Local News

  • In the making: Downtown Derby grows with new art space

    Artist Jeanie Nuanes King is working on her latest masterpiece, the Magnolia Street Art Space in Commerce City.

    King has spent the last few months remodeling the 5,400 square-foot space – a former auto body shop – to transform the site into modern gallery and studio spaces.

  • Flipped-over semi causes big problems

    Commerce City police are urging people to avoid on the on-ramp from southbound U.S. Highway 85 to eastbound I-270.

    The cause is a semi-tractor trailer that rolled over. It happened shortly before 1 p.m. Nov. 17.

    South Adams County firefighters and medical personnel were able to pull the driver out of the cab. The driver has minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved. Authorities don't suspect alcohol played a part.

  • Drive-by shooting wounds one

    Commerce City police continued to investigate a drive-by shooting.

    It happened in the 7200 block of East 72nd Avenue about 6:45 p.m. Nov. 14. Police found an adult male who'd been shot "in his lower extremities," according to a statement.

    Officers said the suspects, who were in an unknown vehicle, confronted the man, then shot him. Witnesses told police they heard several shots and then saw the victim lying on the ground.

  • More improvements planned for Ken Mitchell Lakes

    Workers could start building an $11 million upgrade at Erger’s Pond in December, if all goes according to plan.

  • Four new faces to join city council

    Commerce City voters approved four new city council members and a new 5 percent excise tax on marijuana in this year's election.

    No incumbents ran for the four open seats. Oscar Madera will represent Ward I, Nicole Frank will represent Ward 3, and Benjamin Huseman and Jose Guardioloa will serve as at-large council members, based on unofficial results.

  • 216-unit apartment complex to open in January 2019

    Commerce City will soon be home to 216 new apartments that people who make $33,660 or less per year can qualify to rent.

    Minneapolis-based affordable housing developer Dominium broke ground on North Range Crossings near East 104th Avenue and Sable Boulevard Thursday, Oct. 26, after closing on the property in August. The new complex is expected to open in January 2019.  Two other developers previously tried to develop apartments on the site, but did not succeed.

  • Officials study Aerotropolis Colorado plan

     Officials estimate that an "aerotropolis" of businesses around Denver International Airport could bring 74,000 new jobs to Adams County in the next 20 years or more.

    Officials at the Adams County Economic Development office are doing a marketing study to figure out what kinds of businesses might want to move into the new aerotropolis. An aerotropolis is an urban plan designed to take advantage of the layout, infrastructure and economy centered around an airport.

  • Track failure leads to traffic detours

    It may be sometime early Wednesday, Oct. 11, before anyone can use East 60th Avenue between Clermont Street and Brighton Boulevard.

    A train carrying cargo caused "severe damage" to train tracks that needs to be fixed immediately in the 4400 block of East 60th Avenue, according to Commerce City officials.

  • Hickenlooper grilled during Commerce City town hall

    Gov. John Hickenlooper fielded questions about labor fraud, gun control and DACA during a packed and often contentious meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave.
    Encalada LaTorre, an undocumented immigrant from Peru, held a young child in her arms as she asked the governor to reconsider a pardon for her. She gained notoriety in Colorado earlier this year after she claimed sanctuary in a Denver church for six months. She faces deportation after being convicted of identity theft and fraud.

  • Officials discuss household hazardous waste site

    Officials are discussing building a new hazardous waste drop-off site, after seeing how popular one-day, drop-off events are in and around Adams County.