2016 Bond Program News Articles

Thunder Vista construction passes quarter completion mark

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 2:30pm

Construction gets boost from warm fall weather

Construction on the new Thunder Vista P-8 in Broomfield steamed ahead in November as construction workers took advantage of unseasonably warm weather.

Kevin Harrison, site superintendent for Adolfson and Peterson Construction (AP), estimates the 142,000-square foot building is now about 35 to 40 percent complete.

The majority of concrete slab pours inside the building are ...

Construction begins in December on pair of school expansions

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:15pm

Arapahoe Ridge, Cotton Creek expansions in final design

Construction is expected to start in December on two Westminster elementary school expansion projects made possible thanks to the Adams 12 Five Star Schools 2016 Bond Program.

Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 18, at Arapahoe Ridge Elementary and 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Cotton Creek Elementary.

Arapahoe Ridge Elementary is receiving a 12- ...

Bond money keeps iPads in hands of Cherry Drive students

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:30pm

School uses Instructional Upgrade bond money to purchase technology

As voters considered the passage of a $350 million bond question in 2016 to support Five Star students, there was plenty riding on its success at Cherry Drive Elementary in Thornton.

The potential investment went far beyond the $2.7 million in building improvements the 39-year-old school was slated to receive. In fact, it was a relatively smaller number – about $238,000 – that was ...

Steel goes up for STEM Lab expansion

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15am

First phase of school expansion, renovation on schedule

Phase 1 of the expansion of STEM Lab in Northglenn took shape in October as the steel frame for the 25,000 square-foot east wing addition came together.

STEM students got to play a role in the work as students signed their names to an I-beam to be placed as part of the steel structure for the new elementary wing (pictured).

In addition to the expansion work, the roof ...

Flurry of construction activity at Thunder Vista P-8

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

October marked start of interior, exterior framing

Work is literally happening at all levels of the new Thunder Vista P-8 in Broomfield as construction on the school passes the 5-month construction mark.

On a recent sunny October day at the construction site, ironworkers straddled steel beams at the top of the three-story building as dirt movers far below began the process to backfill the school’s massive foundation walls. Inside the ...