Commerce City Rotary Club Announces Service Projects, Events and Rotary Awareness Month!

Commerce City, CO, (January 10, 2012) – January is Rotary Awareness Month and thanks to the Rotary Club of Commerce City, hundreds of Commerce City kids will have new shoes to play in and an essential learning resource at their fingertips!

Op Ed from our 17th Judicial District Attorney, Don Quick

In my 24 years as a prosecutor, I have seen firsthand the innocent children in our community who have been abused and neglected. These children live too often in the shadows of our community. Too often, we do not have contact with these children who need and deserve our help the most. They may be in your child's kindergarten class or at the park where your children play. You just don't know.


It's that time of the year again where we start to think about special things for the holidays. For A Caretaker's Wish it's the time we start to think about what we can do for Caregivers in the community. Those in Caregiving situations often dread this time of year mainly because there is only one income in the family. The "Giving Thanks to a Caregiver" program has been implemented to show Caregivers we are grateful for their everyday service to care for others who otherwise could not care for themselves. As our way to show appreciation to our Caregivers, A Caretaker's Wish is collecting food donations to provide Thanksgiving meals for as many Caregivers and their families as possible. Thanksgiving Food boxes will be delivered to families between November 21-23.

South Adams Fire Training at Suncor {Photo by Dustin McIntyre}

CCBPA GRANTING PROGRAM: CCBPA Solicits Non-profits Applications due November 3

Supporting Commerce City's non-profit organizations and the good work that they do has been, historically, a significant priority for the Commerce City Business & Professional Association. In keeping with this tradition, the CCBPA board of directors will accept applications for general operating and project support up to $2,000.

Quality Community Foundation solicits applications for 2012 grant program


COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Commerce City’s Quality Community Foundation today announced it will open the 2012 grant program solicitation process on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Non-profit organizations can apply for funding in two categories: small grants, ranging in size from $100 to $1,500; and large grants ranging from $1,501 to $10,000. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2011.

Adams 14 Fundraiser at Arby’s

Enjoy great food for a great cause!

Please join us at Arby’s on September 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. to help raise funds for students with disabilities in Commerce City.


The Commerce City Historical Society is having its 4th Annual Pioneer Picnic At Commerce City,Veteran’s Park (60th and Forest, just East of the Rec Center) Saturday September 24, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Do you have documents, memorabilia, pictures or a great story to tell about living in Commerce City OR something old to share (bring it with you and bring a chair). You are invited to join or visit the Commerce City Historical Society


Putt Out Child Abuse Event Raises Much Needed Funds

The Young Philanthropist Project (YPP) of Adams and Broomfield Counties raised more than $9,500 to help fight child abuse and neglect with its second annual ‘Putt Out Child Abuse Tiki PAR-TEE’ on Friday, August 26, 2011. The event, which was graciously hosted by Adventure Golf and Raceway in Westminster, provided area families with a fun-filled evening of miniature golf, go-karts, bumper cars, food, music and family entertainment with proceeds being donated to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams & Broomfield Counties.

Commerce City Urban Renewal Authority, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver kick-off strategic partnership negotiations for Mile High Greyhound Park redevelopment

Congressman Perlmutter, Suncor Energy and Commerce City commit significant funding to ADVANCE PROJECT

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. –The Commerce City Urban Renewal Authority (URA) today announced the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver as the first redevelopment partner for the Mile High Greyhound Park.

50th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

The South Adams County Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their 50th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

September 10, 2011 will be the departments 50th annual fundraising spaghetti dinner (All you can eat). The dinner will be held at Adams City High School Cafeteria, 7200 Quebec Parkway. Tickets are $6.00 each, children under 10 free when accompanied by their parents. Takeouts will be from 2:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Dine In will be from 4:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Fifth Annual Indulge for CASA Raises $40,000 to Help Fight Child Abuse

Brighton, CO – More than 250 individuals turned out in support of the 5th Annual Indulge for CASA event benefitting CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties . The event, held on the evening of July 21, 2011 at Balistreri’s Vineyard located in Denver , successfully raised $40,000, which will allow the non-profit program to train and supervise more dedicated volunteers who ensure safety and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

