Nov. 12-19: National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts STRASBURG, Colo., Nov. 12, 2018—As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Strasburg families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. Residents are filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received. During Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week Nov. 12-19, local residents will collect shoebox gifts at drop-off locations serving Strasburg participants. TheRead More
by Steven Vetter, Managing Editor The Strasburg Indians defeated Burlington 42-0 in the 1A football quarterfinals Nov. 10, setting up a semifinal rematch of last year’s championship game at Centauri in La Jara at 1 p.m. Saturday. For Strasburg and I-70 Corridor fans unable to make the trip to the San Luis Valley, the game is available online via KSPK FM 102.3 at https://streema.com/radios/KSPK. In last year’s championship game on the Falcons’ home field, Strasburg utilized an overtime field goal to escape with a 10-7 victory and take its secondRead More
DEER TRAIL — The Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Pantry Program is opening a free food distribution site in Deer Trail. The program will open for the first time from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Deer Trail Elks Lodge. The food bank visits from 9-11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. No eligibility requirements apply. Participants should bring boxes or grocery bags. The Elks Lodge is located at 664 Second Ave., Deer Trail. For more information, call Julie Atwater at (303)349-5929.
BENNETT — Bennett Cub Scout Pack 30 and Bennett Boy Scout Troop 30 will collect non-perishable foods for their annual Scouting for Food drive in Bennett. Scouts will come through the various Bennett neighborhoods to pick up the food items starting at by 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. Participants should leave their non-perishable and canned food in a bag or box where it can be easily seen All donations will benefit the Bennett Food Bank. In addition, the groups will join Bennett VFW Post No. 8449 and the Bennett-Watkins LionsRead More
Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed Oct. 30 to be Weatherization Day in Colorado. Arapahoe County’s Weatherization Division has been providing energy conservation services for more than 30 years and has weatherized nearly 8,500 homes in the last ten years. The weatherization program provides services to low-income households in Arapahoe and Adams counties with household incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline ($50,200 annual gross per for a family of four). Weatherization services are available to income-eligible owners and renters who reside in single-family homes, mobile homes and multifamilyRead More
Brighton — The public can join Adams County Clerk and Recorder Stan Martin and members of the Elections Team for a tour of our mail-ballot processing facility on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. “For anyone who’s ever been curious about the Election and mail-ballot processes, this is an excellent opportunity to get a firsthand look at our team in action,” Martin says. “Team members will be available to show each step a ballot goes through after citizens mail it back, drop it off at a 24-Hour Drop Box, orRead More
by Steven Vetter, Managing Editor AULT — The Byers Lady Bulldogs swept Fowler and defeated Highland in four sets during the 2A Region 11 Volleyball Tournament Nov. 2 and advanced to this week’s Colorado State Volleyball Championships in the Denver Coliseum. Byers is the No. 11 seed and will face off against sixth-seeded Del Norte at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday. Times are dependent on how quickly matches ahead of them conclude. The first match on Thursday is slated to start at 8 a.m. This year’s state tournament features aRead More
You voted. Now what happens to your ballot? Join Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane and members of the Elections Division for a tour of our mail ballot processing facility! You will see our secure voting system in action, and observe election workers as they receive, sort, open and scan ballots for the 2018 General Election. Bring your neighbors, civic group, scouts and friends! Kids are welcome to attend with a supervising adult. WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, 6-7 p.m. WHERE: Arapahoe County Elections Facility, 5251 S. Federal Blvd., Littleton,Read More
DENVER, Oct. 29, 2018 — After today, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is urging voters after today to drop off their ballots at a voting center or 24-hour drop box. That’s because postmarks don’t count — ballots must be in the hands of an election official by 7 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 6. “I have worked very hard to provide funding for our county clerks to set up 24-hour drop boxes so voters can drop off their ballots any time of the day or night,” Secretary Williams said. “In Colorado,Read More
AURORA — Southbound E-470 off-ramps to eastbound and westbound I-70 will close from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, for routine bridge maintenance. The work will require the same closure from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3. Drivers who need I-70 access will be detoured to the Sixth Avenue Parkway exit on southbound E-470, where they will be rerouted onto I-70. No tolls will be charged on the Sixth Avenue Parkway ramps while the detour is in place. For more information, visit www.e-470.com.