Local News

  • City manager housing deal dispute divides council

    COMMERCE CITY — A group of residents alleging unconscionable by city officials, is asking questions and demanding answers from their city council.

        Take Back Commerce City, a coalition of citizens bent on reclaiming sensible government within city limits, want to know what transpired in closed-door sessions between the city council and City Administrator Gerry Flannery, particularly in the area of compensation.

  • Councils, 27J debate merit of pursuing fall mill levy

    BRIGHTON — Timing is everything, but what constitutes the right time depends on point of view.

        That was part of the message School District 27J board members took home from a sometimes contentious March 28 joint meeting with Commerce City and Brighton city council members.

        The meeting at the 27J administration building in Brighton started off with a generally dire view of district funding in light of state budget cuts, a difficult situation before the recession exacerbated state woes.

  • Free kids’ fishing derby planned at wildlife refuge

    COMMERCE CITY – Kids 3-15 have the chance to reel in a big one and have your own fish tale to tell!

        Commerce City’s third annual Fishing Frenzy, a free kids fishing derby, is April 10 at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Space in the derby is limited and seats are filling fast – register early to ensure participation.

  • Youth sought for ‘Night of the Stars’ auditions

    COMMERCE CITY – If you’ve got talent, flaunt it at upcoming auditions for the “Night of the Stars Talent Show.”

        Aspiring youth in grades K-12 are invited to participate in auditions 6 p.m. April 6, at the Commerce City Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive.

        Individuals and groups (limit four people per group) are welcome. Categories for competition are:

    • Vocal – singing or oral interpretation

    • Dance – all styles welcome

  • Michigan man may face charges in fatal accident

    BRIGHTON ee" A 55-year-old Michigan man may face several charges after a fatal accident killed a 2-year-old child Tuesday .

    Brighton Police spokesman John Bradley said Thursday that James Diggs, of Ann Arbor, Mich., could face charges of careless driving causing death, careless driving causing injury and compulsory insurance. Police believe Diggs was behind the wheel of a Penske rental truck that crashed into a minivan parked on the shoulder of Interstate 76 near the E-470 overpass about 1:30 p.m.

  • Adams celebrates Community Development Week

    Adams County residents, community groups, businesses and non-profits are invited to attend an open house at Adams County Community Development during the 2010 Community Development Awareness Week, April 4 - April 10.

        The week is part of an effort to highlight the impact federal grant programs have in communities throughout Adams County and nationwide. The open house will be Wednesday, April 7, from noon to 4:30 p.m., at the Adams County Western Services Center, 12200 Pecos St. in Westminster. Snacks and beverages will be served.

  • Troopers investigate vehicle found in Platte River

    COMMERCE CITY – The Colorado State Patrol is looking into how a car wound up in the Platte River Wednesday morning.

    The incident happened around 9:30 near East 120th Avenue and Brighton Road. Commerce City Police Officer Chris Dickey said there was a rescue involving a vehicle but that the car was empty and that rescue crews did not mention anything about a driver.

    More details as they become available.

  • Deputies arrest sexually violent predator

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  • Accident snarls traffic

    COMMERCE CITY – Emergency crews are on the scene of an injury accident at 72nd Avenue and U.S. Highway 85.

    A second ambulance was requested. Fire crews on the scene say everyone is out of the involved vehicles.

    More updates later.

  • Crews corral sewage spill