Adams County Commissioners Award More Than $9.5 Million in Open Space Grants

Today, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) awarded more than $9.5 million in open space grants for 20 projects thanks to the voter-approved Open Space Sales Tax. Funding for the Spring 2021 grant cycle came from revenues from the second half of the 2020 Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by Adams County voters in 1999, and in perpetuity in 2020.

Adams County Fair Aug. 4-8

The Adams County Fair is right around the corner. Have you made your plans yet? Don’t miss out on a variety of great activities for all ages Aug. 4-8 at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton.

United Power Grandstand Events
Wednesday, Aug. 4

Día de La Familia at the Adams County Fair

Equestrian singer Ezequiel Peña will headline this year’s Charreada at the Adams County Fair’s Día de La Familia at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8. This year’s event is presented by Amazon.

The annual Charreada will be traditional, with acts performed by Rancho 3 M’s charro team, live music performed by Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra and Banda Los Bucaneros, and a performance by the folkoric dance team “Artistico,” showcasing the best of Mexican culture with music and dance.

Crestina Martinez

Crestina Martinez Named Director of Long-Term Recovery & Major Initiatives

We are excited to welcome Crestina Martinez to Adams County. Martinez has been named Director of Long-Term Recovery & Major Initiatives in the County Manager’s Office. Martinez will begin on Tuesday, July 13.

“Crestina is the ideal person to lead these recovery efforts in Adams County,” said Adams County Manager Raymond Gonzales. “She has extensive experience at the state level and understands the comprehensive needs of our community as we continue our recovery efforts from the pandemic.”

Adams County and Brighton Housing Authority Partner on Affordable Housing Project

With the need for affordable housing greater than ever, Adams County and Brighton Housing Authority (BHA) have partnered on the Adams Point Redevelopment Project, to be located at 19th Ave. and Bridge St. in Brighton.

The property is currently a vacant lot owned by Adams County, which is transferring ownership to BHA. BHA will develop a phased affordable housing project to include an estimated 160 units. BHA is in the initial stages of project feasibility and plans to pursue Low Income Housing Tax Credits to finance the project.

More Than $1 Million in Scholarships Awarded to Students through Adams County Scholarship Fund

Fifty-eight Adams County high school students were awarded scholarships totaling more than $1 million on Tuesday, June 29, through the Adams County Scholarship Fund. Adams County Commissioners introduced the Scholarship Fund in 2016, making this the sixth group of recipients, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Higher Education's Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative.

Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for South Central Adams County until