Today's News

  • Fire consumes homeless camp along river

    BRIGHTON — Authorities estimate as many as a dozen homeless men were burned out of their campground Friday afternoon, July 11, following a large fire near Veterans Park in Brighton.


  • New King Soopers Marketplace brings groceries and a lot more to east Brighton

    BRIGHTON — Brighton’s new King Soopers Marketplace, located at the corner of 50th Avenue and Bridge Street, opens for business 6 a.m. July 16. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. 


    Store spokeswoman Kelli McGannon said customers can expect to find fresh products and friendly associates in the new store.

  • Crash hurts three teens

    BRIGHTON -- An early afternoon crash in front of the Brighton Police Department July 20 injured three teenagers, one of whom was due to return to college the next day. Their names, conditions and extent of injuries were not known.


    The rear-end crash happened in the 3400 block of East Bromley Lane. The rear-end crash sent one of the vehicles into a dead-end road that will, some day, run alongside the Prairie Center development.

  • No serious injuries after Sunday morning crash
  • Rulings on Colo. same-sex marriage ban open floodgates to new licenses

    BRIGHTON — The legal war over same-sex marriage in Colorado saw another decision against the law as it stands Wednesday, July 9, as an Adams County judge ruled the state’s ban unconstitutional.


    While Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree found that the same-sex marriage ban “violates plaintiffs’ due process and equal protection guarantees under the 14th Amendment,” as stated in his ruling, the ruling was stayed pending an appeal.

  • Lake Appreciation Day at Barr Lake State Park

    Nearly 200 volunteers were on hand Saturday morning at Barr Lake State Park to help celebrate Colorado State Park’s Lake Appreciation Day.


    Tasks completed included removing nonnative species of weeds and plants, preparing decking for a new walkway and trash removal.

    Following work volunteers were treated to a cookout lunch along with games for the kids and information booths.

  • Dawson, BHS grad, dies in motorcycle crash

               DEADWOOD, S.D. – Funeral services for Vernon J. Dawson, a Brighton High School graduate, will be at 10 a.m., July 17, at Zion Lutheran Church.


                Dawson, 50, who lived in Spring, Texas, died July 13 after a motorcycle crash near here.

  • Financial audit shows positive growth for Brighton

    BRIGHTON — The city’s latest financial audit showed another strong year in which Brighton saw an increase in sales tax revenues and building permits issued. 

    The city’s audit report for 2013 shows the city’s net position increased by 3 percent — about $7.6 million — largely due to an increase of revenues from the city’s sales and use tax, charges for services and grants.

  • New guidelines for free, reduced meals in District 27J

    BRIGHTON — Parents of School District 27J can expect to see application forms for free and reduced price meals in the mail this week.

    In a July 8 press release, the district provided income guidelines and application information family’s would need to be eligible for the programs during the 2014-15 school year. 

  • Community survey planning underway

    The city of Brighton is preparing for its community survey. City spokeswoman Kristen Chernosky provided council with details on how the city is planning for the survey during its July 8 study session.

    Staff is proposing The National Research Center in Boulder conduct the study. Chernosky said the scientific survey would be conducted by mail, with 1,200 randomly selected households receiving it. She said the return rate is typically 25 to 40 percent and that the city could expect around 400 responses.