Local News

  • Police: Child's remains found in Arapahoe County landfill

    BRIGHTON — Prosecutors say Commerce City police have found the remains of an infant at an Arapahoe County landfill May 30. Authorities are determining the identity through forensic testing.

  • Barr Lake hit by vandalism, thefts

    Officials at Barr Lake State Park said a rash of vandalism and theft has been plaguing the popular attraction east of Brighton. There have been at least four known cases that have occurred in little more than a month.

  • Adams 14 summer meals program begins this week

        COMMERCE CITY — Free or reduced lunches at schools play an important role in many students’ lives, but they don’t go on break when students do.
        Adams County School District 14 is taking part in the Summer Food Service Program in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
        The program offers free meals Mondays through Fridays to ages one to 18, regardless of whether they qualify for the free or reduced meals program during the school year.

  • City council advances medical marijuana regulations ahead of moratorium deadline

        COMMERCE CITY — Council moved a step closer toward opening the door to medical marijuana dispensaries at last week’s meeting.

  • ‘We live their memory daily’

        COMMERCE CITY — Clear skies greeted the large crowd gathered for the city’s Memorial Day parade and celebration.
        Colorado’s military veterans were honored in the parade as it coursed south through the core city starting at East 64th Avenue and Newport Street and ending at Veterans Park on Parkway Drive.
        Veterans from many of the nations different conflicts and armed service branches marched together, which Commerce City resident Al Jeffe found inspiring.

  • UPDATE: Vasquez Boulevard reopens after crash

    COMMERCE CITY -- Police reopened closed the intersection of 53rd Avenue and Vasquez Boulevard around 3 Thursday afternoon. It had been closed for about an hour because of a rollover accident.

    Police and South Adams County Fire Department crews were on the scene. The first reports were that people were trapped inside the vehicle that turned over. One person was taken to an area hospital. The condition and extent of injuries is not known.

    More information as it becomes available. Check back for updates.

  • Realtor organization compares Commerce City numbers to Colorado averages

        COMMERCE CITY – A report from the city’s economic development team draws on numbers from two real estate organizations to gauge signs of recovery for local home prices.
        The report, dated April 17, uses Colorado data from RealtyTrac and the Denver Metro Realtor.

  • Summer roadwork season is on in Commerce City

        COMMERCE CITY — Count on some traffic delays around 56th Avenue and Dahlia Street for the next month or so.
       Crews are completing bridge joint expansion work and asphalt overlay in two phases. The $230,000 project is part of the city’s annual pavement rehabilitation program.
        Eastbound 56th Avenue will be closed at Dahlia through Memorial Day. Once the work is complete on that site of the road, the crews will shift and do the work on the westbound side of 56th Avenue starting May 28.

  • Senator Hodge Receives 2012 Legislator of the Year Award From the EDC of Colorado

        DENVER — Sen. Mary Hodge (D-Brighton), received the 2012 Economic Development Center of Colorado’s Legislator of the Year award.  The Economic Development Center of Colorado (EDCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering successful, responsible economic development and represents the economic development goals of the public and private sectors.

  • Company to provide on-demand ballots for Adams County

        COMMERCE CITY — Preparing for the busy election season, Adams County Commissioners have approved a contract with Runbeck Election Services to purchase four additional ballot-on-demand printers.
        County Contract Administrator Liz Estrada said the purchase was necessary not just for the general election in November, but also the upcoming primaries for both parties.