Neighborhood cleanup events
The Adams County Public Works Department will host a series of neighborhood cleanup events in 2019. Residents are encouraged to bring yard waste and other debris to these locations:
Berkeley: Saturday, May 18, 7 a.m.-noon, Carl Park Community Center, 5401 Meade St.
Dahlia: Saturday, June 15, 7 a.m.-noon, Dahlia Pit, 8080 Dahlia St., Commerce City
Strasburg: Saturday, July 20, 7 a.m.-noon, Public Works Strasburg Shop, 2550 Strasburg Rd.
“I encourage our residents to take advantage of these free cleanup events,” said Steve O’Dorisio, chair of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. “Residents can take care of their spring cleaning by bringing their waste and debris to be disposed of properly. I’m proud that our Public Works Department offers this great service to our residents.”
Restricted items include chemicals of any kind (paint, auto, cleaning, etc.), appliances, oils, televisions, computers, and batteries.
RTD Grand Opening of Southeast Rail Extension
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) and its partners will celebrate the extension of the E, F and R Lines on Friday, May 17, with a weekend of events, beginning with a ribbon cutting at Sky Ridge Station and a Grand Opening Ceremony at RidgeGate Parkway Station in Lone Tree.
The Grand Opening Ceremony, beginning at 10 a.m., will include remarks from RTD General Manager and CEO Dave Genova, Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet and other elected officials and community leaders who have been instrumental in making the rail extension a reality. In addition, a plaque will be unveiled.
CDPH and Environment urges women to get screened
Each year, Mother’s Day kicks off Women’s Health Week, a time to focus on the women in our lives and encourage them to look after themselves the way they look after us. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment urges women everywhere to schedule preventive screenings during Women’s Health Week, May 12 – 18.
Women who do not receive appropriate cancer screenings face a greater risk of late stage cancer detection and death. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among females in Colorado, killing more than 600 women annually. However, when breast cancer is detected early, 98 percent of those diagnosed survive at least 5 years. Likewise, when cervical and colorectal cancers are diagnosed early, 90 percent and 88 percent of women survive at least 5 years respectively.
Presdiential Response to Women’s Health Week: During National Women’s Health Week, we come together to promote and support the health and well-being of our Nation’s mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, and friends. We also recommit to ensuring that women have access to the best health information, care, and treatment. With comprehensive healthcare services and support, women will continue strengthening our country.
Governor Polis, Senate President Leroy Garcia, Speaker KC Becker and a number of stakeholders gathered together to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 legislative session.
“This session was truly incredible for the people of Colorado,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We took significant steps toward lowering health care costs for Coloradans, improving our education system including saving families money on kindergarten, and protecting our Colorado way of life. I’m proud to say that through collaboration and dedication, we are delivering real results for all Coloradans. I look forward to implementing this legislation and continue working to make our state a place where everyone can thrive.”
Mayor Michael B. Hancock issued the following statement regarding the school shooting that took the life of one student and injured eight others at the STEM school just south of Denver in Highlands Ranch last week: “On behalf of the entire city I want to say to Highlands Ranch and greater Douglas County, we are with you,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said, “and to the first responders, courageous students, staff and other unseen heroes who rushed into harm’s way to help, your community and your state are forever grateful.”