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Today's News

  • Man draws 45-year sentence for local murder

    BRIGHTON – Forty-five years.

    That's the prison sentence for DeShawn Anthony Benain, 24. He murdered 21-year-old Sydney Lynn Lewis in Commerce City almost a year ago.

  • Wrestling: Adams City places four at Top of the Rockies

    LAFAYETTE – Two, second-place finishes highlighted Adams City's appearance at the annual Top of the Rockies wresstling tournament over the weekend.

    Nicholas Gonzales (126 pounds) and Christian Rowell (170) took second in their respective weight classes. Gavin Deaguero (152) was fourth, while 120-pounder Jordan Griego finished sixth.

    Nicholas Gonzales (126) and Christian Rowell (170) were second. Gavin Deaguero (152) was fourth. Jordan Griego (120) took sixth place. 

  • Front Range Airport inches toward spaceport approval

    Front Range Airport officials are applying for the right to send humans out of this world.

  • Arrivo receives $182,500 in business incentives

    Commerce City plans to give $182,500 in tax rebates to Arrivo, a Los Angeles-based, high-speed transit startup company.

    Arrivo representatives said recently that they plan to spend $10 million to open a research and development center in a former toll station on Interstate E470. Workers plan to test a road system that would whip autonomous pods past lanes of traffic at up to 200 mph.

  • Wrestling: Top of Rockies beckons Adams City HS

    LAFAYETTE -- As of early afternoon Jan. 20, three Adams City wrestlers placed in his weight class at the prestigious Top of the Rockies wrestling tournament at Centaurus High School.

    Nichols Gonzales won three matches to move into the semifinals at 126 pounds. Gavin Deaguero followed the same script at 152 pounds, as did Christian Rowell at 170 pounds.

    Jordan Griego (120) remains alive in the consolation bracket.

    The Top of the Rockies tournament is on a par with, if not somewhat better than the state wrestling meet.

  • Boys basketball .. Eagles romp past Denver West
  • Officer-involved shooting leaves man dead

    An Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a man at Pinetree Village Apartments Tuesday, Jan. 16.

    Neither the man’s name, nor the sheriff’s deputy’s name, was immediately released.

    The deputy used his Taser and eventually fired his weapon at the man, who was in the hallway at the apartments at 7520 Broadway, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

  • Stuart Middle School teacher resigns

    School district officials said a Stuart Middle School teacher resigned Friday, Dec. 8 after writing, “I want to kill children” in a message on a projector screen in his class the Friday before.

    Kris Burghart, an eighth grade language arts teacher at the school at 15955 E. 101st Way in Commerce City, posted the message in the last period of the school day Dec. 1, according to students.

  • Girls basketball: Denver South beats Adams City

    Denver South scored 26 points in the third quarter and went on to a 67-30 road win against Adams City Jan. 4.

    The Rebels put three players in double figures. Carly Dilworth had 18 points. Centoria Roberts and Timiya Guevara added 15. Jade Aragon led the Eagles with 15 points. Jennessy Aragon and Alejandra Pena were next with three points.

  • Church gives students a merry Christmas

    Christmas did in fact come early at Kemp Elementary School - 12 days early.

    On Dec. 13, students at the school at 6775 Oneida St. in Commerce City cleaned up their desks a little bit earlier than normal, put on their best behavior to avoid their names falling on the naughty list and patiently waited to hear Santa walk through their classroom door bearing gifts.