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Today's News

  • Educator strikes back

    Javier Abrego, Ph.D., or "Dr. J." to his co-workers, has just taken the helm of the Adams 14 School District.

    Abrego joins the staff after eight years in Arizona as superintendent. Prior to that, he spent 30 years at the School City of East Chicago District, holding various positions as a teacher and principal, as well as the director of elementary education.

    He has been in Colorado for about three weeks.

  • Where did benefit funds go?

    A fundraiser that was held in the late 1980s for three children at the Countryland bar in Commerce City netted more than $4,000.

    The children, Marilyn, then 16, Peggy, 15, and Tom Hollingsworth, 11, never received the money.

    The benefit was held because the siblings lost their mother, Sylvia, at the hands of their stepfather in a brutal murder-suicide that would shake the community.

  • New season, new soccer boss at Adams City High

    Kyle Lauchmen has a couple of things on his plate as he starts his tenure as Adams City High School’s boys soccer coach.

    The minor one is to find an assistant to take his place. Lauchmen took the top spot when former coach Ramiro Loera took a job at Aurora Central High School.

    He earned the head coaching job late in the summer, which means also has to get to know and judge the talent of 55 players, some of whom he’s never met.

  • Softball: Adams City rallies for season-opening win

    Sierra Gutierez hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to lift Adams City to a come-from-behind, 10-7 win against Overland Aug. 23. It was the season-opener for both teams.

    Overland took advantage of errors for a 4-0 lead. Veronica Adams tied the game in the fourth inning with an RBI single.

    Three Trailblazers' runners were thrown out at the plate in the span of two innings. Two of those outs came on the last play of the fifth inning.

    Jordyn Staley threw a complete game for the Eagles and picked up the win.

  • Officials break ground on 'Elementary School No. 12'

    Commerce City officials broke ground on School District 27J's newest elementary school recently.

    The $22 million "Elementary School No. 12" will be built at 1021 Landmark Drive in the Reunion neighborhood. It's planned to be complete and open to students in the fall of 2017. School district officials are holding a contest to name the school.

  • Golf: Adams City's Montoya claims seventh in first EMAC major

    Adams City's Aaron Montoya took team medalist honors for the Eagles in the first of two Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major tournaments Aug. 17 at Buffalo Run Golf Course. The combined scores from the two major tournaments (the second one is Sept. 8 at Aurora Hills Golf Course) determine the conference team champion.

    Montoya finished seventh after firing an 18-over par 90.

    Josh Zade (34-over par 106, 22nd place) and Julian Vasquez (44-over 116, 27th) rounded out the Eagles' scoring contingent.

    ACHS was sixth in the field.

  • Pokemon Go is not a police exercise

    Pokemon Go probably is not the best police training exercise.

    Two Commerce City police officers learned that the hard way, after a supervisor found out that they had led training recruits on Pokemon Go expeditions.

    The officers are longer training recruits, although they're still employed by the city, said Julia Emko, a city spokeswoman.

  • Lauer-Krauts celebrates 10 years

    MetroWest Report

    For Christmas in 1995, Robin Trujillo’s dad Bob Lauer made six jars of his “Lauer-Kraut” homemade sauerkraut and packaged it up for an annual family gift exchange.

  • Commerce City debates bridge

    By Kevin M. Smith

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Commerce City city council members approved a bridge expansion to help improve pedestrian safety during a recent meeting.

    The council voted 7-1 in favor of a bridge-widening project over Second Creek on Chambers Road, north of 106th Avenue. Taylor Kohrs LLC in Thornton is slated to receive $416,000 for the widening project, which is scheduled to be finished by November.

  • Boys golf: ACHS' Montoya takes fourth at first EMAC North tourney

    BRIGHTON – Adams City's Aaron Montoya was his team's medalist at the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference north area golf tournament Aug. 11 at Riverdale Knolls.

    Montoya carded a 91 and finished fourth in the field. His lone birdie was on his 17th hole, which was the course's third hole, a par-4, 350-yard hole. 

    Julian Vasquez turned in a score of 130.

    The Eagles did not field enough golfers to qualify for a team score.