News in a Hurry

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Posted 7/12/18

Westminster Telephone Town Hall set for Aug. 14 A chance for Westminster residents to talk to City Councilors over the telephone has been pushed back a month, to the evening of Aug. 14. Residents can …

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News in a Hurry


Westminster Telephone Town Hall set for Aug. 14

A chance for Westminster residents to talk to City Councilors over the telephone has been pushed back a month, to the evening of Aug. 14.

Residents can hear from City Councilors and other officials and get a chance to ask questions during the Telephone Town Halls, one of several outreach opportunities the City Council hosts. This summer’s version was scheduled for July 17 but has been rescheduled to Aug. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Residents can dial in 888 400-1932 at that time to be connected. A number of random Westminster residents will be called by an automated system to be connected to the meeting, and they have the option of staying on the line and participating or hanging up.

The Rocky Mountain Greenway project taking public comment.

A plan to extend the trail connecting Westminster’s open spaces to Boulder to the north and Jefferson County is taking public comment and opinions from residents, both in person and online.

The Rocky Mountain Greenway is one of three statewide priority trail projects that intersect Jefferson County. The trail would ultimately connect the three Front Range National Wildlife Refuges (Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Two Ponds and Rocky Flats) with Rocky Mountain National Park through an interconnected, multi-use, regional trail system. Westminster is part of a group of five regional municipalities seeking a grant to pay for the work.

A public comment open house is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 17 at Westminster’s West View Recreation Center, 10747 W. 108th Ave.

For more information and to submit comments on line, visit

Adams County Fair needs help

Organizers of the Adams County Fair, Aug. 1-5 in Brighton, are looking for temporary workers to perform medium-effort physical labor outdoors during the fair’s run.

People interested should visit the county’s job website,, and search for County Fair Workers in the “Current Opportunities” section.

Fair workers will clear trash and rubbish from roadways, sidewalks and buildings during the fair. The temporary workers must be able to attend a mandatory orientation at 9 a.m. July 24 at the Waymire Dome, 9755 Henderson Rd., in Brighton.

Colorado DMV to open new driver license office in Westminster

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles is opening a new driver license office at 8430 Federal Blvd. in Westminster July 16, 2018.

The office will operate from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The new location, the first new driver license office for the DMV in more than ten years, is meant to be convenient for residents of Westminster and Arvada and to lower wait times at neighboring offices in Northglenn, Golden, Lakewood, Denver Northeast and Boulder.

It is located next to the existing Adams County DMV office in Westminster.

The new location will offer the issuance of new driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards, license and permit renewals, access to driving records, written tests and driving exams for non-commercial driver licenses.

Wine, dessert event benefits kids

A court-appointed child advocacy program will be offering an evening of fine wines, decadent desserts, music and more at 6 p.m. July 19 at Balistreri Vineyards, 1946 E. 66th Avenue, Denver.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Adams and Broomfield counties. Event tickets are on sale for $75 per person for general admission or $150 for a VIP pass. Purchase your tickets by visiting or calling 303 835-5530.

Guests will sample wines and savory treats from local vendors while relishing in smooth sounds and bidding on a vast array of silent and live auction items.

Raffle tickets, $25 per ticket or $100 per 5 tickets, will be held for an Italian Getaway that includes seven days and six nights at Villa Tereze Holiday and $2,000 toward airfare or other travel expenses.

Women of the Metro North honored by chamber

The Metro North Chamber of Commerce will showcase and honor the women in our region who demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation, inclusion, philanthropy, and business acumen at a special evening, 5 p.m. Aug. 30.

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

The evening’s awards include STEAM Innovator for women “in the trenches” within STEAM fields; the Champion of Diversity for women who have demonstrated their ability and commitment to raising the value of diversity and inclusiveness in their work environment; Philanthropist for the most altruistic and generous woman in our region; Millennial Leader for women between the age of 20 and 34 doing outstanding work to improve the Metro North region; and the Woman of the Metro North.

For more information, visit the chamber’s website,


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