Local News

  • A Great Day for a Parade
  • Eagles show off new nest

    COMMERCE CITY —  The immense size of the new Adams City High School brought some of the most wows when community members took their first look inside the completed school Friday.

        At 293,000 square feet, Adams City High School is so large that principal Wesley Paxton needed to provide a condensed tour focused on just the highlights – classrooms with 42-inch high definition television screens, an Olympic size swimming pool and a complete bistro dedicated to the school’s culinary arts program.

  • News in brief

    Police investigate

    1-year-old-child’s death

        COMMERCE CITY — Police continue to investigate the death of a 1-year-old child last week.

        Commerce City officers and Northglenn Ambulance paramedics were called to a home in the area of East 60th Avenue and Hudson Street about 1:45 a.m., Aug. 2, on a report of an unresponsive 1-year-old female child not breathing.

  • Storm warning posted

    DENVER – The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for eastern Commerce City until 4:30 this afternoon. Hail up to an inch in diameter could be part of the storm.

  • Man charged after murder victim found in Commerce City

    DENVER – The Denver District Attorney’s Office filed charges against a 30-year-old man in connection with a murder.

        The body of 57-year-old Jimmy Harmon was found near East 52nd Avenue and Forest Street July 20. Police think the suspect, 30-year-old Jamie Ledon Moore, killed Harmon in northeast Denver, then took the body to Commerce City.

        According to media reports, Moore’s first court appearance is July 28. He is in the Denver County Jail without bond.

  • Man arrested after stabbing, fire spree near Keenesburg

    KEENESBURG – Weld County sheriff's deputies arrested a 63-year-old man who they say stabbed another person and set two buildings on fire July 23.

    The suspect was identified as Richard Charles Norton. He is in the Weld County Jail. Norton could face an attempted first-degree murder charge as well as arson and assault charges. No formal charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon.

    Deputies said he lived on the property near Weld County Road 18 and Weld County Road 59 for the past seven years.

  • Fireworks show rescheduled for July 25

    COMMERCE CITY — The show will go on for spectators disappointed by the city’s fizzled fireworks July 4.

        A makeup fireworks show will be about 9:30 p.m., July 25, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, following the Colorado Rapids game against the New York Red Bulls.

        The anticipated July 4 show was marred by computer glitches.

  • City Council candidate information forum planned

    The city of Commerce City will hold a city council candidate information forum at 6:30 p.m., July 15 at the Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave., in the city council chambers.

        Anyone interested in running for city council, including those who have not formally announced, are invited to attend.

  • Colorado Marine greeted with open arms by family, friends and community

    Names do not come at a premium inside the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolitan airport.

        As proof, the mechanical voice of the public address system intermittently wafts another faceless moniker into the clangorous confines of the airport terminal to add to the constant din of conversation and footsteps clicking against the granite floor.

  • People made courthouse special

    I worked at the Hall of Justice during 1975 and 1976.  So much has changed since then.  At that time, the prisoners were brought over from the jail, which was just west of the round building.