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  • Not your average cup of joe

    Tal Fishman stands over the espresso machine as he carefully grinds coffee beans and packs the grounds precisely into a portafilter.

    The deep brown liquid fills the cup and the nutty, bitter smell of coffee fills the air in the tasting room.

    Fishman is the owner and operator of Whiskey Barrel Coffee, a small, family-run coffee roaster tucked into an industrial neighborhood in Commerce City, at 4980 Monaco St.

  • Commerce City temple holds Sikh parade

    Colorado Singh Sabha temple of Commerce City helped more than 1,500 people take to the streets of Denver Sunday, May 28, for the second annual Denver Sikh Day Parade.

    The temple is a major sponsor of the event, drawing many Sikhs from the Brighton and Commerce City areas.

    “An event like this gives us a platform to communicate boldly and respectfully that we are just like any other countrymen but with a different appearance” said Dalbara Singh Sandhu, president of Colorado Singh Sabha.

  • Two-alarm fire hits downtown Brighton

    Brighton, South Adams, Thornton,  Fort Lupton, North Metro and Hudson firefighters are on scene of a two-alarm structure fire in the 300 block of North Main Street. The fire started at 3 p.m. and raged for a little more than five hours.

  • Commerce City rep announces candidacy for U.S. congressional seat

    Dominick Moreno, state senator for much of Commerce City, has thrown himself in the running for a U.S. congressional seat.

    Moreno recently announced his candidacy for the seat currently held by Ed Perlmutter, who announced his candidacy for governor in April. Moreno is the third Democrat to announce his candidacy for the District 7 seat, following Rep. Brittany Pettersen and Sen. Andy Kerr.

  • Explosion, flash fire hurts two

    South Adams County Fire Department investigators say there was a "moderate buildup of a substance similar to methane gas" in advance of a flash fire and explosion fire May 23.

    It happened shortly after 6 a.m. in the 6900 block of Weiman Court, which is southeast of state Highway 2 and 72nd Avenue. Two young girls sustained burns to their hands and face. As of May 24, the two were in stable condition at an area hospital, according to the fire department.

  • Spring in the Rockies

    It came as advertised, and the spring snowstorm is depositing rain and snow in Brighton and surrounding areas as advertised.

    The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for Adams County, valid until the afternoon of Friday, May 19. Up to 6 inches of heavy, wet snow is in the forecast. The snow should start later this afternoon and become heavier tonight. The weather is expected to dry out over the weekend.

  • Semi rolls; no injuries

    No one was injured May 17 after a semi-tractor trailer overturned near U.S. Highway 85 and 74th Avenue.

    South Adams County Fire Department officials said the crash did not release or leak hazardous materials. It happened shortly before 2 p.m.

  • New light-rail line behind schedule, officials say

    An 18.5 mile light-rail line planned to connect Commerce City with Denver and the northern suburbs is behind schedule, officials say.

    Getting design drawings approved for the new N Line is “the main contributing factor” to the delay, Ashland Vaughn, N Line project manager, said in a press release. The N Line originally was planned to open at the start of 2018, officials said.

  • New look for coming Bromley and I-76 interchange

    The roundabout at Bromley Lane and the Interstate 76 frontage road just south of 50th Avenue is expected to get a new look and a new traffic pattern later this year.

    Drivers will soon have a new continuous lane eastbound onto I-76, after Brighton city council members approved a $140,000 construction plan at a recent meeting. The new plan would extend the interchange slightly beyond Bridge Street and Bromley Lane. It’s expected to lower congestion.

  • Weather closes Adams 14 schools May 9

    The round of severe weather Monday afternoon forced Adams !4 School District officials to cancel classes for Tuesday, May 9.

    The announcement appeared on the district's web site late Monday night.

    Hail up to 1 inch in diameter was reported northeast of Brighton, according to the National Weather Service. That wasn't the worst in the metro area, though. A trained weather service spotter reported 2.75 inch hail at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge.