Today's News

  • Elliott steps down from city council

    Councilwoman at-large Crystal Eliott announced her plans to step down from city council March 18 after 7 1/2 years.

    Council has to formally announce the vacancy before it can start appointing a replacement. In a statement, the city said applications are due within seven days after council makes the announcement. Council has to choose the replacement within 30 days.

    The new council person will serve out the remainder of Elliott's term, which expires in December. That seat will be part of this year's regularly scheduled council election.

  • Lockout for schools in Adams 14

    Two schools in the Adams 14 School District were on lockout March 21 after an incident on an elementary school playground. 

    According to Martin Pearson, the principal at Adams City Middle School, two males tried to speak with children on the playground at Alsup Elementary School. The two are in custody. School officials escorted the youngsters inside. Alsup and ACMS remain on lockout, meaning people cannot leave or enter the school buildings without police approval.

  • Threat to Adams City Middle School 'not credible,' says school

    A reported threat on students and others at Adams City Middle School is not credible, according to school officials.

  • PVHS grad lands her first head volleyball coaching gig

     Prairie View grad Jocelyn Garcia is moving up the bench at the University of Arkansas-Monticello.

    She’s the NCAA Division II squad’s new head women’s volleyball coach.

    “This opportunity is far more exciting than scary,” she said. “It is my first head coaching job, so naturally there are some nerves that comes with. But I am ready to go.”

  • 27J Schools teacher pay below average, district report finds

    What’s new with local schools? The 27J Schools board of education met most recently March 12, and here’s the latest on what’s going on in local education. 


    27J teacher pay found to be below average

    In a review of district policy, board official voted to accept a report that found that 27J teacher pay is somewhat below that offered by other districts in the area. 

  • The ugly .. and the beauty -- of a late winter blizzard

    The “bomb cyclone” snowstorm that hit Colorado last week certainly made an impact, causing massive accidents on major highways and shutting down most schools and government buildings in Northern Colorado. With local governments forced to take the bulk of responsibility for preparing for and responding to major weather events like this, it had some of our readers wondering: how does the city prepare for snowstorms? 

  • COLUMN: Dispelling common reporting myths

     Do you believe everything you read in the Commerce City Sentinel-Express? I only ask because it seems like the general public has less familiarity with the journalism profession now than at any other time in recent memory. A recent poll conducted by the Columbia Journalism Review found that Americans  have less confidence in journalists than they do in any single branch of the government. 

  • 'I know hard work pays off'

     PUEBLO –This story starts at the end.

    Former Prairie View multisport athlete RJ Ramirez won the 60-meter dash in 6.87 seconds at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track-and-field meet late last month. He also earned first-team, all-RMAC honors.

    Ramirez, who is a sophomore at Colorado State Pueblo, almost didn’t make it to the track team, much less the podium. He’s had some stomach issues in 2017 that are under control. He also tore an ACL in 2016.

  • What to say to someone who’s lost a loved one; seminar is Aug. 7

                 The Richard Lambert Foundation Grief & Healing Center, 457 S. Fourth Ave., is offering a free seminar to discuss what to say to someone who has lost a loved one. It starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, and lasts 90 minutes.

                Organizers say society is not trained to discuss death and the idea of what to say after a loved on passes.

  • Free tax assistance through April 11

     Volunteers from the Adams County Treasurer’s Office are available to provide free income tax preparation services on select days through April 11. Basic income taxes are prepared for individuals with low to moderate incomes who cannot prepare their own tax returns or afford to pay a preparer. Volunteers prepare free basic income tax forms and free electronic filing for taxpayers with annual incomes up to $56,000.