Today's News

  • Off-duty sergeant hurt in roll-over collision

    COMMERCE CITY — The Colorado State Patrol continued to investigate an accident Monday in which an off-duty Commerce City Police Department sergeant was injured.

        The collision happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 7400 block of Quebec Parkway.

        Details of the incident are sketchy. Commerce City Sgt. Joe Sandoval, who was driving his own vehicle at the time, was injured. He went to Denver Health Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition Monday afternoon.

  • Council approves balanced 2009 budget, aims to maintain service levels

    COMMERCE CITY – The City Council approved a balanced budget for 2009 that maintains or increases service levels to residents without adding city staff or drawing from cash reserves.

        After months of review and discussion from elected officials, city staff and members of the public, the council voted to adopt the 2009 budget of almost $53 million. Included in the budget is curbside recycling, an addition to the city-funded refuse collection contract.

  • Fuller makes easy transition to college swimming

    FORT COLLINS – Life as a college swimmer isn’t so bad for former Brighton standout and two-time state champion Breann Fuller.

        Fuller is swimming for Colorado State University this season. In the first month of the new campaign, all she’s done is record four of her team’s fastest times in the 100-meter freestyle, the 1,650-meter freestyle, the 100-backstroke and the 100-backstroke.

  • Deaguero second-rated wrestler at 149s

        Commerce City’s Joey Deaguero is the NCAA’s second-rated wrestler among 149-pounders, according to the most recent polls.

        Deaguero, who prepped at Adams City High School, was undefeated until his draw at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational meet over the weekend.

        He lost to Trevor Chinn of Lehigh (Pa.), the eighth seed and 13th-rated NCAA Division I wrestler at 149 pounds. Deaguero pinned Michigan’s Mark Weber at the 4:55 mark of his first consolation match.

  • Those dreaded, naughty words

    Thoughts and reflections for a Wednesday morning while waiting for a good deal on a flat-screen television.

        • I got out of my car at the grocery store the other night and a mother was berating her child. “That is a terrible word. That is the worst word you could ever say. You are getting your mouth washed out with soap.”

        • I think he said bailout.

        • It never ceases to amaze me the numbers of reporters local television stations send out to tell you it’s snowing.

  • Let it snow
  • Complaints, city shutter dirty Clear View Motel

    COMMERCE CITY – City officials say the Clear View Motel was closed Nov. 24 after an investigation by a multi-agency task force found multiple law and safety violations.

         The motel, 7750 state Highway 2, was determined “unfit for human habitation” by officials involved in the investigation. The investigation team included officials from Commerce City, the Tri-County Health Department and South Adams County Fire Marshal’s office, among others.

  • City still planning to examine residency occupancy standards

    COMMERCE CITY – The city council will continue its review of the city’s occupancy ordinance, which came under scrutiny recently when a complaint was filed against a family in the River Run neighborhood.        

    Lisa French said she allowed her son and daughter-in-law to move back into their home earlier this year after they lost their apartment. But the addition technically left the family in violation of a residency occupancy standard that doesn’t allow more than five adults to live in a home at any given time.

  • 27J looks at implementing policy governance model

    BRIGHTON — Judging by the positive response thus far, the School District 27J board of education is headed down the road toward a major shift in management style.

        And all indications support an upcoming change to a form of management known as policy governance.

  • Hooked on the symphony

    BRIGHTON — “Thank you for playing that beautiful music.  It has opened my eyes to a new style of music,” wrote Paul Montoya after experiencing the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s educational program, “The Planets and the Sea” conducted by associate conductor Scott O’ Neil.