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  • Police investigate shooting death

    An unidentified man died March 27 after police found him in the parking lot of a store.

    It happened shortly after 8 p.m. A press statement said an officer found a suspicious car in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at 5990 Dahlia St. The officer found the driver – who was alone in the vehicle – had been shot. An ambulance took the man to an area hospital, where he died.

    Police suspect the man shot himself, but the incident remained under investigation.

  • Two sent to hospital after crash

    Two people went to a local hospital with serious injuries after a passenger car apparently collided with a semi-trailer truck around 3:15 p.m., Monday, March 26, near East 120th Avenue and East 120th Court, according to the Commerce City police department.

  • Lockout for two, 27J schools

    Two Brighton school district schools – Stuart Middle School and Second Creek Elementary School in northern Commerce City – were on lockout March 22 for about five minutes.

  • Temple Grandin at fairgrounds April 7

    You can hear from animal scientist Temple Grandin in an event sponsored by Good Luck 4-H Club at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

    The Colorado State University professor will speak at the Good Luck building, Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. 

    The event is free, but reservations are required at: 303-659-5559.

  • Electronics recycling April 7

    Adams County and Thornton officials are partnering to offer an electronic waste recycling event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Thornton IMC, 12450 Washington St.

    The event is open to county and Thornton residents. Small fees apply. Visit http://bit.ly/E-wasteApril2018.

  • Weather spotter class April 21

     The National Weather Service and Rampart Search and Rescue will offer a free weather spotter class from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office 4201 E. 72nd Ave., Commerce City on the second floor in the community room.

  • Four-day school week comes to 27J

    School District 27J is going to a four-day school week starting next year.

    With it comes new start times for district schools. Morning kindergarten and preschools start at 7:50 a.m. and end at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon kindergarten and preschools start at 12:30 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

    Elementary and full-day kindergarten students are in class from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Middle- and high-school students start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:32 p.m.

  • 27J students walk out to honor Florida shooting victims

    Students at Stuart Middle School, 15955 E. 101st Way, walked out of class on Wednesday, March 14, as part of a national effort to recognize the 17 victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

    Many other 27J schools, including Overland Trail and Vikan middle schools, also had students participate in a walk-out. About 100 students walked out of Vikan Middle School, 879 Jessup St., around 10 a.m. 

  • AdCo talks SpacePort with FAA

    Adams County commissioners met with Federal Aviation Administration officials in Washington, D.C., recently to discuss the application for Spaceport Colorado at Front Range Airport.

  • Train kills man in Commerce City

    A train struck and killed an unidentified man sitting on the tracks around 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, around the 6600 block of Colorado Highway 2, according to the Commerce City Police Department.

    Burlington Northern Railroad personnel said they saw the man and attempted to stop, the police said in a press statement. The train was headed southbound.

    The train blocked East 72nd Avenue at Highway 2 during an investigation after the accident.