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  • 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.

  • LEAF money in limbo for state agencies

    BRIGHTON – Gov. Bill Ritter’s on-again, off-again suggestion to pull money from the state’s Law Enforcement Assistance Fund is leaving police and sheriff’s departments in limbo.

        At first, the governor wanted to put $1 million from the fund into drug and alcohol treatment programs. The next day, Ritter said he wouldn’t for the balance of the year.

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  • Collision kills two from Commerce City

    HUDSON -- Two Commerce City residents, including a 15-year-old boy, died Labor Day morning after a one-vehicle rollover collision on Interstate 76 about a mile east of Hudson.

    The victims were 50-year-old Querubin Castaneda-Sanchez, 50 of Commerce City, and 15-year-old Giovanni Castaneda, 15. Castaneda-Sanchez died at the scene, while the teenager died at Denver Health Medical Center.

  • AdCo faces revenue shortfall

    BRIGHTON — Adams County commissioners say a drop in property tax revenue means the county will face a significant revenue shortfall and likely will face budget cutbacks.

        The commissioners begin the budget process this month to adopt a 2010 balanced budget in December as required by Colorado state law. The county assessor recently released preliminary property tax values, which will produce $1.8 million less in property tax revenue next year for the general fund.

  • Broncos to visit Commerce City

    Representatives from the Denver Broncos football organization will visit Commerce City Sept. 9 to thank fans for their support of the team.

        Residents are invited to Pioneer Park, on the southeast corner of 60th Avenue and Holly Street from 3 to 4:30 p.m. to meet Broncos cheerleaders, Miles the Mascot and Broncos alumni, see the team’s Super Bowl trophies and enjoy other activities.

  • Community Health Services to open Adams City High wellness center

    COMMERCE CITY — Community Health Services will host a grand opening celebration Sept. 17 in honor of its new wellness center at the new Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway.

        The grand opening, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the school, will feature a “Band-Aid Cutting” ceremony at about 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and tours will be offered of the wellness center as well as information on the services available at our new facility.