Local News

  • Mountain crash kills two city residents

        FRISCO – The Colorado State Patrol continued its search for a dark, older model sedan that was involved in a March 26 accident that killed two Commerce City residents and injured three others.
        Troopers identified the victims as 38-year-old Renee Nevares and 65-year-old Dolores Ortega-Nevares. Seventeen-year-old Gabriel Nevares Jr. sustained what the Colorado State Patrol called “moderate injuries. At last report, he was at Children’s Hospital in Aurora. His condition was not known.

  • Mother charged in death of infant

        COMMERCE CITY – The Adams County District Attorney's Office filed charges against the mother of a 7-month-old child who is presumed dead.


    Sharrieckia Trinette Page, 22, faces a count of child abuse resulting in death, a class 2 felony. Her preliminary hearing is at 9 a.m., April 25. She remained in the Adams County Jail Thursday morning on a $100,000 bond.

  • Cut out for Volunteerism


    Jim Benson, left, Ward 2 Commerce City Councilman and fellow council Ward 1 Councilman Dominick Moreno cut some wood while working Saturday at the site of a Habitat for Humanities build in the 9700 block of Oneida Street.

    Members of Commerce City’s government joined more than 50 other volunteers as they worked to complete the construction of several duplex homes.

  • Council approves letter of support for FasTracks

        COMMERCE CITY – Council unanimously gave its approval March 26 to a funding request for the North Metro line of the FasTracks program.
        But Commerce City won’t have to provide $4.7 million in expected contributions until there is a guarantee that the North Metro line will be built.

  • Suncor agrees to pay air-quality fines

    Chet Spinner
    Contributing writer

        DENVER – Suncor Energy will pay more than $2 million fines as part of two judgments of air quality violations at its Commerce City refinery.
        Inspectors from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment found the violations almost two years ago. The inspections take place each year.
        The specific violations were for Benzene waste operations. Suncor will pay the fines to both the EPA and to the state.

  • Missing child presumed dead; mom arrested

         COMMERCE CITY – Police have arrested the mother of a 7-month-old child, first reported missing Thursday, on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death. 
         Sharrieckia Trinette Page, 22, remained in the Adams County Detention Facility Monday and was scheduled to make her first court appearance Monday morning.

  • Public memorial service planned Monday for Strickland

         A public memorial service for former state legislator and Adams County Commissioner Ted Strickland life's will be celebrated at a public memorial service April 2, at the Adams County Regional Park, Waymire (Dome) Building, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601.

  • Fire ban in place in Adams County

    Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr imposed a ban on open fires in unincorporated sections of the county Wednesday.

    The extremely dry conditions in the area prompted the ban. There has been no precipitation since early February. Temperatures have been 10 to 20 degrees above normal, and strong gusty winds have dried out much of the vegetation since the last snowstorm.

  • Resident uninjured after fire


    A resident of a home on Chambers Place in Commerce City is consoled after a small fire broke out in her home Wednesday evening around 7 p.m. Firefighters from the South Adams County Fire Department quickly controlled the fire before it reportedly did significant damage.

  • Commerce City Police Explorers Honored

    The Commerce City Police Department honored the achievements of its Explorer Post during a March 20 banquet. The Explorer program is for young adults age 14 through 20 years old with an interest in learning more about the Law Enforcement field.