Local News

  • Celebrate historic preservation month

    Everyone has a place that is important to them, a place they care about, a place that matters. 

    “This Place Matters” is a national campaign sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and their communities. 

  • Cannery Lofts property has new owner

    The Cannery Lofts site on North Main Street has a new owner.

    Brian Harvey, owner of ServPro of North Thornton/Brighton, closed on the 1.8-acre property Thursday, April 26, for $700,000. The list price was $699,000. The site includes five buildings in the 200 block of North Main Street, including the historic Colorado Sanitary Canning Factory and the Ferguson Garage. 

  • 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.