Today's News

  • 'Touch a truck' draws a crowd

    Ever wonder what it feels like to operate heavy machinery? Or sit in a police car — without being in trouble, that is? 

    Children and adults had an opportunity to try a truck on for size at the Commerce City Public Works Department open house and "touch a truck" event held from 4 to 8 p.m. June 16 at the Municipal Service Center, 8602 Rosemary St.

  • Are you ready for some football in mid-June?

    DENVER – Adams City sophomore quarterback Liban Shongolo got the proverbial keys to the car in early June.

    He had his first chance to play against someone besides his teammates at a Denver Broncos-sponsored 7-on-7 camp June 15 at Denver South High School.

  • A man and his dog

    For David Black, 27, of Commerce City, a normal evening would consist of chilling with friends after work, enjoying a cigarette and a beer.

    That all changed on June 13. 

    After that, Black's life turned upside down. That's when he began an exhaustive search for his best friend, a year-old Rottweiler mix named Jaxx. At around 7 that night, while in the care of a friend's mother, Jaxx ran away from Black's home. 

    There was a sighting two days after, near the middle school. 

  • Hotel touted in investor brochure

    Is it or isn't it going to be a hotel? Only its developers know for sure.

    Construction has started at the southeast corner of East 104th Avenue and Highway 85. Reportedly a hotel, restaurant and shopping area in the making, the area is part of the revitalization efforts in Commerce City.

    Developer HREC Investment Advisors has put out a marketing flyer about a 2.37-acre hotel development parcel and an 18.5-acre land parcel called Commerce Place I "that is soon to be developed" at the location.

  • Make a day of it in Commerce City

    Driving from store to store dragging you down? Stay in one location, and enjoy a beer while you shop at the Mile High Flea Market. 

    The market, open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday at 7007 E 88th Ave., Henderson, is an open-air market that's in full summer swing with bands, food, beer, antiques, clothes, bikes and more.

  • Three-car crash slows rush hour

    A three-car crash held up traffic on both lanes of the highway around 4 p.m. Tuesday June 21 near the intersection of Quebec Street and Highway 2.

    There were no apparent injuries in the crash. Fire crews arrived on scene shortly after the accident.

    Traffic slowed to a crawl on Quebec Street. Three cars were stopped on Highway 2 at the scene of the crash, and a man and children were seen outside of the vehicles. Photo by Stephanie Dyke

  • 16 charged in connection with drug ring

    Two Commerce City and one Brighton resident were among 16 individuals charged in connection with a drug ring operating in the north Denver metro area, according to the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s office.

    Cynthia Orozco, 35, of Commerce City, was charged with racketeering, conspiracy and with 19 counts of distribution of a controlled substance, among other counts, the District Attorney's office said in a press statement June 14. Orozco was taken into custody and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

  • National Wildlife Refuge in summer mode

    Eight new bison calves are frolicking at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge this spring at 6550 Gateway Road, said Cindy Souders, visitor services manager for the facility.

    The refuge is bustling with activity, including upcoming catch-and-release fishing events, fishing clinics and several youth events.

  • Adams 14 lays out budget for 2016-17

    The Adams 14 School District has announced its $96 million proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year. 

    The proposed budget is expected to help combat declining enrollment and to help the school district maintain its accreditation, said Sandy Rotella, chief financial operations officer. The plan includes $3.5 million from the district's reserves to work on improving student achievement.

  • Salaz takes on unique role at all-state games

    ALAMOSA  – Billy Salaz guided his team of all-star girls basketball players to a win in the opening round of the Colorado High School Coaches Association basketball game June 10 at Adams State University.