http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Black-footed ferrets settle in at Rocky Mountain Arsenal http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/black-footed-ferrets-settle-rocky-mountain-arsenal <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ccs-black-footed_ferret_credit_kimberly_tamkun.jpg" alt="Black-footed ferrets released at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in October are helping control the prairie dog population." title="Black-footed ferrets released at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in October are helping control the prairie dog population." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">COMMERCE CITY &ndash;The black-footed ferrets seem to be doing just fine, thank you, at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, just four months after 32 of them were released into the wild.</span></p> <p> The prairie dogs, maybe not so much.</p> <p> You see, black-footed ferrets eat prairie dogs. Each ferret can eat as many as 100 prairie dogs per year.</p> Pittman takes easy choice for college football http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/pittman-takes-easy-choice-college-football <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_pittman_021016.jpg" alt="Tobias Pittman of Adams City is happy. He signed a letter of intent to play football at Midland University in Nebraska Feb. 3." title="Tobias Pittman of Adams City is happy. He signed a letter of intent to play football at Midland University in Nebraska Feb. 3." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> <strong>COMMERCE CITY &ndash;</strong> There&rsquo;s a certain amount of angst that comes with choosing a college, particularly if you&rsquo;re a high-school athlete.<br /> And then there&rsquo;s the case of Adams City&rsquo;s Tobias Pittman.</p> Train collides with car; no injuries reported http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/train-collides-car-no-injuries-reported <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_trainvcar.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON --</strong> A Union Pacific train and a car collided Feb. 3 just south of downtown Brighton.</p> <p> The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. at U.S. 85 and Bromley Lane. Firefighters on the scene say there are no serious injuires.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Rescue personnel told reporter Lee Strubinger that two cars collided. The force of the crash sent one of the vehicles onto the tracks.</p> <p> Bromley Lane is closed either side of the U.S. 85 crossing, as is Jessup Street. The closures could stay in place for quite a while. Local detours are in place.</p> UPDATE: Ten Eagles advance to state; pairings released http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/update-ten-eagles-advance-state-pairings-released <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_achswrestle2_021616.jpg" alt="Adams City&#039;s Jordan Bledsoe, top, has things well in hand against Liberty&#039;s Tyler Pratt during the first round of 126-pound matches at the class 5A Region 2 tournament at Doherty High School. Bledsoe advanced to the semifinals." title="Adams City&#039;s Jordan Bledsoe, top, has things well in hand against Liberty&#039;s Tyler Pratt during the first round of 126-pound matches at the class 5A Region 2 tournament at Doherty High School. Bledsoe advanced to the semifinals." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Here are the first-round pairings for Adams City for the state 5A tournament. It starts at 7:15 p.m., Feb. 18, at Pepsi Center</strong></p> <p> <strong><br /> </strong></p> <p> <strong>106 pounds .. Rudy Sanchez (30-6) vs. Giovanny Federico, Grandview, 40-10</strong></p> <p> <strong>*113: Fabian Gutierrez (41-3) vs. Collen Bauernschmidt Ralston Valley, 23-11</strong></p> <p> <strong>120: Noah Vigil (23-9) vs. Dylan Martinez, Grand Junction, 32-6</strong></p> Gutierrez. Deaguero, Helbok claim EMAC wrestling titles http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/gutierrez-deaguero-helbok-claim-emac-wrestling-titles <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_achswrestle3_020916.jpg" alt="Adams City’s Fabian Gutierrez is about to finish off Bryan Fierro in the semifinals of 113-pound matches at the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference tournament Feb. 6. Gutierrez, who won by pinfall in 58 seconds, won the league title in the weight class. " title="Adams City’s Fabian Gutierrez is about to finish off Bryan Fierro in the semifinals of 113-pound matches at the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference tournament Feb. 6. Gutierrez, who won by pinfall in 58 seconds, won the league title in the weight class. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>COMMERCE CITY --</strong> Three Adams City wrestlers took home Eastern Metro Athletic Conference title Feb. 6 from the league meet.</p> <p> Fabian Gutierrez (113 pounds) rolled past Northglenn&#39;s Gage Loveall in a major decision (15-1) in the finals. Gutierrez enters the regional tournament (at Doherty High School this weekend) with a mark of 33-2.</p> Have your say at Adams County 'Making Connections' workshop http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/have-your-say-adams-county-making-connections-workshop <p> Parks galore coming to Commerce City http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/parks-galore-coming-commerce-city <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Commerce City officials are getting ready to build another neighborhood park &ndash; this one on 9.5 acres at the Villages at Buffalo Run East.</span></p> <p> The new park is planned to include playgrounds and picnic facilities, playing fields and a multi-use basketball court. The site is near the corner of 112thAvenue and Chambers Road.</p> <p> Residents were asked to help choose the theme for the park &ndash; they decided on the Rocky Mountains. The $2.2 million park is scheduled to open this summer.</p> Boys hoops: BHS survives nail-biter with Prairie View http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/boys-hoops-bhs-survives-nail-biter-prairie-view <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_bhsboys1_011916.jpg" alt="Brighton’s Sam Kullberg (30), Landon Verbeek (10) and Prairie View’s Trey Marble (3) battle for a rebound during Friday’s matchup at Bill Gamble gymnasium. The Bulldogs won 69-64." title="Brighton’s Sam Kullberg (30), Landon Verbeek (10) and Prairie View’s Trey Marble (3) battle for a rebound during Friday’s matchup at Bill Gamble gymnasium. The Bulldogs won 69-64." align="left" hspace="6" width="54" height="85" /><p> <strong>Jonathan Maness<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;BRIGHTON &ndash;</strong> Another chapter was written in the Brighton-Prairie View boys basketball rivalry, and it was one for the history books.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In front of a packed crowd in Bill Gamble Gymnasium, the Bulldogs held off their rival ThunderHawks to win 69-64 in a non-league game.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />