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  • 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.

  • 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.