Eagle View Adult Center celebrates grand opening this Friday

The new Eagle View Adult Center will host a grand opening celebration at 1:30 p.m. this Friday. Tours of the new facility will be available from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. A community open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment updates Suncor cleanup orders to address evolving situation

Suncor must stop using drinking water at refinery, take other cleanup measures

DENVER – The Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today issued additional orders to Suncor Energy (USA) Inc. as the company works to clean up a release of petroleum products from its Commerce City refinery.

Own your family’s health at next week’s Family 9HealthFair – Feria de Salud – in Commerce City

free screenings, wellness activities and resources available

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Still need a flu shot to ward off winter’s worst enemy? Wondering if your child is meeting those important developmental milestones? Having trouble breathing? Did you find a lump in your breast and need to have it checked out? Next week’s Family 9 HealthFair can help answer these questions and more through free and low-cost health screenings for the entire family.

Get rid of old, unwanted and expired prescription drugs for free BIANNUAL DRUG ROUND-UP curbs drug abuse, protect envrionment

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. - Nearly every American household has old or expired prescriptions in their home - and many more are unaware of how to safely dispose of these medications. In 2009, seven million Americans over the age of 12 were using prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, an increase of 13 percent from the previous year.

Adams City High School Wellness Center Named After Late Commerce City Resident Lois Kimmes

Lois Kimmes
Commerce City, CO (October 17, 2011) – On Thursday, October 13th at 3:30 in the afternoon, the Wellness Center at Adams City High School was dedicated in memory of the late Lois M. Kimmes. Lois Kimmes, a long-time Commerce City resident, was involved with Community Health Services (CHS) since 1997 and served as Board President for nine years. Lois fought a brave battle with cancer and passed away at home on October 18, 2010 at the age of 66.

Community volunteers needed for upcoming 9Health Fair


COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Looking for a fall service project for you, your family or non-profit organization? Volunteer at one of the largest Family 9Health Fairs this November in Commerce City.

CPR/First Aid Classes Offered...

The Greater Brighton Fire Protection District and Platte Valley Ambulance are offering CPR and First Aid classes to the public.

Cost: $30 CPR, $20 First Aid ($50 for both) Fee includes your certification card upon completion of the class.


Rapids to help raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer in October

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Monday, September 26, 2011) – The Colorado Rapids, Kroenke Sports Charities and the Colorado Cancer Coalition – Breast Cancer Task Force have joined together with a variety of efforts for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. The Rapids will help raise money and awareness for the Colorado Cancer Coalition, and will also integrate the color pink – which helps represent Breast Cancer Awareness – into their match on October 14 against Real Salt Lake .

Adams County's Permanente Health Solution

Kaiser Permanente's much anticipated opening in Brighton was sparked with a gala event hosted by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce. The Event marked the formal introduction of Kaiser's services to the community.

Said Brighton's Mayor, Dick McLean, "Brighton now has a choice in healthcare." Currently, Kaiser services over 10,000 Brighton residents and now presents an ambulatory care facility right in their neighborhood (the nearest Kaiser facility would otherwise be in Westminster).

Kaiser's offerings also include their "KPStep" and Medicaid programs in conjunction with their already holistic medical care offerings (which feature services that include preventative care and nutrition).

Kaiser Kids & Walk-thru Day

Kaiser Permanente in Brighton opened its doors to the children of the community for their own session of fun today. The “Kids’ Grand Opening” marked the second official day for the community to get to know the offerings of Kaiser Permanente’s new ambulatory services center at Bromley Lane and 4th Avenue. The day culminated in face painting, balloon sculpting, and sand sculptures while parents and families alike enjoyed their own private tours of the new facility.

The new Kaiser facility is a highly integrated medical facility that currently services over 10,000 local Brighton residents. In Kaiser fashion, the facility hosts patient care in the areas of x-ray/imaging, laboratory, and even pharmacy.

Free family screenings at 9Health Fair

The second annual 9News/Commerce City Health Fair will be held Nov. 5 and 6 at Adams City High School from 7 a.m. to noon.

Recreation Center closed for maintenance Sept. 26 – Oct. 9

The Brighton Recreation Center will be closed for annual facility maintenance beginning Sept. 26 through Oct. 9. In addition, the Recreation Center pools and hot tub are closed from Sept. 19 through Oct. 9 for repairs and maintenance. During the pool closure, the steam room and sauna will be available.

Last 2011 Adams County Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Roundup on September 24

The final Adams County Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Roundup of 2011 will be held on Saturday, September 24, at the Thornton Infrastructure Maintenance Center (IMC), 12450 Washington Street. The event will operate from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Run for Remembrance at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge

Run for Remembrance at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, The Remembering the Brave Foundation holds its annual 10K, 5K ruck march and 1 mile kids' fun at 8 a.m. Sept. 11. The ruck march is a military-style march where participants wear an optional backpack and chant songs along with military members. Festivities include live music, children's activities and presentations to the military community and tributes to the lives lost and survivors of 9/11. Register online or at 6:30 a.m. race day. The Remembering the Brave Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memories of service members. rememberingthebrave.org

Commerce City earns third ‘Playful City’ award

Organization cites ongoing efforts to provide access to play areas

COMMERCE CITY – Commerce City has been named a “Playful City USA” for the third consecutive year for its continued efforts to provide residents access to play spaces, including the recently completed Second Creek Trail.

Why does health insurance cost so much?

New Website Helps Consumers Navigate Health Insurance Information, Providing Transparency and Easy Access to Information About Rate Review and Other Important Health Insurance Information

Brighton Emergency Management encourages Brighton residents to participate in September’s National Preparedness Month

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and the Brighton Office of Emergency Management is encouraging all citizens to prepare themselves and their families for natural and human-caused disasters.


As of August 18, the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District stopped using gaseous chlorine brought to its treatment plant via rail car as its disinfecting agent. The District now uses a much safer chemical, sodium hypochlorite, instead.

Medical Waste Treatment Facility on Brighton Road on Track Despite Large Public Opposition...

Despite opposition from numerous residents, members of the ACSD#14 school board and the city of Commerce City, the Adams County Planning Commission, in a 4 to 3 vote. recommended approving a plan by Waste Solutions. This plan will put a medical-waste sterilization facility at 8620 Brighton Road. The closest residential lot is 1/10th of a mile away.

Firehouse Subs supports Brighton Fire with carbon monoxide detector grant

BRIGHTON--Brighton Fire Rescue District was awarded a grant from Firehouse Subs which has allowed us to purchase carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for citizens of our community. The grant has helped us purchase just over 100 detectors that will be provided free of charge to citizens in need.