Community News

  • The ABCs of pumpkin picking
  • Hook, line and electrode

    A group of catch-and-release fishermen wading the South Platte River met with unusual success Thursday morning, catching bucketfuls without casting so much as a single line.
        Instead, these anglers used low-level electrical current to net their prey and all in the interest of promoting river health.


  • Lost and Scared

    Commerce City

    Thirteenth Street Manor, Primitive Fear
    5155 E. 64th Ave.
    Commerce City, CO
        Open: Sunday through Thursday 7 to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. to midnight.
        Admission: $15 general admission, $25 combo admission, $30 speed pass admission for each production.
        Directions: Located just north of the dog track at 5155 E. 64th Ave. in Commerce City.

  • Caring Canine
  • Commerce City launches EPIC program for local youth

    COMMERCE CITY – The city has launched a new youth program of EPIC proportions.
        That is, the EPIC program – an umbrella program which offers fun, healthy and low-cost activities for youth and teens as an alternative to crime and violence.
        EPIC aims to help youth build positive relationships with community members, police, businesses and organizations and reduce or prevent involvement in crime, gangs, drugs or antisocial behaviors.

  • Brighton Recreation Center closes for maintenance work

        The city of Brighton’s recreation center, 555 N. 11th Ave., will be closed for annual maintenance and repairs beginning through Sunday, Oct. 31. Work to be completed during this time includes:
 The center will extend all annual passes for the time of the shutdown. In addition, annual pass holders may use the Ft. Lupton and Commerce City Recreation Centers during the Brighton closure.
      n    New roof top unit for HVAC
      n    Screening all wood floors

  • Craft fair and bake sale

       The Ladies Auxillary of the Brighton Knights of Columbus sponsors their annual craft fair and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11th Avenue and Bridge Street, Brighton. Interested vendors can call 303-654-1787 or find a registration form at www.kofc3285.org/default.aspx. Proceeds benefit the college scholarship for local youth.

  • Southeast Weld Business Expo

        The Southeast Weld Business Expo, showcasing numerous businesses in the county, and Oktoberfest Celebration, featuring the “Polka Nuts” band, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 2, at the Keenesburg Fairgrounds, 7758 WCR 59 in Keenesburg.

  • Roast beef dinner

        Henderson Community Church, 120th Avenue and Oakland Street, hosts its 50th annual roast beef dinner and bazaar from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 2. Cost is $9 for adults and $7 for kids. Call 303-659-4748 for information.

  • Elks hide collection

        The Brighton Elks Club’s annual big-game hide collection to benefit the nation’s veterans is under way.
        The skins will be tanned and distributed for recreational and occupational therapy throughout the Veterans Administration health-care system. The Elks also participate in a program that cuts and sews tanned leather into specially designed fingerless gloves for wheelchair-bound veterans.