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  • Burglary suspects nabbed

    The Commerce City Police Department arrested four teenagers and recovered a large amount of property (including guns) from multiple nurglaries in the northern area of Commerce City.

        Kody Addision Neugin, 19, of Commerce City, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Three other suspects, two 17-year-olds and one 16-year-old, were arrested on similar charges. Their identities were not released.

  • MetroWest Newspapers staff honored at Colorado Press convention

    DENVER – MetroWest Newspapers took home 15 awards from the annual Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper contest.

    The awards marked the end of the CPA’s annual convention at the Brown Palace Hotel.

    In the Brighton Blade, production manager Jody Irsik won second place for best use of color in an ad; managing editor Kevin Denke won first place for best humorous columns; and publisher Allen Messick took a third-place award for best editorial writing and a third-place trophy for best informational graphic.

  • 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.