Today's News

  • New J.C. Penney store set to debut in Brighton

    J.C. Penney, once a staple of Brighton’s Main Street, makes its return to the community this week with the grand opening of its new, 104,000-square-foot store at Prairie Center, 1950 Prairie Center Pkwy.

    Local community leaders are set to join J.C. Penney representatives at 8:45 a.m. Friday for the store’s grand opening. Last week, many of the 110 new J.C. Penney employees were busy preparing the final touches for the store’s soft opening Feb. 28, a day earlier than they planned.

  • T-Hawks hit .500 for the first time

    HENDERSON – While Prairie View head football coach Rocky Schneider had hoped his team would still be playing this time of year, he and his staff admit they still have a lot to be thankful for.

    At the beginning of his first season as head coach, Schneider set several goals for his team and staff. He wanted to end the year with a winning record and an appearance in the state tournament. He also wanted to develop a winner’s attitude among his players.

  • Garcia lone ThunderHawks' wrestler to place at state
  • AdCo commissioners honor MMCYA nominees

        BRIGHTON — The Adams County Board of Commissioners honored 13 young people Feb. 18 who are nominated for the 2009 Metropolitan Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award.

        “We are proud of each and every one of this year’s nominees,” said Commissioner Larry W. Pace, chairman of the board.  “We congratulate them for demonstrating great courage and determination in overcoming difficult obstacles in their lives.”

  • Snyder joins NLC steering committee

    COMMERCE CITY – The city will have a stronger voice in national public safety and crime prevention matters with the recent appointment of council member Tracey Snyder to a steering committee overseeing those matters for the National League of Cities.

         NLC President Kathie Novak appointed Snyder to the Public Safety and Crime Prevention steering committee Feb. 10. Novak is mayor of the city of Northglenn, as well as NLC president.

  • Happenings

    Adams City High School class of 1984 reunion

         The Adams City High School class of 1984 reunites for its 25th anniversary Aug. 1 at Sharp’s Roadhouse in Commerce City and Aug. 2 at Pioneer Park in Commerce City

        E-mail or call Susan Zale Van Ness with e-mail and mailing addresses and phone numbers, vannessrealty.com or call 303-513 1333.

        Sign up at www.adamscityhighschool.com orwww.classmates.com.

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  • 'He made out like a bird dog'

    The second story in a series about the mysterious 2004 death of Nancy Mason. Mason’s parents, Bill and Miriam Gaede, live in Brighton.

    BRIGHTON – “We never did figure out what their relationship was, but it sure was a strange one,” Miriam Gaede recalls, looking at a picture of Dan Mason and friend Efren Gallegos taken while her daughter Nancy was still alive. The pair, long suspected in Nancy’s 2004 death, left Colorado shortly after raising a string of red flags that Gaede and Chaffee County investigators have mulled ever since.

  • ThunderHawks join state 4A boys basketball tournament

    Head coach Tim DeBerry and the Prairie View ThunderHawks boys team will start in the 12th-seeded position and take on fifth-seed Northridge of the Northern League in the opening round of the boys 4A state basketball playoffs.

        The game is Wednesday night at 7. It’s the ThunderHawks’ second straight appearance in postseason play.

        “This is a great testament to the efforts of the team, especially the seniors," Deberry said.

  • Baseball fundraising trip set

     Prairie View’s baseball team planned a casino bus night field trip to Black Hawk at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21. The price is $25 per person or $40 per couple. The price includes the trip, half price on the buffet and $5 in cash with 40 points earned on players club cards.

    Call 303-655-8800.