Local News

  • Growth to bring future ‘silver tsunami’ to county

    One of the most intriguing apects of growth in Adams County is how the population is expected to age in the coming years.

    ‘Millennials’ - people born between 1980 to 1999 - make up the largest portion of current Adams County population, with a county median age of 34.3 years old, according to Elizabeth Garner, the Colorado state demographer. 

  • Learn about plans for Reunion neighborhood

    Oakwood Homes

    offers donuts, tours

    Have coffee with Kelly Leid, the executive vice president of Oakwood Homes at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, and get the inside scoop on what’s planned next in the Reunion neighborhood.   

    Leid will be in front of the new Reunion Coffee House, 10601 Reunion Parkway in Commerce City. He and other Oakwood officials will give residents hard hat tours of the coffee house and answer questions.

  • AdCo Jail gives opioid drug treatment to addicted inmates



    By Sean Kennedy

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    As the opioid epidemic continues to grow in Colorado, the Adams County Jail is the latest to offer Vivitrol to inmates battling drug addiction and withdrawal.

  • 27J school district cancels classes for April 27

    The Colorado High School Athletics and Activities Association said it’s up to school districts to decide  what happens to co-curricular events April 26 and 27.

    Those are the days set aside for teacher protests at the state Capitol for more funding and higher salaries. 

  • AdCo deputy cleared in fatal shooting

    An Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputy involved in December in a fatal shooting in Thornton will not face charges, Adams District Attorney Dave Young announced in a recent open letter to Adams County Sheriff Michael McIntosh. 

    Deputy Wilfred Europe shot and killed 19-year-old Kyler Grabbingbear during an altercation at an apartment building in Thornton. The 17th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Team investigated the incident.

  • Brighton to celebrate new Vietnam memorial

    A $131,000 Vietnam War Memorial planned for the corner of Brighton’s Fourth Avenue and Jessup Street will add an artful touch and sense of remembrance to an otherwise busy intersection.

  • Grand opening set for recreation center May 25

    The grand opening of the Bison Ridge Recreation Center is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 25. 

    The facility is at 13905 E. 112th Ave.  The ceremony is at 5:30 p.m., followed by free admission from 6 to 9 p.m.  

  • Brighton Cannery Lofts site for sale

    The 1.8-acre “Cannery Lofts” site on Main Street is back on the market after the former developer dropped plans for a seven-story, 99-unit apartment complex.

    Developer Kansas City, Missouri,-based Garrison Development failed to close on a loan and purchase the lot, property owner Tom Duffy said Thursday, April 12.

    Numerous attempts to reach a Garrison Development representative have been unsuccessful.

  • Fire kills two cats at Brighton grow house in Brighton

    Two cats died in a house fire in east Brighton.

    Fire crews battled the fire for nearly three hours after arriving on scene around noon Thursday, April 12, at 24777 Green Drive, according to Natalie Ridderbos, public information officer for the Brighton Fire Rescue District.

    No one was home during the fire.

  • Adams County dog show an all-ages affair



    By Sarah Ross 

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Dogs always seem to bring people together. 

    At the Terry-All Kennel Club Inc. dog show Sunday, April 15, dogs and their owners spread out across Riverdale Regional Park (the new name for the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road), with dogs of every shape and size as far as the eye could see.