Local News

  • 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.

  • D.A. clears officers in March shootings

    BRIGHTON – Adams County District Attorney Don Quick cleared two Commerce City police officers of their roles in a shooting last month in the Reunion area of Commerce City.

  • Police detain two in assault investigation


    COMMERCE CITY -- Commerce City police detained two people late Tuesday night in connection with an assault and a possible robbery near 77th Avenue and Oneida Street.

    The incident started around 11 Tuesday evening. Adams County sheriff's deputies and the Colorado State Patrol were involved in the search as well. The two were apprehended in the back yard of a nearby home.

    More details as they become available.

  • Brighton woman files civil lawsuit over 2008 police shooting of dog

    A Brighton woman, who alleges a police officer wrongfully shot her dog last summer, hopes a new lawsuit will spur more accountability for law enforcement officers who shoot animals.

  • Adams County seeking volunteers for 2009 county fair

        Adams County is accepting applications for volunteers at the 2009 Adams County Fair Aug. 5 through Aug. 9.

        Volunteers are needed to assist with exhibits and events. Acting as representatives of Adams County and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, volunteers work under the direct supervision of the fair managers and the volunteer program coordinator.

  • Commerce City’s Twitter site offers ‘real-time’ information

    Commerce City Staff

        COMMERCE CITY – Getting valuable information on a coming storm, or the latest on road closures, used to be left to listening to the local radio and television stations. Not any more.

        Residents can sign on to the city’s Office of Emergency Management’s Twitter page at http://twitter.com/ComCityOEM to receive up-to-the-minute information about emergency situations impacting Commerce City residents.

  • Mayor delivers state of the city speech

    COMMERCE CITY — Mayor Paul Natale praised the accomplishments of the city in 2008 and highlighted transportation needs as the challenges ahead during his annual state of the city address April 14.

        Natale called the promotion of efficient and enduring transportation “a long, slow process” but said the city doesn’t have time to waste.

  • One man's trash

    Road signs, bicycles, barbecue grills and tires, lots and lots of tires.

    “You name it, we got it,” Sharen Stamp of Rocky Mountain Recycling in Commerce City says gleefully.

    But, whatever one does, don’t call it a scrap yard.

    Sure, it can be deceptive with the mountainous heaps of steel refuge being meticulously scoured by the crooked, mechanical arm of hydraulic cranes.

    “It’s a recycling center,” says owner Larry Odle.

  • Full slate of candidates for United Power board


    United Power will have contested races for all of its open board of director seats.

    In the West District, three candidates will vie to replace incumbent director Lois Lesser. Lesser has decided to retire from her seat. The three candidates are Tom Janich, Brian McCormick and Terrell Sisson. In the East District, incumbent director Dick McLean is being challenged by Tim Erickson. The South District has a three-way race, with incumbent director Ray Kilgore facing challengers William Berens and Shawn Enriques.