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  • Officials study Aerotropolis Colorado plan

     Officials estimate that an "aerotropolis" of businesses around Denver International Airport could bring 74,000 new jobs to Adams County in the next 20 years or more.

    Officials at the Adams County Economic Development office are doing a marketing study to figure out what kinds of businesses might want to move into the new aerotropolis. An aerotropolis is an urban plan designed to take advantage of the layout, infrastructure and economy centered around an airport.

  • Track failure leads to traffic detours

    It may be sometime early Wednesday, Oct. 11, before anyone can use East 60th Avenue between Clermont Street and Brighton Boulevard.

    A train carrying cargo caused "severe damage" to train tracks that needs to be fixed immediately in the 4400 block of East 60th Avenue, according to Commerce City officials.

  • Hickenlooper grilled during Commerce City town hall

    Gov. John Hickenlooper fielded questions about labor fraud, gun control and DACA during a packed and often contentious meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave.
    Encalada LaTorre, an undocumented immigrant from Peru, held a young child in her arms as she asked the governor to reconsider a pardon for her. She gained notoriety in Colorado earlier this year after she claimed sanctuary in a Denver church for six months. She faces deportation after being convicted of identity theft and fraud.

  • Officials discuss household hazardous waste site

    Officials are discussing building a new hazardous waste drop-off site, after seeing how popular one-day, drop-off events are in and around Adams County.

  • Parade time in Commerce City
  • Homecoming week is on at Adams City HS

    Homecoming activities continue the rest of this week at Adams City High School.

    Here's a list of what's on tap ..

    Sept. 19 .. Northglenn plays Adams City in boys soccer. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. .. it's billed as "Pack the House Night."

    Sept. 20 .. Dynamic Duo Day .. students encouraged to dress as their favorite duo.

  • Area police: 208 DUIs in two-week-plus period
  • Ferrets thrive at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

    At least 25 rare, black-footed ferrets have been born in the last two years at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

    Now, wildlife staffers are trying to find out why the endangered animals are not only surviving, but thriving, on the 25-square-mile wildlife refuge in Commerce City.

  • Officials consider allowing pot sales in Brighton

    City council members could decide to allow marijuana sales in Brighton in the future as a way to generate additional tax revenue.

    Current Brighton tax revenues don’t generate enough money to keep up with the estimated annual $36 million it takes to keep the city running, according to Clint Blackhurst, acting city manager.

    City council members banned retail marijuana shops in June 2013.

  • Mom, child missing after kidnapping

    The search continued late Aug. 31 for a 1-year-old child and his mother who were taken from their Commerce City home at gunpoint.

    Officials issued an Amber Alert for the toddler, Zahid Adams. He and his mother, Samantha Adams, have not been seen since the incident began. The getaway car turned up in Pueblo around 4 p.m. But the Adamses and the suspect, 22-year-old Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, were not with the car. Authorities said the child is the son of Venzor-Gonzales and Ms. Adams.