http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en State, Adams 14 post lower TCAP scores http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/state-adams-14-post-lower-tcap-scores <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_adams14_081914.jpg" alt="Adams 14 schools offer breakfast in the classroom to all students. " title="Adams 14 schools offer breakfast in the classroom to all students. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>COMMERCE CITY &mdash; </b>The newly released data on student achievement in the Colorado Transitional Colorado Assessment Program showed Adams 14 Schools with a number of scores on the rise, although many still lagging behind state averages in each content area.</p> District 27J board gets update on polling ahead of bond, mill-levy ballot decision http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/district-27j-board-gets-update-polling-ahead-bond-mill-levy-ballot-decision <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_lcl_fiedler.jpg_3.jpg" alt="27J Superintendent Chris Fielder" title="27J Superintendent Chris Fielder" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> The School District 27J Board of Education is one step closer to determining whether it will pursue a bond and mill-levy override in the November election. During its Aug. 12 planning session, board members saw the district&rsquo;s latest polling data and were able to ask questions before Superintendent Chris Fiedler makes his recommendation to the board next week.</p> Egg-splosion of interest in rent-a-chicken http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/egg-splosion-interest-rent-chicken <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_lcl_rent_a_chicken_-_jim_with_chick_080614.jpg" alt="Jim Perry, co-owner of Jann’s Henny Penny Farm, holds a chick that is part of the next generation of Rent-a-Chicken. The chick will grow over the winter and should be laying eggs by spring. " title="Jim Perry, co-owner of Jann’s Henny Penny Farm, holds a chick that is part of the next generation of Rent-a-Chicken. The chick will grow over the winter and should be laying eggs by spring. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b>LOCHBUIE &mdash;</b> Jim Perry and Jann Symons didn&rsquo;t quite know what they were getting into when they launched their rent-a-chicken business at Henny Penny Farm. In the the few weeks since opening, the couple has taken hundreds of phone calls, have 30 customers committed for this year and have started a waiting list for when their set up launches again next year.&nbsp;</p> T-Hawks claim 1st EMAC major golf tourney title http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/t-hawks-claim-1st-emac-major-golf-tourney-title <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_emacgolf1_081914.jpg" alt="Prairie View&#039;s Taron Ford picks up his tee after starting his round in the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf tournament at Murphy Creek Golf Course Aug. 14." title="Prairie View&#039;s Taron Ford picks up his tee after starting his round in the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf tournament at Murphy Creek Golf Course Aug. 14." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <b>AURORA &mdash;</b>&nbsp;Prairie View won the first Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf tournament of the season Aug. 14 at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora.</p> <p class="p3"> PVHS&rsquo; Hunter Nicholas won the event with a 78. Andy Yang, who played in the No. 2 spot, finished tied for second with a 79. Taron Ford, who took Yang&rsquo;s place this week in the No. 1 position, shot an 88. Justin Cutler had a 90, and Diego Nolasco carded a 93.</p> <p class="p3"> The ThunderHawks shot a combined score (top three scores counted) of 245.&nbsp;</p> State regulators say legal pot production lagging behind hopes http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/state-regulators-say-legal-pot-production-lagging-behind-hopes <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_104_082014.jpg" alt="Eric Benevento examines marijuana buds in the curing room at Medicine Man, a marijuana dispensary and retailer, in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Policymakers in Colorado are considering changes to the state&#039;s production limits on legal marijuana to combat the sale of pot in unregulated markets." title="Eric Benevento examines marijuana buds in the curing room at Medicine Man, a marijuana dispensary and retailer, in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Policymakers in Colorado are considering changes to the state&#039;s production limits on legal marijuana to combat the sale of pot in unregulated markets." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <strong><span class="s1">Katie Kuntz</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">A</span>fter seven months of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, the newest goal of state regulators is to increase the amount of marijuana produced and sold by legal retailers.&nbsp;</p> Just Chillin' http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/just-chillin <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_night_out_001a.jpg" alt="Jose Luis, 3, of Commerce City, tries his hand at his own version of the cold water challenge Thursday evening, Aug. 14, during Commerce City’s Neighborhood Outreach at Pioneer Park. The youngster joined hundreds of Commerce City residents for an evening of food, music, local business and city information booths and a cold water challenge sponsored by the Commerce City Police Department. " title="Jose Luis, 3, of Commerce City, tries his hand at his own version of the cold water challenge Thursday evening, Aug. 14, during Commerce City’s Neighborhood Outreach at Pioneer Park. The youngster joined hundreds of Commerce City residents for an evening of food, music, local business and city information booths and a cold water challenge sponsored by the Commerce City Police Department. " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /> A Mighty Challenge http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/mighty-challenge <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_frito_lay_001a_081314_gs.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Audrey Meshefski, of Henderson, and a local Special Olympian joined employees from Frito Lay Saturday, Aug. 9, attempting to pull a Boeing 757 jet at Denver International Airport.Fifty teams representing more than 1,000 participants from the Denver metro area competed in the fundraiser to see who could pull the parked airplane 12 feet in the shortest amount of time. Officials with Special Olympics Colorado are hopeful the event, in its second year, will raise nearly $100,000 for the organization.</p> Minor home repair program in Adams Co. http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/minor-home-repair-program-adams-co <p> Are your gutters falling down? Does your kitchen faucet leak and you haven&rsquo;t had the time or money to fix it? The Minor Home Repair Program can assist homeowners in making the necessary repairs to their home.</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The program provides grants, technical assistance, and contract management to eligible homeowners. For more information call 720-523-6201 or visit www.adcogov.org/minorhomerepair.</span></p>