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Today's News

  • Brighton City Hall vets vie for new Adams Co. commish seat

    BRIGHTON — Two long-time Brighton residents with a history of serving the public will be vying for a seat on the Adams County Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 4. Democratic candidate Wilma Rose and Republican candidate Jan Pawlowski are competing for a new seat that was created after voters approved a measure allowing the board to expand from three to five seats in 2012.

     

    Jan Pawlowski

  • Hansen faces Solano for Adams District 3

    BRIGHTON — Adams County Commissioner Erik Hansen will be seeking another term this November while facing Democratic candidate Manuel Solano in the race for the District 3 seat. 

     

    Erik Hansen

  • Eagles advance to soccer postseason

    COMMERCE CITY — Adams City earned a berth in the state 5A soccer tournament.

    The Eagles drew the 30th seed and will face third-seeded Boulder at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23,  at Recht Field in Boulder. 

    ACHS is 10-4-1, 5-3-1 in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference. The Panthers, who won the 5A crown in 2012, are 11-1-3, 10-0-1 in the Front Range Conference.

  • Police find missing 11-year-old

    COMMERCE CITY -- Commerce City police said a missing 11-year-old boy who has ADHD turned up in Brighton late Oct. 21.

    Officer Chris Dickey said searchers found Michael Smith at Vikan Middle School in Brighton, where he is a student. He apparently walked from his home on River Run Drive to the school.

    "Michael was uninjured and released back to his parents," Dickey said. "A reverse 911 call was placed to residents in the area notifying them that Michael had been located."

  • PVHS scores last, captures Flatirons Conference title

    DENVER — The numbers fit the type of game Prairie View and Denver East played Oct. 17 at All-City Stadium.

    PVHS quarterback Ben Meraz threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns to secure a 42-38 win. Donovan Otero ran for 152 yards on 20 carries. RJ Ramirez added 59 yards of rushing and two scores. Tavish Whelan caught five of Meraz’ tosses for 115 yards and two of the touchdown passes.

  • State 5A soccer beckons Eagles

    AURORA -- Adams City joined the state 5A soccer tournament this year.

    The Eagles drew the 30th seed and will face third-seeded Boulder Thursday, Oct. 23 in Boulder. Game time has not been announced. 

    ACHS is 10-4-1, 5-3-1 in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference. The Panthers, who won the 5A crown in 2012, are 11-1-3, 10-0-1 in the Front Range Conference.

    The winner gets either Heritage or Poudre in the second round Oct. 29.

  • CIT training teaches officers how to respond to mental-health emergencies

    ADAMS COUNTY — A group dedicated to helping better respond to mental-health crises throughout Adams County recently marked a major milestone.

    Earlier this month, Mary Ann. Hewicker helped lead the 35th Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program for Adams County. Twenty-eight Adams County law enforcement officers graduated and received CIT lapel pins, bringing the number of local CIT-trained officers to 650.

  • Big ballot for Adams County

    BRIGHTON — Don Quick isn’t the only former prosecutor out of Adams County hoping for electoral victory this November.

    Steve O’Dorisio, most recently an assistant district attorney for the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for almost five years, is the Democratic candidate vying for the newly created District 4 seat on the Board of County Commissioners.

  • Residents get a look at proposed design for District 27J’s planned High School No. 3

    BRIGHTON — Members of the community got a first look at what is being planned for School District 27J’s third high school during an Oct. 8 public meeting at Brantner Elementary School. The district is planning to annex 72 acres of property from unincorporated Adams County into the city of Thornton.

  • New leader of nearby VFW puts forward a new strategy for uniting area veterans

    DACONO — A Vietnam veteran and new commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9741 in Dacono said he thinks a combination of cooperative efforts and rebranding could help give the group a much-needed boost.