• Denver council approves equipment update

    In addition to beginning of the year housekeeping tasks, Denver Council approved the purchase of two new pieces of equipment. A 2017 GMC Sierra four-wheel drive truck and Western 8.5-foot plow, projected to cost $43,160, was approved...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Through the Roof: Fire training at shuttered motel draws nine companies

    What were you doing on Saturday, Jan. 7, when it was snowing and 20 degrees Fahrenheit? For about 70 volunteer firefighters it was an 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. training day outdoors. The training site was the...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Cocalico community meeting on drug issues set for Jan. 24

    A community conversation to frame the addiction issue, its impact, and share resources and substance abuse treatment options will take place in the Cocalico High School auditorium Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Cocalico...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Librarian Kathy Thren (left) and Library Board of Trustees Secretary Yvonne Weaver, and Treasurer Mike Wetherhold, smile at the new $700,000 mark achieved over the last two weeks. The Adamstown Area Library’s “Room to Grow Capital Campaign” goal is $1.5 million. The library purchased the Adamstown VFW Building on Main Street in May. Renovations will begin when the goal is met. Photo by Alice Hummer
    Adamstown library ‘Room to Grow Capital Campaign’ approaches halfway mark

    Adamstown Area Library’s capital campaign to build at the site of the former VFW Post, 110 W. Main St., took a leap forward with end of the year donations. “We just finished putting up the capital campaign...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • On Dec. 21, three skate-boarders were enjoying the new surface and ramps installed by Arment Concrete, Denver. The improvements will be completed in spring with landscape plantings. Photos by Alice Hummer
    Denver Borough awarded grant for park accessibility improvements

    Accessibility for everyone using the Denver Memorial Park will be enhanced thanks to the cooperation of several Denver Borough entities and a $49,900 Community Conservation Partnership Grant awarded to Denver Borough on Dec. 15. The funding match...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Denver streetlight buyback looking brighter

    Borough business on Monday, Dec. 19, was conducted with four of the seven Denver Council members, enough to constitute a quorum. The council meeting was scheduled a week earlier than normal as Dec. 26 is a business...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Blake Daub, Denver Borough Council president, welcomes newly appointed junior council members Sarah Register (center) and Katie Carrasco. They will be officially sworn in and begin their duties Jan. 9, 2017. Photo by Alice Hummer
    Cocalico teens appointed junior councilors in Denver

    Cocalico High School juniors Katie Carrasco and Sarah Register were appointed junior council members at the Denver Borough Council Dec. 12 meeting. Their terms run through Dec. 31, 2017. President Blake Daub asked them why they wanted...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Safety and security 2017 priority for East Cocalico

    The East Cocalico Township supervisors discussed the need for better outdoor lighting around the municipal building at their Thursday, Dec. 1, meeting. Current antiquated lighting doesn’t illuminate the ground area well and “spills” light upward where it’s...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • The Stevens Fire Company will continue to stand alone — at least for the foreseeable future.
    Merger movement doused

    Stevens rejects partnering with other East Cocalico fire companies A three-sentence letter from James Black, Stevens Fire Company president, sent to the East Cocalico Supervisors on Dec. 1 said that “due to recent events” Stevens Fire Company...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • Of the (young) people… Students get opportunity to participate on Denver council

    Denver Borough Council annually invites high school students interested in participating in local government to apply for consideration as a junior council person. The junior council member updates council on happenings at the high school and may...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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