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Construction begins on Thornton-area school

School District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler said all along the bond measure first put forward in 2014 — but not approved until 2015 — was about building more classrooms. Shovels in hand, Fiedler was joined by construction crews, Thornton officials including Mayor Heidi Williams and a group of future high-schoolers at a groundbreaking ceremony July 21 for what is being called, for now, High School #3.
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Family fun is fare at Adams County Fair

During the summer, when kids are free from school and entertainment is at a premium — yet budgets are tight — there’s nothing like a free fair to fill in the fun. The 112th annual Adams County Fair will feature the usual fun suspects: Live entertainment, livestock shows, running races and special events for kids and seniors alike make up just a portion of the free activities.
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For police, it’s ‘business as usual’

In the wake of the tragic mass shooting that killed five officers and injured another seven at a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this month in Dallas, both Thornton and Westminster police departments sent officers to Texas to attend the funerals of their fallen friends in blue.
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Teaching children the value of kindness

It was the next-to-last day for Camp Kind, and the kids were unwinding at Boondocks Food and Fun in Northglenn after spending a bit of the morning spreading mulch at a Hebrew school in Westminster. A few kids had stopped at the cafeteria to power up, and some were huddled in the air-conditioned indoors, around video games and skill challenges. But most were posted where the action was, outside at the bumper tubes and near the dual go-kart tracks. It was a moment or relaxation for campers, the first to attend Rabbi Benjy Brackman’s inaugural program, which focuses on courtesy and kindness.
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Job fair plugs in would-be electricians

Richard is a little sheepish. He doesn’t want to give his last name because he’s already got a job, but said he came to the Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain’s job fair to “feel things out.” “I’m just looking for …
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    • Coffee with Richard Chamberlain

      Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. This week, I sat down with artist Richard Chamberlain, who doesn’t necessarily agree with the label activist, though he admits to actively promoting change and pushing an agenda of peace and unity. Chamberlain is a painter, writer and sculptor whose work, every now and then, helps bridge gaps and expose the brighter side of humanity.

    • National Night Out needed like never before

      Relationships between police and citizens have been at the forefront in recent weeks, highlighted by exchanges of violence that have shaken the foundation of trust between the two groups. In that way, the 32nd annual National Night Out, held throughout the nation Aug. 2, might be one of the most important to date.

    • Northglenn Justice Center enters the design phase

      The design phase process has begun for the new Northglenn Justice Center, and city officials say it’s looking good. Since Hoefer Wysocki Architecture LLC was contracted to create the design this February, it has been working at designing a building to meet the needs the police department, municipal court and Northglenn residents. The old City Hall building is overcrowded and no longer functional.

    • Thornton, Lakewood pet store ordered to close

      The state of Colorado issued orders to close down operations at pet stores in Thornton and Lakewood after owners and one employee pleaded guilty over the past weeks to charges of animal cruelty. Cease and desist orders were issued to Jurassic …

    • 112th Avenue Station plans move forward

      Seeking community investment in a future stop for the Regional Transportation District’s North Metro Line, the cities of Northglenn and Thornton had what officials called a successful session with residents to discuss the latest developments and …

  • More from the region

    • 17th Judicial District to host annual Citizens Academy

      Registration is now open for the 17th Judicial District’s fourth annual Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy, which starts in September, gives area residents the chance to see what it’s like working in law enforcement and within the justice …

    • Woman charged in multiple hit-and-run accidents

      A woman who damaged nearly more than a half-dozen vehicles in Thornton and Northglenn during a string of hit-and-run accidents in May has been formally charged and arrested for motor vehicle theft and other counts. Dave Young, district attorney of the 17th Judicial District announced July 21 multiple charges filed against Deborah Jean Daniels, 57, who police said rear-ended a Cadillac Escalade May 17, and then carjacked the SUV and smashed into several more vehicles before being apprehended.

    • Alleged restaurant shooter charged

      A Westminster man who police said shot another man in the parking lot of a Federal Boulevard fast food restaurant has been charged with attempted murder, according to a news release from 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young. Young announced …

    • CASA Envision Coalition an eye-opener

      A national nonprofit group advocating for abused and neglected children in the court system has created a new coalition to help fill the exceeding volunteer needs in Adams and Broomfield counties. Court Appointed Special Advocates of Adams and …

    • Adams County news

      Late gatherings aim to encourage greater participation Staff report With the goal of increasing citizen engagement and participation, the Adams County Board of Commissioners is adding one evening hearing per month for the remainder of the …

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