Adams County Sheriff’s Office warning
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office warns the public of scams that occur this time of the year. We have again received several reports of a jury duty phone scam, similar to the IRS scam. Scammers are calling from a spoof caller ID system to make it look like they are calling locally. The callers are going as far as using actual names of employees from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office to identify themselves. If you are ever suspicious of a phone call where someone is asking for money, personal identifying information, or financial information, please immediately hang up and call the Adam’s County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement agency.
Poster contest in honor of missing children
In honor of missing children across the country, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is hosting a poster contest for Colorado 5th grade students as part of a national campaign sponsored by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Every year, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) takes time to commemorate the valiant and unselfish acts of the many organizations and individuals who bring our missing children home. Since 1983, May 25th has been designated as National Missing Children’s Day. The poster theme is “Bring Our Missing Children Home” and will feature the artistic talents of kids throughout the United States. All Colorado posters must be submitted to the CBI for judging by 5:00 p.m. on February 2, 2018. The CBI will forward Colorado’s winning poster to the DOJ for consideration.
Comcast increasing internet speeds
Comcast is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages for existing customers in Colorado at no additional cost. Speed increases will vary based on the Xfinity Internet customers’ current speed subscriptions, and the majority will see an increase of 50 Mbps. New and existing customers can expect to experience enhanced speeds this month. To get the increased speeds, most customers will simply need to re-start their modems when notified by Comcast that the new speed is available. Comcast will also notify customers who may need to upgrade their modems to receive the increased speeds.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has started accepting applications for Drug-Free Communities Support Program grants, for Fiscal Year 2018. The Drug-Free Communities Support Program strengthens collaboration with community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use. To apply for a Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grant, please visit whitehouse.gov/ondcp/grants-programs/.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday in his last State of the State address that his final 364 days in office will be “an eternity for compromise” that he hopes will bring Democrats and Republicans together to tackle “fiercely urgent” issues like road infrastructure and rural broadband, among others. Hickenlooper entered the state House chambers to a standing ovation, and upon taking the podium, thanked his fellow Colorado politicians for being there for his final speech. “Who can I work with that are really interesting people – in what platforms, in what places can I make the biggest difference?” Hickenlooper said.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock hosted a one-hour discussion on Facebook Live last Thursday evening to talk about the impact of gentrification in the city. During the conversation, he acknowledged that some people who built this city now feel like they have been left behind. His comments come days before a community-organized summit on gentrification where the message from organizers is, “our communities are not for sale.” “So are we doing enough? The reality if we can save one we are going to keep trying to save another.” said Hancock.