“Putt Out Child Abuse” With a Tiki PAR-TEE at Hyland Hills Adventure Golf and Raceway

The Young Philanthropist Project of Adams & Broomfield Counties invites the community to help “Putt Out Child Abuse” at its Second Annual Tiki PAR-TEE on Friday, August 26, 2011 from 5:30 – 11:00 PM at Hyland Hills Adventure Golf located at 92nd and Sheridan in Westminster . All inclusive tickets are just $15 per person or $50 for a family of four when purchased by August 19, 2011 and include unlimited miniature golf, unlimited go-karts, unlimited bumper cars, hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, fun goody bags, music, face painting, and much more. One-hundred percent of proceeds raised at the event will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams & Broomfield Counties.

Commerce City Rotary Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary; Announces Annual Peach & Pear Sale

Commerce City, CO, (August 3, 2011) – Commerce City Rotary Club is celebrating their 50th Anniversary and is pleased to announce their annual Peach and Pear Sale Fundraiser! Commerce City Rotarians are hard at work all year long contributing to the health, education and well-being of families and children in the community. Many programs happen every year thanks to fundraisers like the Peach and Pear Sale and the generosity of community members.

2011 Golf Tournament Hits a Hole-In-One In the Fight Against Child Abuse

Adams and Broomfield Counties, CO – More than $47,600 was raised at the 9th Annual CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Classic Golf Tournament held on May 25, 2011 at Hyland Hills Golf Course in Westminster , CO . One-hundred and fifty-two golfers teed off in support of CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties and its work in recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers to advocate on behalf of children who have been abused and neglected.

Volunteer for Wildlife

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR is hosting a Volunteer Open House, Saturday, September 17, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at our new Visitor Center , 6550 Gateway Road.

Attorney General, Colorado Foreclosure Hotline start two-year, $600,000 grant to help Colorado homeowners

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has awarded the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline a two-year, $600,000 grant to allow the nonprofit to continue its mission of helping homeowners avoid foreclosure.


Adams and Broomfield Counties, CO - Core Progression Elite Personal Training will be hosting the first inaugural “core success” party on Friday, July 1, 2011 from 6:00 pm to Midnight at Noah’s Event Center located at 11881 North Bradburn Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80031.

Commerce City Citizens for Recycling to meet at Derby Resource Center

Quarterly Informational Seminars - Colorado Medication Take-Back Pilot Project

Commerce City Citizens for Recycling is still at it! Join us to learn about the hazards of keeping old and unused prescription drugs.

Sparkopolis Gallery Call for Entries Announced

Juried Show Featured at this Year’s Fundraising Event

THORNTON, Colo.­—June 22, 2011–On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, Sparkopolis is back at Anythink Wright Farms. The Rangeview Library Friends Foundation’s annual fundraising event celebrates creativity with interactive experiences of tantalizing sights, sounds and tastes. This year’s event also includes an art gallery showcasing the work of the best Denver/Front Range-area artists. Interested artists can submit one to three pieces that they are willing to sell for $50-$500, with 25 percent of profits going to benefit the Rangeview Library Friends Foundation.

Commerce City Rotary Club 19th Annual Golf Tournament Classic

Commerce City Rotary Club 19th Annual Golf Tournament Classic. When: July 15, 2011 Time: 7:00 am Where: Buffalo Run Golf Course - Commerce City More information to come on Sponsorship and individual player opportunities! 100% proceeds from the tournament go to Commerce City Rotary Club Foundation/Youth Programs. If you are not able to sponsor or play but would like to support, we are also looking for raffle items i.e. gift cards, golf apparel and goody bag items i.e. water, chips, granola bars. Contact Maria Carabajal at 303.921.700. Any questions regarding the golf tournament please contact Joseph Frei at c#:303.913.6541... Fee: $150.00 per Person... Location: Buffalo Run Golf Course, 112th and Chambers, Commerce City, CO, 80022.

