Local News

  • 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. 

  • Garage fire remains under investigation

    Investigators continue to look for the cause of a late-night garage fire April 10. 

    It started in a detached garage near East 78th Avenue and Monaco Street shortly before midnight. Six units from the South Adams County Fire Department and two more from Adams County Fire responded, as did a pair of battalion chiefs.

    Crews kept the fire to the unoccupied garage. No one was injured.

  • Fifth-day school could capture 27J students on lost Mondays

    Some parents want to start a “Fifth-day Career and Computer School” to keep local kids learning on Mondays, now that School District 27J has announced it is going to a four-day week in the fall.

    The new school would offer additional programs for high school students, said Eagle Ridge Avademy parent Leslie Hurr.

  • Adams County Fairgrounds undergoes name change

    Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds will now officially be known as the Riverdale Regional Park. 

    County commissioners decided to change the park name at 9755 Henderson Road at a Tuesday, April 3 meeting. The name change comes from a county commissioner desire, “To recognize the history of the area and root the name of the park in its geographical location,” according to documents.

  • Platte Valley Hospital hosts ceremony for National Donate Life Month

    A Northglenn resident thanked the doctors and nurses who years ago saved his life during a small ceremony Tuesday, April 3, to celebrate National Donate Life Month at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

  • Two arrested on suspicion of drug distribution

    Brighton police arrested two men on drug charges recently.

    Police identified the pair as 35-year-old Jorge Alberto Lopez and 41-year-old Adrian Prospero-Garcia.

  • Free landfill day April 28 in Commerce City

    Free landfill day in

    Commerce City

    Set aside Saturday, April 28, for a trip to the dump.

    It’s a free landfill day (from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for Commerce City residents. The landfill is on East 88th Avenue east of Tower Road.

    A household chemical roundup runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Water World, 8801 Pecos St., Federal Heights.