Local News

  • Historic DC-3 flies into Platte Valley Airpark

    The Flagship Detroit, the oldest operating DC-3 aircraft in the world, will visit Platte Valley Airpark and the Vintage Aero Flying Museum June 27.

        The historic aircraft will land at Platte Valley Airpark about noon that day and will be on display until about 5 p.m. when it will offer rides.

  • News briefs

    Dacono almost free building permits

        To encourage residents of Dacono to upgrade and improve their residential properties, Dacono City Council will temporarily reduce the amount of certain fees associated with issuing building permits during the month of June. Fee reduction will apply towards the alteration, repair or improvement of existing residential structures. Fee reductions also apply to the erection, alteration, repair or improvement of structures associated with existing structures, such as garages, additions, carports, sheds and fences.

  • Weather alert

    DENVER – The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm watch for Adams and Weld counties until 9 Tuesday night.

  • June programs at Commerce City Branch Library

        COMMERCE CITY – Commerce City Branch Library offers something unique for all ages in June. For a complete schedule of Summer Reading program events, ask at the service desk or visit rangeviewld.org.


    Special Events


    Create Your Own Zine

    June 13 and 20 - 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Police investigating homicide


    COMMERCE CITY — Police continue to investigate the murder of a Commerce City business owner last week.


        Police were called to the Dollar Value Plus store, 5765 E. 63rd Place, about 1 p.m., June 3 on a report of a victim with a gunshot wound. They found store owner/operator Dung Le, of Denver, inside the store, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died. Police said they believe he was shot between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.


  • Silence golden as couple awaits justice for daughter

    SALIDA – Bill and Miriam Gaede, of Brighton, found a measure of long-sought satisfaction late Friday, when the jury in a special coroner’s inquest into the suspicious 2004 death of their daughter, Nancy Mason, returned to the courtroom, following deliberations, and said nothing.

  • Rough weather bounces across area
  • Rotary hosts annual trap and sporting clays invitational

    The Commerce City Rotary Club hosts its fourth annual trap and sporting clays invitation June 14 at Colorado Clays, 13600 Lanewood St., Brighton.

        Shooters of all skill levels are invited. Cost is $50 and includes the shoot, lunch and prizes. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the shoot begins at 10 a.m. There will also be more than $3,000 awarded in cash and many prizes.

  • Firefighters honored at annual awards banquet

    The Greater Brighton Fire District held an annual service awards banquet to honor and thank the valuable members of its organization. Many members went above and beyond in 2008 and were recognized with awards of various different levels.

        Capt. Chris Woolley received the Distinguished Service Award.  This award is reserved for district personnel whose actions have distinguished them from standard performance expected of the position.

  • Eight-year old boy takes mother’s vehicle for a joyride

    Police are still investigating how an 8-year-old boy ended up behind the wheel of his mother’s car last week.

        Police officers responded to the 6900 block of Dexter Street about 7:30 a.m., Friday, in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers discovered one vehicle with minor damage high centered in the front yard of a home.