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  • Police seek public help in identifying stolen property

        COMMERCE CITY – Police need help in the identification of more than 600 items of allegedly stolen property they recovered last week.

        Police officers executed a search warrant on a residence in 7000 block of East 69th Avenue in Commerce City. Among the items recovered were gold, jewelry, electronics, DVDs, weapons and collectible coins.

  • Former Brighton paramedic remembered as dedicated co-worker, proud father

    Platte Valley Ambulance director Carl Craigle remembers paramedic Anthony Archuleta as one of the first people to greet him when he took the top job with the Brighton-based ambulance service several years ago.

        “He gave me that smile, shook my hand, made me feel welcome,” Craigle said.

        When they got down to business, Craigle said Archuleta offered him a blunt assessment of what changes were neccessary for the ambulance service and what Craigle needed to do to be successful.

  • Open enrollment a popular choice in 27J

    Nearly a third of 27J students choose to attend a school other than the one they are assigned to based on the location of their home.

        Open enrollment, or school choice, is an option offered by School District 27J. Currently, 4,102 of 13,912 students - 29 percent - are choosing open enrollment. A student may apply to enroll in a school outside his/her school attendance area during the open-enrollment window. The deadline to apply to open enroll for the 2010-2011 school year is Feb. 19.

  • Future of BCHS in doubt after board resigns

    The Brighton Collegiate High School board of directors agreed to step down Feb. 3 from its position at the helm of the troubled charter school.

        The resolution signed by the board stipulates the school will remain in the board’s hands until March 1. It further calls for BCHS board President Ursula Sagehorn, or her designee, “to enter into discussions with School District 27J to effectuate the orderly and efficient winding down of the affairs of Brighton Collegiate High School.”  The board has no plans for any future meetings as a whole.

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  • Police shooting of dog under investigation

    COMMERCE CITY – Police continue to investigate last week’s shooting of a dog by a police officer.

        Commerce City police officers responded to a residence in the 8700 block of Rosemary Street about 3 a.m., Feb. 3, on an unknown 911 call. 

  • Set priorities will help guide council, staff throughout year

    COMMERCE CITY – The city council used its annual retreat to identify 13 top priorities that will set the direction for the city and its staff in 2010 and beyond.

  • Mizraim Cordero tabbed as new intergovernmental relations manager

    COMMERCE CITY – The city hired Mizraim “Miz” Cordero as its new intergovernmental relations manager.

        Cordero will be responsible for developing relationships with legislators and state officials to represent Commerce City’s position on key issues. Cordero will also lead community relations efforts and provide support in the grants administration function for the city.

  • Renewable energy plan draws party-line reaction

    DENVER – Local reaction to Gov. Bill Ritter’s proposal last week concerning renewable energy drew a predictable response.

        Ritter wants to force large utility companies to generate nearly one-third of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

        Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, thinks the idea goes too far.

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