http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Veteran honored http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/veteran-honored <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_front_barrybowenhonored_052615.jpg" alt="Commander Rob Soper, of the Colorado National Guard, addresses the Stuart Middle School student body on May 15, while guest of honor Barry Brown, back right, looks on. " title="Commander Rob Soper, of the Colorado National Guard, addresses the Stuart Middle School student body on May 15, while guest of honor Barry Brown, back right, looks on. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COMMERCE CITY</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &ndash; Veteran Barry Brown of Brighton was honored for both his service to country and community May 15 at Stuart Middle School in Commerce City.</span></p> Child care system fosters mostly failure http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/child-care-system-fosters-mostly-failure <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_fosterkids1_052715.jpg" alt="Tamisha Macklin, 26, stands for a portrait in Denver on Monday, May 11, 2015, entered the foster care system at age 6. By 14 she was spending most of her time in group homes and detention centers. Macklin is now an advocate for foster kids and preparing to graduate from college. " title="Tamisha Macklin, 26, stands for a portrait in Denver on Monday, May 11, 2015, entered the foster care system at age 6. By 14 she was spending most of her time in group homes and detention centers. Macklin is now an advocate for foster kids and preparing to graduate from college. " align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Katie Kuntz</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Severance sails to sixth-place finish in state high jump http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/severance-sails-sixth-place-finish-state-high-jump <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_severance_052615.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Skyler Severance arches his back to clear the high-jump bar at the state 5A track meet May 15 in Lakewood. Severance took sixth. " title="Prairie View’s Skyler Severance arches his back to clear the high-jump bar at the state 5A track meet May 15 in Lakewood. Severance took sixth. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">LAKEWOOD</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &ndash; A year ago, Prairie View&rsquo;s Skyler Severance wanted to clear 6-feet-6-inches at the state 5A track-and-field meet.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">He had to wait a year to cross that off his list.: Severance cleared 6-6 at this year&rsquo;s state 5A track meet and finished sixth in the field. A year ago, he wound up 10<sup>th</sup>.</span></p> Happy Feet....Smiley Faces http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/happy-feetsmiley-faces <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_specialolympics_052015_0.jpg" alt="Jenn Davis of the Brighton Area “Happy Feet” Special Olympics team celebrates a first place finish during the 100-meter dash. Nearly 500 Special Olympians from around the Denver Metro area competed in a regional meet held at the Brighton High School track May 16 hoping for a chance to attend the 2015 Colorado Statewide Summer Games. " title="Jenn Davis of the Brighton Area “Happy Feet” Special Olympics team celebrates a first place finish during the 100-meter dash. Nearly 500 Special Olympians from around the Denver Metro area competed in a regional meet held at the Brighton High School track May 16 hoping for a chance to attend the 2015 Colorado Statewide Summer Games. " align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /> Adams County judge among finalists for Court of Appeals judgeship http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/adams-county-judge-among-finalists-court-appeals-judgeship <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">DENVER </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; An Adams County district judge was among the three nominees announced earlier this month for a vacancy on the Colorado Court of Appeals.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced May 13 that 17th Judicial District Judge Ted C. Tow III was among two others nominated for the vacancy, which was created by the retirement of the Honorable James S. Casebolt, effective July 1.</span></p> Adams County names new finance director http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/adams-county-names-new-finance-director <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_news_dahlman_052615.jpg" alt="Ben Dahlman" title="Ben Dahlman" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">d</span><span class="s1" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">ams County Manager Todd Leopold announced May 21 that Ben Dahlman is the new director of the Adams County Finance Department.</span></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">Dahlman has worked for the county for 16 years, serving in numerous roles such as senior budget analyst, budget manager, assistant finance director, and, now, finance director.</span></p> Summer break activities for kids http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/summer-break-activities-kids <p class="p1"> <span class="s1" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><b>COMMERCE CITY</b> &mdash;</span><span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> The Commerce City Police Department and city&rsquo;s recreation center have teamed up to bring a series of summer programs and events for children and teens. The deadlines for some events are fast approaching, so interested participants are encouraged to register online at www.c3gov.com/recreation, or call 303-289-3789.</span></p> Walking with Purpose http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/walking-purpose <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/finish_line_006a.jpg" alt="Tyler Davis, center, of Henderson, crosses the finish line with his parents, Clay and Stacey during Saturday’s Angelman Walk at the Adams County Fairgrounds Park. The walk is held annually to bring together families of “Angels” from around the West as well as to raise funds for research into the genetic disorder. " title="Tyler Davis, center, of Henderson, crosses the finish line with his parents, Clay and Stacey during Saturday’s Angelman Walk at the Adams County Fairgrounds Park. The walk is held annually to bring together families of “Angels” from around the West as well as to raise funds for research into the genetic disorder. " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" />