http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Explosion, flash fire hurts two http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/explosion-flash-fire-hurts-two <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_news_flashfire_052317.jpg" alt="Firefighters try to learn the cause of a May 23 explosion and flash fire in the 6900 block of Weiman Court." title="Firefighters try to learn the cause of a May 23 explosion and flash fire in the 6900 block of Weiman Court." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> South Adams County Fire Department investigators say there was a &quot;moderate buildup of a substance similar to methane gas&quot; in advance of a flash fire and explosion fire May 23.</p> <p> It happened shortly after 6 a.m. in the 6900 block of Weiman Court, which is southeast of state Highway 2 and 72nd Avenue.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Two young girls sustained burns to their hands and face. As of May 24, the two were in stable condition at an area hospital, according to the fire department.</span></p> Commerce City rep announces candidacy for U.S. congressional seat http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/commerce-city-rep-announces-candidacy-us-congressional-seat <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_moreno.jpg" alt="Dominick Moreno" title="Dominick Moreno" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Dominick Moreno, state senator for much of Commerce City, has thrown himself in the running for a U.S. congressional seat.</span></p> <p> Moreno recently announced his candidacy for the seat currently held by Ed Perlmutter, who announced his candidacy for governor in April. Moreno is the third Democrat to announce his candidacy for the District 7 seat, following Rep. Brittany Pettersen and Sen. Andy Kerr.</p> Everyone's in the act http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/everyones-act <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_martinez_053017.jpg" alt="Adams City football coach Jesse Jones demonstrates the workout routine as Eagles&#039; junior wide receiver Troy Martinez is about to follow suit during a spring football workout May 17 at Adams City High School." title="Adams City football coach Jesse Jones demonstrates the workout routine as Eagles&#039; junior wide receiver Troy Martinez is about to follow suit during a spring football workout May 17 at Adams City High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Watts fits in right at home as PVHS goalkeeper http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/watts-fits-right-home-pvhs-goalkeeper <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_pvsoccer3_051717_0.jpg" alt="Savannah Watts of Prairie View makes one of her 20 saves in the state playoffs against Pine Creek." title="Savannah Watts of Prairie View makes one of her 20 saves in the state playoffs against Pine Creek." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.4px;">COLORADO SPRINGS &ndash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It&rsquo;s safe to say that Prairie View goalkeeper Savannah Watts doesn&rsquo;t mind the pressure that comes with being the last line of defense on her girls soccer team.</span></p> <p class="p3"> She made her state playoff debut last year against Grandview and made eight saves. In her second state playoff game &ndash; this one against Pine Creek May 9 &ndash; she made 20 saves.</p> Spring in the Rockies http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/spring-rockies <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_rain4_052417.jpg" alt="This car makes it through a flooded stretch of West 144th Avenue west of Sable Boulevard after heavy rain and some snow May 17." title="This car makes it through a flooded stretch of West 144th Avenue west of Sable Boulevard after heavy rain and some snow May 17." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> It came as advertised, and the spring snowstorm is depositing rain and snow in Brighton and surrounding areas as advertised.</p> <p> The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for Adams County, valid until the afternoon of Friday, May 19. Up to 6 inches of heavy, wet snow is in the forecast. The snow should start later this afternoon and become heavier tonight. The weather is expected to dry out over the weekend.</p> Track season wraps up http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/track-season-wraps <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_track_051617.jpg" alt="Adams City’s Jacob Marquez hands off to Alex Marquez during the 4-by-200-meter relay at the recent Eastern Metro Athletic Conference meet at Hinkley High School. No one from the Eagles qualified for this week’s state 5A meet in Lakewood. Carlos Barrera came the closest. He finished with a time of 11.06 seconds in the 100-meter dash. But coach Bryant Amador said the wind was too strong – +3.2 mph – during that race. The maximum allowed wind speed is 2 mph. As a result, he wound up 38th in the 100-meters with a time of 11.38 seconds. " title="Adams City’s Jacob Marquez hands off to Alex Marquez during the 4-by-200-meter relay at the recent Eastern Metro Athletic Conference meet at Hinkley High School. No one from the Eagles qualified for this week’s state 5A meet in Lakewood. Carlos Barrera came the closest. He finished with a time of 11.06 seconds in the 100-meter dash. But coach Bryant Amador said the wind was too strong – +3.2 mph – during that race. The maximum allowed wind speed is 2 mph. As a result, he wound up 38th in the 100-meters with a time of 11.38 seconds. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Wilson casts his football lot with Fort Hays (Kan.) State http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/wilson-casts-his-football-lot-fort-hays-kan-state <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_pvletter2_051717.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Spencer Wilson is about to put pen to paper and sign a football letter of intent to play at Fort Hays (Kan.) State. " title="Prairie View’s Spencer Wilson is about to put pen to paper and sign a football letter of intent to play at Fort Hays (Kan.) State. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Just like his sister, Jordan, Prairie View&rsquo;s Spencer Wilson wanted a school that wasn&rsquo;t too close to home.</span></p> <p class="p3"> But unlike his sister, Spencer Wilson stayed relatively close to home in choosing Fort Hays (Kan.) State. His sister just graduated from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.</p> <p class="p3"> Spencer Wilson signed his letter of intent May 10 at PVHS.</p> Semi rolls; no injuries http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/semi-rolls-no-injuries <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/18528012_1921909861378680_5170266861137615919_n.jpg" alt="No one was injured after this semi flipped over May 17 at 74th Avenue and U.S. 85." title="No one was injured after this semi flipped over May 17 at 74th Avenue and U.S. 85." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> No one was injured May 17 after a semi-tractor trailer overturned near U.S. Highway 85 and 74th Avenue.</p> <p> South Adams County Fire Department officials said the crash did not release or leak hazardous materials. It happened shortly before 2 p.m.</p>