Today's News

  • 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.

  • District attorney's office charges man with murder

    The district attorney’s office charged a 37-year-old man with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in February in Commerce City.

    Christopher Toney was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder and first-degree burglary. Authorities said Toney was advised of the charges Wednesday, March 1, but did not give any other details.

  • '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.

  • Track: Barrera captures 100-meter title at Weld Central meet

    KEENESBURG – Adams City's Carlos Barrera won the boys 100-meter race at the fourth annual Weld Central Early Season Invite March 17. He turned in a time of 11.37 seconds. He also finished second in the 200-meters with a time of 22.6.

    Elsewhere, Jacob Amador was seventh in the 200-meters, where his time was 24.02.

  • Boys of spring back to work
  • Power failure shuts down Suncor plant

    As of 2 a.m. March 12, the Suncor plant in Commerce City was without power after a power failure.

  • Crash hurts two

    BRIGHTON – A woman was taken to the hospital by helicopter with unknown injuries after a four-car crash at U.S. Highway 85 and 124th Avenue near the Adams County Fairgrounds around 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2.

    Witnesses said a silver Mustang headed southbound at a high rate of speed collided with an eastbound Subaru that was turning north onto U.S. 85. Angela Andress, who works at the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce, said the force of the crash pushed the Mustang back into her stopped vehicle plus one other vehicle. 

  • Spring sports season starts March 9




    Here are Adams City's spring sports schedules ..



  • Commerce City businesses recognized

    MetroWest Report

    Seafood supplier Asahi Food and power provider United Power were among the seven local companies recognized by the annual Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards recently.

    Businesses were thanked for the role they believe in making the community successful, Mayor Sean Ford said in a press statement.

  • AdCo Economic Development promotes Bedolla

    MetroWest Report

    The Adams County Economic Development group is shuffling its staff.

    Angie Bedolla will replace Melvin Yarber as the economic development specialist and enterprise zone administrator, according to an email from Barry Gore, president and CEO of the Westminster-based office. According to Gore, Bedolla will oversee the business retention and expansion program and support the group’s Business Retention and Expansion, or BRE, taskforce.