Today's News

  • Flipped-over semi causes big problems

    Commerce City police are urging people to avoid on the on-ramp from southbound U.S. Highway 85 to eastbound I-270.

    The cause is a semi-tractor trailer that rolled over. It happened shortly before 1 p.m. Nov. 17.

    South Adams County firefighters and medical personnel were able to pull the driver out of the cab. The driver has minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved. Authorities don't suspect alcohol played a part.

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  • High-speed transit testing coming soon

    Arrivo, a Los-Angeles-based, high-speed, transit start-up company, plans to build and test hyperspeed roadway in Commerce City's backyard next year.

    The company plans to build a test track at the intersection of E-470 and East 96th Avenue at an unused toll station. The proposed transportation system is a "hyperloop" in which "pods" are whisked along at 200 miles per hour using electricity and magnetic levitation.

  • In the making: Downtown Derby grows with new art space

    Artist Jeanie Nuanes King is working on her latest masterpiece, the Magnolia Street Art Space in Commerce City.

    King has spent the last few months remodeling the 5,400 square-foot space – a former auto body shop – to transform the site into modern gallery and studio spaces.

  • Four new faces to join city council

    Commerce City voters approved four new city council members and a new 5 percent excise tax on marijuana in this year's election.

    No incumbents ran for the four open seats. Oscar Madera will represent Ward I, Nicole Frank will represent Ward 3, and Benjamin Huseman and Jose Guardioloa will serve as at-large council members, based on unofficial results.

  • Drive-by shooting wounds one

    Commerce City police continued to investigate a drive-by shooting.

    It happened in the 7200 block of East 72nd Avenue about 6:45 p.m. Nov. 14. Police found an adult male who'd been shot "in his lower extremities," according to a statement.

    Officers said the suspects, who were in an unknown vehicle, confronted the man, then shot him. Witnesses told police they heard several shots and then saw the victim lying on the ground.

  • More improvements planned for Ken Mitchell Lakes

    Workers could start building an $11 million upgrade at Erger’s Pond in December, if all goes according to plan.

  • United Power plans to build state's largest battery storage system

    United Power representatives plan to build the state's biggest battery storage system in Firestone - with help from Tesla Inc., the battery, solar panel and car company in California.

    United Power is partnering with SoCore Energy LLC, a solar energy company based in Chicago, to build a multi-million dollar battery storage system - called the Powerpack System from Tesla - near Interstate 25 and Colorado Highway 119. It's expected to be one of the largest of its kind owned and operated by an electric company in the country.

  • Football: Gateway slips past Adams City
  • Denver deputy faces felony menacing charge

    MetroWest staff

    A Denver deputy sheriff faces a charge of felony menacing in connection with a Thursday, Nov. 9, incident in Commerce City.

    Dave Young, the district attorney for the 17th Judicial District, filed the charges last week. Authorities say Bret Martin Carbone, 46, pointed a gun at a process server who came to the deputy’s home.

    Authorities did not release details about why the server went to Carbone’s home or how the felony menacing charge might affect his employment.