http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Suncor incident spewed toxic gases http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/suncor-incident-spewed-toxic-gases <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_suncor2031517.jpg" alt="A scene from last October&#039;s outage, which also led to the release of toxic chemicals. " title="A scene from last October&#039;s outage, which also led to the release of toxic chemicals. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Suncor Refinery in Commerce City spewed toxic gases into the air on Saturday, March 11, after an Xcel power outage temporarily shut down operations, according to media reports.</p> <p> A Suncor spokesman said the gases released did not warrant a big health risk at the refinery at 5801 Brighton Blvd. But more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide and more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide gas was released into the air, exceeding state air quality limits, according to the Colorado Department of Health.</p> District attorney's office charges man with murder http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/district-attorneys-office-charges-man-murder <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_christophertoneymug030817.jpg" alt="Christopher Toney, 37" title="Christopher Toney, 37" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The district attorney&rsquo;s office charged a 37-year-old man with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in February in Commerce City.</span></p> <p> Christopher Toney was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder and first-degree burglary. Authorities said Toney was advised of the charges Wednesday, March 1, but did not give any other details.</p> 'Agritourism' plan could spur economic activity http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/agritourism-plan-could-spur-economic-activity <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_berry_patch030717.jpg" alt="Berry Patch Farms in Adams County offers &quot;pick-your-own&quot; berries, an &quot;agritourism&quot; concept." title="Berry Patch Farms in Adams County offers &quot;pick-your-own&quot; berries, an &quot;agritourism&quot; concept." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">If you go:</span></strong></p> <p> Learn about an &quot;agritourism&quot; plan called the District Plan</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">3 p.m. Wednesday, March 8</span></p> <p> Brighton City Hall</p> <p> 500 S. Fourth Ave.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MetroWest Report</p> <p> A plan meant to spur economic development while preserving the region&rsquo;s farmland and agricultural flavor took a big step forward recently.</p> Track: Barrera captures 100-meter title at Weld Central meet http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/track-barrera-captures-100-meter-title-weld-central-meet <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3855.jpg" alt="Adams City&#039;s Nelson Varela is on his way to the long-jump pit during the fourth annual Weld Central Early Season Invite March 16. His top distance was 16 feet 1 inch." title="Adams City&#039;s Nelson Varela is on his way to the long-jump pit during the fourth annual Weld Central Early Season Invite March 16. His top distance was 16 feet 1 inch." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> KEENESBURG &ndash; Adams City&#39;s Carlos Barrera won the boys 100-meter race at the fourth annual Weld Central Early Season Invite March 17. He turned in a time of 11.37 seconds. He also finished second in the 200-meters with a time of 22.6.</p> <p> Elsewhere, Jacob Amador was seventh in the 200-meters, where his time was 24.02.</p> Boys of spring back to work http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/boys-spring-back-work <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_achsbaseball1_031417.jpg" alt="Mesa Ridge&#039;s Jaeden Hagmann bird-dogs Adams City&#039;s Braulio Meza during the Eagles&#039; home opener March 11. The Grizzlies won 8-2. Narcisco Quezada drove in Adams City&#039;s runs with a first-inning single." title="Mesa Ridge&#039;s Jaeden Hagmann bird-dogs Adams City&#039;s Braulio Meza during the Eagles&#039; home opener March 11. The Grizzlies won 8-2. Narcisco Quezada drove in Adams City&#039;s runs with a first-inning single." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /> Power failure shuts down Suncor plant http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/power-failure-shuts-down-suncor-plant <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10003554_765592746798969_5678772059772191299_o.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 6px; color: rgb(29, 33, 41); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> As of 2 a.m. March 12, the Suncor plant in Commerce City was without power after a power failure.</p> Crash hurts two http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/crash-hurts-two <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_badcrash_030817_1.jpg" alt="Police and firefighters work on a serious crash at 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85 Thursday, March 2." title="Police and firefighters work on a serious crash at 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85 Thursday, March 2." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> BRIGHTON &ndash; A woman was taken to the hospital by helicopter with unknown injuries after a four-car crash at U.S. Highway 85 and 124th Avenue near the Adams County Fairgrounds around 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2.</p> <p> Witnesses said a silver Mustang headed southbound at a high rate of speed collided with an eastbound Subaru that was turning north onto U.S. 85. Angela Andress, who works at the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce, said the force of the crash pushed the Mustang back into her stopped vehicle plus one other vehicle.&nbsp;</p> Spring sports season starts March 9 http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/spring-sports-season-starts-march-9 <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2765.jpg" alt="Adams City’s Jennifer Amaro puts some extra effort into this forehand during an Eagles’ tennis practice last week. ACHS is scheduled to open the season against Northglenn March 16. " title="Adams City’s Jennifer Amaro puts some extra effort into this forehand during an Eagles’ tennis practice last week. ACHS is scheduled to open the season against Northglenn March 16. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> Here are Adams City&#39;s spring sports schedules ..</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <b>Baseball</b></p>