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  • Threat to Adams City Middle School 'not credible,' says school

    A reported threat on students and others at Adams City Middle School is not credible, according to school officials.

  • The ugly .. and the beauty -- of a late winter blizzard

    The “bomb cyclone” snowstorm that hit Colorado last week certainly made an impact, causing massive accidents on major highways and shutting down most schools and government buildings in Northern Colorado. With local governments forced to take the bulk of responsibility for preparing for and responding to major weather events like this, it had some of our readers wondering: how does the city prepare for snowstorms? 

  • Lockout for schools in Adams 14

    Two schools in the Adams 14 School District were on lockout March 21 after an incident on an elementary school playground. 

    According to Martin Pearson, the principal at Adams City Middle School, two males tried to speak with children on the playground at Alsup Elementary School. The two are in custody. School officials escorted the youngsters inside. Alsup and ACMS remain on lockout, meaning people cannot leave or enter the school buildings without police approval.

  • 27J Schools teacher pay below average, district report finds

    What’s new with local schools? The 27J Schools board of education met most recently March 12, and here’s the latest on what’s going on in local education. 


    27J teacher pay found to be below average

    In a review of district policy, board official voted to accept a report that found that 27J teacher pay is somewhat below that offered by other districts in the area. 

  • Brighton chamber stays in house for new boss

     After a nationwide search for a replacement for outgoing leader Naomi Colwell, the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce opted to stay close to home, promoting Membership Director Leslie Espinoza to be the chamber’s new president.

     “I’m excited to take this next step, “ Espinoza said, “I got a lot of encouragement from community members to apply after Naomi announced she was leaving… it gave me more confidence to pursue the opportunity.”

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  • Popular hot dog truck takes spot in area restaurant space

     A popular hot dog vendor is an inside dog now. 

    In The Doghouse celebrated the grand opening of its restaurant at 617 E. Bridge Street Feb. 16. The hot dog restaurant, started by Brighton locals Kim and Mark Lucas, has operated as a food truck throughout Brighton and the greater Metro Denver area for the past two years. Per the Lucases, the restaurant move has been a long time in the works. 

  • One in custody as police investigate homicide

    Commerce City police arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with a Feb. 19 homicide case.

    Neuman Maxwell Barber could face a second-degree murder charge. It's up to the Adams County District Attorney to make the decision.

    Police Cmdr. Greg Sadar said police found a man's body in the 7300 block of Krameria Street around 9:30 p.m. Feb. 19. He hasn't been identified pending notification of next of kin.

  • Shooting death under investigation

     Commerce City police said one man died as the result of a shooting Feb. 16.

    It happened in the 7100 block of Locust Street. Police got the call shortly after 6 a.m. Police identified the victim was 27-year-old Elias Eugene Pickett of Commerce City.

    Cmdr. Greg Sadar said when officers arrived, they found a deceased man. His name has not been released.

    Those with information should call the department's tip line at 303-289-3626.



  • PVHS information night March 5

      Prairie View High School, 12909 E. 120th Ave., will host a parent/guardian information night for incoming freshmen from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the school auditorium.

    In addition to the information night, the school is planning to share programs with students at their middle schools through check-it-out videos and question-and-answer sessions with counselors and school leadership students. The information night will be available on Facebook Live.

    Day care will be available through National Honor Society students. Call 303-655-8816.