Local News

  • Fire breaks out at Waste Management plant

    At midafternoon July 17, the South Adams County Fire Department was working to control a fire at the Waste Management plant in the 6100 of Brighton Road.

    The lastest update, by way of Facebook, said crews cooled down several piles of trash, which allowed front-end loaders to separate the piles so that crews could extinguish the fire.

    The smoke from the fire caused delays on I-270 earlier in the day. The fire department said delays continue to be possible but that the conditions were improving.

  • Fire breaks out at Commerce City trash business

    Firefighters battled a large trash fire at Denver Disposal and Recycling Transfer Station in the 6000 block of Brighton Boulevard, Thursday, June 15.

    Crews from South Adams County and Adams County fire departments used "monster streams" of water to make progress on the fire just after 5 p.m., according to a tweet from South Adams County fire officials. Crews were on scene for several hours to make sure they put the fire out.

  • Firefighters rescue girl from burning home

    A young girl is in the hospital after firefighters found her in a home where the basement was on fire.

    It happened near East 96th Avenue and Chambers road June 14. The girl's condition is not known. Officials said the youngster was unconscious but breathing when firemen from South Adams and the Brighton fire departments rescued her.

    The cause of the fire is not clear. Firefighters said when they arrived, smoke was coming out the front door of the home.

    We'll update later.

  • Bus service to Commerce City Civic Center back on track

    Commerce City residents now have the ability to take a bus to many city services in the new civic center, not to mention Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

    After a long period of detours around the stops due to construction work on Central Park Boulevard between East 56th Avenue and Prairie Parkway, RTD bus route 62 officially added last month the two stops, according to a city release.

    The route initially opened in January.

  • Ironkids training event gets Boys and Girls club running

    Kids shouted enthusiastically and high-fived each other before jumping, skipping and running to the commands of Ironman triathlon leaders and a professional triathlete at the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver Suncor clubhouse Friday, June 9.

    The IronKids training event helped kids explore different ways to stay active and helped them understand the importance of staying healthy. It preceded an Ironkids Fun Run in Boulder, a one-mile and a half-mile loop on the Ironman course at Boulder High School for kids looking to get a taste of the triathlon experience.

  • Commerce City looking to turn Downtown Derby into destination

    Commerce City is working to turn an area of its old downtown into a destination. 

    The Derby Downtown District, off of 72nd and Highway 2, has a long history within Commerce City, but planners are looking to make its future bright as well. That’s why, as part of the ongoing plan to re-establish the Derby Downtown District as a destination, enhance its visibility and identity and revitalize the district as a whole, the city is creating a plan for lighting and wayfinding signage in Derby. 

  • 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.