Local News

  • 50-50 split on CSAP results

     Four of the eight Adams 14 School District schools taking the English language CSAP test showed improvement over last year, while the other half showed a decline, according to third grade CSAP reading scores released by the Colorado Department of Education.

        The third grade reading scores are the first published scores out of 29 CSAP scores to be released this year. The remaining scores for all grade levels will be released in mid-July.

  • Status quo at 27J in spite of swine flu arrival

    BRIGHTON – The swine flu came calling on Colorado late last week. The Colorado Department of Health and Environment reported seven cases, including one in Adams County.

    Read the full story in this week's Commerce City Sentinel Express – www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2circ.cgi

  • AdCo foster and adoptive parent finalist in contest

        BRIGHTON — Adams County foster and adoptive parent Jan Churchwell, of Burlington, is one of 10 finalists in CVS Pharmacy’s “For All the Ways You Care” contest. 

  • RTD looks to receive $1 billion in federal funds

    Bucking a tradition of budget shortfalls and monetary missteps, RTD last week released information that portends to be a financial boon for the district, if not exactly for the local region.

        According to RTD spokesperson Pauletta Tonilas, the beleaguered transportation giant may soon receive federal funding to help fund the East Corridor and Gold passenger rail lines. The Congress received notification that the Federal Transit Administration would approve the request for the two lines to enter the project engineering phase of development.

  • PVMC, 27J say they are ready in case swine flu strikes


    BRIGHTON – The swine flu is coming close to Colorado. But as of Tuesday, none of the 64 confirmed cases in the United States were in this area. The closest was Kansas.

  • Wild One

    Angela Black, who grew up in unincorporated Adams County near Brighton, always dreamed of being a dancer one day.

    She never imagined her audience would be a group of 18,000 rabid indoor lacrosse fans packed inside Denver’s Pepsi Center.

  • A diaper dandy

    COMMERCE CITY – When Brissa Martinez, her husband Javier, and their 3-year-old daughter, Julissa, strolled through the grand opening celebration for Platte Valley Medical Center’s Medical Plaza in the Turnberry Marketplace, they didn’t know they’d become the grand-prize winner of a gift that would impact their spending for an entire year.


    Read the entire story in this week's Commerce City Sentinel Express – www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2circ.cgi

  • Fireworks shells to be tested

        COMMERCE CITY – City staff will test a variety of fireworks shells Thursday, April 29, in preparation for the city’s annual 4th Fest event.

        Test setup and firing time is planned from 11 a.m. to noon. The test shells are being detonated at the request of the fireworks supplier to determine whether the products planned for the July 4 display are functioning properly.

  • Dacono family fosters Great Pyrenees

        “Just look for the house with the two polar bears in the yard,” Dacono Librarian Amy Bruno says when giving directions to her home.

        Bruno, along with her husband, Dacono City councilmember Steve Bruno, and their children, serve as a foster family for rescued dogs that come to the Colorado Great Pyrenees Rescue in Brighton.

        Dawn Meaney started the rescue nearly a year ago, and said though she has lost some sleep caring for the typically eight extra dogs in her home, it has all been well worth it.

  • AAA to collect batteries in support of Earth Day

        AAA Colorado supports Earth Day 2009 by sponsoring its annual battery recycling effort. 

        Consumers can bring car batteries to Maaco, 4910 Oneida St. Commerce City, for recycling as part of the Great Battery Round-up April 22 through April 25.

        Batteries that power vehicles are now the most highly recycled consumer products, according to the Battery Council International.