• Adams County seals pact to add solar energy to seven facilities

    BRIGHTON — A new agreement between Adams County and a Denver-based solar energy company will create what officials are hailing as “the first county in the nation to power its buildings with community solar energy.”

  • Cricket Kobza rounds up 30 years at Valley Bank & Trust Aug. 27

    BRIGHTON — Cricket Kobza, vice president/cashier, celebrates 30 years of employment with Valley Bank & Trust Aug. 27. The public is welcome from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day at the VB&T Main branch, 30 N. Fourth Ave., for refreshments and well wishes for Cricket.

    Cricket has served in numerous roles during her 30 years at the bank. She currently oversees Operations and Information Technology. She earned the President’s Award as Officer of the Year in 2003. 

  • Brighton advances to quarterfinals of Georgetown energy efficiency competition

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The city of Brighton is in the quarterfinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5-million incentive competition to cut back on America’s energy consumption.

    Fifty-two communities entered the competition. Brighton’s entry includes a team of community partners that are developing a plan to allow the city to rethink processes and focus efforts on becoming more energy efficient. 

  • ‘Fair weather farm’ finds green pasture

    LOCHBUIE — Jim Perry and Jann Symons didn’t quite know what they were getting into when they launched their rent-a-chicken business at Henny Penny Farm. In the the few weeks since opening, the couple has taken hundreds of phone calls, have 30 customers committed for this year and have started a waiting list for when their set up launches again next year. 

  • Ribbon cutting for Essential Family Chiropractic

    BRIGHTON — The staff of Essential Family Chiropractic, 30 S. 20th Ave., Unit E in Brighton, will be welcoming the public during its grand opening celebration later this week.

    The grand opening is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony slated for 11 a.m. The event will include a raffle and family friendly activities.

  • Fat Brothers Burgers & Wings in Brighton to close until new lease is finalized

    BRIGHTON — The owners of Fat Brothers Burgers & Wings announced they are getting ready to close up shop at their location on North Main Street on Thursday, July 31, but they expect to be back at the grill soon in Brighton.

    In an announcement posted on Facebook, Fat Brothers noted that the lease is up at their 218 N. Main St. location and that the building they were negotiating to lease and move into had recently been purchased, delaying a finalization of the lease negotiations.

  • Special groundwater protections issued for Brighton wells, water sources

    BRIGHTON — New rules specifically issued for Brighton are aimed at protecting groundwater as new oil and gas drilling sites pop up along the city's borders.

    The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission unanimously passed a new ordering requiring setbacks from existing water wells and water sources connected to Brighton's water supply on July 28.

  • Lodging tax grant application info applications due Aug. 29

    The city’s lodging tax advisory committee is accepting proposals for its 2015 grant cycle. The city will be hosting an informational meeting at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at City Hall, and applications are due by 4 p.m. Aug. 29.

    Brighton-based organizations may apply for the use of lodging tax funds for events or projects that promote the community to visitors and businesses. The committee seeks organizations and teams who meet the following criteria:

  • Brighton Housing Authority, energy corridor businesses get top BEDC awards

    BRIGHTON — The annual awards gala presented by Brighton Economic Development Corp. witnessed a number of businesses along Brighton’s Energy Employment Corridor receive recognition.


    The event, held July 17 in the Waymire Dome at the Adams County Fairgrounds, was billed as a way for BEDC “to celebrate the economic development accomplishments of the community,” according to a news release acknowledging the winners.

  • Grand opening of new King Soopers Marketplace includes $250,000 donation