Happening NOW: June 2018

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Happening NOW: June 2018

Nurse-Family Partnership has new Chief Operating Officer

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Benny Samuels has been promoted to be the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP). This organization has a program that provides services to first-time mothers and their children, who live in poverty. “Benny is a strategic leader who has guided the organization to make smart and innovative decisions,” said Frank Daidone, CEO of NFP. Since September 2017, Samuels was performing the duties of COO in an interim manner. 

Samuels will be in charge of directing operations and a growth plan for NFP, seeking to double the number of first-time moms and children who benefit from the program. She will oversee the development of a business strategy and implementing the programs. This woman, native of Panama, had 25 years of experience as a communicator. She earned a master’s degree in communication from University of Colorado Boulder, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design form the University of Denver.



Bison Ridge Recreation Center opens in Commerce City

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The long-awaited Commerce City Bison Ridge Recreation Center opened its doors. The 108,000-square-foot recreation center includes some unique amenities such as an indoor swimming pool with an indoor/outdoor slide that allows for a custom light show and music; an outdoor yoga/fitness area with mountain views; and a state-of-the-art gymnastics center with in-ground trampoline, three vault runways, and spring flooring. The facility also includes rental rooms for swim parties, three indoor gymnasium courts and catering kitchen.

“Residents told us what they wanted in the new recreation center and today that vision is a reality,” said Mayor Sean Ford. “With residents’ vision and support, Commerce City is now home to a state-of-the-art recreation facility that will serve our growing community for many years to come.” In 2013, Commerce City’s voters approved a 1-percent sales and use tax increase for the construction, operations, and maintenance of new parks, recreation, and road projects.

Ridge Recreation Center

13905 E.112th ave

Commerce City, CO 80022

Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday Noon – 5:30 p.m.

More information



Fun is here with Cine en el Parque

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The fourth season of this successful summer event is about to start. This years, movies will begin on Thursday June 28th at the Stem Launch School in Thornton. The first movie to watch will be Despicable Me 3. The fun will continue every Thursday, spreading to the cities of Denver, Commerce City and Northglenn. The final movie will take place on Wednesday August 8th at the E.B. Rains Memorial park in Northglenn, featuring COCO.

“For our fourth season of Movies at the Park, we are preparing great surprises. There will be lots of fun for the whole family. Sponsors will be present to offer their products and services, and there will be plenty of opportunities to win prizes,” explained Manuel Tejada, president of El Comercio de Colorado, who presents the event.


June 28th Stem Launch School, Thornton, Despicable Me 3

July 5th Huston Lake Park, Denver, Jumanji

July 12th  Zuni Park, Denver, Black Panther

July 19th  Fronterra Park, Commerce City, Coco

July 26th Commerce City Center Park Thornton, Coco

August 2nd FairFax Park, Commerce City, Black Panther

August 8th  E.B. Rains Memorial Park, Northglenn, Coco


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