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9th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony set

The North Metro Fire Rescue District, the city and county of Broomfield and the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum will host the 9th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at 5 p.m. June 14 at the Broomfield Amphitheater in Broomfield Community Park, 2nd Avenue and Main Street.

NMFR will accept retired flag donations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until June 13 at its headquarters, located at 101 Lamar St. in Broomfield; and Station 62, 10550 Huron St. in Northglenn, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Commissioner attends

meeting in Washington, D.C.

Adams County Commissioner Charles “Chaz” Tedesco is seeking opportunities to create new jobs in Adams County by attending the Accelerate Colorado’s eighth annual business mission in Washington, D.C., this week

Joining Tedesco will be Barry Gore, CEO/President of Adams County Economic Development, and ACED Board Chair Mike McGinnis.

Accelerate Colorado is a partnership between business and local governments in Colorado that works with the U.S. Congress and key federal leadership on issues critical to the state’s economic development.

The organization’s annual business mission to Washington enables participants to meet one-on-one with key decision makers in an attempt to gain federal support for initiatives that benefit Colorado’s economy.

The business mission has experienced success in recent years, including receipt of a $200,000 FAA planning grant for Adams County’s Front Range Airport, which is now in the process of applying for a spaceport designation.

Accelerate Colorado was also successful in helping to secure a new satellite office for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which is estimated to bring as many as 400 jobs and as much as $440 million in economic impact to the greater Denver metropolitan area over five years.

This year, the business mission will focus on:

• Strengthening Colorado’s aerospace and defense industries, which contribute tens of thousands of jobs to the state’s economy;

• Securing funding for research and technology at the Anschutz Medical Campus;

• Attracting green energy businesses (i.e. solar technologies) to Colorado to capitalize on our state’s 300 days of sunshine;

• Expanding and improving transportation infrastructure (i.e. highway interchanges and light rail service);

• Developing water solutions specific to the state’s climate.

For more information on the 2013 business mission, visit www.acceleratecolorado.com.