Local News

  • Aims closes early

    FORT LUPTON – The Fort Lupton campus of Aims Community College closed early Wednesday because of the impending bad weather.

    A spokesman said no decision had been reached about conducting classes Thursday.

  • Board of education clarifies position on Lange's termination

    COMMERCE CITY –Adams 14 Board of Education members say former superintendent John Lange was fired last year without cause, per a stipulation in his contract.

        Lange’s contract was terminated in September 2008. According to a school district press release issued last week, the contract termination was not for cause.

  • County offices close early

    BRIGHTON -- Adams County government offices closed at 3 Thursday afternoon because of the bad weather. The offices are expected to reopen Friday morning.

  • 27J Board of Education directors are elected by voters districtwide

    BRIGHTON — With the election ballot packets set to be in the mail Oct. 13-16, School District 27J is reminding voters that the school board members are elected by voters in all director districts, not just the one in which the candidate lives.

  • New visitor rules at Platte Valley Medical Center


    BRIGHTON – Those wishing to visit patients at Brighton’s Platte Valley Medical Center – and other hospitals in the state – will have to follow some new rules.

  • Train strikes teen

    COMMERCE CITY – A 17-year-old Commerce City resident was in serious condition Tuesday afternoon after a Burlington Northern/Santa Fe train ran over him earlier in the day.

    The name of the victim was not released because his family had not been notified.

    The incident happened around 1 a.m. in the 7600 block of state Highway 2. Police said railroad employees saw the juvenile lying on the tracks just before he was hit.

    Witnesses should call Commerce City police at 303-287-2844.

  • If these walls could talk: The history of the Brighton Armory

    Pat Reither, historian of the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission and Brighton city historian, said when Masons made the original dedication of the Armory building in 1921, it was as if they had a vision of the future.

    “When they put in the original cornerstone, they also put in a blank cornerstone,” she said. “It was like they anticipated we were going to use this building for another purpose one day.”

  • Two suffer minor injuries in accident

    COMMERCE CITY – One individual suffered minor injuries after an accident Friday near Interstate 270 and U.S. Highway 85.

  • Weather blamed as two Henderson residents die in rollover

        RATON, N.M. – A single-car rollover crash killed a 26-year-old Henderson man and a 10-month-old boy Thursday afternoon. Two other people in the car were critically injured.

        The New Mexico Department of Public Safety identified the victims as Victor H. Ruiz-Esparza and Andres Ruiz-Esparza. The two passengers were an unidentified 2-year-old and Cynthia Zamundio, 23. They were taken to Minors Colfax Medical Center. The extent of their injuries was not known.

  • Armed robbery of Main Street store foiled by thrown cell phone

    BRIGHTON — Husband and wife shopkeepers Frank and Rosa Diaz got the scare of their lives Sept. 29 when an armed robber forced his way into their Main Street business.

    The robber, arriving at closing time, fired a shot into a display case before being chased out of the store by a furious Frank Diaz.

    “We were closing, getting ready to close,” Rosa Diaz, co-owner of AA Imports, said. “When I opened the door to get my sign, he came in and told me ‘Get back in the store.’