Community News

  • Pushing the envelope

    Brighton has a new postmaster. 

    Joshua Sprong knows it’s a big job overseeing the distribution of mail through the Brighton Post Office. He’s been the post office’s temporary postmaster since July 2017. 

  • Eagle View Adult Center hosts educational events in March

    The Eagle View Adult Center is hosting two free educational programs in March.

    “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior” will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Eagle View, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway.

  • Brighton Cultural Arts to sponsor artist salon March 15

    ‘Reviving Botanical Road Kill’ pen and ink drawings will be highlighted at an artist salon at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Main Street Creatives Gallery, 36 S. Main St. 

    Illustrator Marjorie Leggitt is an award-wining professional science illustrator who began her career at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, dissecting and illustrating Australian land snails. 

  • Immigration counsel to talk about law, migration March 17

    Hear from the past chief counsel at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service office about “Demystifying U.S. Citizenship and Immigraiton Law,” at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Armory Center for Performing Arts, 200 Strong St.

    Roxana Bacon will talk about immigration law, the DACA program and undocumented chain migration. Local community members will speak after Bacon speaks.

  • Garden In A Box kits now on sale; pick-up date is March 17

    Brighton’s utilities department has partnered with the Resource Central’s Garden In A Box Program to offer low-water plants for a $25 discount. 

    For 2018, residents can choose from six “Xeric Garden In A Box” kits with the $25 discount or a “Xeric Greatest Hits” garden along with the “Victory Garden Vegetable Garden In A Box” kits.

  • Easter egg hunt March 24

    Brighton’s annual free Easter egg hunt runs from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.

    Call 303-655-2200 for details.

  • Optimists to host career fair, job expo April 7

    The Brighton Optimist Club will hold a career fair Saturday, April 7, at Fairfield Inn and Suites, 948 Platte River Blvd., for high-school students and employers.

    Business owners are expected to hire students for internships and jobs at the event. Community colleges and military recruiters are expected to be on hand, according to a press release. Brighton community groups plan to offer scholarships to students at the fair who sign up to learn a trade.

  • Firefighters, police officers, raise money for cancer prevention

    Brighton firefighters challenge Brighton police officers to see which safety group can raise more money for Saint Baldrick’s Foundation, Thursday, March 15 at Big Choice Brewery in Brighton. The participating members of the Brighton Police Department and Brighton Fire Rescue District got their heads completely shaven to support the non-profit children’s cancer prevention center. By the start of the event $16,000 was already raised. Many of the safety providers specifically grew their hair out for the cause.

  • Local Music Week returns week of March 12

    It’s about the music.

    Members of the Euterpean Society of Brighton are bringing back Brighton Music Week March 12 to 16 with music in school classrooms and a concert.

    All sorts of groups – from Boy Scouts and school bands to local choirs and experienced classical musicians used to play during spring weeks of music in the 1950s. The week of events morphed into an annual spring concert.

  • A donkey went rogue in Brighton Friday afternoon; well, almost.

    A donkey went rogue in Brighton Friday afternoon; well, almost.

    While driving Bromley Avenue in Brighton, city native Deb Case says she spotted what she thought was a ‘zonkey’- a cross between donkey and zebra - on the side of the road near Palizzi Farm. The animal has zebra-like stripes on his legs, but the rest of his body appears more donkey-like.

    “I just thought he was a cool-looking animal,” Case said. “Me and my kids drove by and saw a bunch of squad cars surrounding him.”