Today's Features

  •   The former Toedtli Auto Parts building at 6525 E. 72ndPlace is about to get transformed into a trendy studio and exhibition space.

    Denver art photographer Mark Sink bought the 2,500-square-foot building in the Derby neighborhood of Commerce City for about $200,000. He plans to open the revamped artists studio space next summer.

  • Amid rolling farmlands and bulky bales of hay in eastern Commerce City lies a sight most unexpected – a cream-and-gold-accented temple towering over the landscape.

    Sikh gurdwara – or temple – Singh Sabha, is home to Colorado’s and the Rocky Mountain region’s biggest Sikh congregation, with more than 1,500 members.

  • While certain holidays like July 4 are a time to celebrate the country, Memorial Day sings a slightly different tone. The day is a time to honor and reflect on veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country.

    On Monday, May 29, the biggest Memorial Day parade in the state was held in Commerce City, in front of thousands of spectators and many vets. It was a tribute to those who have given so much for this country, yet asked for so little in return.

  • By Andrea Tritschler

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Residents “got on the bus” on Friday, Oct. 7, to admire the work of local artists for the first Brighton pARTy Bus Gallery Hop.

    The free event featured receptions at three galleries simultaneously throughout the city: Art at the Armory Performing Arts Center, Eye for Art at Brighton City Hall and the Main Street Creatives Gallery.

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  • Jenifer Roybal and Anthony Urias of Henderson welcomed a son, Dominic Joseph Urias into the world on Feb. 3 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton. 

    He measured 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. 

    The grandparents are Josephine and Joe Gallegos of Commerce City, and Tami Dern of Big Timber, Montana, and Pat Kloberdanz of Brighton. The great-grandparents are Richard and Shirley Norton of Thornton.

  • Cherree and Dustin O’Dell of Fort Lupton welcomed a son, Sawyer O’Dell into the world Feb. 3 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    He measured 8 pounds and 3 ounces.

    Sebastian, 8, and Peyton, 6, welcomed their new brother home.


  • Ana Laura and Jose C. Arreguin of Commerce City welcomed a daughter, Alejandra Estefany Arreguin into the world Feb. 7 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    She measured 8 pounds, 5.5 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    The grandparents are Rogelio Chavez, Maria Contreras, Jose C. Arreguin and Margarita Vallejo, all of Commerce City.

  • Tiyano Valadez and Jose Mendez of Fort Lupton welcomed a daughter, Madison Michelle Mendez-Valadez into the world Feb. 8 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton. 

    She measured 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her grandparents are Melissa Pasulas of Arvada, Daniel Valadez of Brighton, Cathy Jaramillo of Fort Lupton, and Rafael Garcia of Fort Lupton.

  •  Aisha Ochoa and Jorge Reyes of Brighton welcomed a daughter, Aiyona Irene Reyes into the world Feb. 18 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    She measured 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.75 inches long.

    Her brother is Ivan Reyes, 5. The grandparents are Jerry Ochoa of Greeley, and Gloria Bustamante of Brighton and Jose Luis Reyes of Juarez, Mexico. Her great-grandparents are Silvester and Eva Hernandez of Milliken.