5K Walk/Run Event Benefits Medical Care for the Uninsured

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s annual Stadium Stampede 5K Walk/Run event, held on Sunday, June 26th at INVESCO Field at Mile High, benefits charity medical care programs at Saint Joseph Hospital .


Second annual tournament with Rapids players and coaches to take place at The Club at Pradera in Parker, Colo.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Friday, June 17, 2011) – The Colorado Rapids announced today that the club’s second annual Charity Classic, a golf tournament featuring Rapids players and coaches, will take place on Monday, August 1 at The Club at Pradera in Parker, Colo. The scramble-style tournament starts at 1:30 p.m. and is open to individual players and foursomes, with all proceeds from the event benefitting Kroenke Sports Charities.

Ellie’s Carnival in Reunion {Commerce City}

Reunion’s 4th Annual Event raises funds, awareness for childhood cancers...

Resembling a mini-4th of July celebration, Ellie’s Carnival commanded the lion’s share of childrens’ and adults’ attention in Reunion this Saturday, June 11th in Reunion Park with an attendance that topped an estimated 300 attendees. Contests, games, and just having fun was the order of the day in commemoration of both 6 year old Ellie Rolf’s blessings in dealing with childhood cancer (now in remission) and an ongoing awareness campaign against the deadly disease.

Parents Janice and Scotty, Aunt Laura and Grandmother June, Sophie (9yrs) and Ellie (6 years)

Carnival and Fun Run Saturday June 11th in Reunion

Ellie’s Annual Carnival is the brain child of Ellie’s Auntie Laura. When Ellie was first diagnosed, she was looking for a way to help the family and came up with the idea of a Carnival for Ellie. It was such a success that we have made it an annual event. By continuing this tradition, we have been able to help fund some amazing programs at Children’s Hospital here in Denver, including SuperSibs, Beads of Courage, Flashes of Hope Photography and the art program. We have also been able to help fund an awesome organization called Give Kids The World –

Attorney General announces settlement with Office Depot to resolve allegations of overbilling government, nonprofit entities

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that his office has reached an agreement with Office Depot to offer a refund to roughly 115 Colorado governmental agencies and nonprofits in connection with the sale of office supplies between January 2006 and March 2009.

12th Annual Derby DAZE event in Commerce City...

Come join everyone at a celebration of culture in Commerce City... The Commerce City DERBY DAZE, presented by your Community Enterprise will be Saturday, June 11th from 11am - 5pm. This FREE event will be located in the Derby area of Commerce City at Magnolia and 72nd. VIVA LA DERBY DAZE!!!

Get your tickets early for the most anticipated event of the season and save!

INDULGE FOR CASA Thursday, July 21st, 2011 5:30 - 9:00 PM

J.A. Balistreri Vineyards
1946 E 66th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80229

- Live and Silent Auction -
- 15 Premiun Wines to Taste -
- Hors D'Oeuvres -
- Decadent Desserts -

Regularly $55 Per Ticket or 2 for $100 Purchase by 6.17.11 for Just $45 per person!
For more information, please call 303.655.3924 or email

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS (please note Indulge Early Bird Ticket in the comment section)

One Brighton graduate receives Fire Department Scholarship

Every year, the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors who reside within the District boundaries and are trying to further their education.

Reunioun Resident Group (HUG) want community garden in Northern Range...

The Heartland Urban Garden (HUG) group (a group of neighbors most of whom reside in the Reunion sub division) has prepared a presentation to City Council. The purpose of the presentation is to inform City Council of HUG's plan for the community garden and to request to assistance from the City to make their plans come true.


Local Nonprofit Organization to Vie for Public Vote

International Hearing Dog, Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Henderson , Colorado is one of 500 finalists in Toyota 's 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning May 9, 2011.

Flight 93 Fund-raiser

Denver, May 6, 2011-A fund-raiser for United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania on 9/11, will be open to the public, at Perkins Restaurant located at 1495 Simms Street (South West Corner of Simms Street and Colfax Avenue) in Golden on Monday,June 6th, 2011.

Commerce City 27th Annual Pancake Breakfast...

