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LEGO BRICKS at Kelver Library – Jan 24th

Children ages 5-8 are invited to collaborate and build with LEGO® Bricks on Thursday, January 24, 4-5:30 p.m. at Kelver Library . Make your own masterpiece or use the time to create a piece for our themed LEGO® Bricks contest. We’ll provide the LEGO® Bricks, you provide the imagination. To save your spot or more information, call 303-822-9392 or visit arapahoelibraries.org. WHERE: 404 E. Front St., Byers WHEN: Thursday, January 24th, 2019 @ 4 p.m.   SPREAD THE NEWS COMMENT, Like, Follow & SHARE @I70Scout CURRENT EDITION WEATHER & TRAFFIC    PUZZLES    RECENTRead More

Colorado State Patrol asking for public assistance locating hit and run vehicle

 ADAMS COUNTY – Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol are asking the public for anyone who may be a witness or have information related to a fatal hit and run crash on January 18, 2019.     At approximately 5:50 A.M near Erie Street and Hilltop Circle an 85 year old man was found lying in the roadway.  Investigators have determined the male party was hit by an unknown vehicle.  If anyone in the vicinity around that time may have witnessed the man, or the vehicle, they are asked to contactRead More

February SNAP Benefits will be Early for Most Recipients Clients must make them last

DENVER (Jan. 16, 2019) – Due to the continuing partial federal government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Colorado have released February SNAP benefits early to most recipients. The Department urges clients who received an additional SNAP payment on their EBT cards from Jan.16-20th to keep in mind that it is an advance SNAP payment for February. The additional funds are intended to help clients with their February food purchases. No additional SNAP benefits will be allotted in February. All SNAP participants will be able toRead More

Greenberg Joins CDA as Commissioner of Agriculture

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Kate Greenberg was appointed the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture by Governor Jared Polis in December 2018. As Commissioner, Greenberg will lead the Department’s daily operations, direct its 300 employees, and oversee the agency’s eight divisions: Animal Health, Brand Inspection, Colorado State Fair, Conservation Services, Inspection and Consumer Services, Laboratory Services, Markets, and Plant Industry.   “For the last ten years, I have sat around dozens of kitchen tables, worked with hundreds of farmers and ranchers, and have been a fierce advocate for family agriculture and its essentialRead More

Air traffic controllers warn of possible staffing shortage

Editors Note APNewsNow. DENVER (AP) _ The president of Denver’s National Air Traffic Controllers Association warns that flyers could be waiting in longer lines for fewer flights at the city’s airport if the U.S. government shutdown continues. The Denver Post reports that association president Josh Waggener says staff shortages could develop at the Denver International Airport if air traffic controllers and Transportation Security Administration screeners seek other jobs or retire. These federal employees are currently working without paychecks as the shutdown enters week four, the longest in U.S. history. WaggenerRead More

Aerial Survey: Bark Beetle Outbreaks Expanding in Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – January 15, 2019 – Bark beetle outbreaks have continued to expand in parts of Colorado, based on a 2018 aerial forest health survey conducted by the Colorado State Forest Service and U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Every year the agencies work together to aerially monitor forest health conditions on millions of forested acres across the state.   Spruce beetle populations caused widespread tree mortality for the seventh consecutive year. Although the acreage affected by this pest annually has declined for the past four years, 178,000 acresRead More

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Con man gets 30 years in prison in Arapahoe fraud case

 A man convicted by an Arapahoe County jury of defrauding a business owner and building contractors of more than $500,000 was sentenced this week to more than 30 years in prison. Larry McGee, 61, absconded during his September trial in Arapahoe County District Court. He was on supervised pretrial release as a condition of bond and cut off his GPS ankle monitor.   He was convicted of all 21 counts in absentia Sept. 14, 2018.   District Court Judge Patricia Herron issued a no-bond arrest warrant, and he was takenRead More

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Anythink Libraries Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

THORNTON, Colo.–Jan. 10, 2019–Anythink libraries and administrative offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All branches will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, Jan. 22. About Anythink™ Anythink is a new style of library – a place of unlimited imagination, where play inspires creativity and lifelong learning. Anythink serves the residents of Adams County, Colo., with seven libraries and a bookmobile. With a focus on innovation, Anythink’s award-winning approach to library service is recognized by industry leaders and organizationsRead More