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Today I went to the Adams County Fair Grounds trail system. And I think that it is safe to say that it is one of the best Dirt trail systems near Thornton. First off, it is a great quality trail that is well maintained with good views, nature, and a sense of community as the nearby park is usually bustling with people. Not only is this 1.9 mile loop a great experience, but the trail system connects onto the Platte River Trail which extends miles in either direction. This trail is very nice, with it even being less busy than the Eastlake trail that I had discussed earlier. I recommend this for anyone who likes seeing a community come together on their run.
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Today I went to the Adams County Fair Grounds trail system. And I think that it is safe to say that it is one of the best Dirt trail systems near Thornton. First off, it is a great quality trail that is well maintained with good views, nature, and a sense of community as the nearby park is usually bustling with people. Not only is this 1.9 mile loop a great experience, but the trail system connects onto the Platte River Trail which extends miles in either direction. This trail is very nice, with it even being less busy than the Eastlake trail that I had discussed earlier. I recommend this for anyone who likes seeing a community come together on their run.

I stopped by the Adams County Fair Grounds the other day and behold, the work in progress of setting up the fair! I am looking forward to going! It’s always such a big event. Near the fair opening date, I will try to get before and after pics of the same spot.
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I stopped by the Adams County Fair Grounds the other day and behold, the work in progress of setting up the fair! I am looking forward to going! It’s always such a big event. Near the fair opening date, I will try to get before and after pics of the same spot.
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I stopped by the Adams County Fair Grounds the other day and behold, the work in progress of setting up the fair! I am looking forward to going! It’s always such a big event. Near the fair opening date, I will try to get before and after pics of the same spot.
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I stopped by the Adams County Fair Grounds the other day and behold, the work in progress of setting up the fair! I am looking forward to going! It’s always such a big event. Near the fair opening date, I will try to get before and after pics of the same spot.

Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303
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Yesterday, I had a great experience at the Adams County Animal Shelter. It is one of the cleanest, nicest, shelters I had ever been in. Even the workers there take pride in their work. When you walk in, you are greeted warmly by the workers at the front desk then invited to go to the back and tour the facilities seeing the animals in clean, well kept kennels. There even organized by animals ready for adoption, small and large animals, animals “getting to know” people, and even a lost dog section. For the cats, they have good sized room just with roaming cats that you can meet and see which ones you like. After my tour of the facilities, I meet Erin Askeland, the Volunteer & Rescue Supervisor who has been on 9 News multiple times with animals for adoption. Erin takes great pride in her work along with all of the other Animal Rescue workers. If your ever interested in getting a new pet, make Adams County Animal Shelter one of your top choices. Even though these animals are in a great, clean, nice facility, they deserve even better homes! If your ever interested, you can email Erin at easkeland@adcogov.org or call her at 303-853-0303

Will Fight With Ripe Tomatoes

And here’s some history about the Adams County Fair from: http://www.adamscountyfair.com/history.aspx

"The First Adams County Fair was held during the first week of October in 1904. The first day was known as Tomato Day and was the day with the best attendance. A noon barbecue was followed by a tomato contest that was called the Battle of Brighton.

Two teams of eight contestants each dressed in white represented the Democratic and Republican opponents for county offices. The two teams lined up and faced each other in front of the grandstand. Each team member was given a box of ripe tomatoes, and on command they disposed of the fruit as quickly as possible by throwing it at the opposing team and occasionally the spectators. Read all about the tomato fights from a newspaper article dated October 2, 1904. Will fight with ripe tomatoes!

While the first Adams County Fair and Rodeo was held in October 1904, the Fair dates back to 1888, when monthly market days were held. The monthly market day for farm produce and livestock was organized by Brighton founder Daniel F. Carmichael and other Brighton Boosters.

The Rodeo dates back all the way to the first county fair. Some of the events held at the first county fair included wild bronco riding, half-mile foot races, bicycle and motorcycle races, a mule race, horse races and races of various sorts. Over the years famous or soon to be famous performers participated in the rodeo, including African American cowboy Nat “Deadeye Dick” Love. Today the Rodeo includes tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, bare-back riding, bull-riding, barrel racing, team roping and mutton busting.”

This isn’t something the most people expect to hear about Adams County, but did you know, that we are planned to be the FIRST public spaceport in the nation? And this isn’t just a joke, its real! In fact, we have already received quite large grants to put towards the construction on the port. In a couple of years, our daily commute might be to the moon and beyond! (Denver Post)

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22067874/spaceport-colorado-receives-660-000-funding-commitments

Its time for another weekly run spot. This trail starts at Springvale Park at 136th Ave and Holly St. This trail is 2.9 miles one way ending at Riverdale Golf course or 4.8 miles there and back. This trail is all cement but is well maintained and in some spots, feels like you in the middle of nowhere. Most of the traffic on the trail is contained to around the park its self and Marshal Lake Reservoir. Whats nice about this is that the whole trail is continuous with no stops for there’s 3 tunnel crossings. The wildlife is great too with no shortage of birds to watch and enjoy. In fact, underneath Quebec St, there is a very large group of nesting swallows that are wonderful to watch flying in and out. Be warned though, this trail is very hot! There is almost no shade spare the tunnels and few trees. It is a great trail though to see a more natural nature that the development around has had little effect on. So if your into nature and birds and like peace and quite, then this is a very good trail for you

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