Today's News

  • Former Adams 14 teacher sentenced to 25 years to life for sexual assault

    Former Dupont Elementary School teacher Gilbert Joseph Trujillo, 67, was sentenced to 25 years to life on Wednesday, April 19, for sexual assaulting two girls between 2005 and 2011.

    All together, Trujillo was charged in June 2015 with sexually assaulting six girls between August 2004 and May 2011 when they were students in third, fourth and fifth grades at Dupont Elementary School, 7970 Kimberly St. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation in November 2013 and later filed charges.

  • Dupont teachers build relationships through home visits

    The Avila sisters waited anxiously outside their home to greet their teachers for a home visit around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5.

    Emily, a first-grader and Amanda, a third-grader, rushed inside to tell their mom the teachers had arrived before quickly darting out again to meet them. 

  • New week, new ACHS golf team on the links

    WESTMINSTER – The two Adams City golfers who appeared in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference north tournament last week did not make it to the first EMAC major of the year.

    Bryonna Mullaney, Angelica Gutierrez and Dylynn Gonzales made up the Eagles' squad for the April 12 tourney at Legacy Ridge Golf Course in Westminster.

  • Adams City's Barrera makes good on 2016 track goals

    Adams City’s Carlos Barrera didn’t make it to the finals of any running event in the 2015 track season.

    Last year, he made it to two. This year, he’s in line to earn a spot in the state 5A track-and-field meet. It starts May 18 at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.

    Barrera sits in 20th place among class 5A 200-meter dash participants. His top time is 22.6 seconds. He’s in 24th place for the class 5A 100-meter dash, where his top time is 11.33.

  • Track: Eagles capture pair of wins at Weld Central meet

    KEENESBURG – Adams City's Carlos Barrera took first place in the boys 100-meter dash at the ninth annual Weld Central Rebel Roundup April 7. He turned in a time of 11.33 seconds.

    Teammate Jacob Amador won the 200-meter dash. His time was 23 seconds flat.

  • 'Agritourism' plan could spur economic activity

    If you go:

    Learn about an "agritourism" plan called the District Plan

    3 p.m. Wednesday, March 8

    Brighton City Hall

    500 S. Fourth Ave.


    MetroWest Report

    A plan meant to spur economic development while preserving the region’s farmland and agricultural flavor took a big step forward recently.

  • Tee time for ACHS golfers

    FORT LUPTON – It’s early in the season. But two things seem to be sure things for Adams City golf coach Kyle Lauchmen.

    He’s not sure how many players will show up for tournament play. Two – Zoey Sutherland and Jacelle Perez – played in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference’s north area schools tournament at Coyote Creek Golf Course April 6. This is Sutherland’s first year at organized golf. It’s the third year for Perez.

  • Barr Lake spreads wings with $1.5 million nature center remodel

    A bald eagle spread his wings as Peter Reshetiniak, president of the Raptor Education Foundation, introduced him to a crowd of people gathered at the Barr Lake State Park nature center.

    The 2-year-old eagle has a wing span of seven feet, and, like many in attendance, looked around curiously at his surroundings – the newly remodeled visitors’ center.

  • World Cup qualifier comes to Commerce City

    CHICAGO – U.S. Soccer chose Dick's Sporting Goods Park to host a FIFA World Cup qualifier between the United States and Trinidad & Tobago.

    The match begins at 5:50 p.m., June 8. It will be televised live on FS1 and Univision.

    The U.S. is in fourth place in the qualifying standings. Six teams are in the final round of World Cup qualifying. Come June 11, the men's national team will be in Mexico City for another qualifier against regional rival Mexico.

  • Suncor incident spewed toxic gases

    Suncor Refinery in Commerce City spewed toxic gases into the air on Saturday, March 11, after an Xcel power outage temporarily shut down operations, according to media reports.

    A Suncor spokesman said the gases released did not warrant a big health risk at the refinery at 5801 Brighton Blvd. But more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide and more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide gas was released into the air, exceeding state air quality limits, according to the Colorado Department of Health.