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Today's News

  • 'Central 70' highway project to bring jobs, opposition

    Colorado Department of Transportation officials want to help Commerce City and the surrounding area by requiring that 20 percent of highway construction workers come from there for the new “Central 70” project.

    The $1.2 billion project would move Interstate 70 below ground between Brighton and Colorado boulevards southwest of Commerce City. About 350 workers from Commerce City and the north Denver neighborhoods near Interstate 70 would be hired from low-income areas surrounding road construction under federal program road construction requirements.

  • Fire breaks out at Waste Management plant

    At midafternoon July 17, the South Adams County Fire Department was working to control a fire at the Waste Management plant in the 6100 of Brighton Road.

    The lastest update, by way of Facebook, said crews cooled down several piles of trash, which allowed front-end loaders to separate the piles so that crews could extinguish the fire.

    The smoke from the fire caused delays on I-270 earlier in the day. The fire department said delays continue to be possible but that the conditions were improving.

  • Vaden, ex-PVHS star, waits for word on potential NFL career

    Prairie View alum Jordon Vaden is within sniffing distance of a short with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

    He signed a free-agent deal with the team and took part in the squad’s mini-camp earlier this spring.

    “My first thought was, ‘It’s time to get to work,’” he said. “It was a tough wait draft weekend, and that call let me know it’s time to lock in and go get what I’ve been working on for so long.”

  • Area Sikhs still fight for acceptance

    Amid rolling farmlands and bulky bales of hay in eastern Commerce City lies a sight most unexpected – a cream-and-gold-accented temple towering over the landscape.

    Sikh gurdwara – or temple – Singh Sabha, is home to Colorado’s and the Rocky Mountain region’s biggest Sikh congregation, with more than 1,500 members.

  • Reunion Elementary to offer 'illuminating' learning experience

    Reunion Elementary School is expected to provide an “illuminating” experience for students through its $22 million design when it opens this fall at 11021 Landmark Drive in Commerce City.

    “Studies have shown that day-lighting is very important to how kids learn,” said Carson Shields, a representative Denver-based Hord Coplan Macht Architects, the school design firm. “All the windows face north or south in classrooms, and we made sure to design with day-lighting in mind.

  • Academic and athletic balance part of adjusting to college life

    Second of two parts

     

    Last week, 16 former local high-school athletes said their adjustments to college ran the gamut from humbling to being “full of adjustments,” in one instance. The questions dealt with the pace of play and learning of their respective sports, learning to live on their own and learning to live in new towns.

  • Refereeing classes start

    The Colorado High School Athletics and Activities Association needs some officials.

  • Adjustments come in all shapes, sizes for ex-high-school athletes

    First of two parts

     

    It’s no surprise that the first year of college for anyone is a major adjustment.

    There’s the increased feeling of responsibility that comes with making sure of on-time arrival in class, of finding a certain amount of time to finish up homework, of finding time to do laundry and, in some cases, of finding time to get one’s groceries in the store.

  • PVHS soccer all-conference

    First-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conferences choices for Prairie View’s girls soccer team were Savannah Watts, Madison Piburn, Taylor Kemp, Nicole Mack, Jordan Johnson and Madison Kemp.

    The second-team, all-conference lineup included Jordan McCarthy, Aspen Sharp, Alycia Vigil and Allyson Abke. The honorable-mention slot went to Cameron Nichols.

  • PVHS baseball all-conference

     Manny Lucero, Josh Sanchez and Nick Hackney were first-team, all-Eastern Metro Athletic Conference selections this spring.

    Lou Perez was a second-team choice, and Jaydon Tanenner was an honorable-mention pick.