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  • True Green:

    DENVER – The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certification to the Commerce City Civic Center at the Prairie Gateway Complex.

  • Mother's Little Helper
  • Tax on soda, Internet purchases part of budget discussion

        DENVER – When the state’s budget deficit rises to an estimated $1 billion, the options to trim the budget expand.

        Gov. Bill Ritter wants to cut education spending by $260 million. He also wants to charge sales tax on candy, soda and online sales. Ritter thinks that will bring in $132 million in extra revenue.

        Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, said the governor had a tough task to come up with a proposed balanced budget.

  • Police need help with rollover collision

    COMMERCE CITY ee* Police need the public's help in finding a vehicle that may have been involved in a serious accident Nov. 5.

    It happened around 4:30 p.m. on the eastbound side of I-76 east of U.S. Highway 85. The driver of a red Chevy Aveo was hospitalized after the car rolled over several times. The cause is under investigation. However,

    Officer Chris Dickey said a pick-up truck might have been involved in the incident.

    Police are asking anyone who may have seen the accident or any aggressive driving before the accident to call 303-289-3755.

  • Snow Fun
  • Suggested traffic signal on CDOT’s agenda

    BRIGHTON – Even though there is talk of more money for the state’s roads next year, Rep. Kevin Priola’s idea to get a traffic light at 144th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85 may be a way off.

        It’s on the list of priorities for the Colorado Department of Transportation. However, there are some steps that need to take place first.

  • Adams 14 Board of Education swears in two new members

    The Adams 14 Board of Education welcomed new school board members at its regular meeting Nov. 10.

        Board members Adrian Schimpf and Robert Vashaw took their seats with the board after the oath of office. Vashaw previously served a two-year term, while Schimpf is a newcomer.

        Following the swearing-in ceremony, the board named its officers. Board president is Jeannette Lewis; Vashaw is vice president; Bill Klocker is secretary; and Larry Quintana is treasurer.

  • 'There's no place like home'

    When Debra Fisher and her grandchildren, Joshua, 9, and Alissa, 6, were waiting to move into a bigger apartment at Hughes Station in Brighton earlier this year, the grandkids had another suggestion.

        “They kept saying, ‘Why don’t we go back to the big white house? We like the big white house,’” she said.

  • Adams County pride