Local News

  • Hodge hosts Saturday coffee

    BRIGHTON – State Sen. Mary Hodge, D-Brighton, will host Coffee and Politics at 10 a.m. April 11 at the Rangeview Library, 575 S. Eighth Ave.

    It will be an informal conversation about the ongoing legislative session.

  • Last of defunct Colorado Railcar’s DMUs rides off to Alaska

    On the day after Christmas, a railcar named The Chugach Explorer pulled out of Fort Lupton, bound for the Hudson Terminal Railroad yard where Alaska Railroad’s Mike Weddell had gathered a team of the “best of the best” to finish the last Diesel Multiple Unit built by the Colorado Railcar Manufacturing.

    The dark-blue double-decker DMU was under contract to Alaska Railroad, and the essential piece to a new tourist destination in Alaska’s national forest.

  • Adams County launches program to curb foreclosure

        BRIGHTON — Adams County will use $4.6 million in federal funds to stem the rising tide of home foreclosures across the county.

  • Friday accident closes 120th Avenue traffic
  • Coffee with a cop

    Commerce City police are getting together for coffee and doughnuts with citizens in an innovative program designed to bring officers and the community together. 

        The program was designed by the Commerce City Police Department to provide citizens the opportunity to ask questions of police officers regarding crime, traffic, quality of life issues, crime prevention or other questions.

  • Commerce City senior found safe, unharmed

        COMMERCE CITY — There was a happy reunion April 7 after a senior citizen with Alzheimer’s disappeared for more than 24 hours.

        Bobbi Crall, 85, was reunited with her son about 9:45 p.m. at a Walgreen’s store at East Hampden Avenue and South Tower Road. Police said Crall was in good health and transported to Medical Center of Aurora South for a precautionary evaluation.


  • AdComm employee of the year named

    Renee Teague was honored as the Adams County’s 2008 Employee of the Year during a public hearing April 6. 

        Teague began her career with the social services department 22 years ago and her position has evolved into the adoption recruiter/trainer for the Foster-to-Adopt Program. Her work with child-specific adoption matching services has resulted in successfully matching more than 80 children with adoptive families over the past three years and more than 60 children in 2008.

  • Denver International Airport seeks input on growth

        Denver International Airport will host four community meetings this month to seek public input on the airport’s strategy for growth over the next 20 years.

        An update to the airport’s master plan is to be finalized in the spring of 2010.

         “The airport has always prided itself on being a good neighbor, and has worked with surrounding communities to resolve issues that have arisen,” Aviation Manager Kim Day said last week.

  • Commerce City to celebrate Arbor Day

        COMMERCE CITY – Residents are invited to celebrate Arbor Day April 18, and get a preview of improvements to the Prairie Gateway Open Space.

        The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Prairie Gateway Open Space, off of Prairie Parkway and Gateway Road.

  • Jones named national CASA Director of the Year

    The words will come.

        Simone Jones just has to find the time to write them.

        “I just haven’t had time, this month is so insane,” Jones said of the speech she must deliver later this month to more than 1,000 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) members from across the country at the organization’s annual conference in Denver. “I cannot believe it’s already April.”