Local News

  • Adams City student honored for community service

    For the second time in as many years, an Adams City High School student is a recipient of the 9News Kids Who Care Award.

        ACHS senior Peter Montoya took part in the 15th annual ceremony Feb. 7 honoring kids who go beyond the call of duty in service to their communities.  Along with eight other students, Montoya was given this award to go along with a number of other awards he has received for his role not only as a student leader but a community leader in Commerce City and Adams County.

  • Bus riders rally against RTD route cuts

    BRIGHTON – Bus riders blamed RTD for low ridership on a popular bus route to Denver International Airport slated to be discontinued as part of the transportation district’s budget cuts.

  • Traffic stop leads to pot bust

    KEARNEY, NE – It started as a traffic stop for an alleged speeding violation along Interstate 80 near here.

    It ended with the arrest of two people, including a Commerce City resident, and the seizure of 80 pounds of marijuana.

  • Hot wheels
  • Former Brighton Collegiate teacher gets 90-day jail sentence, probation

    BRIGHTON — A former Brighton Collegiate High School teacher convicted of attempted sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust will spend 90 days in the Adams County Jail and then likely be deported back to his native Ireland.

  • Accident closes part of U.S. 85

    BRIGHTON -- The northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 85 were closed at 112th Avenue Friday morning after a rollover accident.

    The car rolled off the west side of the highway. Details of the accident were not immediately clear, though television pictures appeared to show that the car was split in half as a result of the accident..

    Traffic was rerouted along 112th Avenue east of the accident scene. Interstate 76 was also an alternate route while police continued an on-scene investigation.

    More details as they become available.

  • Still on the Job
  • Off to the Inaugural

    Tuesday’s presidential inaugural ceremonies and celebrations included four Fort Lupton High School students among the crowds—and crowd control that was made in Fort Lupton.

    The students, Paige Haberkon, Lia Butler-Ickler, Cassie Gardner and Desirae Tooz, were excited last week by their upcoming trip that they had been planning for a year; while, Doug Aden, the owner of BSI Crowd Control on Denver Avenue, was taking a deep breath after a rush order that had him, his three employees and two teenage sons scurrying to fill.

  • Aurora Water officials try to buffer criticism of Prairie Waters project

    Aurora Water, owner of the controversial Prairie Waters project, is feeling the pinch of a protective Weld County these days and wants to show that they are not the enemy of farmers and developers, but rather a partner in the future of the region.

    Senior Public Information Officer Gabrielle Johnston and Manager of Public Relations Greg Baker attempted to clarify Aurora’s position in the community while dispelling the notion that they are simply another big player seeking Weld resources.

  • Update: Accident victim freed; investigation continues

    BRIGHTON – Officers said the victim of a collision this afternoon south of Brighton is on his way to an area hospital by medical helicopter.

    The accident that caused the rescue operation was at 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85. The victim was trapped under the dashboard of a vehicle for almost an hour.

    The area is still congested because of an on-scene investigation. A sergeant at the scene said the road would be cleared just as soon as detectives take some more pictures.