http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Commerce City hires new city attorney http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/commerce-city-hires-new-city-attorney <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_robert_sheesley092816.jpg" alt="Robert Sheesley" title="Robert Sheesley" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">MetroWest Report</span></strong></p> <p> Robert Sheesley is the new attorney for Commerce City after the city&rsquo;s former attorney retired in April.</p> <p> Sheesley will make $155,000 annually. City council members formally approved him for the job earlier this week. He has been serving as interim city attorney since April 2016 when Robert R. Gehler retired after more than 48 years in the job.</p> Clown threat is a hoax, say PVHS officials http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/clown-threat-hoax-say-pvhs-officials <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pvhs_webbb.jpg" alt="Prairie View High School officials sent out a tweet saying that a supposed clown threat is a hoax." title="Prairie View High School officials sent out a tweet saying that a supposed clown threat is a hoax." align="left" hspace="6" width="187" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Prairie View High School has not received any clown threats, even though rumors spread on social media may have indicated otherwise, according to a school district spokesman.</span></p> Progress forthcoming for Adams City soccer squad http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/progress-forthcoming-adams-city-soccer-squad <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_achsgoalkeeper_092716.jpg" alt="Jose Galvan of Adams City leaps over top of Prairie View’s Jonathon Townsend for this save during the teams’ match in Commerce City Sept. 22. " title="Jose Galvan of Adams City leaps over top of Prairie View’s Jonathon Townsend for this save during the teams’ match in Commerce City Sept. 22. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Adams City soccer coach Kyle Lauchmen likes what he&rsquo;s seen through his team&rsquo;s first nine matches this fall.</span></p> <p class="p3"> The Eagles entered the week&rsquo;s schedule with a mark of 4-5, 2-2 in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference.</p> Tower Road detour in place http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/tower-road-detour-place <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_news_towerroaddetour_100416.jpg" alt="Cars heading north on Tower Road near Denver International Airport use a detour at 88th Avenue Sept. 29. Tower Road is closed from 88th to 96th avenues for three months because of construction." title="Cars heading north on Tower Road near Denver International Airport use a detour at 88th Avenue Sept. 29. Tower Road is closed from 88th to 96th avenues for three months because of construction." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> There&#39;s a detour in place for those using Tower Road between 96th and 88th avenues for the next three months. The road is closed for a widening project that will include a 10-foot wide recreational path and a sidewalk on the east side of Tower Road.</p> <p> The detour is 96th Avenue, Lewiston Street and 88th Avenue.</p> <p> Crews hope to finish the entire project -- from 104th Avenue south to 88th Avenue -- by sometime in the spring. Funding came from a voter-approved capital improvement plan.</p> Tower Road detour planned for three months http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/tower-road-detour-planned-three-months <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_tower_road_map.jpg" alt="Drivers will be sent to a Buckley Road detour so that workers can widen Tower Road between East 88th and East 96th avenues. " title="Drivers will be sent to a Buckley Road detour so that workers can widen Tower Road between East 88th and East 96th avenues. " align="left" hspace="6" width="154" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Drivers who take Tower Road will be routed in a different direction for about the next three months while workers widen the road, Commerce City officials say.</span></p> <p> Tower Road is closed both directions between East 88th and East 96th avenues to add lanes to the road and to build a 10-foot-wide recreational path and a sidewalk on the east side of the road.</p> <p> The road closure is planned to speed up construction and reduce safety hazards for both workers and drivers, Julia Emko, a Commerce City spokeswoman, said in a press release.</p> Commerce City begins annual roadwork projects http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/commerce-city-begins-annual-roadwork-projects <p> Commerce City has started its annual pavement maintenance program, which will affect a number of main routes and neighborhood streets throughout the city.</p> Brighton shreds carbon footprint at Ecofair http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/brighton-shreds-carbon-footprint-ecofair <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_brighton_eco_fair_007.jpg" alt="Laser, an alpaca, eats treats from the palm of Vince Buzek as Laura Ruppel looks on. Ruppel and her husband Casey came to Ecofair on Sept. 24 at Carmichael Park to discuss environmental benefits and sustainable resources produced by llamas and alpacas. " title="Laser, an alpaca, eats treats from the palm of Vince Buzek as Laura Ruppel looks on. Ruppel and her husband Casey came to Ecofair on Sept. 24 at Carmichael Park to discuss environmental benefits and sustainable resources produced by llamas and alpacas. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Matthew Gaston</span></strong></p> <p> <strong>Special to MetroWest Newspapers.</strong></p> <p> Live music and food formed a backdrop to recycling and shredding &ndash; the main events &ndash; at Ecofair at Carmichael Park in Brighton on Sept. 24.</p> Prairie View students get pumped at pep rally http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/prairie-view-students-get-pumped-pep-rally <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pvhs_homecoming_152.jpg" alt="Students show off their school spirit at a homecoming pep rally Friday, Sept. 23. " title="Students show off their school spirit at a homecoming pep rally Friday, Sept. 23. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A mid-morning pep rally pumped up Prairie View High School students for their homecoming game against Boulder&#39;s Fairview High School.</span></p> <p> The game is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 in the Prairie View stadium, 12915 E. 120th Ave.</p> <p> Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors crammed into the school stadium to have some fun and to get their ThunderHawk pride soaring. Festivities included a lip-syncing battle, school cheerleaders and the marching band.</p>