. 12 in the Adams County building in Brighton while surrounded by family. The oath was performed by 17th Judicial District Chief Judge Don Quick. The virtual inauguration was socially distanced and shown via the Zoom networking platform.

Commissioners swear their oaths

The 2021 Adams County Commissioners were seated Jan. 12 in a sparse and socially-distanced inauguration ceremony at the county building in Brighton. Commissioners Chaz Tedesco and Eva Henry were …

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For principal, move to Eagle Ridge was the right choice

The new principal/head of school at Eagle Ridge Academy in Brighton — and former administrator at Stargate School in Thornton — wasn’t looking to make a job change.  Scott Richardson and his …
Education

Hopes high for second semester

School districts in Adams County are returning for their second semester with new optimism and plans. Westminster Public Schools and Brighton’s 27J Schools returned to hybrid learning Jan. 11 and …
The new FutureForward building at 126th Avenue at Washington Square. The high school students will be taking the firefighter classes at this facility.

Adams 12 Schools partners with Aims

A collaboration between Aims Community College, the Adams 12 school district and local fire stations hopes to create the next generation of rescue first responders. “I feel it’s important because …

Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …

RE-8 food support to continue through winter break

Chartwells Food Service, the food provider for the Weld Re-8 School District, announced it would continue its food distribution plans through winter break. There will be two locations, one at the …
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Falconburg named the ‘Citizen of the Year’

Brighton Deputy City Manager Marv Falconburg is this year’s recipient of the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year. An email from the chamber said the award goes …
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Brainstormers create ‘Road to Recovery’

Some of the state’s best business minds collaborated on a way to get Colorado out of the economic mess it’s in and presented in a report that came out Dec. 10. You can read the “Road to …

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants …
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