Board of Commissioners Ratifies Making Connections Plan for Southwest Adams County
The Board of County Commissioners ratified the Making Connections in Southwest Adams County Planning and Implementation Plan with a unanimous vote in public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 6, paving the way for implementation after the county Planning Commission adopted the plan in October.
Adams County Repeats Successful Christmas Tree Recycling
Adams County will offer free recycling for live Christmas trees after the holiday season. Residents may drop off their Christmas trees from Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Monday, Jan. 16, at Adams County Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, from sunrise to sunset. Signs will direct residents to the self drop-off site.
Ornaments, tinsel, garlands, flock, nails, and stands must be removed before trees are dropped off. There is a limit of two trees per family. Please note: tree limbs, yard waste, or trees from commercial operations will not be accepted at the Regional Park.
Gov. Hickenlooper Orders Flags Lowered to Honor John Glenn
Friday, Dec. 9 - Gov. Hickenlooper today ordered flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately until sunset on the day of interment, in honor of John Glenn, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama.
Adams County Adopts $450 Million Budget for 2017
The Adams County Board of Commissioners adopted the $450 million 2017 budget at a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
New Bennett Motor Vehicle Location
Monday's ribbon cutting with Commissioner Jan Pawlowski and Clerk & Recorder, Stan Martin, marked the opening of the new Motor Vehicle location in Bennett - 355 S. 1st St., 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. "We're grateful for the partnership with the Town of Bennett, and we look forward to serving the growing communities in the eastern portion of the county at this new location," said Martin.
Gov. Hickenlooper Orders Flags Lowered
Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2016, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama.
Adams County Hires David Ball as Facilities Management Director
Adams County has selected David Ball as the new Facilities Management Director. Ball will oversee the department responsible for new construction and renovation, building repair and maintenance, environmental services, landscaping, equipment repair, preventative maintenance, solid waste pick up, and recycling.
“We’re excited to get someone with David’s talents and experience to lead our Facilities Management team,” said County Manager Todd Leopold. “David is the best candidate to handle the responsibilities of our current facilities, as well as those under construction.”
CDOT Announces Delays and Ramp Closures on Westbound I-76
On Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at 8 p.m., motorists should expect delays overnight on westbound Interstate 76 while crews shift travel lanes onto new detour pavement. Westbound I-76 will be reduced to a single lane from 8 p.m. on Sunday until 5:00 a.m. on Monday morning.
Crews will temporarily close the westbound I-76 off-ramp to 96th Avenue (exit 11) starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday in order to move temporary barrier and restripe the highway. All off-ramp traffic will be directed one mile west to the 88th Avenue off-ramp (exit 10).