• BHS students get lessons in biodiversity on Ecuador trip

    BRIGHTON — Brighton High School students in Melissa Super-Greene’s field biology class spent about two weeks in Ecuador learning about ecosystems in a hands-on environment. About 15 students spent the last year preparing for the trip, which they’ll receive credit for. 


  • Kastberg in as new Foundations principal

    BRIGHTON — Peg Kastberg has been appointed as the new principal of Foundations Academy. Michael Stack, director of school quality with the academy’s management company, notified parents that Kastberg’s first day was  July 7.

    The academy’s former principal Joe Hammond accepted a principal position at a charter school in Michigan under the same management company.

  • Engage 27J applications

    School District 27J is accepting parent applications for Engage 27J, the district’s leadership group for parents who would like to stay connected and informed with the district. The program is meant to offer parents a deeper connection to 27J through a year-long series of sessions that provide a foundational basis on district operations and governance.

  • 27J telephone town hall July 22

    Community members are invited to join an informative and interactive discussion about School District 27J via telephone later this month.

    District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler will host a telephone town Hall Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. Dr. Fiedler will begin the call with a brief overview of the district’s work on academic performance and then talk about plans for a potential school bond and mill levy override question. The meeting will then be opened up to call participants to ask questions.

  • Pars Fore Pennock Aug. 23

    BRIGHTON — Pennock Center for Counseling will host its first golf tournament, Pars Fore Pennock Center 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Buffalo Run Golf Course. Fee includes goody bags, fun challenges and dinner on the deck overlooking the course afterward. 

    Early bird registration with a reduced cost ($125 per player) ends on July 15. Regular fee is $150 per player.

    In addition to the 18-hole flighted scramble tournament, the event will have a silent auction and awards dinner.

  • Brighton's Hailey Combs wins year-end award at Northeastern

    STERLING — During a festive year-end awards banquet held in April, celebrating the upcoming racing season with a hats and horses Kentucky Derby theme, a number of students at Northeastern Junior College located here were honored with top academic awards.

    Top student performers in various agriculture and extracurricular areas were recognized by the faculty, staff and their peers for outstanding performance. The banquet was attended by more than 150 students.  

  • Foundations Academy’s Casandra Baird awarded $5,000 college scholarship from NHA CollegeBound

    BRIGHTON — Foundations Academy eighth-grade student Casandra Baird has a head start on paying for a college eduation thanks to National Heritage Academies.


    Baird was one of four winners of a $5,000 scholarship from NHA as part of the CollegeBound Scholarship program. Students from 76 schools in nine state applied for the one-time scholarship; about 500 students in total applied.

  • Area resident makes President’s List at Gonzaga University

    SPOKANE, WASH. — Riley Peacock was among the students to earn placement on Gonzaga University’s President’s List for spring semester 2014. 

    Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.

    Riley Peacock is a resident of Brighton.

  • Thomas Spitzer makes dean’s list at Gonzaga

    SPOKANE, WASH. —  Thomas Spitzer, a resident of Fort Lupton has earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for spring semester 2014. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed.

  • Joseph Lucero receives dental surgery doctorate

    Joseph Lucero, of Brighton, was  conferred a doctor of dental surgery from the School of Dentistry during Crieghton University’s commencement ceremony May 17, at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

    Joseph also received the Whip Mix “Best of the Best” Prosthodontics Award. He will continue his education at the University of Minnesota, where he will be in the Prosthodontics Post-Graduate Program.

    Joseph is the son of Tom and Carol Lucero, and grandson of Armando and Beatrice Romero, of Brighton.