http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Skyway to lay several claims to fame http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/skyway-lay-several-claims-fame <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_news_skywaybridge1_082515_0.jpg" alt="An artist’s rendering of the completed Skyway Bridge at Interstate 270. Once completed, the bridge will be the longest in RTD’s FastTracks program, the longest in Colorado and one of the longest in the nation. At just over 9,500 feet, the Skyway Bridge will be longer than the famous Golden Gate or Brooklyn bridges. The Skyway Bridge is part of the 18.5-mile long North Metro Rail Line project that will run from Denver Union Station through Commerce City, Northglenn and Thornton. It’s scheduled to open in 2018.." title="An artist’s rendering of the completed Skyway Bridge at Interstate 270. Once completed, the bridge will be the longest in RTD’s FastTracks program, the longest in Colorado and one of the longest in the nation. At just over 9,500 feet, the Skyway Bridge will be longer than the famous Golden Gate or Brooklyn bridges. The Skyway Bridge is part of the 18.5-mile long North Metro Rail Line project that will run from Denver Union Station through Commerce City, Northglenn and Thornton. It’s scheduled to open in 2018.." align="left" hspace="6" width="219" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span>MetroWest report</span></p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <b>COMMERCE CITY </b>&mdash;&nbsp;One of the bridges along the North Metro Rail Line will be the longest in RTD&rsquo;s FasTracks program, and also the longest in Colorado, according to a recent RTD newsletter.</p> ACHS soccer season starts at Ralston Valley Friday http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/achs-soccer-season-starts-ralston-valley-friday <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_achssoccer1_082515.jpg" alt="Adams City goalkeeper Ernesto Galvan gets his hands on a shot during an Aug. 13 practice in Commerce City." title="Adams City goalkeeper Ernesto Galvan gets his hands on a shot during an Aug. 13 practice in Commerce City." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COMMERCE CITY &ndash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Adams City&rsquo;s soccer team hits the road for the Aug. 28 season-opener. Game time is 7 p.m. at the North Area Athletic Complex, West 82nd Avenue and state Highway 93, against Ralston Valley.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> Adams City won last year&rsquo;s match 2-1 in double overtime.</p> Values of vaulting help youth keep balance http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/values-vaulting-help-youth-keep-balance <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_sp_vaulting2_082515.jpg" alt="Hannah Beehler, one of Mile High Vaulter’s rising stars, practices atop Xena inside the Peaches Arena, in Fort Lupton. Vaulting incoporates many traditional gymastic exercises and moves, with the added challenge of performing them atop a moving horse. Mile High Vaulters has been training 4- to 18-year-olds and others since it opened in 2002." title="Hannah Beehler, one of Mile High Vaulter’s rising stars, practices atop Xena inside the Peaches Arena, in Fort Lupton. Vaulting incoporates many traditional gymastic exercises and moves, with the added challenge of performing them atop a moving horse. Mile High Vaulters has been training 4- to 18-year-olds and others since it opened in 2002." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; As a college student, Jodi Rinard brought her love of gymnastics and horseback riding along with her to the campus of Mount Holyoke College, in Massachusetts, where she learned of a club that combined gymnastics and horseback riding.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Clinging to summer http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/clinging-summer <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_wa_carmichaelclimber_082615.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Shelter from the storms http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/shelter-storms <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_news_disasterloans1_cmyk.jpg" alt="A series of spring storms similar to this one a-brewin in mid-July over the Adams County Justice Center managed to cause some damages to property and infrastructure throughout the county. After the county declared disaster earlier this summer, Adams — along with Boulder, Denver and Park counties — has been added to a list of Colorado counties eligible for low-interest loans and public assistance grants through the U.S. Small Business Association. File photo by John Carr" title="A series of spring storms similar to this one a-brewin in mid-July over the Adams County Justice Center managed to cause some damages to property and infrastructure throughout the county. After the county declared disaster earlier this summer, Adams — along with Boulder, Denver and Park counties — has been added to a list of Colorado counties eligible for low-interest loans and public assistance grants through the U.S. Small Business Association. File photo by John Carr" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">SACRAMENTO, Calif. </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Adams, Boulder, Denver and Park counties following the July 16 amendment to President Obama&rsquo;s major disaster declaration for public assistance, according to Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.</span></p> Ballot measures to be referred to Commerce City voters this fall http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/ballot-measures-be-referred-commerce-city-voters-fall <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COMMERCE CITY</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; Last week, the City Council of Commerce City unanimously referred two ballot questions for municipal voters to consider during the Nov. 3 election.</span></p> Man convicted of attemtped murder, arson, in March condo fire http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/man-convicted-attemtped-murder-arson-march-condo-fire <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">ADAMS COUNTY </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; Twenty-two-year-old Martin Castruita Espinoza has been convicted of multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder and arson in the fire that destroyed a Thornton condominium complex last March.</span></p> <p class="p2"> An Adams County jury convicted Espinoza of 10 counts of attempted first-degree murder (F2), 23 counts of first-degree arson (F3), three counts of third-degree assault (M1) and 10 counts of reckless endangerment (M3).</p> Local students awarded Pinnacol Foundation scholarships http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/local-students-awarded-pinnacol-foundation-scholarships <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">NORTH METRO</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> </span><b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Two local students were among 107 from across the state of Colorado to be awarded nearly $400,000 in scholarships for the 2015-16 year by the Pinnacol Foundation.</span></p>