Local News

  • Commerce City to host annual Memorial Day parade

        COMMERCE CITY – The city’s annual Memorial Day Parade – one of the largest in the country – kicks off the holiday at 10 a.m., May 25.

        This year’s theme is “Honoring America’s Heroes” and marks the 45th year the city will honor military men and women who have either served or are serving in the armed forces. About 8,000 people lined the nearly 2-mile parade route to enjoy last year’s parade.

  • Run/walk scheduled in honor of slain Adams County prosecutor

    The Access to Justice Committee of the 17th Judicial District / Adams Broomfield County Bar Association, together with the Colorado Bar Association, will host the Sean May Memorial Run/Walk May 16, at Barr Lake State Park in Brighton.

        The run/walk will benefit the Access to Justice Committee and the Sean May Memorial Fund.

  • Collision injures motorcyclist

    COMMERCE CITY – An unidentified motorcyclist was injured Friday afternoon after a collision south of Brighton.

    It happened near 120th and Sable. A helicopter took the motorcyclist to an area hospital. The person's condition was not known immediately.

    Reports said a car collided with the motorcyclist, who was thrown clear. Reports also indicate the driver of the car left the area. Witnesses chased after the individual, though it's not clear whether the driver was captured.

  • Deputies save man after suicide attempt

    BRIGHTON – Adams County sheriff’s deputies pulled a man out of the Platte River Friday afternoon after he tried to commit suicide.

  • City's 24th annual pancake breakfast coming quick

        COMMERCE CITY – Getting out of bed is never easy, especially on the weekends. But it may be well worth the effort when hot pancakes are ready and waiting, as they will be May 16 at the Commerce City Recreation Center for the city’s 24th annual pancake breakfast.

        Breakfast is from 7 to 10 a.m. and will be cooked and served by senior volunteers and recreation center staff. Cost is $3.50 in advance and $4 at the door. Children 5 and younger eat free.


  • Fostering compassion
  • Community Health Services receives $35,000 through Season To Share program

     Community Health Services received $35,000 through Denver Post Season To Share, a McCormick Foundation Fund, to support health care for underserved and at-risk children during a reception April 24.

        CHS will use its Denver Post Season To Share funding to support community and school-based health centers in Commerce City and surrounding Adams County. The centers provide primary and preventative health care services to infants, children and youth, ages birth to 21.

  • City now processing passport applications

        COMMERCE CITY – The city clerk’s office is accepting and processing passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. 

        Passports are needed for U.S. citizens planning international travel. Applications can be picked up at the city clerk’s office in the Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave. The city will also shoot an official digital photo for the passport.

  • Ms. Wheelchair Colorado 2009 has inspiring story of perserverance, determination

        BRIGHTON — “Woman falls out of pickup on I-25,” reads the headline from the April 23, 2000, Rocky Mountain News.

        Kelly Shellman has just pulled the photocopied newspaper article from one of several binders sprawled out on the bed in her room at the Mountainview Gardens Assisted Living Center in Brighton. The article doesn’t identify the woman injured in the accident. It doesn’t need to.

        “That was me,” Shellman says.

  • Police investigate home invasion robbery

    COMMERCE CITY -- Two black men remained on the run Friday morning after a home-invasion robbery in the 10400 block of Nucla Street.

    It happened Thursday afternoon, according to Commerce City police.

    The homeowner said the two suspects, who were armed with handguns, tied him up. The resident was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Police also said there was a 2-year-old child in the home at the time of the robbery. The toddler was not hurt.