Commerce City 27th annual pancake breakfast is from 7 to 10 a.m., May 7, at the Commerce City Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive. The cost is $4 a plate for pancakes (butter and syrup, too), sausage, orange juice, coffee and tea. Tickets are available at the senior desk inside the recreation center and at the door. Proceeds benefit the Music Makers and Quilters, senior groups that volunteer their time and talents in the city, and the Goodfriends Program, which provides funds for seniors to participate in recreation activities.

World Cup of Wine & Beer Charity Tasting

COMMERCE CITY, CO – Kroenke Sports Charities announced today that they will host their 4th Annual Colorado Rapids’ World Cup of Wine & Beer charity tasting event with the team on Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 6:00-9:00pm at Dick's Sporting Goods Park .

Calling All Artists...Help Support CASA!

by Simone Jones

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams and Broomfield Counties is calling on artists to participate in their annual 'Indulge for CASA' art contest, a component of one of the organization's most popular community events. 'Indulge for CASA' is a fundraising event that provides the community with a chance to enjoy wine, hors d' oeuvres and decadent desserts and the opportunity to participate in a live and silent auction that raises much needed funds to aid in their fight against child abuse. The event will be held at Balistreri Vineyards located at 1946 East 66th Avenue in Denver on July 21, 2011 from 6 -10 pm. Tickets will go on sale in May.

Commerce City Knights of Columbus - All You Can Eat Breakfast

Come join the Commerce City Knights of Columbus Council 6769 for All You Can Eat Breakfast in their hall 6690 E 72nd Ave. $5.00 adults 2.50 children 4-11. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, potatoes, ham, Green Chili, Menudo, and breakfast burritos. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Next one on March 27th 2011. 7am til Noon. Come Join the Commerce City Knights of Columbus Council 6769 for their Lenten Fish Fry. Friday April 1st, 2011. 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. $8.00 2 pieces of fish with coleslaw and fry’s. Brevages and Dessert included. $12.00 All You Can Eat. $2.00 grilled cheese and fry’s.

Volunteer teams needed to help seniors and people with disabilities

Volunteer teams are needed to help paint, conduct light repairs and clean yards on Saturday, May 7, during this year’s sixth annual Help for Homes, for seniors and the disabled. Approximately eight to 10 volunteers are needed per team. Teams can be made up of friends, people from a neighborhood, club, church or family. Individuals and smaller groups will be assigned to a team.

2011 Adams County Fair Lady in Waiting

Danielle McCormick of Bennett was selected as the 2011 Adams County Fair Lady in Waiting on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Danielle is the daughter of Monte & Jeanette McCormick.

Danielle is a junior honor student at Bennett High School where she is involved with Future Farmers of America, Freedom 4-H Club, pep band and the prom committee. Her hobbies include welding, playing the clarinet, showing horses, dogs and rabbits and judging livestock.

For more information about the Adams County Fair, visit

Worldwide Support Helps Salvation Army Emergency Response in Japan

THREE Salvation Army teams in Japan are providing vital assistance to people affected by the country's earthquake, the resulting tsunami and ongoing problems at a nuclear power station. The Japanese Government has recognized the Army's work and given its teams permission to enter the disaster area and use access roads that are closed off to the public.



Denver, CO -- The Salvation Army of metro Denver needs the assistance of the community to help provide canned food protein items that are used in the food boxes for families in need. Protein items are combined with other non-perishable foods to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for adults and children.

Commerce City Historical Society Annual Report Update

The Commerce City Historical Society welcomed 33 new individual members, 6 new family memberships, 1 new business membership, 22 individual membership renewals, 1 family membership renewal and 4 renewals that switched to family membership during 2010! The Commerce City Historical Society wants to thank all for their support!! If you know of someone who would like to join the Historical Society, it's easy! Contact them at!!! Memberships start at $10!

Daniels Fund Awards $6.4 Million in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

Regional Grants total $10.7 Million

Feb. 18, 2011 – Colorado nonprofit organizations serving youth, seniors, and the homeless are among the recipients of $6.4 million in grants announced this week by the Daniels Fund.

