https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Municipal and educational leaders talk about growth https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/municipal-and-educational-leaders-talk-about-growth <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/meeting.jpg" alt="Brighton city councilman Mark Humbert, right, chats with Brighton Mayor Pro Tem J.W. Edwards, center, Brighton City Manager Philip Rodriguez, with his back to the camera, and Commerce City Manager Brian McBroom. far left, at a joint meeting between School District 27-J and the cities of Brighton and Commerce City Oct. 30. " title="Brighton city councilman Mark Humbert, right, chats with Brighton Mayor Pro Tem J.W. Edwards, center, Brighton City Manager Philip Rodriguez, with his back to the camera, and Commerce City Manager Brian McBroom. far left, at a joint meeting between School District 27-J and the cities of Brighton and Commerce City Oct. 30. " align="left" hspace="6" width="173" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Ardent followers of city government know that Brighton city council members convene every other week on the first and third Tuesday of every month, with some exceptions (the Nov. 6 meeting being one).&nbsp;</p> <p> But what to do when a month has five Tuesdays?&nbsp;</p> <p> On these occasions, city council likes to come together with the leadership of&nbsp; Brighton School District 27-J and Commerce City to update each other on their work and discuss regional issues.&nbsp;</p> New recreation center gets a new redesign https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/new-recreation-center-gets-new-redesign <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/birds_in_flight.jpg" alt="Birds in flight sculpture by Reven Swason hangs suspended outside of the Eagle Point Recreation Center as part of the city’s master plan to beautify Commerce City’s parks and recreational areas. " title="Birds in flight sculpture by Reven Swason hangs suspended outside of the Eagle Point Recreation Center as part of the city’s master plan to beautify Commerce City’s parks and recreational areas. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Commerce City celebrated the new name of the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center with displays of public art.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p> The city is working to renovate the 30-year old recreation building by redesigning exterior and interior as part of the city&rsquo;s master public art plan.&nbsp; The city hopes the new name and the public art will influence residents and give prominence to the new amenities at the rec center at 6060 E. Parkway Drive.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> School friends remember PV senior https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/school-friends-remember-pv-senior <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_obit_rodin_110718.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Family, friends and community members came together Nov. 3 to honor Aries Tia Ceja Rodlin as her body was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in Commerce City.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Rodlin, who died in a car crash a week earlier, was a senior at Prairie View High School.&nbsp;</p> <p> A crowd that numbered in the hundreds came to pay its respects. Some couldn&rsquo;t get inside Our Savior Lutheran Church. All chorused &ldquo;Amazing Grace&rdquo; with tears in their eyes.</p> ACHS quarterback goes from the field to the coaches box https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/achs-quarterback-goes-field-coaches-box <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_sp_murillo_081418_0.jpg" alt="Alexis Murillo-Roldan, left, gets some pointers from ACHS football coach Jesse Jones during a summer workout." title="Alexis Murillo-Roldan, left, gets some pointers from ACHS football coach Jesse Jones during a summer workout." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Alexis Murillo-Roldan was the starting quarterback for Adams City&#39;s football team this fall.</p> <p> He couldn&#39;t finish the season because of a head injury he sustained against Rangeview midway through the year.</p> <p> So he turned to coaching, an extra set of eyes in the sky.</p> <p> &quot;The coaching side of football can be quite fun, but at times very difficult,&quot; he said. &quot;Coaching can be fun because you get to see the people you&#39;re coaching improve and become better athletes.&quot;</p> AdCo sheriff candidates spar over staffing, strategy https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/adco-sheriff-candidates-spar-over-staffing-strategy <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mcintosh.jpg" alt="Mike McIntosh" title="Mike McIntosh" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> This year&rsquo;s race for Adams County sheriff is a rematch, with current sheriff Mike McIntosh once again facing former employee Rick Reigenborn for control of the office.&nbsp;</p> <p> McIntosh has enjoyed what he characterizes as a successful first term in office, completing a &ldquo;180-degree turnaround&rdquo; in the reputation and efficiency of the office.&nbsp;</p> House District 56 candidates differ on priorities, background https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/house-district-56-candidates-differ-priorities-background <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bockenfeld.jpg" alt="Rod Bockenfeld" title="Rod Bockenfeld" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Rod Bockenfeld and Dave Rose aren&rsquo;t that different as candidates, and that&rsquo;s coming from the candidates themselves.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think there&rsquo;s a ton of difference between us, to be honest,&rdquo; Bockenfeld said. &ldquo;We just come from different backgrounds.&rdquo;</p> New Peña Boulevard on-ramp opens for business https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/new-pe%C3%B1-boulevard-ramp-opens-business <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_news_towerroad_103018_0.jpg" alt="A new on-ramp from Tower Road to westbound Peña Boulevard is open and ready for what figures to be a lot of traffic. Commerce City officials joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 29. From left to right, former Commerce City Councilman Rene Bullock, Adams County Commissioner Steve Davis, state Treasurer Steve Douglas, Commerce City Mayor Pro Tem Rick Teter and Adams County Commissioner Steve O’Dorisio get ready to officially open the new on-ramp. Photos by Belen Ward" title="A new on-ramp from Tower Road to westbound Peña Boulevard is open and ready for what figures to be a lot of traffic. Commerce City officials joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 29. From left to right, former Commerce City Councilman Rene Bullock, Adams County Commissioner Steve Davis, state Treasurer Steve Douglas, Commerce City Mayor Pro Tem Rick Teter and Adams County Commissioner Steve O’Dorisio get ready to officially open the new on-ramp. Photos by Belen Ward" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<strong><em>MetroWest staff</em></strong></p> <p> The new on-ramp from Tower Road to westbound Pe&ntilde;a Boulevard opened Oct. 29, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new on-ramp marks the completion of the Tower Road and Pe&ntilde;a Boulevard interchange.</p> <p> City officials said the new configuration will create better access for local and regional travels and will make the area more attractive for business and economic growth.</p> Season-ending loss doesn’t dampen Eagles https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/content/season-ending-loss-doesn%E2%80%99t-dampen-eagles <img src="https://www.commercecitysentinel.com/sites/www.commercecitysentinel.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10_29_18_ac_001.jpg" alt="Adams City’s Dadiri Abdikadir wraps up Boulder’s Parker Patchett during the second half of Friday’s contest.  " title="Adams City’s Dadiri Abdikadir wraps up Boulder’s Parker Patchett during the second half of Friday’s contest.  " align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>By Jonathan Maness</strong></p> <p> <strong><em>Sports Correspondent</em></strong></p> <p> The record for the Adams City football team doesn&rsquo;t show it, and the scoreboard may not reflect it. But the Eagles are going in the right direction.&nbsp;</p> <p> The season for the Eagles came to a close Friday in a 14-0 loss to Boulder at home in the season finale. And while it is easy to say it was a forgettable season for a squad that lost all 10 of their games, coach Jesse Jones knows his team is heading in the right direction.&nbsp;</p>