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Today's News

  • 4-H Club readies the reins for Adams County Fair

     

     

    By Seth Bodine

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    While the Adams County fair starts Wednesday, Aug. 1, members of the Good Luck 4-H Club have been preparing for months. 

  • New Landing Place Church planned in Commerce City

     

     

    MetroWest Report

    Members of the Landing Place Church plan to build a new, $6.2 million church at 11555 Chambers Road in Commerce City.

    The planned 25,000-square-foot will include a 350-seat auditorium, a stage, classrooms and administrative offices. 

    Church officials recently annexed the seven-acre parcel into Commerce City and its sewer and water lines in a process that took two years.

  • Olson, ACHS wrestler, picks up nine wins at national tournament

    Adams City wrestler Thomas Olson went to Florida for the AAU Wrestling Scholastic Duals tournament. It was his third trip.

    He left with a 9-2 record and a bronze medal.

    “I wasn’t completely surprised,” he said. “I just wrestled how I was coached.”

    His teammate, Gavin Deaguero, went through the tournament undefeated in 11 matches. He also earned AAU All-American status.

  • Fire races through recycling plant

     Firefighters continue to look for a cause into a July 10 recycling yard fire south of Commerce City.

    The fire started around 3:30 p.m. at EVRAZ Recycling, near East 56th Avenue and York Street. Units from South Adams County, Adams County, Fort Lupton, Brighton, Westminster, Arvada, Fairmount, Mountain View, South Metro and Denver fire departments are on the scene. The total was 44 units andmore than 100 firefighters who were on the scene.

  • Sculptors sought for public art project along Tower Road

    Drivers might feel like they’re in an outdoor sculpture garden when they travel on Tower Road in the future.

    Commerce City officials plan to commission  multiple public art sculptures that evoke the natural history of the area and “have a calming effect” on commuters. 

  • Oakwood Homes starts Reunion Community Foundation

    Officials at Oakwood Homes recently started the Reunion Community Foundation, a nonprofit group expected to focus on funding for education, community events and public art 

    Oakwood, the Denver homebuilder company, is building homes in the Reunion neighborhood along 104th Avenue.

  • Brighton seeks proposals on former Depot building

    City officials could decide on as many as three different tenants – including a coffee shop – to go into the Brighton Depot, 269 E. Bridge St., which formerly was home to the Treads bicycle shop.

    City council members bought the building for $610,000 in May. They’re now looking for business leaders to submit plans to say what they might want to do there.

  • Back to the bench

    Adams City girls basketball coach Billy Salaz slid up a spot on the Eagles’ coaching bench. But it’s a spot he’s familiar with.

    Salaz stepped down two years ago from the head coaching spot. Last year, he was the team’s associate head coach. This year, the head job is his.

  • Outreach program needs exhibitors Aug. 9

    Commerce City officials want qualified exhibitors to be a part of the Neighborhood Outreach event Aug. 9 at Pioneer Park, 5950 Holly St. 

    Event attendees enjoy free food and entertainment while learning more about the city and local organizations and businesses.

  • Jones makes over football staff

    A desire for different faces and different voices led Adams City football coach Jesse Jones to shake up his coaching staff this season.

    Marcus Washington, who played at the University of Colorado before the New England Patriots drafted him, is the Eagles’ co-defensive coordinator. He and Jones know each other from semi-pro football.