Use your smart phone to get your Girl Scout Cookies fix

Cookie lovers in Colorado can now use their smart phones to find the nearest Girl Scout cookie booths and a list of dates and times when those booths will be open. Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Cookie Sale is going mobile as part of a national pilot program with 19 other councils nationwide. The Girl Scout Cookie Mobile App can be downloaded free by simply calling **GSCookies (**472665437) from a mobile phone, searching for “Cookie Locator” in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place or visiting to scan the QR code on your iPhone or Android. Girl Scouts of Colorado Booth Sales start Friday, Feb. 18, and run through March 13.

Dine Out for CASA at Jay’s Grille and Bar

CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties encourages the community to make the most of their dining out dollars by helping to fight child abuse and neglect. Simply dine at Jay’s Grille and Bar at 7820 N. Washington St. in Denver on Wednesday, February 23rd from 11 am to 9 pm, and 15 percent of proceeds from food sales will be donated to help provide caring CASA volunteers for children in need.

You are invited- "Healing Hearts" A Benefit for Pennock Center for Counseling on Feb. 11, 2011

It's not too late to plan to attend our second annual fundraiser to support our mental health services for low income residents, the uninsured and underinsured in our community. Tickets can be purchased for $10 by calling the center at 303-655-9065, Ext. 1. This year's event will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. at Valley Bank and Trust at 4900 E. Bromley in Brighton. The event will include wine, desserts, entertainment from the Colorado Celtic Harp Society and a silent auction. Some of the great silent auction items that have been donated so far include Nuggets star Chris Anderson autographed basketball, framed photography, local restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, auto body work certificate, and hand crafted wooden figure and jewelry boxes. Our community sponsors include; Valley Bank & Trust, The Bagel Bakery & Cupcake Shoppe, Cummins Rocky Mountain, Brighton Animal Clinic, Lira Landscaping, United Power, Community Reach Center, Sakata Farms, Marketplace Wine & Spirits, Blake C. Bischoff Insurance, Beattie's HealthMart Pharmacy, American Title Insurance, Brighton Auto Body, Brighton Eye Associates, The Insurance Agency/Farmers', Jim Vincent and Minuteman Press/Boulder. Please plan to join us for this great event. Visit our website for additional information at

Commerce City Council Gives Funds to non-profits...

Each year City Council graciously provides the Quality Community Foundation with funds to distribute to non-profit organizations that assist Commerce City residents. Grant applications are received, scored and funded appropriately. Checks totaling $145,000 will be presented to Quality Community Foundation grant recipients. See list of 2011 Quality Community Foundation Grant Awards CLICK HERE

Every Cookie Has a Mission: To Help Girls Do Great Things - Annual Cookie sale starts Jan. 7

An anticipated time of the year for Coloradans is finally here! Girl Scout Cookie time starts Friday, Jan. 7. Not only can a box of Girl Scout Cookies satisfy your sweet tooth, but every Girl Scout Cookie purchase helps Girls Scouts in Colorado do great things.

Brighton - Currently Looking for Volunteers

The Events, Volunteers, and Downtown Initiative division is currently looking for volunteers for our 2011 event schedule. Opportunities are available for individuals and groups; this is also a great opportunity for local high schools students to complete their community service hours. The event schedule begins in May 2011; for more information, please contact the division at 303-655-2218.

Commerce City staff team up with Boy Scouts to ‘spread the love’ for food drive

COMMERCE CITY – City Council and city staff have teamed with a Commerce City Boy Scout to “Spread the Love” this winter and collect peanut butter and jelly for families in need.

Las Delicias Restaurant Helps Fight Child Abuse

Adams & Broomfield Counties, CO – Las Delicias, a local Mexican restaurant located at 7610 Conifer Road in Denver , presented CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams and Broomfield Counties with a donation of $1,166.00 in December. The restaurant partnered with CASA, a non-profit organization that provides advocacy for children who have suffered from abuse and neglect in our community for a “Dining Out for CASA” event to help raise much needed funds for the organization. CASA will use the funds to help recruit and train caring volunteer advocates to help ensure that children who have been abused and neglected are kept safe from further harm.