• Bye bye summer



  • Strides for Pride at Pennock Sept. 24

    BRIGHTON — Students of Pennock Elementary will be participating Sept. 24 in the school’s third annual Strides for Prides event.

    Students are taught proper running techniques in PE and train through the month of September as part of the event. The importance of physical activity and living well is emphasized throughout.  

  • 'Girls Night Out' circa 2015
  • Engagement, leadership opportunities for parents, community members

    BRIGHTON — The new school year in School District 27J means new opportunities and challenges for students and staff, and it also presents options for parents and community members to become more involved in the school district.

    The following district committees and organizations are seeking parents and community members for the 2015-16 school year:

  • Lambert school supply drive

    BRIGHTON — The Richard Lambert Foundation and Allstate’s The Rippy Agency are seeking donations for a school supply drive to support local youth.

    The group will be accepting school supplies and backpacks through the month of August and distributing them to local kids in the Brighton area.

  • Host families sought

    COLORADO — International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with area community high schools, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 from a variety of countries, including Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan.

  • Erika Fernanda Chavez

    Yarett Flores and Eric F. Chavez, of Brighton, announced the birth of their daughter, Erika Fernanda Chavez.

    Erika was born July 22, at Platte Valley Medical Center, in Brighton, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 15¾ inches.

    Grandparents are Clemente and Rafaela Flores, Fernando Chavez and Reyna Batalla, all of Brighton.

  • Brighton Oasis hours shorten up starting Aug. 17

    BRIGHTON — The Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park will begin restricted hours Aug. 17, during which time the facility will only be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

    The last day of the season will be Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. 

    For more information call 303-655-2095.

  • New CTE instructor looking for smooth transition

    BRIGHTON — School District 27J has welcomed Paul Francisco as the district’s new director of post-secondary education and workforce readiness. Francisco will be replacing the district’s current Career and Technical Education director, Joan Root, who is retiring in September.

  • Brighton student graduates from UW

    LARAMIE, Wyo. — An area student earned a degree from the University of Wyoming this past spring semester.

    Shelby Paige Brow, of Brighton, was among the nearly 13,000 students from 50 states and 77 countries to earn a degree from UW, which offers more than 200 areas of study. She earned a bachelor’s degree in science.