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  • Controlled burns causing smoke scares

    HENDERSON – Two controlled burns near Prairie View High School caused smoke scares Wednesday morning.

    The Greater Brighton Fire Protection District said there were two such burns, one near 120th Avenue and Potomac Street and one near 99th Avenue and Chambers Road.

    The fire department also responded to Prairie View High School to look for smoke in the building around 10:30 this morning. School District 27J spokeswoman Allison Lockwood said that incident was an unplanned fire drill.

  • Flooding closes Riverdale Road

    BRIGHTON – Riverdale Road was closed Friday afternoon near 138th Avenue because of flooding.

    Of particular concern to authorities was a housing development near the Riverdale Knolls Golf Course. At midafternoon Friday, sheriff's deputies and Thornton police were keeping residents out of the area until the water subsided.

    In some places, the water was 3 feet deep.

  • Round 3 of spring/winter weather heading toward area

    DENVER – The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for Adams and Weld counties through noon Saturday.

    Up to 9 inches of heavy, wet snow could be on the ground by the time the storm pulls out sometime Saturday afternoon.

    More details later.

  • Flooding closes Riverdale Road

    BRIGHTON – Riverdale Road was closed Friday afternoon from state Highway 7 to 128th Avenue because of flooding.

    Of particular concern to authorities was a housing development near the Riverdale Knolls Golf Course. At midafternoon Friday, sheriff's deputies and Thornton police were keeping residents out of the area until the water subsided.

    In some places, the water was 3 feet deep.

  • Mile High Music Festival returns

    Colorado's Mile High Music Festival returns to the fields at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City July 18 and 19.        

    The 2009 festival expands to two main stages for its second year. Headliners include TOOL (Saturday), Widespread Panic (Saturday and Sunday) and The Fray (Sunday).

  • Commerce City names new marketing manager

        COMMERCE CITY – The city named Kim McCarl as its new marketing and public relations manager. McCarl began her new position March 30.

  • Weld County couple deals with flammable water supply

    WELD COUNTY— As Jesse Ellsworth waters grass seed scattered on what he hopes will become his lawn, the sprinkler sputters and spits.

    “That’s the methane in the water, those noises,” he says.

    Later, he holds a lighter next to a stream of water flowing from the kitchen sink faucet. In an instant, flames flare and the smell of singed hair fills the air.

  • Vestas breaks ground in Brighton

       BRIGHTON — The small convoy of black Chevy suburbans quickly wound its way past police officers March 25 toward a large, multi-peaked white tent, not unlike the familiar Teflon roof of the Denver International Airport terminal.

  • Round 2 on the way

    DENVER – One more round of rough winter weather is on the way.

    The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for Brighton and Commerce City for Friday night and Saturday. Up to 8 inches of snow and 30 mph winds are expected in the cities.

    East of Denver International Airport, the conditions will be worse, say the forecasters. A blizzard warning is up for eastern Adams County where the winds will gust up to 50 mph tonight and Saturday.

    More details later.

  • Snow totals drop; winds won't

    DENVER – The winter storm warning for Brighton and Commerce City the blizzard warning for areas east of Denver International Airport were in place Saturday morning.

    The storm won't drop as much as snow as anticipated. But the winds could blow to 30 mph, especially near Bennett later today. The Brighton/Commerce City areas could see about 6 inches of snow when the storm wraps up later today.

    More details later.