Local News

  • National Treasure

    Elise Livadney has always had a passion for art.

    “Since I could hold a pencil,” she says with a laugh.

    But the 23-year-old Brighton resident’s abilities took her to new heights this Christmas – namely Washington, D.C.

    Livadney was one of 369 artists across the country and one of only nine from Colorado asked to design ornaments to adorn the 18 ½-foot tall Fraser Fir tree in the Blue Room of the White House.

  • Flight of Fancy

    Sixteen children from Almost Home were treated to a real Santa Sleigh Ride to the North Pole Dec. 5.

  • Giving the gift of warmth

    COMMERCE CITY – Taking a tip from Santa’s elves, a group of Commerce City seniors have been hard at work creating quilts for an area women’s shelter. They will deliver 20 of the hand-crafted bedcovers Dec. 18 to Brandon Center in Denver.

  • Prairie Waters quietly siphons water from area farmers

    The second in a series of articles examing the city of Aurora’s Prairie Waters project.

    While the city of Aurora takes steps to prepare for its aquatic future, area residents may be seeing their water legacy disappear, right out from under their feet.

  • Security guard killed at Grizzly Rose

    ADAMS COUNTY — Adams County sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate the murder of a country-Western dance hall security guard.

    Deputies received a radio call about 10:50 p.m. Friday of a shooting victim at The Grizzly Rose, near 58th Avenue and Interstate 25 in unincorporated Adams County.

    They found a victim, Timothy Minnick, 48, suffering from gunshot wounds. Minnick, a former Brighton police officer, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

  • Prairie Waters cuts swath across Brighton, Fort Lupton

    This is the first in a series of articles about the Aurora Prairie Waters Project.

    Residents across the western Brighton/Fort Lupton area have been witness to a major construction undertaking during the past few months, courtesy of the city of Aurora’s Prairie Waters project.

  • City adds recycling and expands refuse coverage by 1,500 homes

    COMMERCE CITY – Recycle conscious citizens will no longer have to store their recyclables long-term in their garage or trunk once curbside recycling is implemented Jan. 1.

        Under a new contract with Waste Management, city residents will have free trash pickup and recycling in 2009. The new contract includes nearly 1,500 more homes that were not previously part of the city’s refuse collection program.­ Residents of apartment complexes and trailer parks are not included under the expanded program.

  • Off-duty sergeant hurt in roll-over collision

    COMMERCE CITY — The Colorado State Patrol continued to investigate an accident Monday in which an off-duty Commerce City Police Department sergeant was injured.

        The collision happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 7400 block of Quebec Parkway.

        Details of the incident are sketchy. Commerce City Sgt. Joe Sandoval, who was driving his own vehicle at the time, was injured. He went to Denver Health Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition Monday afternoon.

  • Council approves balanced 2009 budget, aims to maintain service levels

    COMMERCE CITY – The City Council approved a balanced budget for 2009 that maintains or increases service levels to residents without adding city staff or drawing from cash reserves.

        After months of review and discussion from elected officials, city staff and members of the public, the council voted to adopt the 2009 budget of almost $53 million. Included in the budget is curbside recycling, an addition to the city-funded refuse collection contract.

  • Let it snow