• High-speed transit testing coming soon to E-470

    Arrivo, a Los-Angeles-based, high-speed, transit start-up company, plans to build and test hyperspeed roadway in Commerce City's backyard next year.

    The company plans to build a test track at the intersection of E-470 and East 96th Avenue at an unused toll station. The proposed transportation system is a "hyperloop" in which "pods" are whisked along at 200 miles per hour using electricity and magnetic levitation.

  • Chamber recognizes best Brighton businesses

    The Brighton business community has grown quickly in the past year, with multiple new businesses on Main Street, in east Brighton and everywhere in between.

    The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce celebrated some of this year’s best and brightest businesses during an awards lunch Thursday, Nov. 9, at Todd Creek Golf Club, 8455 Heritage Drive.

    Outstanding Young Professional

  • New Holiday Inn Express planned

    A new Holiday Inn Express is coming to Brighton’s Prairie Center shopping district.

    The 88-unit hotel will join two other IHG hotels in the area - Candlewood Suites, 2204 Medical Center Drive,and the existing Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 2180 S. Medical Center Drive, which is expected to be remodeled and converted into a Comfort Inn and Suites.

  • New doctor at Platte Valley Internal Medicine

    Platte Valley Internal Medicine and Pulmonary has a new internal medicine doctor – Kristin Fitzgerald - who will accept new patients.

    Fitzgerald has worked at the private clinic at 1606 Prairie Center Parkway, No. 310, since Aug. 1. She’s a doctor of osteopathy. Osteopaths focus on treating the body as a whole rather than treating a patient for specific symptoms. For example, Fitzgerald said she looks at a patient’s diet and lifestyle and other non-medical factors that can contribute to illness or chronic illness.

  • United Power partners with Tesla for battery storage

    United Power utility company representatives plan to partner with Tesla Inc. to build a battery storage system in Firestone that could save customers money.

    The battery storage system is expected to be the biggest of its kind in the state - it will store renewable energy from solar panels.  Tesla Inc., is the battery, solar panel and electric car company in California.

  • Shops, restaurants, homes?

    Brighton Urban Renewal Authority members spent more than an hour in closed-door “negotiations” recently, apparently discussing proposed plans to build homes, stores and restaurants on South Main Street.

    Two developers submitted plans this summer for the 3-acre site on the northeast corner of Main Street and Bromley Lane, according to Ryan Johnson, the group’s executive director. "Negotiations" are allowed to be held behind closed doors under Colorado's open meetings law.

  • Front Range Airport officials want spaceport status

    Front Range Airport officials are preparing for a Spaceport Colorado launch.

    If approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, Spaceport Colorado could some day send people to the outer edges of Earth and into orbital space. Officials plan to submit a license application to the FAA in December to get spaceport approval for the 3,100-acre airport about six miles southeast of Denver International Airport.

  • New industrial park planned near I-76

    Hyde Development plans to build offices and warehouses soon at 76 Commerce Center, which will be a six-building, 1.6 million-square-foot industrial park in Bromley Business Park at 160th Avenue and Interstate 76.

  • Valley Bank plans merger with Texas bank

    MetroWest Report

    Brighton-based Valley Bancorp Inc. is getting bought by Triumph Bancorp Inc. in Dallas, Texas, in a $39 million transaction, the two companies said.

    Valley Bank & Trust is an independent, family–owned Colorado bank with seven locations in Brighton, Dacono, Denver, Hudson, Westminster and Strasburg. Valley Bancorp, the parent company, has $314 million in total assets.

    The transaction is subject to federal regulatory approval. It's expected to close in December.

  • Brighton boards debate issue of how best to keep downtown colorful

     The Brighton Downtown Partnership Committee and the Urban Renewal Authority have a colorful issue to solve – whether to hire someone to water existing flower planters or to create a volunteer “adopt-a-planter” program.

    City government staff currently water all of the planters downtown. But officials have said they won’t be able to water the planters in the future – it ties up employees too much, according to Gary Montoya, city events coordinator.