https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 27J Schools break ground on new elementary school https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/27j-schools-break-ground-new-elementary-school <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0456.jpg" alt="27J Schools broke ground on a new elementary school May 10. The school, which has yet to be named, will be the 13th elementary school in the district and is located in the Brighton Crossings neighborhood at 5505 Longs Peak St. District officials said the design of the school will be modeled after Reunion Elementary School. Above, future students of the school participate in the groundbreaking ceremony with Kevin Purfurst, who will be the principal of the future school. " title="27J Schools broke ground on a new elementary school May 10. The school, which has yet to be named, will be the 13th elementary school in the district and is located in the Brighton Crossings neighborhood at 5505 Longs Peak St. District officials said the design of the school will be modeled after Reunion Elementary School. Above, future students of the school participate in the groundbreaking ceremony with Kevin Purfurst, who will be the principal of the future school. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> ‘Just a natural fit’: Former lender re-embraces artist roots with acquisition of Creative U https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/%E2%80%98just-natural-fit%E2%80%99-former-lender-re-embraces-artist-roots-acquisition-creative-u <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/daniellesharesthra_closeup.jpg" alt="Danielle Sharesthra, the new owner of Creative U in downtown Brighton, poses for a picture May 1. Sharesthra said she plans to add to Creative U’s programming. " title="Danielle Sharesthra, the new owner of Creative U in downtown Brighton, poses for a picture May 1. Sharesthra said she plans to add to Creative U’s programming. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Take two and hit to right https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/take-two-and-hit-right <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8008_-_edited.jpg" alt="Adams City’s Gerardo Caldera pokes the ball into the outfield as Gateway’s Allen Barren sets up to receive the pitch during an Eastern Metro Athletic Conference game May 4 in Commerce City. The Eagles routed the Olympians 21-1. ACHS took advantage of 14 walks and three fielding errors to win the game in three innings. Caldera wound up with three hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs. Ramiro Rios had three hits, including a double, and drove in five runs. Relief pitcher Joel Olivas struck out the side in his inning of work. " title="Adams City’s Gerardo Caldera pokes the ball into the outfield as Gateway’s Allen Barren sets up to receive the pitch during an Eastern Metro Athletic Conference game May 4 in Commerce City. The Eagles routed the Olympians 21-1. ACHS took advantage of 14 walks and three fielding errors to win the game in three innings. Caldera wound up with three hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs. Ramiro Rios had three hits, including a double, and drove in five runs. Relief pitcher Joel Olivas struck out the side in his inning of work. " align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /> ACHS' Aragon off to college .. and more basketball https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/achs-aragon-college-and-more-basketball <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8315.jpg" alt="Jennessy Aragon of Adams City is one happy young lady. She signed a letter of intent May 8 to play basketball at Feather River College in Northern California." title="Jennessy Aragon of Adams City is one happy young lady. She signed a letter of intent May 8 to play basketball at Feather River College in Northern California." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> Adams City&#39;s Jennessy Aragon knows where her next educational and athletic stop is going to be.</p> <p dir="ltr"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-b75478dc-7fff-6279-bae9-71b2454f44b1">Aragon signed a letter of intent to play basketball and study architecture at Feather River College in Quincy, California. The community college is about three hours northeast of Sacramento.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-b75478dc-7fff-6279-bae9-71b2454f44b1">Aragon made it official May 8 at ACHS.</span></p> Fun and frivolity at annual Speak Week 5K https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/fun-and-frivolity-annual-speak-week-5k <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9530.jpg" alt="SPEAK Week volunteers’ high-five chain is warmly received by walkers finishing the 5K at Carmichael Park in Brighton May 4. Photos continued on page 7. " title="SPEAK Week volunteers’ high-five chain is warmly received by walkers finishing the 5K at Carmichael Park in Brighton May 4. Photos continued on page 7. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Crow lands in area https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/crow-lands-area <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9537.jpg" alt="Jason Crow, representative of Colorado’s 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Brighton May 6 for a tour of town with elected officials and a chance to meet with veterans at the city’s Vietnam War Memorial that was constructed in 2018. Crow, who unseated Mike Hoffman for the seat last November, said he gained a greater sense of voters’ priorities in Adams County from the visit, particuarly some of the local concerns over utilities and farmland preservation. " title="Jason Crow, representative of Colorado’s 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Brighton May 6 for a tour of town with elected officials and a chance to meet with veterans at the city’s Vietnam War Memorial that was constructed in 2018. Crow, who unseated Mike Hoffman for the seat last November, said he gained a greater sense of voters’ priorities in Adams County from the visit, particuarly some of the local concerns over utilities and farmland preservation. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> U.S. Congressman Jason Crow, who represents Colorado&rsquo;s 6th District in the House of Representatives, met with Brighton city officials for a tour of town May 6.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve done a couple of activities up here before related to farming, housing&hellip; I read to the schoolkids (as part of 27J Schools&rsquo; Dr. Seuss Day in March),&rdquo; Crow said, &ldquo;So I&rsquo;ve been here before, but this visit really helped me better understand the issues that are important to Brighton voters.</p> Authorities warn of Xcel Energy phone scam https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/authorities-warn-xcel-energy-phone-scam <p> &nbsp;The city of Commerce City says there has been an increase in reports of a utilities scam by impersonators claiming to be from Xcel Energy.&nbsp;</p> <p> Xcel is telling customers unsure about the legitimacy of a call to hang up and call Xcel Energy Customer Service at 800-895-4999 or 800-481-4700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.</p> Senior law day June 8 https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/senior-law-day-june-8 <p> Questions about estate planning and the procedure for those who don&rsquo;t have a will are part of the second Senior Law Day for residents of Adams and Broomfield counties. It&rsquo;s from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the conference center of Adams 12 Five Star Schools, 1500 E. 128th Ave.</p>