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  • 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.’

  • Shortage causes PVMC to cancel flu clinics

    BRIGHTON – Platte Valley Medical Center  canceled its public walk-in seasonal flu clinics Oct. 7 due to an increase in demand and a shortage of supply.

        “In our first three clinics, we had twice the number of people wanting a vaccine compared to our 2008 clinic numbers,” said PVMC Community Outreach director Peggy Jarrett. “This increase in demand, coupled with a supply shortage, necessitates the cancellation of our community walk-in clinics.”

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  • Two arrested after barricade situation

    COMMERCE CITY – Commerce City police are trying to piece together the events that led to the arrests of two people inside a home on Beeler Street. Neither person was identified.

        The incident happened in the 10800 block of Beeler Street shortly after 7 p.m. Oct. 3. Police said a woman called claiming a man was holding her against her will.

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  • Blunck satisified to be staying with district

    BRIGHTON – Superintendent Rod Blunck says he is satisfied that he will remain the leader of School District 27J.

    The Adams 12 Five Star School District in Thornton announced Friday via its Web site that the sole finalist for its vacant superintendent job was Denver lawyer and Adams 12 graduate Christopher Gdowski.

  • 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.”

  • PVMC offers flu clinics, education on types of flu

    BRIGHTON — Platte Valley Medical Center is preparing for this year’s flu season with education and outreach.

        “With the addition of the H1N1 flu this year, we’re finding that more people may become sick,” said Platte Valley Medical Center community outreach director Peggy Jarrett.“This is why it is so important to get immunized and protected. We are doing our best to make it as easy as possible to provide information and help our community obtain vaccinations.”