Local News

  • Driver killed in I-76 crash

    A male driver died after his car hit a median guard on Interstate 76 in the wee hours of Thursday morning June 28.

    Commerce City police said the man was traveling eastbound around 2 a.m. in the 10800 block of Interstate 76. They did not release the man’s name or the cause of the accident.

    Eastbound Interstate 76 was closed at the with U.S. Highway 85 until about 6 a.m. Police also closed one lane on westbound Interstate 76 between the 10700 and 10900 blocks.

  • 4thFest ready to roll

    Commerce City is offering the largest public fireworks show in the state of Colorado Wednesday, July 4.

                It’s part of the city’s free annual 4thFest outside the south end of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way.

  • One dead in early morning accident on Interstate 76

    Commerce City Police and the South Adams County Fire Department responded at about 2:10 a.m. to a report of a fatal, single-vehicle accident in the 10800 block of Interstate 76. Officers determined the adult male driver was traveling eastbound on Interstate 76 and struck the center median cable guard. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of accident, at this time, is unknown and it is unknown if alcohol or drugs are contributing factors. The identity of the driver has yet to be released. 

  • Tower Road-Pena Boulevard interchange updated

    Those who travel into and out of Denver International Airport are seeing different traffic patterns near Tower Road and Pena Boulevard.

  • Big buzz for tiny homes

    Brandon and Jazz have been living out of their converted shuttle bus for a little more than a year. The couple decided they were sick of the high cost of living, working all the time and never seeing each other, never being able to “truly live.”

  • Ride on the wild side with carnival in Fort Lupton



    By Seth Bodine

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    A Tilt-a-Whirl, a Ferris wheel and a mini dragon roller coaster at 217 First St. in the parking lot of Patricia’s Sports Bar and Grill are bringing smiles to Fort Lupton this week.

  • An evening under the stars and to raise money
  • Kids fishing clinic July 14
  • School-based health center to open at Brighton High School

    Students can get free physicals and mental health screenings among other services planned at a new health center slated to open this fall at Brighton High School, officials say.

    School district officials are working with the Kids First Health Care nonprofit group to open the center to help cut down on absenteeism (11 percent last year at the high school) and to better address students’ physical and psychological health needs, according to a press release. 

  • City wraps up Highway 2 road project

    Commerce City workers recently wrapped up a $27 million Colorado Highway 2 improvement project near East 88th Avenue. 

    Drivers now can travel on the four-lane road between East 72nd Avenue and Interstate 76, a highly-trafficked commuter and economic corridor for the region. Crews are in the process of finalizing the landscaping.