Local News

  • AdCo talks SpacePort with FAA

    Adams County commissioners met with Federal Aviation Administration officials in Washington, D.C., recently to discuss the application for Spaceport Colorado at Front Range Airport.

  • Electronics recycling April 7

    Adams County and Thornton officials are partnering to offer an electronic waste recycling event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Thornton IMC, 12450 Washington St.

    The event is open to county and Thornton residents. Small fees apply. Visit http://bit.ly/E-wasteApril2018.

  • Temple Grandin at fairgrounds April 7

    You can hear from animal scientist Temple Grandin in an event sponsored by Good Luck 4-H Club at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

    The Colorado State University professor will speak at the Good Luck building, Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. 

    The event is free, but reservations are required at: 303-659-5559.

  • Weather spotter class April 21

     The National Weather Service and Rampart Search and Rescue will offer a free weather spotter class from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office 4201 E. 72nd Ave., Commerce City on the second floor in the community room.

  • Four-day school week comes to 27J

    School District 27J is going to a four-day school week starting next year.

    With it comes new start times for district schools. Morning kindergarten and preschools start at 7:50 a.m. and end at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon kindergarten and preschools start at 12:30 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

    Elementary and full-day kindergarten students are in class from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Middle- and high-school students start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:32 p.m.

  • 27J students walk out to honor Florida shooting victims

    Students at Stuart Middle School, 15955 E. 101st Way, walked out of class on Wednesday, March 14, as part of a national effort to recognize the 17 victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

    Many other 27J schools, including Overland Trail and Vikan middle schools, also had students participate in a walk-out. About 100 students walked out of Vikan Middle School, 879 Jessup St., around 10 a.m. 

  • Train kills man in Commerce City

    A train struck and killed an unidentified man sitting on the tracks around 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, around the 6600 block of Colorado Highway 2, according to the Commerce City Police Department.

    Burlington Northern Railroad personnel said they saw the man and attempted to stop, the police said in a press statement. The train was headed southbound.

    The train blocked East 72nd Avenue at Highway 2 during an investigation after the accident.

  • Commerce City council members honor 7 companies

    MetroWest Report

    Commerce City honored seven local businesses at the 10th annual Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards event.

    Businesses were recognized for leadership, growth, capital investment and entrepreneurial spirit, city officials said in a press statement.

  • Henderson man allegedly assaulted officer

    Police charged a Henderson man with first degree assault on a police officer in connection with an incident in which officials placed J.W. Thimmig Elementary School on lockout Friday, March 2.

    Officers took Rueben Alba, 45, into custody without incident shortly before 1 p.m. in the 11200 block of River Run Parkway, according to a Commerce City press release. During a search of the residence, authorities found threats of numerous explosive devices. Alba fired one shot when officers arrived, according to the press release.

  • Students can receive $4,000 QCF scholarship

    Students can receive up to

    $4,000 scholarship from QCF

    Commerce City high school students can receive scholarships for college from the Quality Community Foundation, a local nonprofit group.

    Last year, the group awarded $8,000 two local students.