Skip to contents

Commerce City

Commerce City
Commerce City

Fentanyl linked to deaths of 5 adults in Colorado apartment; baby, adult hospitalized

The Drug Enforcement Administration has joined the investigation alongside Commerce City police and the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Crime and Courts

Colorado approves Suncor permit renewal, but air pollution activists say they will keep trying to block it 

State regulators say they demanded air pollution concessions before passing the permit on to EPA for a final ‘yes,’ but opponents say nothing will change.


Colorado must decide “without delay” if it will renew long-delayed Suncor permits, judge rules

District Court judge in Adams County agrees with environmental groups that Colorado must speed up permit decisions for the controversial Commerce City oil refinery.


Suncor must make pollution cuts to meet new haze rules protecting Colorado park views

Environmental groups push for slashing air pollutants from the biggest smokestacks for EPA “regional haze” update, end up winning some, losing some.


Colorado issues tough new draft rules on Suncor to limit runoff of dangerous “forever chemicals” into water

State health officials want to crack down on benzene and regulate PFAS “forever chemicals” for the first time at Commerce City refinery.


A Colorado clinic’s prescription for healthier patients? Lawyers.

Every day in Commerce City, four lawyers join the physicians, psychiatrists and social workers at Salud Family Health Centers’ clinic, where mending legal ills is as important for health as diet and exercise.


Here are the themes from meetings across Colorado on the state’s new congressional, legislative maps

More than 100 hours of testimony, 2,300 online comments to consider as first maps based on 2020 census data are set to be revealed this month

Politics and Government

Adams 14 school board moves to sever ties with management company

The move comes just after the district hired a new superintendent Karla Loria and follows a critical evaluation of the company by a third party


Opinion: Suncor supports all air-monitoring efforts

We want feedback from Commerce City and North Denver to improve our new monitoring system

Opinion Columns

Suncor turns on air pollution monitoring system for its neighbors

Activists and conservation groups are underwhelmed by the web site, saying they will put their trust in a state-mandated measurement law still to come.


Colorado OKs Suncor refinery’s plan to fix violations with $12 million in emergency shutoff equipment

Automated lockdowns of key gasoline-refining stacks may prevent the white dust clouds that enraged Globeville and Commerce City neighbors and environmental groups.


Suncor refinery’s bid for new permit gets rough hearing as advocates want to “end the cycle of problem, apology, repeat”

Refinery neighbors, environmental advocates say pollution controls should come with new Suncor permit


Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.

The legislature’s 2019 overhaul of drilling rules through Senate Bill 181 empowered some cities and counties to prioritize safety. But other energy-friendly areas have held back on flexing their new muscles.

Politics and Government

Suncor refinery neighbors can get warnings and details on chemical leaks sent to phones

The embattled oil and gas industrial site pledges to tell Commerce City, Globeville-Elyria-Swansea and others when new incidents occur through texts and phone alerts


Why Colorado Democrats are trying to unseat the most bipartisan Republican in the legislature

Kevin Priola’s seat in Adams County is a top target for Democrats this year as the party tries to expand their majority in the Colorado Senate

Politics and Government

On-duty Commerce City police officer, civilian killed in three-vehicle crash

Commerce City police Officer Curt Holland and Francesca Dominguez died in the crash


Six months after historic Suncor settlement, community around Commerce City refinery still feels “exploited”

The oil company began surveying the community on Wednesday, but continued issues at the refinery have neighbors feeling skeptical


Colorado lawmakers want to keep your to-go quarantinis flowing beyond the coronavirus crisis

But not everyone is toasting the bipartisan proposal, which would extend the policy allowing restaurants and bars to sell take-out beer, wine and mixed drinks for two more years


Coronavirus cost Colorado’s solar industry thousands of jobs, but there’s one bright spot

Home rooftop solar shows resilience while other sectors stumble during the pandemic