Local News

  • Suncor incident spewed toxic gases

    Suncor Refinery in Commerce City spewed toxic gases into the air on Saturday, March 11, after an Xcel power outage temporarily shut down operations, according to media reports.

    A Suncor spokesman said the gases released did not warrant a big health risk at the refinery at 5801 Brighton Blvd. But more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide and more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide gas was released into the air, exceeding state air quality limits, according to the Colorado Department of Health.

  • Power failure shuts down Suncor plant

    As of 2 a.m. March 12, the Suncor plant in Commerce City was without power after a power failure.

  • 96th Avenue closed for construction work

    You can expect more traffic delays if you're trying to get to Denver International Airport.

    East 96th Avenue is closed until at least Friday, March 17, so crews can construct a new interchange at Tower Road.

    Drivers who use 96th Avenue in the area of E-470 should use East 104th Avenue or Pena Boulevard. Drivers who want to head southbound on Tower Road will be able to turn right on 96th Avenue to get to the Buckley Road detour. Tower Road remains closed from 96th to 88th avenues until April because of construction.

  • Crash hurts two

    BRIGHTON – A woman was taken to the hospital by helicopter with unknown injuries after a four-car crash at U.S. Highway 85 and 124th Avenue near the Adams County Fairgrounds around 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2.

    Witnesses said a silver Mustang headed southbound at a high rate of speed collided with an eastbound Subaru that was turning north onto U.S. 85. Angela Andress, who works at the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce, said the force of the crash pushed the Mustang back into her stopped vehicle plus one other vehicle. 

  • Sculptures by Colorado artists coming to Commerce City parks

    Public art projects will soon decorate Commerce City in 2017, starting with two of its parks. On Feb. 6 city council members approved two public art projects in the form of three large sculptures, two at Turnberry Park and one at Villages East Park. 

    The 2K ballot initiative, passed in 2015, funds public art through a set aside of one percent of the annual construction budget, which will fund seven art projects over the next few years totaling $859,000. 

  • Commerce City residents 'spread the love'

    Commerce City residents “Spread the Love” and crammed a police cruiser with donations of peanut butter and jelly jars on Saturday, Feb. 19, at two King Soopers grocery stores.

    Nearly 1 in 6 Colorado households with children say they're not able to afford adequate food, according to the nonprofit group Hunger Free Colorado.

  • Nonprofit group to award grants

    MetroWest Report

    A Commerce City foundation is looking to help fund local nonprofit groups once again.

  • Nonprofit group to award grants

    MetroWest Report

    A Commerce City foundation is looking to help fund local nonprofit groups once again.

  • East 96th Avenue to close for construction

    MetroWest Report

    A stretch of East 96th Avenue in Commerce City will be closed for three weeks.

    The road will be closed in both directions between Tower Road and E-470 to construct the Tower Road and East 96th Avenue intersection, according to a city news release.

  • Former sugar smokestack is gone

    The smokestack is gone, but the silos remain at the former Great Western Sugar Factory at U.S. Highway 85 and North Main Street.

    About 10 families turned out to watch the demolition happened around 8 a.m., closing North Main Street from Denver Street to 168th Avenue, on Sunday, Feb 12. Much of the old Great Western Sugar factory mill was demolished last year due to environmental and safety concerns.