Community News

  • Platte River Trail in Brighton Veterans Park to close through April 2014 for metro sewer installation work

    BRIGHTON – Starting Friday, Nov. 1, the Platte River Trail in Veterans Park south to Southern Street will be closed through April 1, 2014. The closure will allow the North Inceptor Line being installed by Metro Sewer to be completed during this time frame. 

    For questions regarding the closure, please contact the Parks and Open Space Department at 303-655-2054.





  • Lenten fish fry through April 11

    All are welcome to join the Knights of Columbus fish fry every Friday night from 4:30 to 7p.m. starting March 7 through April 11 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1096 E. Bridge St. 

    The fish is fried cod or baked salmon; meal also includes vegetables, baked potato, mac and cheese, french fries, cole slaw, dinner roll and dessert, as well as coffee and water.

  • Women of Spirit April 28

    The April 28 Women of Spirit will feature DeeAnn Bragaw presenting “Sweet Moments at Café Chocolat,” which notes the bitter, sweet, delicious and messy parts of both chocolate and life sweetened with extravagant grace (and enjoy a taste or two of chocolate).

    Bragaw, of Loveland, is described as “an ordinary woman who loves to serve an extraordinary God.” She’s a speaker, writer, teacher and in her spare moments climbs mountains, delights in wildflowers and eats chocolate with lots of nuts.

  • School District 27J Art Show April 28

    School District 27J will showcase student artwork during its annual art show from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at The Armory, 300 Strong St., Brighton. The show will feature art from students at the elementary, middle and high school levels as well as prize raffles and a silent auction. Light refreshments will be served and there will be musical and artistic entertainment.

  • BHS class of '74's 40th reunion Aug. 15-16

    The Brighton High School class of 1974 will celebrate its 40-year reunion Aug. 15 and 16. The graduating classes of 1973 and 1975 are also invited to attend on Friday, Aug. 15. For more information, join the Facebook page “Brighton Colorado 1974-40th Class Reunion,” call 303-654-0386 or email vyoung321@msn.com.

  • Starting an Online Business 101 March 21

    While every startup faces similar issues, when you are starting an online business, you face

    special issues. The North Metro Denver SBDC’s Brighton satellite, at the Brighton Learning Resource Center, will host a free seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 21, to help learn different company structures, the contracts that an online business needs, and special tax issues for online businesses.

    Speakers include Elizabeth C. Lewis, MS, JD of the Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C. 

  • St. Baldrick’s fundraiser set for March 15

    Dina Rael, owner of V Cuts Salon at 2412 E. Bridge St., has volunteered the past seven years by shaving heads and raising money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and she’ll be doing so again this Saturday.

    Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Boys & Girls Club, 1800 Longs Peak St., Dina will be on hand to shave away to help raise money to combat childhood cancer. The public can also stop by V Cuts on Bridge Street and donate what you can toward the foundation.

  • Bike Brighton community rides

    The Bike Brighton Subcommittee is sponsoring a number of family-friendly community bike rides this year, with the kickoff ride to begin at 6:30 p.m. March 16 at Benedict Park.

    The first ride, which is free and open to bike riders of all levels, will take riders along an 8 mile route throughout the city of Brighton. 

  • Brighton Relay Rally March 10

    Everybody is invited to a “Relay Rally” meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Platte Valley Medical Center. The Brighton Relay for Life event committee will be providing information about the mission of Relay and how the funds raised are used.

    This year’s Relay for Life Event will be held on Friday, June 20, at Carmichael Park. For more information, contact event Chair Michele Lussier on 720-641-7733 or visit www.BrightonAreaRelay.com.

  • Brightening up someone's day





    On Feb. 24, members of the Brighton Rotary Club delivered flowers to residents of Cottonwood Care Center and Inglenook at Brighton after the closing of the annual Home Show at Denver’s Convention Center. Rotarians from 25 metro area clubs gathered and boxed flowers to deliver to residents of nursing homes in their communities.