Today's News

  • Frozen turkeys
  • Almost Home: Brighton nonprofit helps those in need this Thanksgiving



    Almost Home distributed about 325 Thanksgiving boxes Nov. 21 to help those in need celebrate the holiday. A number of local farms donated fresh produce to Almost Home, including Sakata Farms in Brighton; the Robbins Co. in Fort Lupton; Hungenberg Produce, in Greeley; and Roggen Farmers Elevator Association, in Roggen. Brighton grocery stores, Safeway and King Soopers, also donated to the boxes.                   

  • Ghost bike



  • Sworn to duty



    Newly elected board member Lloyd Worth (District 3) was sworn in and seated at the School District 27J Board of Education Nov. 19, along with re-elected candidates Roberta Thimmig, Director District 1; Greg Piotraschke, Director District 7; Kyle Farner, Director District 4; and Teresa Gallegos, Director District 6. During the district’s annual organizational meeting, Patrick Day was voted president, and Roberta Thimmig was voted vice president.   

  • E-470 tolls for 2016 announced

    AURORA — Transportation officials announced last week that rates will go up for toll road E-470, effective the first of next year.
        E-470 mainline toll rates will increase 10 cents, and ramp tolls will increase 5 cents. The rate increases apply to both ExpressToll and License Plate Toll. E-470 customers who pay their tolls using ExpressToll transponders will continue to pay about 20 percent less than customers billed through License Plate Toll.
        The 2016 E-470 toll rates for a two-axle vehicle will be as follows:

  • Thousands of CO students opted out of PARCC


    Eric Gorski                                  

  • PARCC test scores set new baseline for student success

    Colo. Department of Education

        COLORADO — State-level results are back from the first administration of Colorado’s new tests in English language arts and math, and state officials say they should be considered only as a new baseline for measuring student progress.

  • Paying it forward: Friendly gestures generate lasting smiles



  • A ‘tater’ like no other



    Margaret Mulloy of Parker selects several potatoes from a basket at Berry Patch Farms in Brighton on Saturday as she prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday. Mulloy touted the freshness and quality of the locally grown produce as a reason why she makes the journey from her home to shop at the organic farm every few weeks. Claudia Ferrell, co-owner at Berry Patch reported that the unseasonably warm weather has allowed the farm to continue to offer farm fresh picked produce this late in the season.
    Photo by John Carr

  • 27J CFO leaving for Adams 12

    BRIGHTON — Chief Financial Officer Suzi DeYoung is saying goodbye to School District 27J and hello to Adams 12 Five Star Schools.
        DeYoung will be leaving the 27J district Dec. 8, but not before getting the district through the first issuance of its bond funding.