http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 'Central 70' highway project to bring jobs, opposition http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/central-70-highway-project-bring-jobs-opposition <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_central70project071917.jpg" alt="The $1.2 billion “Central 70” road project mandates that contractors hire 20 percent of workers from neighborhoods directly affected by construction." title="The $1.2 billion “Central 70” road project mandates that contractors hire 20 percent of workers from neighborhoods directly affected by construction." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> 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 &ldquo;Central 70&rdquo; project.</p> <p> 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.</p> Fire breaks out at Waste Management plant http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/fire-breaks-out-waste-management-plant <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_news_trashfire_071717.jpg" alt="South Adams County firefighters work on a trash fire at the Waste Management plant in 90-degree weather July 17." title="South Adams County firefighters work on a trash fire at the Waste Management plant in 90-degree weather July 17." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> Vaden, ex-PVHS star, waits for word on potential NFL career http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/vaden-ex-pvhs-star-waits-word-potential-nfl-career <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_vaden_071817.jpg" alt="Jordon Vaden" title="Jordon Vaden" align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Prairie View alum Jordon Vaden is within sniffing distance of a short with the NFL&rsquo;s Jacksonville Jaguars.</span></p> <p class="p3"> He signed a free-agent deal with the team and took part in the squad&rsquo;s mini-camp earlier this spring.</p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;My first thought was, &lsquo;It&rsquo;s time to get to work,&rsquo;&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It was a tough wait draft weekend, and that call let me know it&rsquo;s time to lock in and go get what I&rsquo;ve been working on for so long.&rdquo;</p> Area Sikhs still fight for acceptance http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/area-sikhs-still-fight-acceptance <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sikh1_070517.jpg" alt="Practitioners at Singh Sabha temple in Commerce City pray to the Sikh supreme being Waheguru." title="Practitioners at Singh Sabha temple in Commerce City pray to the Sikh supreme being Waheguru." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Amid rolling farmlands and bulky bales of hay in eastern Commerce City lies a sight most unexpected &ndash; a cream-and-gold-accented temple towering over the landscape.</span></p> <p> Sikh gurdwara &ndash; or temple &ndash; Singh Sabha, is home to Colorado&rsquo;s and the Rocky Mountain region&rsquo;s biggest Sikh congregation, with more than 1,500 members.</p> Reunion Elementary to offer 'illuminating' learning experience http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/reunion-elementary-offer-illuminating-learning-experience <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_reunion1.jpg" alt="The $22 million Reunion Elementary School is scheduled to open this fall." title="The $22 million Reunion Elementary School is scheduled to open this fall." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Reunion Elementary School is expected to provide an &ldquo;illuminating&rdquo; experience for students through its $22 million design when it opens this fall at 11021 Landmark Drive in Commerce City.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;Studies have shown that day-lighting is very important to how kids learn,&rdquo; said Carson Shields, a representative Denver-based Hord Coplan Macht Architects, the school design firm. &ldquo;All the windows face north or south in classrooms, and we made sure to design with day-lighting in mind.</p> Academic and athletic balance part of adjusting to college life http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/academic-and-athletic-balance-part-adjusting-college-life <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_sp_antcliff_070517_0.jpg" alt="Kelsie Antcliff" title="Kelsie Antcliff" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="p1"> Second of two parts</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Last week, 16 former local high-school athletes said their adjustments to college ran the gamut from humbling to being &ldquo;full of adjustments,&rdquo; 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.</span></p> Refereeing classes start http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/refereeing-classes-start <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The Colorado High School Athletics and Activities Association needs some officials.</span></p> Adjustments come in all shapes, sizes for ex-high-school athletes http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/adjustments-come-all-shapes-sizes-ex-high-school-athletes <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_sp_antcliff_070517.jpg" alt="Kelsie Antcliff" title="Kelsie Antcliff" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="p1"> First of two parts</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It&rsquo;s no surprise that the first year of college for anyone is a major adjustment.</span></p> <p class="p5"> There&rsquo;s the increased feeling of responsibility that comes with making sure of on-time arrival in class, of finding a certain amount of time to finish up homework, of finding time to do laundry and, in some cases, of finding time to get one&rsquo;s groceries in the store.</p>