http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Limitations inspire ingenuity in Prairie View welding class http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/limitations-inspire-ingenuity-prairie-view-welding-class <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kolten_larson_pvhs_welding_006.jpg" alt="Prairie View High School welding teacher Jim Cade watches his student Kolten Larson weld in his classroom. " title="Prairie View High School welding teacher Jim Cade watches his student Kolten Larson weld in his classroom. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">HENDERSON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Participating in welding class wouldn&rsquo;t have been possible for Kolten Larson without the help of his teacher Jim Cade.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Larson has limited mobility, as one side of his body is stronger than the other, and spent a lot of time his junior year helping Cade as a teachers assistant.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Adams County Drug Court marks third anniversary with latest graduate http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/adams-county-drug-court-marks-third-anniversary-latest-graduate <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/drug_court_001a.jpg" alt="Judge Leroy Kirby presents Jason Krumpholz with his graduation certificate as the ninth graduate of the Adams County Drug Court program. " title="Judge Leroy Kirby presents Jason Krumpholz with his graduation certificate as the ninth graduate of the Adams County Drug Court program. " align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b></span><span class="s3" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A program that&rsquo;s helped change lives and save the state more than $1 million recently marked its third anniversary in Brighton.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Adams County&rsquo;s intensive Drug Court program honored its ninth graduate, Jason Krumpholz, on Thursday, Nov. 20, during a ceremony marking the program entering its fourth year.</span></p> First of RTD's new commuter rail cars arrive in Denver http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/first-rtds-new-commuter-rail-cars-arrive-denver <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_rtdcars_112614.jpg" alt="The first of four electric commuter rail cars to be among the fleet to be used for the North Metro Rail Line and three other lines over the next four years pass through Commerce City via rail Thursday, Nov. 20, en route to Denver. " title="The first of four electric commuter rail cars to be among the fleet to be used for the North Metro Rail Line and three other lines over the next four years pass through Commerce City via rail Thursday, Nov. 20, en route to Denver. " align="left" hspace="6" width="178" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><strong>COMMERCE CITY &mdash;</strong> Eagle-eyed residents got a glimpse of the future of the north metro&rsquo;s mass tran</span><span class="s1" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">sit plans Thursday, Nov. 20, as the first four electric commuter rail cars for the Regional Transportation District&rsquo;s expansion passed through town.</span></p> Heinz won't let health problems slow him down just yet http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/heinz-wont-let-health-problems-slow-him-down-just-yet <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_heinz5_111814.jpg" alt="Eric Heinz spends some time watching the efforts of youth wrestlers Josiah Gallegos and Ethan Bravo-Packer Nov. 12 at Brighton High School." title="Eric Heinz spends some time watching the efforts of youth wrestlers Josiah Gallegos and Ethan Bravo-Packer Nov. 12 at Brighton High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span>T</span><span>here&rsquo;s that ever-present smile on Eric Heinz&rsquo;s face as he saunters into the cafeteria at Bromley East Charter School.</span></p> <p> <span>It&rsquo;s the smile that comes from self-knowledge that he&rsquo;s &ldquo;in his element&rdquo; as a physical education teacher and youth wrestling coach, the sorts of jobs where he can make an impact on students at the school.</span></p> <p> <span>But if you look carefully, you&rsquo;ll see there&rsquo;s something wrong.</span></p> Front Range's most-popular canine also has the most bite http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/front-ranges-most-popular-canine-also-has-most-bite <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/i-news_logo_gs.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="120" height="85" /><p> <u><strong>By&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Burt Hubbard and Jeremy Jojola,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News and 9News</span></strong></u></p> <p class="p3"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">E</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">ve</span><span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">ry day along the Front Range, at least eight people are bitten by dogs, according to a six-month investigation by Rocky Mountain PBS I-News and 9News.&nbsp;</span></p> Prairie View aims to fill out football roster in 2015 after strong season http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/prairie-view-aims-fill-out-football-roster-2015-after-strong-season <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_ftbll_-_pv_photo4_110414.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Tavish Whelan (82) celebrates with kicker Jessica Dunn, center as she boots the pigskin in for a 35-yard field goal during the first half of Prairie View High School’s first-round playoff loss to Lakewood. Photo by Kathy Schneider" title="Prairie View’s Tavish Whelan (82) celebrates with kicker Jessica Dunn, center as she boots the pigskin in for a 35-yard field goal during the first half of Prairie View High School’s first-round playoff loss to Lakewood. Photo by Kathy Schneider" align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Prairie View&rsquo;s football team compiled its best record in school history this season (8-2) and advanced to the first round of the state playoffs for the second straight year.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&ldquo;From Denver East to Brighton to the playoff game (against Lakewood), it&rsquo;s been a fun ride,&rdquo; said senior receiver Tavish Whelan. &ldquo;We had a lot of success and a lot of ups and downs.&rdquo;</span></p> Three Commerce City projects awarded county open space grants http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/three-commerce-city-projects-awarded-county-open-space-grants <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_adcoopenspacegrant_111914.jpg" alt="Officials with the Hyland Hills Park &amp;amp; Recreation District pose with Adams County Commissioners (from left) Eva Henry, Chaz Tedesco and Erik Hansen after the board approved open space grants for them and more than a dozen other local municipalities and districts. " title="Officials with the Hyland Hills Park &amp;amp; Recreation District pose with Adams County Commissioners (from left) Eva Henry, Chaz Tedesco and Erik Hansen after the board approved open space grants for them and more than a dozen other local municipalities and districts. " align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COMMERCE CITY &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Three projects in Commerce City are the beneficiaries of this year&rsquo;s awarding of Adams County Open Space Sales Tax grants.</span></p> Residents get opportunity to sound off on racetrack site redevelopment http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/residents-get-opportunity-sound-racetrack-site-redevelopment <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_regen_ura_021814_1.jpg" alt="An overview of a proposed redevelopment plan for the former Mile High Greyhound Park site submitted by Real Estate Generation, LLC. " title="An overview of a proposed redevelopment plan for the former Mile High Greyhound Park site submitted by Real Estate Generation, LLC. " align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COMMERCE CITY &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A neighborhood meeting last week allowed residents the opportunity to sound off on the master development plan between Commerce City and Real Estate Generation, LLC, regarding the former Mile High Greyhound Park site.</span></p>