http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Divisions remain after oil, gas task force sends nine proposals to governor http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/divisions-remain-after-oil-gas-task-force-sends-nine-proposals-governor <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oil_rig_at_136th_avenue_012.jpg" alt="A drilling rig is seen at 136th Avenue outside of Brighton in this 2014 file photo." title="A drilling rig is seen at 136th Avenue outside of Brighton in this 2014 file photo." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <strong style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">DENVER &mdash;</strong><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">After months of meetings, Gov. John Hickenlooper&#39;s oil and gas task force convened Tuesday, Feb. 25, to consider more than 30 measures and ultimately recommend nine proposals as part of a majority report.</span></p> Drug incidents in Colorado schools rise, but marijuana factor hard to pinpoint http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/drug-incidents-colorado-schools-rise-marijuana-factor-hard-pinpoint <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_drugs_022515.jpg" alt="Colorado&amp;#039;s Medical Marijuana Code was passed in May 2010, giving dispensaries more legal standing and regulation, and commercialization jumped. There was also a dramatic increase in drug incidents in high and middle schools. Recreational stores were allowed to open Jan. 1, 2014. According to Colorado Department of Education data, recreational marijuana brought almost no change in drug-related suspensions or expulsions to Colorado high schools. However, middle schools experienced a 24-percent spike in drug-related disciplinary incidents from the 2012-13 school year and 2013-14." title="Colorado&amp;#039;s Medical Marijuana Code was passed in May 2010, giving dispensaries more legal standing and regulation, and commercialization jumped. There was also a dramatic increase in drug incidents in high and middle schools. Recreational stores were allowed to open Jan. 1, 2014. According to Colorado Department of Education data, recreational marijuana brought almost no change in drug-related suspensions or expulsions to Colorado high schools. However, middle schools experienced a 24-percent spike in drug-related disciplinary incidents from the 2012-13 school year and 2013-14." align="left" hspace="6" width="155" height="85" /><p> <u><strong>By&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Katie Kuntz,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News</span></strong></u></p> Verser pleads guilty to vehicular homicide, DUI in 2014 fatal crash case http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/verser-pleads-guilty-vehicular-homicide-dui-2014-fatal-crash-case <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_robbinverser_112614_0.jpg" alt="Robbin Leigh Verser" title="Robbin Leigh Verser" align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><strong>BRIGHTON &mdash;</strong> The woman behind the wheel in a crash that killed one motorist last year pleaded guilty to a vehicular homicide DUI charge Thursday, Feb. 26, in Adams County District Court.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Robbin Leigh Verser, 57, pleaded guilty to the felony charge stemming from a two-vehicle collision that occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 21, 2014 in Commerce City.</span></p> Two Eagles place third at state wrestling http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/two-eagles-place-third-state-wrestling <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_p_mcclure_022415.jpg" alt="Adams City’s Jozef McClure doesn’t give Thornton’s Adrian Kois a lot of wiggle room during their 152-pound match in the first round of the state 5A wrestling tournament in Denver Feb. 19. McClure, who was sixth at 145 pounds last year, finished third at his new weight. " title="Adams City’s Jozef McClure doesn’t give Thornton’s Adrian Kois a lot of wiggle room during their 152-pound match in the first round of the state 5A wrestling tournament in Denver Feb. 19. McClure, who was sixth at 145 pounds last year, finished third at his new weight. " align="left" hspace="6" width="109" height="85" /><p> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">DENVER --</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Changing weight classes in high school wrestling didn&rsquo;t seem to bother either Fabian Gutierrez or Jozef McClure of Adams City during the state 5A tournament Feb. 19-21 at Pepsi Center.</span></p> E-470 traffic up in 2014, single-day traffic record broken http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/e-470-traffic-2014-single-day-traffic-record-broken <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_e-470_quebec_street_interchange_110514.jpg" alt="Trucks line the way as crews worked on the new Quebec Street interchange with E-470 in Thornton in this 2014 file photo. The interchange opened ahead of schedule last year." title="Trucks line the way as crews worked on the new Quebec Street interchange with E-470 in Thornton in this 2014 file photo. The interchange opened ahead of schedule last year." align="left" hspace="6" width="145" height="85" /><p> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">AURORA &mdash;</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Officials with the E-470 Public Highway Authority say the tollway saw its fifth straight year of traffic growth in 2014.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">According to unaudited year-end traffic and toll revenue figures announced Thursday, Feb. 19, E-470 saw a 13.6-percent increase in the number of toll transactions over 2013, from 58.4 million to 66.4 million.</span></p> Denver police officer charged with domestic violence, assault in Commerce City http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/denver-police-officer-charged-domestic-violence-assault-commerce-city <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_toddparro_030315.jpg" alt="Todd Parro" title="Todd Parro" align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><strong>COMMERCE CITY &mdash; </strong>A Denver police officer was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 24, after a call about a domestic violence incident at his Commerce City residence.</span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Commerce City police said they were dispatched about 3:30 p.m. to a home in the 11500 block of Chambers Drive on a report of domestic violence, according to department spokesman Commander Dennis Moon.</span></p> Crunch time nears for Colorado's task force report http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/crunch-time-nears-colorados-task-force-report <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_fracking_erie2_021214.jpg" alt="A gas well at the edge of a residential neighborhood in Erie is seen in this Feb. 7, 2014. The recommendations of an oil-and-gas task force are set to be delivered to Gov. John Hickenlooper later this month. " title="A gas well at the edge of a residential neighborhood in Erie is seen in this Feb. 7, 2014. The recommendations of an oil-and-gas task force are set to be delivered to Gov. John Hickenlooper later this month. " align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Fort Lupton Mayor Tommy Holton said the outcome of a straw vote taken by the governor&rsquo;s oil and gas task force during an early February meeting suggests some panel members are still on the fence regarding a series of proposals that would provide more control over permitting of drilling operations for local governments.</span></p> Wrestling: Seven Eagles have state tournament berths http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/wrestling-seven-eagles-have-state-tournament-berths <p> <strong>First-round pairngs for Adams City in the state 5A wrestling tournament look like this ..</strong></p>