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Today's News

  • LETTER: Discipline and structure in the summer months

    Dear Ask A Therapist,

    It’s a whole different ball game when my children get out of school for summer. We have lots of fun, but stress seems to bubble up. Please give me some parenting tips.

     

    Dear parent,

     

    Yes, school’s out for the summer! Mostly stress-free weeks, right? 

  • School-based health center to open at Brighton High School

    Students can get free physicals and mental health screenings among other services planned at a new health center slated to open this fall at Brighton High School, officials say.

    School district officials are working with the Kids First Health Care nonprofit group to open the center to help cut down on absenteeism (11 percent last year at the high school) and to better address students’ physical and psychological health needs, according to a press release. 

  • City wraps up Highway 2 road project

    Commerce City workers recently wrapped up a $27 million Colorado Highway 2 improvement project near East 88th Avenue. 

    Drivers now can travel on the four-lane road between East 72nd Avenue and Interstate 76, a highly-trafficked commuter and economic corridor for the region. Crews are in the process of finalizing the landscaping. 

  • Arsenal refuge to get new fishing pier

    Several fix-ups are planned this year at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Road.

    Money from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will go toward to build a floating boardwalk and a fishing pier at Lake Mary, and to replace the public restroom at Lake Ladora as part of the approved funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In all, about $3.6 million is earmarked for the projects at the national wildlife refuge.

  • Council OKs urban renewal plan for former greyhound park

    Commerce City City Council approved an urban renewal plan for the site of the former Mile High Greyhound Park.

    It means the developer, REGen, can finalize agreements with individual developers, secure financing and continue with development plans.

  • Weather turns wild

     Late-night thunderstorms left a lot of water and a lot of large hailstones in their wake June 18.

    The National Weather Service reported 2,75-inch hail a mile west of Brighton and 2.5-inch hail near Henderson. In Weld County, the reports included 1.5- to 1.75-inch hail in and around Lochbuie, Frederick and Dacono.

    Golf-ball sized hail pummeled parts of Fort Lupton. Twitter followers told of hail that was bigger than golf balls and of "a lot of shredded trees, broken windsheilds, sunroofs, etc. Hate to see what this looks like in the morning."

  • Softball: Trujillo bows out with two RBIs, strikes out three

    ALAMOSA – Prairie View’s Brooklyn Trujillo took a slight detour June 6 and found herself at the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state softball game at Adams State University.

    Shortly after she pitched three innings and struck out three – not to mention picking up a two-RBI single in the first inning – Trujillo was on her way to Steamboat Springs for a competitive tournament that started June 7.

  • Cox clicks with her temporary volleyball team at all-state games

    ALAMOSA – Alexis Cox of Eagle Ridge Academy was a happy young lady June 9 at the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls volleyball tournament at Adams State University.

    Her ace in the second set pushed her team into a third set, and her team won the match, too.

    But that was only a small part of why she was so pleased.

  • Local 7-year-old races his way to mini success

    Ricky Holbrook’s favorite races are the ones that he wins. At the rate he’s progressing, he may soon have a hard time picking favorites. 

    Holbrook, 7, is a quarter midget car racer from Fort Lupton. He recently entered his third season of competition and expects to enter the second grade at Twombly Elementary School this fall. 

  • Time to christen new pedestrian bridge