Local News

  • South Elementary principal to lead Foundations Academy

    South Elementary School Principal Kay Collins decided recently to take the principal job at Foundations Academy, a School District 27J charter partner school in Brighton. 

    National Heritage Academies runs the school. National Heritage is a private education management company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

  • Seniors can get crime prevention tips at ‘law day’

    Seniors can get tips to prevent crime and fraud, as well as tips on how to deal with wills and estates at an event Saturday, June 2, at the Waymire Dome, 9755 Henderson Road, in Brighton.

    District Attorney Dave Young is putting on Senior Law Day for older residents, after finding out that other judicial districts from other counties are hosting similar events. Seniors make up the largest demographic group of any in the state.

  • Milestone on Tower Road

    The rebuilt westbound Peña Boulevard offramp and a segment of the new lanes of Tower Road opened to traffic over the weekend of May 11 - the first major milestone of the Tower Road-Pena ramp and widening project.

  • Eagle View recognizes this year’s Red Sweater volunteers

    MetroWest  Report

    Three people recently received the Eagle View Adult Center Red Sweater award: Dolly Garcia, Chris Fretter and Gayle Shibao.

    The three volunteers earned the award based in part on nominations from other volunteers at the center. Past award-winners make the selections. The center has recognized volunteers each year since 1996.


    Dolly Garcia

  • Almost Home gala May 18

    The housing help group Almost Home will host its eighth annual “Spring out of Homelessness” gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Todd Creek Golf Club, 8455 Heritage Drive, Thornton.

    The evening will be in the spirit of the “Roaring 20s,” with 1920s attire strongly encouraged.

    Dinner, cocktails, live music and a silent auction are on tap.

  • Deputy arrested

    The Adams County Sheriff’s Office arrested one of its own recently, following a disturbance at a deputy’s home.

    Fellow deputies arrested Vincent Potter, 33, Tuesday, April 30, at his home in unincorporated Adams County south of Thornton. He is on paid administrative leave from his job at the Adams County Jail pending an internal investigation. He is free on bond.

  • Exploring careers in law enforcement

    Jackie Hernandez calls out commands as her fellow Explorers stand at attention in two parallel lines of blue police uniforms. She methodically walks around each of her colleagues looking them up and down, noticing details at their collars to their shoes. 

    “You all are looking really good. There are some shoes that need to be shined… I know you guys know how to do it, get more layers on it,” Hernandez said. 

  • Teachers rally for education

    A sea of red surrounded the state Capitol on Friday, April 27, as teachers from across 30 Colorado school districts, including School District 27J, marched to demand more funding for education, including pay raises for teachers. 

    Holding banners and wearing shirts that said “Red for Ed,” thousands of teachers waved as car passed honking with support. 

  • Celebrate historic preservation month

    Everyone has a place that is important to them, a place they care about, a place that matters. 

    “This Place Matters” is a national campaign sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and their communities. 

  • Cannery Lofts property has new owner

    The Cannery Lofts site on North Main Street has a new owner.

    Brian Harvey, owner of ServPro of North Thornton/Brighton, closed on the 1.8-acre property Thursday, April 26, for $700,000. The list price was $699,000. The site includes five buildings in the 200 block of North Main Street, including the historic Colorado Sanitary Canning Factory and the Ferguson Garage.