https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 4-H Club readies the reins for Adams County Fair https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/4-h-club-readies-reins-adams-county-fair <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_cc_4h_01-2071818.jpg" alt="Emily Biner, a member of the Good Luck 4-H chapter, prepares a hat for the knitting competition at the Adams County Fair on July 14. Adams County Fair runs Aug. 1-5. " title="Emily Biner, a member of the Good Luck 4-H chapter, prepares a hat for the knitting competition at the Adams County Fair on July 14. Adams County Fair runs Aug. 1-5. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>By Seth Bodine</b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1"><b><i>Special to MetroWest Newspapers</i></b></span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">While the Adams County fair starts Wednesday, Aug. 1, members of the Good Luck 4-H Club have been preparing for months.&nbsp;</span></p> New Landing Place Church planned in Commerce City https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/new-landing-place-church-planned-commerce-city <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_landing_place_church_rendering071818.jpg" alt="An artist’s rendering of the New Landing Place Church planned for the 11500 block of Chambers Road in Commerce City include a 350-seat auditorium, a stage, classrooms and administrative offices. " title="An artist’s rendering of the New Landing Place Church planned for the 11500 block of Chambers Road in Commerce City include a 350-seat auditorium, a stage, classrooms and administrative offices. " align="left" hspace="6" width="223" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <b><i>MetroWest Report</i></b></p> <p class="p2"> Members of the Landing Place Church plan to build a new, $6.2 million church at 11555 Chambers Road in Commerce City.</p> <p class="p2"> The planned 25,000-square-foot will include a 350-seat auditorium, a stage, classrooms and administrative offices.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> Church officials recently annexed the seven-acre parcel into Commerce City and its sewer and water lines in a process that took two years.</p> Olson, ACHS wrestler, picks up nine wins at national tournament https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/olson-achs-wrestler-picks-nine-wins-national-tournament <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_olson_cmyk_071718.jpg" alt="Thomas Olson" title="Thomas Olson" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Adams City wrestler Thomas Olson went to Florida for the AAU Wrestling Scholastic Duals tournament. It was his third trip.</span></p> <p class="p3"> He left with a 9-2 record and a bronze medal.</p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;I wasn&rsquo;t completely surprised,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I just wrestled how I was coached.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p3"> His teammate, Gavin Deaguero, went through the tournament undefeated in 11 matches. He also earned AAU All-American status.</p> Diaz steps down from council https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/diaz-steps-down-council <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_news_diaz_072418.jpg" alt="Paulo Diaz" title="Paulo Diaz" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Commerce City Councilman Paulo Diaz plans to step down from his post Aug. 6. He made the announcement earlier this week.</p> <p> During the Aug. 6 meeting, council is expected to formally declare a vacancy in Ward IV and start the process to find a replacement afterward. The appointee serves out the remainder of Diaz&#39; term, which expires next year. The next regular election for that seat is next year.</p> <p> Council plans to host a reception for Diaz Aug. 6. Details on the selection process will be online at c3gov.com after Aug. 6&#39;s council meeting.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Fire races through recycling plant https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/fire-races-through-recycling-plant <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/36905903_2132012053701792_5662494482298306560_n.jpg" alt="Smoke from this fire at a recycling plant south of Commerce City is visible for miles. The fire is in unincorporated Denver, near East 56th Avenue and York Street." title="Smoke from this fire at a recycling plant south of Commerce City is visible for miles. The fire is in unincorporated Denver, near East 56th Avenue and York Street." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;">Firefighters continue to look for a cause into a July 10 recycling yard fire south of Commerce City.</span></p> <p style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> The fire started around 3:30 p.m. at EVRAZ Recycling, near East 56th Avenue and York Street. Units from South Adams County, Adams County, Fort Lupton, Brighton, Westminster, Arvada, Fairmount, Mountain View, South Metro and Denver fire departments are on the scene. The total was 44 units andmore than 100 firefighters who were on the scene.</p> Sculptors sought for public art project along Tower Road https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/sculptors-sought-public-art-project-along-tower-road <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_public_art_071018.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Drivers might feel like they&rsquo;re in an outdoor sculpture garden when they travel on Tower Road in the future.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Commerce City officials plan to commission&nbsp; multiple public art sculptures that evoke the natural history of the area and &ldquo;have a calming effect&rdquo; on commuters.&nbsp;</span></p> Oakwood Homes starts Reunion Community Foundation https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/oakwood-homes-starts-reunion-community-foundation <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_2017_st_judes_dream_home071118.jpg" alt="People affiliated with Oakwood Homes built the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Reunion, which raised more than $1.35 million for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. " title="People affiliated with Oakwood Homes built the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Reunion, which raised more than $1.35 million for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Officials at Oakwood Homes recently started the Reunion Community Foundation, a nonprofit group expected to focus on funding for education, community events and public art</span><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Oakwood, the Denver homebuilder company, is building homes in the Reunion neighborhood along 104th Avenue.</span></p> Brighton seeks proposals on former Depot building https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/brighton-seeks-proposals-former-depot-building <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brightondepot.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">City officials could decide on as many as three different tenants &ndash; including a coffee shop &ndash; to go into the Brighton Depot, 269 E. Bridge St., which formerly was home to the Treads bicycle shop.</span></p> <p class="p3"> City council members bought the building for $610,000 in May. They&rsquo;re now looking for business leaders to submit plans to say what they might want to do there.</p>