Local News

  • Possible 27J bond gets support from District 4 candidates

    BRIGHTON – Brighton School District 27J thinks it may float a bond issue to voters, perhaps as early as next year.

        That’s just fine with the two candidates who want to represent District 4 on the board of education.

  • Armory needs finishing touches

    In spite of the tough economy, those involved with raising money for the Armory at the Brighton Cultural Center say people have given generously to the cause.

        More than 100 households, 30 local businesses and three foundations have contributed almost $850,000 in private donations, corporate gifts and grants to the project.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs offer chance at $1 million or new home

    BRIGHTON — “One, two, three, four …” A coach yells out as a group of boys stretch their arms overhead in preparation for a Thursday afternoon flag football practice on the grounds of the Boys & Girls Club in Brighton.

        Inside, children are huddled around books, homework assignments, art projects, foosball tables and computers. “Kickball in the gym in five minutes … five minutes for kickball,” a voice calls over the loudspeaker.

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  • Commerce City library closes temporarily for WordThink conversion

        COMMERCE CITY – Anythink Commerce City, 7185 Monaco St., will be closed Oct. 5 through Oct. 10, as staff converts the collection from the current Dewey Decimal Classification to the district’s own WordThink system.

        Anythink Commerce City will be the fifth library in the district to convert to the new word-based system, including Anythink in Motion – the district’s bookmobile.

  • Commerce City residents return from home-building trip to El Salvador

        Commerce City — Poverty and inadequate housing have a whole new meaning for two Commerce City residents after they worked side-by-side with Salvadoran families during a Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip.

        Tom Edelen and Jason Wyatt fully expected to work hard and change the lives of Salvadoran families for the better. While those expectations were met, it came as a surprise that they were also strongly impacted by the experience.

  • Perlmutter greets Commerce City dialysis patients

        COMMERCE CITY – Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) visited patients and caregivers of DaVita’s Commerce City Dialysis Center Sept. 18.

        Perlmutter met with several patients as they received dialysis treatment and discussed the skyrocketing problem of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure and the importance of enacting progressive policies that are good for Colorado’s patients and taxpayers.

  • DA ordered out of AdCo term limits question

    DENVER – Adams County voters will weigh lengthened term limits for most elected county officials on their November ballot but not the district attorney.

    Federal Judge Philip A. Brimmer ordered Adams County Clerk and Recorder Karen Long Sept. 15 to not include the office of district attorney on a ballot question that will appear on this November’s Adams County ballot.

  • I-270 reopens

    COMMERCE CITY – I-270 through Commerce City reopened in time for the afternoon rush hour Thursday.

    It had been closed for about 2 1/2 hours because of a serious accident at Interstate 270 and Vasquez.  Details on the accident are sketchy. More details as they become available.

  • Semi in fatal accident belongs to Commerce City firm

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY -- The Colorado State Patrol said a semi that plunged into Clear Creek west of Golden Thursday morning was owned by a firm in Commerce City.

    Troopers said A.A.O./Arviso Inc. owned the rig. The driver, 44-year-old Octavio Schaffino of Phoenix, died when the rig didn't make the exit from Interstate 70 to U.S. Highway 6. The truck went into the river and spilled part of its load of dry road bed material and 100 gallons of diesel fuel.