Today's News

  • Bison Ridge Recreation Center hosts city’s most extensive sculpture collection



    By Liam Adams

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    At Commerce City’s new recreation center, the art installations are as playful as the complex itself.

    The new, 108,000-square-foot Bison Ridge Recreation Center recently opened to the public at 13905 E. 112th Ave. in Commerce City. 

  • Middle-school teacher faces sex assault charges

    a former Brighton middle-school teacher faces four counts of sexual assault on a child involving two students at Overland Trail Middle School at 455 N. 19th Ave.

    Rory Seeman, 33, made his first court appearance Wednesday, May 30. Seeman faces two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and two counts of sexual assault on a child. Both are felonies. Seeman was due back in court to set a preliminary hearing at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 1.

  • Brighton resident receives 24-year sentence in human trafficking case

    A Brighton man drew a 24-year prison sentence for human trafficking of minors and soliciting child prostitutes by using Facebook to contact and solicit females for sex.

  • New recreation center opens doors to public

    MetroWest Report

    The Commerce City Bison Ridge Recreation Center opened its doors to the public for the first time during a grand opening celebration. 

    Residents, families and visitors from all around joined in the festivities, marking one of the biggest milestones in the city’s Five Projects, Five Years, voter-approved capital improvement program.

  • Youth commission searches for members; deadline June 5

    City officials are recruiting youth for open spots on the Brighton Youth Commission and the Brighton Youth Corps of Volunteers. 

    The commission focuses on building youth-adult partnerships. Six adult members serve on the commission. Submit applications by Tuesday, June 5, at Historic City Hall, 22 S. Fourth Ave. 

  • Pennock Center for Counseling offers June class for teens

    The Pennock Center for Counseling will host a Teen Summer Group.

    The Teen Summer Group is a four-week class for youth 13 years old and up that’s focused on helping teens balance friends, family, school and other stressors by teaching coping skills and stress management techniques.

    The class meets at noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 5 to 26. Parental consent is required. Lunch is provided.

  • PVMC welcomes new physician

    Platte Valley Medical Center hired Dr. Cristian Dinescu to the team of internal medicine physicians, working alongside Drs. Robert Massa and Jennifer Winthers at Integrative Internal Medicine in Brighton and Reunion.

    Dinescu helps patients manage and treat COPD, asthma and various lung diseases, hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, rheumatological and other endocrine-related conditions, heart failure and cardiovascular disease.

  • Platte Valley Medical Center receives award

    Healthgrades Operating Co. Inc., an online company with information about physicians and hospitals, announced that Platte Valley Medical Center received its 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

  • A day on the farm
  • LETTER: Bill reduces access to juvenile autopsy reports

    Editor’s note: State legislators passed Senate Bill 223 recently, which reduces access to autopsy reports for juveniles. Newspaper personnel and other media organizations opposed the bill, which was requested by county coroners around the state.

    The Colorado Press Association – a lobbying group for newspapers across the state, including MetroWest Newspapers – asked the governor to veto the bill in this letter (edited for space):


    Dear Gov. Hickenlooper: