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Today's News

  • Vietnam tribute draws veterans to Dacono

    Flanked by rows of American flags on one side and a long, black wall bearing the names of fallen U.S. soldiers on the other, a crowd gathered to honor those warriors who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting in the Vietnam War.  

  • Mexican heritage celebrated by mestizo dancers

    The Colorado Mestizo Dancers celebrated Mexican Independence Day on Saturday, Sept. 17 with a cultural festival at Barr Lake which included several dance performances which uniquely celebrated Mexican culture and heritage.

    Gary Garcia of Denver stared Colorado Mestizo Dancers 28 years ago to continue the art of mestizo dancing, which celebrates Mexican history and society through traditional clothing, songs and dance.

  • Soccer: Adams City tops T-Hawks

    Adams City used two goals early in the second half to hold off Prairie View 3-1 in Eastern Metro Athletic Conference play Sept. 22.

    The Eagles' Jonathan Ordaz converted a penalty kick and picked up another tally from Antonio Calderon within the first four minutes of the second half.

    "It was a hard-fought game on both sides," ACHS coach Kyle Lauchmen said. "They stuck to the game plan. We built off our possession. Those quick goals at the start of the second half bolstered our win."

  • Prairie View students get pumped at pep rally

    A mid-morning pep rally pumped up Prairie View High School students for their homecoming game against Boulder's Fairview High School.

    The game is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 in the Prairie View stadium, 12915 E. 120th Ave.

    Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors crammed into the school stadium to have some fun and to get their ThunderHawk pride soaring. Festivities included a lip-syncing battle, school cheerleaders and the marching band.

  • Playing around

    If you go

    WHAT: Villages East Park dedication and celebration

    WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

    WHERE: 11698 Chambers Road in Commerce City

    MetroWest Report 

    Villages East Park is ready for its public.

  • Lochbuie puts on Fall Fest

    Lochbuie community organizers held the Loch Nellie 5K run for for more than 100 participants. They also had a petting zoo, horse rides, and a bouncy castle for kids at the Lochbuie Fall Fest outdoor festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Weld County Road 37 and Willow Drive. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Photos by Tony White

  • UPDATE: Crews rescue man from collapsed trench

    South Adams County fire crews and other agencies were able to pull an unidentified man from a trench Sept. 18.

    The incident happened in the 7200 block of Ivy Street. It started shortly before noon. Crews rescued the man around 2:45 p.m. after they were able to make sure the area was safe enough to perform a rescue.

    The man was stuck in a 10-foot deep hole. A tweet earlier in the afternoon said the victim was conscious and talking with first responders.

  • Residents give mixed reviews to police

    By Zac Taylor

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Residents had mixed opinions about police department turnover and other issues at a public forum Sept. 14 at Adams City High School.

    U.S. Department of Justice officials hosted the forum - the second in two days - to kick off a program run by the federal Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS.

  • Commerce City Police Report for Sept. 8 to 14

    Commerce City Police Report for Sept. 8 to 14

    Reports reflect calls to the Commerce City Police Department. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed.

    Sept. 14

    Identify theft, 5990 Dahlia St.

    Illegal discharge of a firearm, 8040 Rosemary St.

    Second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, 7887 E. 60th Ave.

    Second-degree burglary, 5671 Olive St.

  • Paying tribute

    John ‘Rowdy’ Oxley, 70, of Centennial, took a knee in front of a mobile memorial wall to Vietnam veterans, on Thursday, Sept. 15, in Dacono. Oxley is a Vietnam veteran who works on assistance programs for fellow soldiers.