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  • 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.

  • Firefighters honored at annual awards banquet

    The Greater Brighton Fire District held an annual service awards banquet to honor and thank the valuable members of its organization. Many members went above and beyond in 2008 and were recognized with awards of various different levels.

        Capt. Chris Woolley received the Distinguished Service Award.  This award is reserved for district personnel whose actions have distinguished them from standard performance expected of the position.

  • Eight-year old boy takes mother’s vehicle for a joyride

    Police are still investigating how an 8-year-old boy ended up behind the wheel of his mother’s car last week.

        Police officers responded to the 6900 block of Dexter Street about 7:30 a.m., Friday, in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers discovered one vehicle with minor damage high centered in the front yard of a home. 

  • A return engagement for rough weather

    DENVER -- More severe weather rumbled through parts of Brighton, Commerce City and Fort Lupton Sunday afternoon, thanks to a line of funnel cloud-producing storms.

    At least one funnel was spotted near Commerce City about 3:00. A trained weather spotter saw another between Commerce City and Denver International Airport about a half-hour later. The activity also prompted the sirens to sound in Brighton and for the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning for Fort Lupton. All of the warnings were canceled within an hour.

  • One more round of severe weather

    DENVER – The National Weather Service posted a tornado watch for all of Adams and Weld counties until 11 p.m. Monday.

    A funnel was spotted near 88th Avenue and state Highway 2 a little bit before 2:30 p.m.

  • Eyes skyward

    DENVER -- All of Adams and Weld counties is under a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Saturday.

  • Tornado watch hoisted

    DENVER – The National Weather Service posted a tornado watch for Brighton and Commerce City and most areas of Adams County. It's valid until 9 p.m. Thursday.

    No tornadoes have been spotted in the area at midafternoon. The closest have been in eastern Adams County, near the small community of Hoyt and near Byers.

  • Commerce City Launches online crime alerting and mapping service

    Commerce City Police and CrimeReports.com announces a new online crime alerting and mapping service that provides easy-to-read incident crime maps and automated alerts to the citizens of Commerce City.

        The service, at http://www.crimereports.com or directly from the Coammerce City Web site www.c3gov.com, provides neighborhood crime data in near real-time and is available now.