• Education advocates officially launch campaign in support of District 27J bond measure

    BRIGHTON —  Parents, teachers and community members from Brighton, Commerce City and Thornton have announced their campaign in support of the $148-million bond measure for School District 27J.

    A news release from I am 27J said the committee will be urging residents of the district to vote yes on 3B this November.

  • Brighton students try their hand at fly fishing

    BRIGHTON — Overland Trail Middle School students were able to cast their hand at fly fishing at the Recreation Center ponds on Sept. 11. Over the course of the last three weeks, students in Sheila Love’s physical education class have been learning how to fly fish.

    This is the first year the fly fishing curriculum is being taught at the school. Love heard about the fly fishing program while at a PE conference and was able to receive a grant from the National Fishing in Schools Program and from Parks and Wildlife to implement the program.

  • Kiwanis Club of Brighton gives $2,300 to Clothes for Kids project

    The Kiwanis Club of Brighton donated $2,300 to South Elementary School during its Aug. 24 meeting to support the Clothes for Kids shopping project. South Elementary School Principal Kay Collins thanked the Kiwanis Club for their help and said students will be able to shop for the things they need this week.

    The donations came from Kiwanis Club members, South Elementary faculty and donations from the community. Incoming Kiwanis President Amanda Griffin said the club is thrilled to have exceeded their $1,800 goal and thanked everyone who helped in the effort.

  • Applicants sought for School District 27J bond oversight committee

    BRIGHTON — The School District 27J Board of Education is seeking community members to serve on a committee to monitor the expenditure of funds from the potential passage of a $148 million school district construction bond.

    The goal of the board is to have a committee in place to immediately begin monitoring the use of bond funds in the event that the bond question is successful. The committee would ensure the district maintain financial transparency with the use of taxpayer funds and communicate with residents on the financial status of bond projects.

  • LETTER: Address moratorium before taking on taxes


    Working with law enforcement and the community, the former Adams County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on marijuana for unincorporated Adams County. Commissioner Chaz Tedesco said a review of this issue must be addressed by 2015.

  • 27J linkage meeting Sept. 9

     The School District 27J Board of Education is inviting local business owners to participate in the board’s upcoming linkage meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at the 27J Educational Service Center. The board tries to “link” with different community groups during their monthly linkage meetings.

  • BHS grad wins principal award

    Doris Condelarie, a Brighton High School graduate and principal of Sanchez Elementary School in the Boulder Valley School District, was recently honored as the 2014 Colorado National Distinguished Principal of the Year. She will be traveling to Washington, D.C., to receive the award.

  • District 27J approves bond question language for November general election

    BRIGHTON – The School District 27J Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution during its Aug. 26 meeting to place a $148-million bond question on the November general election ballot.

  • Eagle Scout delivers donated supplies to Stuart Middle

    BRIGHTON — Eagle Scout Christian Coltrin surprised Stuart Middle School staff with backpacks full of school supplies just before the first day of school started on Aug. 19. Coltrin, a junior at Eagle Ridge Academy, decided he wanted to give back to the school as part of his service project because of the positive impact the school had on him when he was a student there. 

  • Two local students among Pinnacol honorees

    DENVER — Two local students were among 113 from across the state of Colorado to be awarded $400,000 in scholarships for the 2014-15 school year by the Pinnacol Foundation.

    Moriah Turney, of Brighton, will be attending school at Colorado State University at Pueblo. Abraham Mota, of Henderson, will be attending Front Range Community College. Both were scholarship recipients.