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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Everyone's in the act
  • Watts fits in right at home as PVHS goalkeeper

    COLORADO SPRINGS – It’s safe to say that Prairie View goalkeeper Savannah Watts doesn’t mind the pressure that comes with being the last line of defense on her girls soccer team.

    She made her state playoff debut last year against Grandview and made eight saves. In her second state playoff game – this one against Pine Creek May 9 – she made 20 saves.

  • 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.

  • Track season wraps up
  • Wilson casts his football lot with Fort Hays (Kan.) State

    Just like his sister, Jordan, Prairie View’s Spencer Wilson wanted a school that wasn’t too close to home.

    But unlike his sister, Spencer Wilson stayed relatively close to home in choosing Fort Hays (Kan.) State. His sister just graduated from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

    Spencer Wilson signed his letter of intent May 10 at PVHS.

  • 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.

  • DUI habitual offender sentenced to 10 years

    MetroWest Report

    Albaro Bustillos, 53, of Hudson, was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Thursday, May 4, after a jury found him guilty recently of his eighth DUI.

    Bustillos received his first drunk driving charge in 1994. He has been convicted of similar charges over the past two decades in Westminster, in Commerce City, in Brighton and in Weld County.

  • Man arrested in 1992 sex assault case

    A previously cold sexual assault case from 1992 is being brought back to life,  after a man was arrested recently for allegedly stabbing and sexually assaulting a woman in her home.

    Dionicio Ramos-Ascencio was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and attempted first-degree murder in connection with a 1992 case. District Attorney Dave Young said Monday, May 15. Ramos-Ascencio also was charged with assault, burglary, and two counts of a crime of violence in the attack on a woman in Commerce City on July 26, 1992.