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Today's News

  • Anderson follows sister’s lead onto the track

    Prairie View High School is about to see another athletic Anderson in its midst.

    Meet Gregory Anderson. If his last name sounds familiar, his sister is Aleksandra Anderson, who continued her track career at the University of North Dakota.

  • Best in show:

    Katie Hix brushed the soft, white fur of her dog, Misty, as the two of them prepared for the Adams County Fair Dog Show on Saturday, July 22.  

    The dog show kicked off the county fair activities with dogs and their owners showing off their skills in obedience, showmanship and handling obstacles.  

    Katie, 16, has competed in dog shows for the last six years, four of which she did so well that she proceeded to the state fair.

  • Commerce Heart Gallery fair, other briefs

    Colorado Heart Gallery fair

    was held in Commerce City

    Close to 300 children in Colorado are waiting to be adopted, many of whom are featured in the Colorado Heart Gallery, according to Colorado human services statistics.

    The gallery was displayed recently at a fundraiser and foster care fair hosted by Foster Source in the 99000 block of Richfield Street in Commerce City. The traveling exhibit features pictures of Colorado children who are waiting to be adopted.

  • Ken Mitchell Lakes reservoir full, trail construction planned

    One reservoir at Ken Mitchell Lakes is full of water again, thanks to higher-than-normal water flows on the neighboring South Platte River.

    Workers have done several improvements and repairs to the reservoir, known as Cell 1, leaving it mostly empty for more than a year. But Brighton officials capitalized on the recent “free river” snowmelt period from the South Platte River and filled the reservoir completely within two weeks. 

  • Refereeing classes start

    The Colorado High School Athletics and Activities Association needs some officials.

  • Vaden, ex-PVHS star, waits for word on potential NFL career

    Prairie View alum Jordon Vaden is within sniffing distance of a short with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

    He signed a free-agent deal with the team and took part in the squad’s mini-camp earlier this spring.

    “My first thought was, ‘It’s time to get to work,’” he said. “It was a tough wait draft weekend, and that call let me know it’s time to lock in and go get what I’ve been working on for so long.”

  • Fire breaks out at Waste Management plant

    At midafternoon July 17, the South Adams County Fire Department was working to control a fire at the Waste Management plant in the 6100 of Brighton Road.

    The lastest update, by way of Facebook, said crews cooled down several piles of trash, which allowed front-end loaders to separate the piles so that crews could extinguish the fire.

    The smoke from the fire caused delays on I-270 earlier in the day. The fire department said delays continue to be possible but that the conditions were improving.

  • 'Central 70' highway project to bring jobs, opposition

    Colorado Department of Transportation officials want to help Commerce City and the surrounding area by requiring that 20 percent of highway construction workers come from there for the new “Central 70” project.

    The $1.2 billion project would move Interstate 70 below ground between Brighton and Colorado boulevards southwest of Commerce City. About 350 workers from Commerce City and the north Denver neighborhoods near Interstate 70 would be hired from low-income areas surrounding road construction under federal program road construction requirements.

  • Academic and athletic balance part of adjusting to college life

    Second of two parts

     

    Last week, 16 former local high-school athletes said their adjustments to college ran the gamut from humbling to being “full of adjustments,” in one instance. The questions dealt with the pace of play and learning of their respective sports, learning to live on their own and learning to live in new towns.

  • Area Sikhs still fight for acceptance

    Amid rolling farmlands and bulky bales of hay in eastern Commerce City lies a sight most unexpected – a cream-and-gold-accented temple towering over the landscape.

    Sikh gurdwara – or temple – Singh Sabha, is home to Colorado’s and the Rocky Mountain region’s biggest Sikh congregation, with more than 1,500 members.