Today's News

  • Commerce City Police Department report July 7 to 13

    MetroWest Report

    Commerce City police have seen an outpouring of support from residents in the wake of national police-related incidents, including killings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, said spokeswoman Julia Emko.

    Several residents have brought food to the police department in the last few weeks, Emko said.

  • Skyway Bridge ‘deck’ built for $343 million rail line

    Interstate 270 was closed again overnight July 15 between the Vasquez Boulevard and Interstate 76 exits for work on the North Metro Rail line, according to the Regional Transportation District.

    Detour signs guided drivers around the closures on the interstate and on various exit ramps. The 18.5-mile North Metro Rail line is planned to connect downtown Denver to Commerce City, Northglenn and Thornton when it opens at the starts of 2018.

  • New Rocky Mountain Arsenal report is out

    By Kevin M. Smith

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Residents can comment on a new report on the former Rocky Mountain Arsenal that discusses cleanup on the remaining piece of the Superfund site.

  • Can a downward dog change your life?

    By Michel Hansen

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    The tiny cling of chimes welcomes students to Bella Yoga Inc. studio, owned by Michelle Klabon.

    Klabon could barely use her hands in 2001 because of crippling pain brought on by rheumatoid arthritis. A friend recommended yoga. Each time Klabon went, she noticed some relief.

  • George T. Sanders Co. to move from Wheat Ridge

    By Michel Hansen

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    The George T. Sanders Co. heating and plumbing business in Wheat Ridge plans to move to a spot near East 95th Place and Yosemite Street in Commerce City in 2017.

  • Brighton Tavern is scheduled for demolition

    A piece of Brighton history is slated for demolition the week of July 11 – the Brighton Tavern at 245 S. Main St.

    Crews from Xcel Energy started shutting off utilities and moving the gas line from the property as soon as the demolition was approved.

  • Commerce City police get body cameras

    Transparency, accountability and upholding public trust were issues brought up by Commerce City Deputy Police Chief Dennis Moon at a body camera press conference June 29 at the Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave.

    In Commerce City, 75 police officers now have body cameras after the Commerce City City Council authorized use of the devices in January.

    “We've been working on it hard since then,” said Moon, a department veteran of 22 years, who spearheaded the project.

  • Adams 14 School District has a new boss

    MetroWest Report

    The next man chosen to lead Adams County District 14 is a retired Arizona educator.

    Officials at the Adams County District 14 board of education chose Javier Abrego, a retired school superintendent from Arizona to head the Commerce City district, according to Chalkbeat.com.

    Abrego takes over for Pat Sanchez, who is now a superintendent of schools near San Francisco.

  • Armed car-jacking suspect remains free

    Commerce City police continue to look for an armed suspect in a double car-jacking Wednesday, July 13.

    A male suspect stole an SUV at gunpoint near the Dollar General store at 7400 Colo. Highway 2 around 5:45 p.m., according to a press release from the police department. The suspect headed eastbound until abandoning the car at the intersection of Highway 2 and 72nd Avenue.

  • Missing person training exercise

    Volunteers found a fictitious missing person during a joint training exercise at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge on July 9.

    Rampart Search and Rescue group members from Commerce City and OMEGA search and rescue group members from the Denver metro area participated in the exercise.

    Left to right are: Volunteer Dulcie Long, of Denver, U.S. Fish and Wildlife officer Joshua Frazier, volunteer J.W. Stephens, of Littleton, and volunteer Kevin Cunningham, of Littleton.