http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Turnberry Elementary hailed by state for academic improvement http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/turnberry-elementary-hailed-state-academic-improvement <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/turnberry_002.jpg" alt="School District 27J’s Turnberry Elementary School was honored by the state as an academically high performing school. " title="School District 27J’s Turnberry Elementary School was honored by the state as an academically high performing school. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COMMERCE CITY &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> School District 27J&rsquo;s Turnberry Elementary School was honored by the state as an academically high performing school.&nbsp;</span></p> Cheap gas: Great for the pocketbook, harmful for your portfolio http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/cheap-gas-great-pocketbook-harmful-your-portfolio <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/863438_58005989.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <u><strong>By&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Dan Boyce,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Inside Energy</span></strong></u></p> Work begins on voter-approved Fronterra park http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/work-begins-voter-approved-fronterra-park <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_fronterra_park_001a.jpg" alt="City officials watch as ground is broken on the Fronterra park project Thursday, Dec. 4, in Commerce City." title="City officials watch as ground is broken on the Fronterra park project Thursday, Dec. 4, in Commerce City." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><strong>COMMERCE CITY &mdash; </strong>Just more than a year after voters approved a sales tax increase, city officials were on hand Thursday, Dec. 4, for the ground-breaking ceremony for one of five capital projects.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Mayor Sean Ford and other city officials gathered Dec. 4 for the ceremonial beginning of construction on the new, 19.8-acree Fronterra Park.</span></p> Adams City girls hoops team relying on scramble, scrappiness http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/adams-city-girls-hoops-team-relying-scramble-scrappiness <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_achsghups4_120914_cropped.jpg" alt="Maria Rodriguez of the Eagles heads up floor on a fast break during her team’s 18-point win at Arvada Dec. 2. Cierra Gonzalez of Arvada is in pursuit." title="Maria Rodriguez of the Eagles heads up floor on a fast break during her team’s 18-point win at Arvada Dec. 2. Cierra Gonzalez of Arvada is in pursuit." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> <b>ARVADA &ndash; </b><span>The password for the Adams City girls basketball team is &ldquo;scrappy.&rdquo;</span></p> <p> <span>The Eagles don&rsquo;t have a lot of size on the squad this year. There&rsquo;s only one senior on board, too. She&rsquo;s Lizbeth Mercado.</span></p> <p> <span>&ldquo;I told them any loose ball, we had to go and get,&rdquo; said second-year Billy Salaz. &ldquo;We have to get into those passing lanes and have active hands, active on the defensive end.&rdquo;</span></p> Yvonne Garcia bids farewell to Adams County shelter after 23 years http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/yvonne-garcia-bids-farewell-adams-county-shelter-after-23-years <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_yvonnegarcia_121714.jpg" alt="Yvonne Garcia retired after 23 years of working as administrative clerk at the Adams County Animal Shelter on Dec. 15. She is holding Manny, a chihuahua the shelter staff is working with and hope to have up for adoption soon. " title="Yvonne Garcia retired after 23 years of working as administrative clerk at the Adams County Animal Shelter on Dec. 15. She is holding Manny, a chihuahua the shelter staff is working with and hope to have up for adoption soon. " align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;&nbsp;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">After 23 years of being the first person patrons of the Adams County Animal Shelter see when they walk through the doors, Yvonne Garcia is retiring.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Third problem with Adams County 2014 ballots revealed http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/third-problem-adams-county-2014-ballots-revealed <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><strong>BRIGHTON &mdash;</strong> The end of election season across the Front Range didn&rsquo;t stop Adams County officials from finding yet another printing error with ballots used in the Nov. 4 general election.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Adams County Clerk and Recorder Karen Long last week disclosed that her office found another printing error caused by Runbeck Election Systems, the county&rsquo;s external printing vendor.</span></p> Students walk out in protest over police shootings across country http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/students-walk-out-protest-over-police-shootings-across-country <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20701_10152399805302100_4446576220789600722_n.jpg" alt="Students begin to walk out of Adams City High School Dec. 5 in protest of the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. No one was injured in the 45-minute long protest." title="Students begin to walk out of Adams City High School Dec. 5 in protest of the recent events in Ferguson, Mo. No one was injured in the 45-minute long protest." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> <strong>COMMERCE CITY --</strong> Students from both Adams City middle and high schools and Kearney Middle School walked out of class Dec. 5 to protest police shootings across the country and the lack of an indictment against a Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager this summer.</p> Holiday happenings around the corner in Commerce City http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/holiday-happenings-around-corner-commerce-city <img src="http://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_christmas_006a_filtered_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> <strong>COMMERCE CITY &mdash;</strong> A slate of holiday happenings for Commerce City residents is just around the corner as we head into December.</p> <p> &nbsp;<span>&bull; The traditional holiday tree lighting ceremony is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave. The even is free, and light refreshments will be available.</span></p>