Local News

  • Teen dies after falling from moving vehicle

    Commerce City police continued to investigate the June 15 death of a teenager.
     A press statement said the 16-year-old died after he fell from a moving vehicle. His name hasn’t been released.
     It happened near East 118th Avenue and Moline Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. Police think he was riding on the outside of a vehicle. His unidentified friend was driving. Police don’t think drugs or alcohol are involved.

    The statement said the district attorney’s office will review the case.

  • Crash hurts six, two seriously

    A three-car crash at the start of afternoon rush hour June 12 injured six people, two seriously, according to a tweet from the Brighton Fire Rescue District.

    The crash was on Tower Road over E-470, about midway between 120th and 112th avenues. There was no immediate word on the patients' conditions.

    Authorities closed Tower Road for much of the rush hour to continue their investigation and to clean up the scene.

  • South Adams, Adams County Fire Rescue talk of merging

     The South Adams County Fire Department and Adams County Fire Rescue could be one department by next spring.

    A press statement says the two agencies are working toward a merger. Both boards passed an intergovernmental agreement in early April to start the process. The statement says some departments will begin the incorporation of day-to-day operations through the rest of the year. That includes mixing administrative and department operations.

  • Crash seriously injures one

    A rollover crash seriously injured one person early May 23.

    It happened in the 8400 block of East 96th Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. A press statement from Commerce City police said an eastbound GMC Canyon truck collided with a westbound Saturn sedan. The sedan rolled onto its top. The driver was at a local hospital with what the statement described as "serious injuries."

  • Tim McCormack announces candidacy for DA of 17th judicial district

    Attorney Tim McCormack announced May 7 he is running for district attorney in Colorado’s 17th District, which encompasses Adams and Broomfield counties. He is seeking the Republican nomination on the ballot. McCormack works in the office of the district attorney of the 1st District, which encompasses Jefferson and Gilpin counties. He previously worked as a chief trial deputy in the 17th District from 1999 to 2017. 

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  • Authorities warn of Xcel Energy phone scam

     The city of Commerce City says there has been an increase in reports of a utilities scam by impersonators claiming to be from Xcel Energy. 

    Xcel is telling customers unsure about the legitimacy of a call to hang up and call Xcel Energy Customer Service at 800-895-4999 or 800-481-4700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

  • Crow lands in area

    U.S. Congressman Jason Crow, who represents Colorado’s 6th District in the House of Representatives, met with Brighton city officials for a tour of town May 6. 

    “I’ve done a couple of activities up here before related to farming, housing… I read to the schoolkids (as part of 27J Schools’ Dr. Seuss Day in March),” Crow said, “So I’ve been here before, but this visit really helped me better understand the issues that are important to Brighton voters.