• United Power plans to build state's largest battery storage system

    United Power representatives plan to build the state's biggest battery storage system in Firestone - with help from Tesla Inc., the battery, solar panel and car company in California.

    United Power is partnering with SoCore Energy LLC, a solar energy company based in Chicago, to build a multi-million dollar battery storage system - called the Powerpack System from Tesla - near Interstate 25 and Colorado Highway 119. It's expected to be one of the largest of its kind owned and operated by an electric company in the country.

  • Spaceport application headed to FAA in December

    Front Range Airport officials are preparing for a Spaceport Colorado launch.

    If approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, Spaceport Colorado could some day send people to the outer edges of Earth and into orbital space. Officials plan to submit a license application to the FAA in December to get spaceport approval for the 3,100-acre airport about six miles southeast of Denver International Airport.

  • Suncor requests increase on emission limits

    Residents are concerned about Suncor Energy’s request to the state to increase emission limits at its refinery at 5801 Brighton Boulevard.

    They packed a recent meeting held by the state air pollution control division to complain about past emissions which they said harmed the community’s air and water.

    But a Suncor spokeswoman said many of the requests to modify air quality standards will help control emissions.

  • 'Central 70' highway project to bring jobs, opposition

    Colorado Department of Transportation officials want to help Commerce City and the surrounding area by requiring that 20 percent of highway construction workers come from there for the new “Central 70” project.

    The $1.2 billion project would move Interstate 70 below ground between Brighton and Colorado boulevards southwest of Commerce City. About 350 workers from Commerce City and the north Denver neighborhoods near Interstate 70 would be hired from low-income areas surrounding road construction under federal program road construction requirements.

  • New Mexican restaurant, office space announced

    A new Mexican restaurant is planned to open soon in the former Gala Gardens restaurant, and a new office building is going up in Commerce City.

  • New Mexican restaurant, office space announced

    A new Mexican restaurant is planned to open soon in the former Gala Gardens restaurant, and a new office building is going up in Commerce City.

  • Veteran receives landscaping makeover

    MetroWest Report

    Commerce City resident and U.S. Army veteran James Vine received a free landscaping makeover for the home he shares with wife Stephany Vine.

    The Vines won a Landscaping for VETS giveaway.

    Vine did four tours in Iraq and served in the U.S. Army for 23 years as a staff sergeant. He retired in 2011. His wife nominated him for the award.

  • AdCo Economic Development promotes Bedolla

    MetroWest Report

    The Adams County Economic Development group is shuffling its staff.

    Angie Bedolla will replace Melvin Yarber as the economic development specialist and enterprise zone administrator, according to an email from Barry Gore, president and CEO of the Westminster-based office. According to Gore, Bedolla will oversee the business retention and expansion program and support the group’s Business Retention and Expansion, or BRE, taskforce. 

  • Commerce City businesses recognized

    MetroWest Report

    Seafood supplier Asahi Food and power provider United Power were among the seven local companies recognized by the annual Commerce City Business Appreciation Awards recently.

    Businesses were thanked for the role they believe in making the community successful, Mayor Sean Ford said in a press statement.

  • 'Agritourism' plan could spur economic activity

    If you go:

    Learn about an "agritourism" plan called the District Plan

    3 p.m. Wednesday, March 8

    Brighton City Hall

    500 S. Fourth Ave.


    MetroWest Report

    A plan meant to spur economic development while preserving the region’s farmland and agricultural flavor took a big step forward recently.