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  • City of Brighton gets grant from CWC board

    The Colorado Water Conservation Board awarded the city of Brighton a $49,700 water efficiency grant to help implement part of the city’s 2008 water conservation plan.

        The funding will help cover the cost of conducting 25 water audits at select local businesses and residences in order to identify potential water saving solutions. 

  • Pursuit suspect arrested

    ADAMS COUNTY – Adams County sheriff's deputies and Federal Heights police arrested a 25-year-old man for his role in a March 16 pursuit through unincorporated Adams County

    David Andrew Herr was taken into custody around 5 p.m. Thursday after a short foot pursuit in the 800 block of Federal Boulevard. Charges related to the chase are pending. Herr also was wanted for a parole violation on an assault charge.

  • Council under fire for deals with city manager

    COMMERCE CITY — There could be more grumbles on the horizon for city council members after the revelation of ever-sweetening employee agreements with City Manager Gerald Flannery.

        The latest in the list of incentives provided to Flannery is the extension of a $450,000 housing loan provided to him from the city – initially interest free – then subsequently at a market rate far below mortgage averages.

  • 27J braces for more than $17M in cuts over next two years

       BRIGHTON — No matter what School District 27J may look like following budget cutting-measures, Superintendent Rod Blunck said the district’s mission will remain the same: To provide a high-quality education for all kids.  

        “We’re rolling up our sleeves to get this done while still focusing on providing a quality education for kids and continuing to be an employer of choice,” he said.

  • State Highway 7 to close Saturday for bridge work

    BRIGHTON - Crews expect to close state Highway 7 Saturday for more work on the bridge that spans the Platte River.

    Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Mindy Crane said the closure would allow crews to install the final girders for the bridge. The closure is in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The detour will take motorists to Tucson Street, 168th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85.

  • Home catches fire

    COMMERCE CITY -- The South Adams County Fire Department needed about 10 minutes to put out a living room fire Thursday night.

    The fire started in the 5400 block of Magnolia Street around 10:30 p.m.

    The cause is not known. A police officer at the scene said the living room was engulfed in flames.

    Fire crews remained at the scene late Thursday night.

  • Accident causing delays on I-76

    COMMERCE CITY – Rescue crews are on the scene of an injury accident at I-76 and 74th Avenue.

    Details are sketchy. First reports are that a pick-up truck fell on top of an individual. The accident is west of the bridge over 74th Avenue.

    More details as they become available.

  • Sewage spill may be under control

    BRIGHTON – Crews put up a dike in O'Brien Ditch Thursday afternoon as they tried to keep up to 1 million gallons of sewage out of Barr Lake. The ditch is near 120th Avenue and E-470.

    The sewage got out of a sewer lift station at Denver International Airport Tuesday night. It wasn't discovered until sometime Wednesday.

    Crews are trying to divert the sewage into a manhole, presumably so they can take the material to the Tri-County Health Department for testing. Barr Lake is about 10 miles from the airport.

  • A new undersheriff in town

    BRIGHTON – The new undersheriff in Adams County is Roger Engelsman. He started his new job March 3.

        Engelsman is a 15-year veteran of the sheriff’s office. He came from the Northglenn Police Department, where he was a patrol officer and a detective during a 13-year stint.

  • Spring recreation features fresh new classes, all-time favorites

    COMMERCE CITY – Spring is almost here and the Commerce City Recreation Center celebrates with the addition of fresh classes to meet fitness and creative needs.