Today's News

  • New headquarters open for business

    The South Adams County Fire Department has a new place to call home.

    It dedicated its new headquarters at 6050 Syracuse St. during an Aug. 16 ceremony.

    "With all of our growth, the old location was no longer practical," said Lt. Michael Gawal, the department's spokesman. "This building is a great tribute to our past as well."

  • Eagles' football practices underway
  • Suncor requests increase on emission limits

    Residents are concerned about Suncor Energy’s request to the state to increase emission limits at its refinery at 5801 Brighton Boulevard.

    They packed a recent meeting held by the state air pollution control division to complain about past emissions which they said harmed the community’s air and water.

    But a Suncor spokeswoman said many of the requests to modify air quality standards will help control emissions.

  • Golf season underway
  • $27.5 million animal shelter is a ‘done deal’

    A planned $27.5 million Adams County animal shelter at the Adams County Fairgrounds will move forward, despite continued complaints from residents. During a public meeting at the Waymire Dome recently, several residents expressed discontent with Adams County officials after hearing that the animal shelter was a ‘done deal.’

    “What are we even doing here?” at least one person in the crowd of more than 50 shouted out during the meeting.

  • Deaguero steps aside as ACHS wrestling coach

    For the first time in 17 years, Adams City High School needs a new wrestling coach.

    Tom Deaguero stepped aside as wrestling coach to become an assistant principal at the school. 

  • Augustana snatches Vargas

    A year’s courtship between Augustana College, an NCAA Division III school in Rock Island, Ill., and Prairie View’s Luke Vargas came to an end.

    Vargas accepted an offer to attend school and to play baseball.

    “Augustana had been talking to me since the end of my junior year and decided to make me an offer at the end of the summer,” Vargas said. “I talked to Lewis and Clark College in Oregon and Eastern New Mexico. But neither worked out.”

  • Two PVHS football players get invites to All-American Bowl II

    Two players with ties to the Prairie View High School football program – Mikhail Sands, who was born with one hand, and Xavier Gates, who graduated from high school in the spring – are among those invited to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas early next year.

    The game is set for a 5 p.m. MST start at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

    The pair will play on the West squad of all-stars.

  • Officials pay $3.5 million for farmland for agritourism

    Elected city officials recently decided to buy Sable Farm for $3.5 million to preserve it as agricultural land and open space.

    The Sable/Anderson/Hattendorf farmland is about 64 acres of land west of Sable Road between East 144th and East 148th avenues. The sale also included 70.8 shares of Fulton Ditch water, which must be used on the land or on other nearby farmland.

  • New football league alignment in offing?

    AURORA – Come the 2018 high-school football season, it may be out with the waterfall and in with geography and rivalries.

    The Colorado High School Activities Association’s football committee met last week. One thing it heard was the present format that relies on a team’s Ratings Performance Index isn’t popular.