Today's News

  • Brighton woman files civil lawsuit over 2008 police shooting of dog

    A Brighton woman, who alleges a police officer wrongfully shot her dog last summer, hopes a new lawsuit will spur more accountability for law enforcement officers who shoot animals.

  • Births


        Anahi Pacheco and Emilio Melendez, of Dacono, announce the birth of their daughter, Yareli Melendez Pacheco.

        Yareli was born March 6, 2009, at Platte Valley Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds and measured 19 inches.

        Yareli’s grandparents are Irma and Leo Pacheco, of Dacono, Rosa Lora, of Mexico, and Emiliano Melendez.

        Yareli joins Jullye at home.


  • Happenings

    Curriculum carnival

        Bromley East Charter School, 356 Longspur Drive, invites the public to its fifth annual curriculum carnival from 6 to 7:30 p.m., April 22. The event features exhibits and hands-on educational games reflecting Bromley East’s curriculum for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. It’s a chance for visitors, Bromley East parents and students to come away with a better understanding of the school’s educational programs and have a good time, too.

    Boys State program

  • Adams County seeking volunteers for 2009 county fair

        Adams County is accepting applications for volunteers at the 2009 Adams County Fair Aug. 5 through Aug. 9.

        Volunteers are needed to assist with exhibits and events. Acting as representatives of Adams County and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, volunteers work under the direct supervision of the fair managers and the volunteer program coordinator.

  • A modest investment in our most vulnerable children

    Although we are confronted daily with exhaustive coverage of the economic crisis facing our country, one important fact has failed to garner the coverage it deserves. And it’s this: Children often bear the brunt of tough economic times. As families experience greater stress due to financial pressures, children in at-risk families are more likely to be victimized.

  • Commerce City’s Twitter site offers ‘real-time’ information

    Commerce City Staff

        COMMERCE CITY – Getting valuable information on a coming storm, or the latest on road closures, used to be left to listening to the local radio and television stations. Not any more.

        Residents can sign on to the city’s Office of Emergency Management’s Twitter page at http://twitter.com/ComCityOEM to receive up-to-the-minute information about emergency situations impacting Commerce City residents.

  • Mayor delivers state of the city speech

    COMMERCE CITY — Mayor Paul Natale praised the accomplishments of the city in 2008 and highlighted transportation needs as the challenges ahead during his annual state of the city address April 14.

        Natale called the promotion of efficient and enduring transportation “a long, slow process” but said the city doesn’t have time to waste.

  • Wanted: Nice weather

        BRIGHTON – Another weekend, another spring snowstorm, another round of postponements, cancellations and a desire on the part of athletic secretaries to fill out their spring schedules in pencil.

        Moving contests around ahead of the storms is a common practice. Some have been moved more than once. Some were moved and completed on the new assigned date but were shortened because of bad weather.

        But as bad as the weather has been this spring, don’t count on an extension of the spring sports season.

  • One man's trash

    Road signs, bicycles, barbecue grills and tires, lots and lots of tires.

    “You name it, we got it,” Sharen Stamp of Rocky Mountain Recycling in Commerce City says gleefully.

    But, whatever one does, don’t call it a scrap yard.

    Sure, it can be deceptive with the mountainous heaps of steel refuge being meticulously scoured by the crooked, mechanical arm of hydraulic cranes.

    “It’s a recycling center,” says owner Larry Odle.

  • PV lacrosse postponed

    HENDERSON – Tuesday's Prairie View-Rangeview lacrosse match was postponed until 4:30 p.m. April 28.