Local News

  • Commerce City Rotarians give in many ways

        COMMERCE CITY — For the past several months, the Commerce City Rotary Club has been busy giving to the children and families in their community.  

  • Police brief community on sexual predator

    For a sex offender or sexually violent predator to live in a community, a number of requirements must be fulfilled, both on their part, on the community’s and on the part of the law enforcement.

        Monday, per requirement, the Dacono Police Department held a public meeting at Frederick High School to inform residents in the Carbon Valley about a “sexually violent predator” living in Dacono’s city limits.

  • Recapping 2009


  • Dacono looks for applicants for board vacancies

    The search is on in Dacono for some civic-minded citizens to fill the vacancies on multiple city boards including the personnel board, board of adjustment, liquor authority, planning commission and the police advisory committee.

        According to Valerie Elliott, Dacono city clerk, these positions have limited criteria and are essential to helping the city function.

        “We couldn’t run the city without the help of these volunteers,” she said.

  • Pipeline ruptures; four workers hurt

    COMMERCE CITY – Four people were hurt Friday night after they struck a natural gas line near East 56th Avenue and Vasquez Boulevard.

    It happened around 5:30 p.m. Media reports said the four, part of a group of Xcel Energy employees and subcontractors, had to be freed. At least one went to the hospital, according to those reports.

    Several roads, including most of I-270, were closed as a result. However, police said there were no evacuations and no explosion.

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  • H1N1 shots available

    H1N1 shots for all ages will be available at the Carbon Valley Senior Center, 6615 Frederick Way, Frederick, from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 16. The cost is $15 and free for those on Medicare. Call 303-833-3660.

  • Armory takes next step toward completion

    FORT LUPTON – It wasn’t much of a day Dec. 2 for standing in a vacant field turning shovels of dirt.    

    The temperatures were in the teens. The wind was blowing. There was a covering of fresh snow across the street from Fort Lupton Fire Station No. 2 on Ninth Street.    

    But dignitaries from the Colorado Army National Guard, the city and the state turned out for a ceremony that officially kicked off construction of the Guard’s new readiness center.    

  • Sheely joins race for 7th Congressional

        BRIGHTON – Mike Sheely readily admits he was enjoying life as a retiree.

        But a series of votes by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D- Golden, caused Sheely to change those thoughts. He’s jumping into the race for Perlmutter’s seat in the 7th Congressional District.

        Sheely, who was an engineer, will run as a Republican. Aurora city councilman Ryan Frazier is also in the Republican race.

  • RTD celebrates transfer of railroad property for North Metro Corridor

        THORNTON — The Regional Transportation District and Union Pacific Railroad  gathered to celebrate the transfer of railroad property that RTD purchased from UP for the north metro FasTracks segment. But not all of the participants were in a partying mood.

        At a ceremony Tuesday morning in Thornton at the site of the proposed Eastlake Station at 124th and Claude Court, RTD and UP were joined by local politicians and stakeholders whose communities could benefit from the project, if and when it comes to fruition.