Today's News

  • Friends of Barr Lake to raise money for programs June 15-16

    Enjoy an evening of music and dancing at sunset to support a great organization. 

    A fundraising concert June 15 and 16 for the Friends of Barr Lake will aid efforts for education, recreation and conservation at Barr Lake State Park.

    Tickets are available. They are $5 more ($15) at the door the day of the performances. Call 303-659-6005 for details.

  • Senior fishing festival June 2

                 The Adams County Sheriff’s Foundation, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the Adams County board of commissioners host the 23rd annual Adams County Sheriff’s Office Senior Fishing Festival at Nyholt Lake at the Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds.

  • Robb’s Inc. closes after three decades in Brighton

    Robb’s Inc. grocery and household goods store opened its doors for the last time Saturday, May 19, after 34 years of business.

    The “Brighton institution,” as it has been called, appears to have fallen victim to rising commercial real estate prices.

  • COLUMN: Therapist talks panic attacks

    Dear Ask A Therapist,

    How can I tell when anxiety and panic attacks are at concerning levels?


    Dear reader, 

    I can give you a quick view of what is good to know about anxiety and panic. Anxiety and panic attacks are disorders that can be treated effectively using psychotherapy or medications, or both, depending on the severity of the symptoms. Hallmarks of anxiety include excessive worry, feelings of dread and insomnia, to name a few.

  • Police blotter May 22

    Reports reflect calls from May 9 to 15  to the Commerce City  Police Department. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police department is listed in this report.


    May 15 

    Third-degree assault – 6850 Fairfax Dr.

    Theft of motor vehicle parts under $1,000– 9500 1-76 Frontage Rd. 

  • New batch of Eagles off to the real world

    Adams City High School celebrated its 2018 graduating class in front of a raucous and jubilant crowd that packed the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver Saturday, May 19.

    The class quote for this year’s graduating seniors was “be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your heart on fire,” and the speakers at the ceremony followed this theme in their addresses to their peers and the families in the audience. 

  • Memorial Day parade ready for 54th year

    The 54th annual Memorial Day parade is part of the city's annual holiday agenda Monday, May 28.

    The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from East 64th Avenue and Newport Street and ends near the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center at 6060 E. Parkway Drive.

    The parade honors veterans for their service to the country. It features more than 80 military units, bands, floats, antique cars and equestrian entries.

  • State 5A track: Barrera takes 12th at 100-meters

     LAKEWOOD – Adams City sprinter Carlos Barrera's assessment of his performance in the state 5A 100-meter dash May 17 was short and sweet.

  • Sheriff's office open house July 14

    The Adams County Sheriff's Office plans to host a career expo and open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Flatrock Regional Training Center, 23600 E. 128th Ave., Commerce City.

    To book a tour (you must be at least 14 to take part), visit www.bit.ly/2JZAkj8. To see a vide, go to youtube.com/watch?v=Lg3doyBh1Q.

  • South Elementary principal to lead Foundations Academy

    South Elementary School Principal Kay Collins decided recently to take the principal job at Foundations Academy, a School District 27J charter partner school in Brighton. 

    National Heritage Academies runs the school. National Heritage is a private education management company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.