http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Educator strikes back http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/educator-strikes-back <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_superintendent_bus_ride_1_0817.jpg" alt=" Superintendent Javier Abrego talks to a student after riding the bus on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 9. " title=" Superintendent Javier Abrego talks to a student after riding the bus on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 9. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Javier Abrego, Ph.D., or &quot;Dr. J.&quot; to his co-workers, has just taken the helm of the Adams 14 School District.</span></p> <p> Abrego joins the staff after eight years in Arizona as superintendent. Prior to that, he spent 30 years at the School City of East Chicago District, holding various positions as a teacher and principal, as well as the director of elementary education.</p> <p> He has been in Colorado for about three weeks.</p> Where did benefit funds go? http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/where-did-benefit-funds-go <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sylvia_hollingsworth.jpg" alt="Sylvia Hollingsworth&#039;s last birthday - she turned 40 on Jan. 21, 1987." title="Sylvia Hollingsworth&#039;s last birthday - she turned 40 on Jan. 21, 1987." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> A&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">fundraiser that was held in the late 1980s for three children at the Countryland bar in Commerce City netted more than $4,000.</span></p> <p> The children, Marilyn, then 16, Peggy, 15, and Tom Hollingsworth, 11, never received the money.</p> <p> The benefit was held because the siblings lost their mother, Sylvia, at the hands of their stepfather in a brutal murder-suicide that would shake the community.</p> New season, new soccer boss at Adams City High http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/new-season-new-soccer-boss-adams-city-high <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_lauchmen.jpg" alt="Kyle Lauchmen" title="Kyle Lauchmen" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Kyle Lauchmen has a couple of things on his plate as he starts his tenure as Adams City High School&rsquo;s boys soccer coach.</span></p> <p class="p3"> The minor one is to find an assistant to take his place. Lauchmen took the top spot when former coach Ramiro Loera took a job at Aurora Central High School.</p> <p class="p3"> He earned the head coaching job late in the summer, which means also has to get to know and judge the talent of 55 players, some of whom he&rsquo;s never met.<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span></p> Softball: Adams City rallies for season-opening win http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/softball-adams-city-rallies-season-opening-win <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0046_1.jpg" alt="Jordyn Staley of Adams City waits for the throw to come from first base after an out in the first inning Aug. 23." title="Jordyn Staley of Adams City waits for the throw to come from first base after an out in the first inning Aug. 23." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Sierra Gutierez hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to lift Adams City to a come-from-behind, 10-7 win against Overland Aug. 23. It was the season-opener for both teams.</p> <p> Overland took advantage of errors for a 4-0 lead. Veronica Adams tied the game in the fourth inning with an RBI single.</p> <p> Three Trailblazers&#39; runners were thrown out at the plate in the span of two innings. Two of those outs came on the last play of the fifth inning.</p> <p> Jordyn Staley threw a complete game for the Eagles and picked up the win.</p> Officials break ground on 'Elementary School No. 12' http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/officials-break-ground-elementary-school-no-12 <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_newschool12_40817.jpg" alt="Commerce City city council members wielded shovels to break ground on the new Elementary School No. 12. From left: Steve Douglas, Paolo Diaz, Rick Teter and Rene&#039; Bullock. " title="Commerce City city council members wielded shovels to break ground on the new Elementary School No. 12. From left: Steve Douglas, Paolo Diaz, Rick Teter and Rene&#039; Bullock. " align="left" hspace="6" width="98" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Commerce City officials broke ground on School District 27J&#39;s newest elementary school recently.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The $22 million &quot;Elementary School No. 12&quot; will be built at 1021 Landmark Drive in the Reunion neighborhood. It&#39;s planned to be complete and open to students in the fall of 2017. School district officials are holding a contest to name the school.</span></p> Golf: Adams City's Montoya claims seventh in first EMAC major http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/golf-adams-citys-montoya-claims-seventh-first-emac-major <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/achs_-_aaron_montoya.jpg" alt="Adams City’s Aaron Montoya fires a line drive towards hole one during the Aug. 17 EMAC tournament at Buffalo Run Golf Course in Commerce City." title="Adams City’s Aaron Montoya fires a line drive towards hole one during the Aug. 17 EMAC tournament at Buffalo Run Golf Course in Commerce City." align="left" hspace="6" width="96" height="85" /><p> Adams City&#39;s Aaron Montoya took team medalist honors for the Eagles in the first of two Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major tournaments Aug. 17 at Buffalo Run Golf Course. The combined scores from the two major tournaments (the second one is Sept. 8 at Aurora Hills Golf Course) determine the conference team champion.</p> <p> Montoya finished seventh after firing an 18-over par 90.</p> <p> Josh Zade (34-over par 106, 22nd place) and Julian Vasquez (44-over 116, 27th) rounded out the Eagles&#39; scoring contingent.</p> <p> ACHS was sixth in the field.</p> Pokemon Go is not a police exercise http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/pokemon-go-not-police-exercise <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pokemongo082416.jpeg" alt="The Pokemon Go game for mobile devices came out in July." title="The Pokemon Go game for mobile devices came out in July." align="left" hspace="6" width="162" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Pokemon Go probably is not the best police training exercise.</span></p> <p> Two Commerce City police officers learned that the hard way, after a supervisor found out that they had led training recruits on Pokemon Go expeditions.</p> <p> The officers are longer training recruits, although they&#39;re still employed by the city, said Julia Emko, a city spokeswoman.</p> Lauer-Krauts celebrates 10 years http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/lauer-krauts-celebrates-10-years <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_funkyfindsofflavortown.jpg" alt="Lauer-Krauts in Brighton is featured on page 126 of Guy Fieri’s “The Funky Finds of Flavortown” cookbook. " title="Lauer-Krauts in Brighton is featured on page 126 of Guy Fieri’s “The Funky Finds of Flavortown” cookbook. " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">MetroWest Report</span></p> <p> For Christmas in 1995, Robin Trujillo&rsquo;s dad Bob Lauer made six jars of his &ldquo;Lauer-Kraut&rdquo; homemade sauerkraut and packaged it up for an annual family gift exchange.</p>