http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Do-it-yourself fireworks illegal in Commerce City http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/do-it-yourself-fireworks-illegal-commerce-city <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_firedepartment062816.jpg" alt="Brian Bierwiler, fire inspector, looks over some statistics about structure fires. " title="Brian Bierwiler, fire inspector, looks over some statistics about structure fires. " align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">It&#39;s thrilling to spin around with a sparkler in hand, making swirly patterns, trying to spell your name &hellip; but, it&#39;s dangerous. Sparklers burn at 1,200 degrees.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> That&#39;s pretty hot.&nbsp;</p> <p> Hot enough that if the firework is dropped in a dry field, it doesn&#39;t take much to start a huge fire, said Brian Bierwiler, a fire inspector for South Adams County Fire Department, 6550 E. 72nd Ave.&nbsp;</p> <p> Bierwiler said that wood burns at 575 degrees, no match for a &ldquo;harmless&rdquo; sparkler.</p> Turn lane being built at 104th Avenue http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/turn-lane-being-built-104th-avenue <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_hotel10622_0.jpg" alt="A possible hotel and shops are planned for the southeast corner of 104th Avenue and U.S. 85." title="A possible hotel and shops are planned for the southeast corner of 104th Avenue and U.S. 85." align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A northbound turn lane is being built to access land where a hotel, restaurants and shops are planned on the southeast corner of 104th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85.</span></p> <p> The Commerce Place I development is planned for a 2.37-acre hotel parcel and an 18.5-acre restaurant and shop parcel at the site, according to a marketing flyer put out by HREC Investment Advisors in Englewood.</p> Commerce City police get body cameras http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/commerce-city-police-get-body-cameras <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_bodycamera1_070616sd.jpg" alt="Commerce City Deputy Police Chief Dennis Moon believes it&#039;s important for police officers to wear body cameras. " title="Commerce City Deputy Police Chief Dennis Moon believes it&#039;s important for police officers to wear body cameras. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Transparency, accountability and upholding public trust were issues brought up by Commerce City Deputy Police Chief Dennis Moon at a body camera press conference June 29 at the Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave.</span></p> <p> In Commerce City, 75 police officers now have body cameras after the Commerce City City Council authorized use of the devices in January.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&#39;ve been working on it hard since then,&rdquo; said Moon, a department veteran of 22 years, who spearheaded the project.</p> Budding prospects http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/budding-prospects <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/potplace.jpg" alt="Lifestyle Foods Inc. received a license for retail marijuana products manufacturing and plans to operate at 6795 E. 49th Ave., Commerce City." title="Lifestyle Foods Inc. received a license for retail marijuana products manufacturing and plans to operate at 6795 E. 49th Ave., Commerce City." align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A resident who spoke at a recent Commerce City City Council telephone town hall was concerned that Commerce City had no retail marijuana businesses.</span></p> <p> The resident feared that people would go to Denver to buy weed, robbing Commerce City of tax revenue.</p> A man and his dog http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/man-and-his-dog <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_lost_dog_1_062816.jpg" alt="Jaxx, a Rottweiler mix, is back home in Commerce City after a tense nine days." title="Jaxx, a Rottweiler mix, is back home in Commerce City after a tense nine days." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">For David Black, 27, of Commerce City, a normal evening would consist of chilling with friends after work, enjoying a cigarette and a beer.</span></p> <p> That all changed on June 13.&nbsp;</p> <p> After that, Black&#39;s life turned upside down. That&#39;s when he began an exhaustive search for his best friend, a year-old Rottweiler mix named Jaxx. At around 7 that night, while in the care of a friend&#39;s mother, Jaxx ran away from Black&#39;s home.&nbsp;</p> <p> There was a sighting two days after, near the middle school.&nbsp;</p> Family files suit against Adams County http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/family-files-suit-against-adams-county <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Tyler Tabor&rsquo;s family has filed a lawsuit against Adams County and Corizon Health Inc. in connection with Tabor&rsquo;s heroin withdrawal death in May 2015.</span></p> <p> In the lawsuit, the family says Corizon nurses and a doctor did nothing when Tabor, a Thornton resident, begged them for intravenous fluids. Tabor went through heroin withdrawal in a jail cell at the Adams County Detention Center in Brighton in May 2015 after turning himself in for a warrant, according to the lawsuit, which is posted online.</p> Commerce City Health Home open http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/commerce-city-health-home-open <p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Robert Kemp</span></strong></p> <p> <strong>Special to MetroWest Newspapers</strong></p> <p> When Holly Prentice saw a psychologist at the new Commerce City Health Home at 4371 E. 72 Ave. the last thing she expected to find was cancer.</p> Are you ready for some football in mid-June? http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/are-you-ready-some-football-mid-june <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_fblcamp1_062116.jpg" alt="ACHS sophomore quarterback Liban Shongolo gets in some work during a Denver Broncos-sponsored 7-on-7 camp at Denver South High School June 15. " title="ACHS sophomore quarterback Liban Shongolo gets in some work during a Denver Broncos-sponsored 7-on-7 camp at Denver South High School June 15. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.4px;">DENVER &ndash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> Adams City sophomore quarterback Liban Shongolo got the proverbial keys to the car in early June.</span></p> <p class="p5"> He had his first chance to play against someone besides his teammates at a Denver Broncos-sponsored 7-on-7 camp June 15 at Denver South High School.</p>