Local News

  • Fair’s history dates back more than 120 years

        BRIGHTON – The Adams County Fair has its first roots in Brighton, not far from the site of the Adams County Administration building.

        The fair was at Driving Park in the 400 block of South Fourth Avenue. The main attractions were horse races and plowing races. The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce is resurrecting Market Day, a part of the original county fair, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aug. 15, in downtown Brighton.

  • Adams County conducting community needs assessment

        BRIGHTON – Adams County is conducting a comprehensive needs assessment to assist government agencies and non-profit organizations in delivering services. 

        The assessment and its findings will enable county decision-makers and service providers to make informed recommendations in the development and improvement of community services.  These recommendations will be aligned with the needs, interests and priorities of Adams County citizens.

  • FasTracks hearing Aug. 5

    The Denver Regional Council of Governments will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 5, at 1290 Broadway, in Denver, on the Regional Transportation District’s 2008 annual report on FasTracks.  The RTD annual report identifies changes to the FasTracks program that have occurred since RTD’s last annual report in 2007 – most importantly, the major revision of the FasTracks Financial Plan. The annual report is available online at www.drcog.org.

  • Adams County Fair saunters in town Aug. 5

    BRIGHTON – If there’s a parade in Brighton (10 a.m. Aug. 1 through downtown) and an abundance of Western hats and wardrobes around town, then it’s about time for the annual Adams County Fair.

    It’s at the regional park (where it’s been since 1965) near East 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85. It starts Aug. 5 and continues through Aug. 9.

  • The yard with the Yucca plants

    “So you’d say you just have a taste for the old stuff?”

    The question is the kind of softball-type query that a major league baseball player would knock three miles out of the ballpark.

    And, for a second, Marvin Neer, 56, of Brighton, begins to swing, ready to pontificate on why he would painstakingly landscape his Bromley Park yard with massive, century-old Yucca plants and use elaborate petrified wood as lawn edgers.

    But he stops himself. I’m caught red-handed. Guilty of the charge of trying to get Neer to be ordinary.

  • A Great Day for a Parade
  • Eagles show off new nest

    COMMERCE CITY —  The immense size of the new Adams City High School brought some of the most wows when community members took their first look inside the completed school Friday.

        At 293,000 square feet, Adams City High School is so large that principal Wesley Paxton needed to provide a condensed tour focused on just the highlights – classrooms with 42-inch high definition television screens, an Olympic size swimming pool and a complete bistro dedicated to the school’s culinary arts program.

  • News in brief

    Police investigate

    1-year-old-child’s death

        COMMERCE CITY — Police continue to investigate the death of a 1-year-old child last week.

        Commerce City officers and Northglenn Ambulance paramedics were called to a home in the area of East 60th Avenue and Hudson Street about 1:45 a.m., Aug. 2, on a report of an unresponsive 1-year-old female child not breathing.

  • Storm warning posted

    DENVER – The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for eastern Commerce City until 4:30 this afternoon. Hail up to an inch in diameter could be part of the storm.

  • Man charged after murder victim found in Commerce City

    DENVER – The Denver District Attorney’s Office filed charges against a 30-year-old man in connection with a murder.

        The body of 57-year-old Jimmy Harmon was found near East 52nd Avenue and Forest Street July 20. Police think the suspect, 30-year-old Jamie Ledon Moore, killed Harmon in northeast Denver, then took the body to Commerce City.

        According to media reports, Moore’s first court appearance is July 28. He is in the Denver County Jail without bond.