Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Football: Gateway slips past Adams City
  • 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.

  • 216-unit apartment complex to open in January 2019

    Commerce City will soon be home to 216 new apartments that people who make $33,660 or less per year can qualify to rent.

    Minneapolis-based affordable housing developer Dominium broke ground on North Range Crossings near East 104th Avenue and Sable Boulevard Thursday, Oct. 26, after closing on the property in August. The new complex is expected to open in January 2019.  Two other developers previously tried to develop apartments on the site, but did not succeed.

  • PVHS plans military appreciation salute the week of Oct. 16

    When Prairie View High School faces the Far Northeast Warriors Oct. 20, there will be a military feel to the game.

    That’s because PVHS plans to salute members of the military before and during the contest.

    “We’ve been focusing a lot on salute to service,” said Barb Fasbender, the school’s military recruiting liaison. Her son is in the military.

  • Officials study Aerotropolis Colorado plan

     Officials estimate that an "aerotropolis" of businesses around Denver International Airport could bring 74,000 new jobs to Adams County in the next 20 years or more.

    Officials at the Adams County Economic Development office are doing a marketing study to figure out what kinds of businesses might want to move into the new aerotropolis. An aerotropolis is an urban plan designed to take advantage of the layout, infrastructure and economy centered around an airport.

  • Soccer: BHS slips past Eagles

     Brighton used a second-half goal to beat Adams City 1-0 in Brighton Oct. 12.

    No stats were immediately available for either team

    BHS has two more games left on the schedule, including one against Hinkley Oct. 17. Adams City finished its season with record of 4-9-2, 3-6-2 in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference.