• Art planned for new recreation center

    MetroWest Report

    A sculpture may some day hang from the ceiling of a new recreation center going up at East 112th Avenue and Potomac Street.

  • More jobs in the region?

    MetroWest Report

    Agilent Technologies Inc. plans to build a new pharmaceutical manufacturing plant and hire up to 200 people in Frederick, after recently buying 20 acres of land there, the company said in a press statement.

  • Minimum wage could go up in November

    Hundreds of people in the region could see raises if voters approve a minimum wage increase on the November ballot.

    While no specific statistics are available for Weld and Adams County, about 22,000 workers make minimum wage in Colorado of the estimated 1.24 million workers who make an hourly wage in the state, according to federal Bureau of Labor statistics. Colorado employs about 2.7 million workers in total.

  • Lauer-Krauts celebrates 10 years

    MetroWest Report

    For Christmas in 1995, Robin Trujillo’s dad Bob Lauer made six jars of his “Lauer-Kraut” homemade sauerkraut and packaged it up for an annual family gift exchange.

  • Are you kitten me?

    Is your pet having a particularly “ruff” day?

    If so, don't worry, now there's a place where Spot and Fluffy can find respite in Commerce City.

    On July 5, Pets R Us Animal Hospital, based in Aurora, opened at 10290 Idalia St., in the Reunion metro district.

    Dr. Manal Soliman is the owner of the clinic. She said that already she has seen a lot of emergencies.

  • Aroma Dispensary a new face on pot scene

    Commerce City is officially a part of the growing marijuana industry in Colorado, with the grand opening of Aroma Dispensary, 5433 Quebec St., on July 13.

    Chris Roessing, 31, manager of the dispensary, said that so far business has been excellent. Commerce City residents are excited and have offered support, he said.

    Roessing and owners Gabe Lindsay, 35 and Neelin Shead, 34, have been impressed with the warm welcome they have received.

  • George T. Sanders Co. to move from Wheat Ridge

    By Michel Hansen

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    The George T. Sanders Co. heating and plumbing business in Wheat Ridge plans to move to a spot near East 95th Place and Yosemite Street in Commerce City in 2017.

  • A one-trick hybrid pony

    By Tony White

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Eric Sumpter says specialization is the wave of the future for the car service industry.

  • Commerce City is busting out all over

    Builders in the Turnberry subdivision are building more homes in Commerce City.

    Jessica L. Hansen, media relations for D.R. Horton Inc., builders of the community, said that the company plans for home prices to start in the $340,000 range, and that models should be completed in July. 

    “There has been a lot of interest. Currently, we have an interest list forming, and we plan to begin pre-sales in May,” she said. 

  • Medical supply thrift store offers low-cost supplies

    BRIGHTON — GoodHealthwill, the only health and medical thrift store in Rocky Mountain region, opened a new location Jan. 4, in Brighton. The nonprofit accepts donated health supplies and medical equipment, allowing the public to have access to low-cost medical supplies.