Local News

  • Dacono honors residents, businesses for taking pride in community

    When honoring Dacono residents Wanda and Emmett Brandfas with one of six Pride of Dacono awards Monday, Mayor Wade Carlson likened the Brandfas’ lawn to former Dallas Cowboys football coach Jimmy Johnson’s hair.

        “Your property reminded me of that — everything is in place,” he said. “Every blade of grass is well-manicured, every rock is in place.”

  • Bargains for Zeke

    There’s a special officer at the Dacono Police Department whose badge hangs proudly around his furry neck. This “officer” gets so excited to go to work each evening, he stands by the door spinning in circles. If it’s a slow night on the job, he searches the police station for food, but when there’s a crime to be solved or a suspect to be found, he’s all business.

        It’s the department’s 5-year-old German Shepherd K-9, Zeke.

  • Historic DC-3 flies into Platte Valley Airpark

    The Flagship Detroit, the oldest operating DC-3 aircraft in the world, will visit Platte Valley Airpark and the Vintage Aero Flying Museum June 27.

        The historic aircraft will land at Platte Valley Airpark about noon that day and will be on display until about 5 p.m. when it will offer rides.

  • News briefs

    Dacono almost free building permits

        To encourage residents of Dacono to upgrade and improve their residential properties, Dacono City Council will temporarily reduce the amount of certain fees associated with issuing building permits during the month of June. Fee reduction will apply towards the alteration, repair or improvement of existing residential structures. Fee reductions also apply to the erection, alteration, repair or improvement of structures associated with existing structures, such as garages, additions, carports, sheds and fences.

  • Weather alert

    DENVER – The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm watch for Adams and Weld counties until 9 Tuesday night.

  • June programs at Commerce City Branch Library

        COMMERCE CITY – Commerce City Branch Library offers something unique for all ages in June. For a complete schedule of Summer Reading program events, ask at the service desk or visit rangeviewld.org.


    Special Events


    Create Your Own Zine

    June 13 and 20 - 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Police investigating homicide


    COMMERCE CITY — Police continue to investigate the murder of a Commerce City business owner last week.


        Police were called to the Dollar Value Plus store, 5765 E. 63rd Place, about 1 p.m., June 3 on a report of a victim with a gunshot wound. They found store owner/operator Dung Le, of Denver, inside the store, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died. Police said they believe he was shot between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.


  • Silence golden as couple awaits justice for daughter

    SALIDA – Bill and Miriam Gaede, of Brighton, found a measure of long-sought satisfaction late Friday, when the jury in a special coroner’s inquest into the suspicious 2004 death of their daughter, Nancy Mason, returned to the courtroom, following deliberations, and said nothing.

  • Rough weather bounces across area
  • Rotary hosts annual trap and sporting clays invitational

    The Commerce City Rotary Club hosts its fourth annual trap and sporting clays invitation June 14 at Colorado Clays, 13600 Lanewood St., Brighton.

        Shooters of all skill levels are invited. Cost is $50 and includes the shoot, lunch and prizes. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the shoot begins at 10 a.m. There will also be more than $3,000 awarded in cash and many prizes.