Today's News

  • Adams County dog show an all-ages affair



    By Sarah Ross 

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Dogs always seem to bring people together. 

    At the Terry-All Kennel Club Inc. dog show Sunday, April 15, dogs and their owners spread out across Riverdale Regional Park (the new name for the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road), with dogs of every shape and size as far as the eye could see. 

  • Platte Valley Hospital hosts ceremony for National Donate Life Month

    A Northglenn resident thanked the doctors and nurses who years ago saved his life during a small ceremony Tuesday, April 3, to celebrate National Donate Life Month at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

  • Adams County Fairgrounds undergoes name change

    Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds will now officially be known as the Riverdale Regional Park. 

    County commissioners decided to change the park name at 9755 Henderson Road at a Tuesday, April 3 meeting. The name change comes from a county commissioner desire, “To recognize the history of the area and root the name of the park in its geographical location,” according to documents.

  • Five Eagles moving on to college athletics

    When the letter-signing ceremony finished at Adams City April 11, the tally looked like this.

    Five athletes signed letters of intent to play football, run track, wrestle and play softball at schools in state and as far away as Iowa and Arizona.

    Adams City athletic director Chris Denmark said high school lasts 36 months.

  • Brighton Cannery Lofts site for sale

    The 1.8-acre “Cannery Lofts” site on Main Street is back on the market after the former developer dropped plans for a seven-story, 99-unit apartment complex.

    Developer Kansas City, Missouri,-based Garrison Development failed to close on a loan and purchase the lot, property owner Tom Duffy said Thursday, April 12.

    Numerous attempts to reach a Garrison Development representative have been unsuccessful.

  • ACHS announces two Daniels scholars

    Daniels scholars Adams City students Jennifer Carrillo and Haaron Jiminez received Daniels Fund scholarships. 

    The program offers four-year, renewable scholarships for graduating high-school seniors in Colorado and three other area states. Part of the qualifying criteria is exceptional character, leadership and a commitment to serving their communities.

  • Prairie View students to walk out

    Prairie View High School students will walk out of school Tuesday, April 17 in remembrance of the 17 Parkland, Florida high schoolers killed in a February shooting.

     The walkout is part of the “What’s your 17” campaign being performed at schools nationwide, which is encouraging students to think of 17 acts they can do to promote compassion and kindness in their hallways. These acts can include complementing or talking to someone new, smiling at random people and being helpful to others.

  • Garage fire remains under investigation

    Investigators continue to look for the cause of a late-night garage fire April 10. 

    It started in a detached garage near East 78th Avenue and Monaco Street shortly before midnight. Six units from the South Adams County Fire Department and two more from Adams County Fire responded, as did a pair of battalion chiefs.

    Crews kept the fire to the unoccupied garage. No one was injured.

  • Fire kills two cats at Brighton grow house in Brighton

    Two cats died in a house fire in east Brighton.

    Fire crews battled the fire for nearly three hours after arriving on scene around noon Thursday, April 12, at 24777 Green Drive, according to Natalie Ridderbos, public information officer for the Brighton Fire Rescue District.

    No one was home during the fire.

  • Fifth-day school could capture 27J students on lost Mondays

    Some parents want to start a “Fifth-day Career and Computer School” to keep local kids learning on Mondays, now that School District 27J has announced it is going to a four-day week in the fall.

    The new school would offer additional programs for high school students, said Eagle Ridge Avademy parent Leslie Hurr.