Today's News

  • 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.

  • Princess dream comes true for Brighton girl

    DENVER — While many girls only dream of being a princess, Keely Waterman’s dream came true last week.

    With the help of Make-A-Wish Colorado, the 6-year-old Brighton resident was crowned at the Brown Palace Friday, July 25, where she also received a proclamation from the governor and attended high tea with her family and friends. 


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BHS students back from Germany with new cultural insights

    BRIGHTON — Twelve students from Brighton High School traveled to Germany this summer on a three-week student exchange trip.

    German teacher Chemaine Huss said Brighton High School has been participating in an exchange program with Heimschule Lender in Frieburg, Germany over the past 20 years. She said for two weeks every other fall, German students will travel to Brighton, live with host families and attend Brighton High School with BHS students. 


  • Brighton rides wave of magical summer baseball season

    BRIGHTON — Brighton baseball coach Ray Garza wasn’t sure what to make of his squad this summer.

    Eleven players graduated between the end of the spring season and the start of the summer campaign. Only two varsity players  – Seth Armentrout and Brandon Pettinger – were on the squad when the spring season ended.


  • Tornado touches down; no early reports of damage

     A tornado reportedly touched down near US 85 and Weld County Road 18 in Fort Lupton July 28, which prompted a tornado warning from the National Weather Service. 


    Authorities spotted a funnel cloud near US 85 and Weld County Road 18 near the North Station around 3:45 p.m. July 28.

    Photographer John Carr said the storm appeared to touch down twice. He said the storm picked up "quite a debris field" from nearby farms as opposed to the normal rope tornadoes that tend to pick nearby sources of moisture.

  • Self-funded city health plan costs slightly higher than anticipated

    BRIGHTON — Human Resources Director Karen Borkowski Surine provided council with an update on the city’s self-funded health insurance as well as the city’s recently created retirement and health committee.

  • New water hazard @ Riverdale
  • Council adds to food sales tax rebate fund

    Council plans to put $71,200 in its food sales tax rebate account from 2013, bringing the total amount in the food sales tax rebate account to about $190,000. City Manager Manuel Esquibel said council was able to give residents a $50 rebate around 2007 or 2008 but that the amount in the account isn’t enough to rebate to residents at this time.

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