Local News

  • Adams 14 schools closed Friday; city to reopen

    COMMERCE CITY -- Though the spring blizzard closed city offices early Thursday, the city says it will be open for business starting at 8 a.m.  Friday.

    The only exception is the recreation center, according to the city's web site. 

    The blizzard meant an early closure for schools in the Adams 14 School District Thursday and a continued closure of schools and district offices Friday.

  • Winter weather returns

    DENVER – The calendar says we're wrapping up the first week of spring. But the weather forecast says snow ... and lots of it.

    The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for Adams and Weld counties. It starts Thursday at 6 a.m. and continues all day. Eight to 15 inches of snow are expected.

    Travel could become difficult, particularly for those traveling south toward Colorado Springs.

  • Slick roads, big problems

    COMMERCE CITY – At least 15 cares are involved in a serious accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 76 at 74th Avenue.

    One of those involved is an Adams County sheriff's deputy. He's not hurt.

    The extent of the other injuries is not known. A sheriff's deputy said at least one person has a severe head injury. Four ambulances are en route.


  • One dead after Commerce City police shooting

    COMMERCE CITY – The tranquil sounds on the streets of the Villages of Buffalo Run filled with kids coming back home from school and homeowners walking their dogs were drowned out by the sounds of sirens and gunfire Thursday.

    A 23-year-old man was shot killed and another injured after an afternoon crime spree ended at the intersection of 120th Avenue and Chambers Road with a hail of police gunfire.

  • Hearts, minds collide in sex offender fee debate

    BRIGHTON — A pair of strongly opposed viewpoints dominated a debate over the enforcement of sex offender registration fees at last week’s city council session, highlighting the head versus heart conundrum that follows the issue from community to community.

    At issue was a proposal, presented by Brighton Police Detective Sgt. Roger McCarty, to enact legislation to require sex offenders to pay a registration fee or face a Brighton municipal court judge.

    The city first enacted a fee schedule in 2007 requiring sex offenders living in city limits to

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  • Burglary suspects nabbed

    The Commerce City Police Department arrested four teenagers and recovered a large amount of property (including guns) from multiple nurglaries in the northern area of Commerce City.

        Kody Addision Neugin, 19, of Commerce City, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Three other suspects, two 17-year-olds and one 16-year-old, were arrested on similar charges. Their identities were not released.

  • MetroWest Newspapers staff honored at Colorado Press convention

    DENVER – MetroWest Newspapers took home 15 awards from the annual Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper contest.

    The awards marked the end of the CPA’s annual convention at the Brown Palace Hotel.

    In the Brighton Blade, production manager Jody Irsik won second place for best use of color in an ad; managing editor Kevin Denke won first place for best humorous columns; and publisher Allen Messick took a third-place award for best editorial writing and a third-place trophy for best informational graphic.

  • One man dead after police shooting

    COMMERCE CITY -- One man is dead and another is recovering from gunshot wounds after an accident and a botched carjacking near the Reunion subdivision Thursday afternoon.

    It happened shortly before 4 p.m. near 107th Avenue and Chambers Road. The names of the suspects, both in their early 20s, were not released early Friday morning. The names of the detectives involved in the shootings were not released either.

  • Lies, broken marriage led to tragic death of Brighton High graduate

    This article marks the third and final story in a series about the mysterious 2004 death of Nancy Mason. Mason’s parents, Bill and Miriam Gaede, live in Brighton.

    Born and raised in Brighton, Nancy Gaede built a substantial portion of her life here – attending local schools and graduating from Brighton High School. It was during her tenure at BHS that she began to realize a dream held since third grade, joining the ambulance corps, riding along with the ambulance crews by age 16, with special permission from the school.