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Today's News

  • Vietnam memorial will honor Brighton veterans

    It’s difficult for Vietnam veteran Jose “Moner” Gonzales to talk about his military service.

    The 67-year-old Brighton native was 18 when he was drafted into the war. He worked as a combat demolition specialist for the U.S. Army, where he built bridges, bunkers, and landing zones for helicopters before being honorably discharged in September 1970.

    But when Gonzales came home, he said he reeturned to a country that was not supportive of its veterans.

    “They spit on us and called us names when we got home,” Gonzales said.

  • Former sugar smokestack is gone

    The smokestack is gone, but the silos remain at the former Great Western Sugar Factory at U.S. Highway 85 and North Main Street. 

    About 10 families turned out to watch the demolition, which closed North Main Street from Denver Street to 168th Avenue, around 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb 12. Much of the old Great Western Sugar factory mill was demolished last year due to environmental and safety concerns.

  • State 5A wrestling: BHS' Aitken settles for second place

    DENVER – Brighton's Tanner Aitken finished up his high-school wrestling career with a second-place finish in the state tournament.

    Aitken and Grandview's Gabriel Baumgartner battled through three periods and most of an overtime session before Baumgartner prevailed 4-2 in the 285-pound finals.

    All of the scoring came in the last period and in the overtime. Baumgartner got an escape to start the third period. Aitken countered with a reversal with less than a minute left in regulation time. Baumgartner got the tying escape with 45 seconds left.

  • State 5A wrestling: PVHS' Woolsey places fourth

    DENVER – Prairie View's Brendon Woolsey was fourth in the 195-pound weight class at this year's 5A state wrestling tournament.

    Woolsey, a senior, won his first two matches, including a tie-breaker 3-2 decision in the quarterfinals. After a loss in the semifinals, Woolsey split his two consolation matches. He beat Poudre's Cole Young and lost to Overland's Kaelin Chin in the consolation final.

  • State 5A wrestling: BHS' Aitken in 285-pound finals

    DENVER – Brighton's Tanner Aitken made an open 285-pound bracket at the state 5A wrestling tournament even more so Feb. 17 at Pepsi Center.

    He pinned the second seed in the bracket, Brandon Micale of Pomona, in 4:29 of the semifinals. Earlier in the tournament, the top seed, Mason Watt, of Broomfield, lost to Lakewood's Hayden Still.

  • State 5A wrestling: PVHS' Woolsey falls in 195-pound semis

    DENVER – Things didn't go well for Prairie View's Brendon Woolsey in the class 5A, 195-pound semifinals Feb. 17 at Pepsi Center.

    Trent Schultz of Mountain Vista stayed unbeaten through 39 matches this season by way of a technical fall, 19-1 over the PVHS senior.

    Woolsey was the only T-Hawks' wrestler to advance to the semifinals.

  • State 5A wrestling: BHS gets five through to semis

    DENVER – Five Brighton High School wrestlers still have shots at state titles after the quarterfinal round of the state 5A wrestling tournament.

    BHS' Johnny Sanchez pinned Chaparral's Trey Johnson in 5:28 of their 106-pound quarterfinal match. He faces Grand Junction's Dawson Collins in the semifinals. Jarron Martinez, BHS' 113-pounder, earned a tough, 3-2 decision of Grand Junction's Angelo Guillen in the 113-pound quarterfinals. Martinez faces Coronado's Stephen Debelko in the semis.

  • Random acts of Kindness week kicks off at Eagle View Adult Center

    Teens from Brighton High School loaded boxes full of food, toiletries, school supplies and handmade valentines into their vehicles in front of the Eagle View Adult Center on Friday, Feb. 10, before making their round to different locations in the community.

  • State 5A wrestling: Four PVHS wrestlers advance

    DENVER – The first day of the state 5A wrestling tournament saw four Prairie View wrestlers earned spots in the quarterfinals.

    Austin McFadden earned a tough, 4-1 decision over Brighton's Bryson Krohn at 132 pounds. McFadden takes on Pomona's Theorius Robinson. Noah Romero needed 17 seconds to pin Orlando Gallegos of Brighton at 138 pounds. Romero takes on Parker McQuade of Monarch in the quarterfinals.

  • State 5A wrestling: Ten BHS Bulldogs move to quarterfinals

    DENVER – By the time the first round of the state 5A wrestling tournament ended Feb. 16 at Pepsi Center, 10 Brighton High School wrestlers were in the quarterfinal rounds.

    At 106 pounds, Johnny Sanchez earned a major decision, 12-4 win over Legend's Jared Atencio in the opening round. He faces Chaparral's Trey Johnson in the next round. At 113 pounds, Jarron Martinez needed 1:23 to pin Cole Brown of Arvada West in the first round. Martinez faces Angelo Guillen of Grand Junction,.