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  • Tower Road widening to wrap up in December

    Tower Road road widening construction is on schedule to finish by December, according to Commerce City staff members who presented an update on the project at the Jan. 23 city council meeting.

    Staffers also presented a series of key dates coming up this year, including road detours on each segment.

  • Tower Road construction planned through December

    Commerce City’s continued road construction on projects on Colorado Highway 2 and Tower Road may vex drivers, but they’ll be worth it in the long run, Mayor Sean Ford said in a recent release.

    The two projects come from a recent capital improvement program approved by voters.

  • Some pea soup with the morning drive

    Thick fog along the East 96th Avenue detour off Tower Road made for a slower drive Jan. 24. Visibility was down two as little as two blocks in some places near the airport.

    Denver International Airport officials tweeted that takeoffs and landings slowed down for safety reasons during the midmorning hours.

    The forecast calls for snowshowers the rest of the day but little accumulation.

  • New bus route for Commerce City civic center, Dick’s opens

    Some of Commerce City’s top attractions and public places are now serviced by an RTD bus route.

    Starting Jan. 16, the new bus route connected the city’s civic center, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and various other stops along 60th Avenue, according to a city release.

    Bus route 62 is financed by grant money from the Federal Highway Administration with a goal of improving air quality by reducing vehicle emissions.

  • Platte Valley Medical Center welcomes holiday babies

    Celeste Teresa Salazar Soto was Platte Valley Medical Center’s Christmas baby, weighing in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces.

    Her mom, Rosa Elva Soto de Salazar, and her dad, Armando Salazar Becerril, of Dacono, welcomed their daughter into the world at the hospital in Brighton on Monday, Dec. 26.

    Her siblings David Salazar, Abraham Salazar and Nohemi Salazar welcomed her home.

    Her grandparents are Socorro Arreola and Ruben Soto of Mexico and Teresa and Nicolas Salazar of Mexico.

  • Team Wolfpack fights childhood obesity

    By Andrea Tritschler

    Special to Metrowest Newspapers

    At some point in our lives, many of us have wanted to be ninjas, to be strong and stealthy, to be warriors.

    Colorado natives and American Ninja Warrior TV show contestants Brian Arnold, Noah Kaufman and Ian Dory want to make that a reality by making their way through challenging show obstacles and winning the $1 million prize.

  • Snow day rehearsal Jan. 13 at Adams 14 schools

    It's a delayed start for students in the Adams 14 School District Friday, Jan. 13.

    But it's not for the reasons you might think.

  • Firefighters knock down house fire

    Firefighters from South Adams County made quick work of a residential fire Jan. 11.

    The fire was in the 7500 block of Monaco Street. It started shortly before 8:30 a.m.

    The people inside the home at the same made it out safely. At last word, crews were checking for an extension into the attic.

    The investigation was continuing. Check back for more details.

  • Adams County to appeal marijuana tax court decision

    Adams County commissioners plan to appeal a ruling to the state Supreme Court that would require the county to give back more than $1.3 million in pot tax revenue to the state Supreme Court, officials announced via news release Wednesday, Jan. 4.

  • What’s in a name?: Submit your pick for new rec center

    You can help name the city’s new recreation center, which is scheduled to open in spring 2018 near East 112th Avenue and Potomac Street.

    The 106,000-square-foot center is planned to include an indoor pool, a multi-court gym with an elevated walking/jogging track, a nearly 10,000-square-foot gymnastics area, a weights/fitness area, a dance/aerobics studio, a rooftop balcony, a 300-person community room and a lounge for people of all ages.