http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en RTD officials gather public feedback on plans for North Metro Rail Line designs http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/rtd-officials-gather-public-feedback-plans-north-metro-rail-line-designs <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_112th416.jpg" alt="An illustration of the planned 112th Avenue station along York Street for the RTD North Metro Rail Line. " title="An illustration of the planned 112th Avenue station along York Street for the RTD North Metro Rail Line. " align="left" hspace="6" width="148" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">THORNTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Regional Transportation District and Regional Rail Partners provided the public with an update on the progress of the FasTracks North Metro Line during an Aug. 24 meeting at Anythink Library in Thornton.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Hearings held for draft study on improvements for Interstate 70 http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/hearings-held-draft-study-improvements-interstate-70 <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/screen_shot_2014-09-23_at_1.41.28_pm.png" alt="This artist rendering, part of the supplemental draft environmental impact study on the Interstate 70 east project by the Colorado Department of Transportation, shows the planned lower grade for the interstate, partially covered with park space near the Swansea and Elyria neighborhoods of Denver. " title="This artist rendering, part of the supplemental draft environmental impact study on the Interstate 70 east project by the Colorado Department of Transportation, shows the planned lower grade for the interstate, partially covered with park space near the Swansea and Elyria neighborhoods of Denver. " align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COMMERCE CITY &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> The public got its chance to sound off on plans to overhaul much of Interstate 70 west of the city during hearings on a draft study of the project.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation led hearings last week in Denver, Commerce City and Aurora&nbsp; on the supplemental draft environmental impact study for the I-70 east project.</span></p> Eagles get a rivalry victory as conference schedule set to start http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/eagles-get-rivalry-victory-conference-schedule-set-start <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_achsfbl1_093014.jpg" alt="Adams City’s Joseph Gonzalez gains 5 yards before Aurora Central’s Darius Frimpong brings him down Sept. 26. " title="Adams City’s Joseph Gonzalez gains 5 yards before Aurora Central’s Darius Frimpong brings him down Sept. 26. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">AURORA &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> It wasn&rsquo;t the prettiest of wins, but a win nonetheless.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> After Adams City beat Aurora Central 24-21 in non-conference class 4A football Sept. 26, Eagles&rsquo; quarterback Aaron Helbok, who threw for one of the Eagles&rsquo; touchdowns, said his team was better-rounded as a result.</p> Pitching rules may change in prep ranks http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/pitching-rules-may-change-prep-ranks <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_sp_baseball_100114.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">AURORA &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A panel of baseball coaches, enthusiasts and surgeons is moving forward with ideas to change the state&rsquo;s pitching rules for high-school players.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The hope is to cut down on arm injuries. The secondary aim is to get feeder programs and summer club teams to follow suit. The panel met at the Colorado High School Activities Association Sept. 24.</span></p> County’s youth initiative offering District 27J help in battling chronic absenteeism http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/county%E2%80%99s-youth-initiative-offering-district-27j-help-battling-chronic-absenteeism <p> <span class="s1" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> School District 27J is </span><span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">teaming up with the Adams County Youth Initiative and other school districts throughout the county to bring awareness to the importance of attendance in schools.</span></p> Attorney general: 55 pounds of meth seized, 17 indicted in ‘Operation Cargo’ http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/attorney-general-55-pounds-meth-seized-17-indicted-%E2%80%98operation-cargo%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_minicoopermeth_092414.jpg" alt="Colorado prosecutors allege this red Mini Cooper had a hidden storage compartment used by a meth trafficking group in Adams County. " title="Colorado prosecutors allege this red Mini Cooper had a hidden storage compartment used by a meth trafficking group in Adams County. " align="left" hspace="6" width="135" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">DENVER &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Hailed as &ldquo;one of the largest single incidents of methamphetamine seizure&rdquo; by Colorado law enforcement, the Colorado Attorney General&rsquo;s Office said Monday, Sept. 22, that 17 people were indicted as part of &ldquo;Operation Cargo&rdquo; on suspicion of trafficking meth.</span></p> No charges filed in fatal dog shooting http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/no-charges-filed-fatal-dog-shooting <p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COMMERCE CITY &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Prosecutors with the Adams County District Attorney&rsquo;s Office will not pursue a case against the man who fatally shot a dog last week in Commerce City.</span></p> Hardacre among latest round of appointments by Gov. Hickenlooper http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/hardacre-among-latest-round-appointments-gov-hickenlooper <p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Two Adams Countians were among the latest Coloradans named by Gov. John Hickenlooper in appointments to state boards and commissions.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Mark A. Hardacre, of Commerce City, was reappointed to the State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners as a member of the public. His term is set to expire July 31, 2018.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Also named to the board was Jordan Marie Sauers, of Northglenn, who also has a term expiring July 31, 2018.&nbsp;</span></p>