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  • Parks and recreation launches expanded Web site with online registration

        Want some quick information on summer camp? How about a map showing how to get to Pioneer Park or looking to add some fun to leisure time with a pottery, painting or drawing class?

        All this information and more can be found online at Commerce City’s newly expanded parks and recreation Web site, www.c3gov.com (click on the parks and recreation link).

  • Three new members join United Power board

        BRIGHTON – The results of the April 15 United Power board of directors election are in.

        They show three new members on the board and one familiar face after voting done by more than 5,000 United Power board members.

        Two incumbents were unseated. Bill Berens won the director’s seat from the South District. He had 1,819 votes. Incumbent Ray Kilgore finished second with 1,747 votes, and Shawn Enriques totaled 1,437 for third place.

  • Accidents close I-76 for 90 minutes

    COMMERCE CITY -- The eastbound lanes of Interstate 76 were closed for almost 90 minutes Friday afternoon because of a series of accidents on the freeway.

    Details on the accident were not clear early Friday evening. It happened at the start of the evening rush hour near 96th Avenue. Deputies closed the interstate at 88th Avenue so the Colorado State Patrol could conduct its investigation.One of the incidents may have involved serious injuries.

    The roads were wet at the time of the collisions. The interstate reopened shortly after 5 p.m.

  • 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.