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  • One man dead after police shooting

    COMMERCE CITY -- One man is dead and another is recovering from gunshot wounds after an accident and a botched carjacking near the Reunion subdivision Thursday afternoon.

    It happened shortly before 4 p.m. near 107th Avenue and Chambers Road. The names of the suspects, both in their early 20s, were not released early Friday morning. The names of the detectives involved in the shootings were not released either.

  • Lies, broken marriage led to tragic death of Brighton High graduate

    This article marks the third and final story in a series about the mysterious 2004 death of Nancy Mason. Mason’s parents, Bill and Miriam Gaede, live in Brighton.

    Born and raised in Brighton, Nancy Gaede built a substantial portion of her life here – attending local schools and graduating from Brighton High School. It was during her tenure at BHS that she began to realize a dream held since third grade, joining the ambulance corps, riding along with the ambulance crews by age 16, with special permission from the school.

  • Platte Valley Medical opens clinic for young Commerce City families

    COMMERCE CITY — Platte Valley Medical Center opened its first off-site medical plaza last week in the Turnberry Marketplace at 104th Avenue and state Highway 2 in the area of Reunion, Fronterra Village and Turnberry residential subdivisions.

    The clinic offers obstetrics, gynecology and pediatric services.

  • AdCo commissioners honor MMCYA nominees

        BRIGHTON — The Adams County Board of Commissioners honored 13 young people Feb. 18 who are nominated for the 2009 Metropolitan Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award.

        “We are proud of each and every one of this year’s nominees,” said Commissioner Larry W. Pace, chairman of the board.  “We congratulate them for demonstrating great courage and determination in overcoming difficult obstacles in their lives.”

  • Snyder joins NLC steering committee

    COMMERCE CITY – The city will have a stronger voice in national public safety and crime prevention matters with the recent appointment of council member Tracey Snyder to a steering committee overseeing those matters for the National League of Cities.

         NLC President Kathie Novak appointed Snyder to the Public Safety and Crime Prevention steering committee Feb. 10. Novak is mayor of the city of Northglenn, as well as NLC president.

  • 'He made out like a bird dog'

    The second story in a series about the mysterious 2004 death of Nancy Mason. Mason’s parents, Bill and Miriam Gaede, live in Brighton.

    BRIGHTON – “We never did figure out what their relationship was, but it sure was a strange one,” Miriam Gaede recalls, looking at a picture of Dan Mason and friend Efren Gallegos taken while her daughter Nancy was still alive. The pair, long suspected in Nancy’s 2004 death, left Colorado shortly after raising a string of red flags that Gaede and Chaffee County investigators have mulled ever since.

  • Cats Up

    Look around in any cage, cubby or corner at the Adams County Animal Shelter and one will probably find a cat.

    Tons of cats.

    Too many cats, if you ask the shelter’s kennel supervisor, Christine McCracken.

    “What officers are bringing us in, we can’t get out the door fast enough,” McCracken said.

    McCracken said they usually house about 80 adult cats at their facility but, right now, they are hovering around 200. She says they handle an average of about 3,500 cats each year.

  • Driver injured after semi rolls

    COMMERCE CITY -- A 34-year-old Denver man escaped serious injury after his semi tractor-trailer rig rolled off a freeway entrance ramp Wednesday morning.

    Julio Perez, of Denver, went to North Suburban Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

    The accident happened at the start of the rush hour. The Colorado State Patrol said the rig went off the entrance ramp from 74th Avenue to westbound Interstate 76. The fuel tanks ruptured, spilling a large portion of the 8,500 gallons of fuel on board. The semi belongs to W.S.I. Transportation of Henderson.

  • Cubbage graduates command school

    COMMERCE CITY – Lt David Cubbage graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. Cubbage successfully completed the 10-week Staff and Command program in Adams County from Sept. 8 to Jan. 16.

        Cubbage also received the honor of being elected SPSC class president from the class of 27. This program, implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, graduated more than 7,500 students both nationally and internationally.

  • Black history on display