Today's News

  • Gullywashers rumble through Brighton

    BRIGHTON -- Summer weather came to an abrupt end Sept. 29.

    Heavy rain, wind and hail roared through parts of Adams County around midafternoon, causing street flooding and sending hail over the sidewalks and into the gutters of downtown Brighton.

    The storms began in southern Colorado and pushed their way north. Both the state 4A and 5A golf tournaments were delayed by the bad weather for a time. Hail to 1 3/4 inches in diameter was reported in parts of Elbert County.

    A tornado watch was posted for Adams and Weld counties as well. 

  • One rescued, seven escape early morning house fire in Brighton

    BRIGHTON — One person was rescued and seven others escaped an early morning house fire Thursday, Sept. 25, in Brighton.

    Brighton Fire Rescue crews were called about 3:38 a.m. Sept. 25 to a report of a home on fire in the 1300 block of Strong Street. Upon arrival, one of the residents, a 19-year-old, was still trapped inside; seven other residents had escaped on their own.

  • Romanoff tours Brighton as CD6 race intensifies

    BRIGHTON — U.S. congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff held a town hall meeting at Historic City Hall Sept. 18.

    Romanoff, who is vying for the 6th Congressional District seat against incumbent Mike Coffman, wanted to hear which issues were important to residents and learn how he might be able to help.

  • State 5A golf tournament recap

    COLORADO SPRINGS -- Two Brighton area golfers wrapped up their first state tournament experiences Sept. 30 at the Colorado Springs Country Club.

    Prairie View's Andy Yang finished in a tie for 26th place. He shot a 77-78 -- 155 in his two rounds. Brighton's Ryan Kropp, who took up golf three years ago, tied for 76th place. He carded an 87-82 -- 169 in his state tournament debut.

    We'll have more on the state meet in the Oct. 8 edition of the Brighton Standard Blade.

  • Homecoming royalty crowned but no football win

    BRIGHTON -- A week of homecoming activities at Brighton High School wrapped up Sept. 26 with the naming of the king and queen and a homecoming football loss against Westminster.

    Rylee Hoel and Jack Makepeace received their royalty garb during halftime of the football game. At that point, BHS was leading Westminster thanks to a hook-and-ladder pass that Julian Mijares carried in from 89 yards away.

    But the Wolves controlled play on both sides of the line during the second half and rallied for a 26-16 win.

  • Hometown homecoming parade
  • Warriors’ soccer fortunes do an about-face

    BRIGHTON — What a difference a year has made in 2014 for the Eagle Ridge boys soccer team.

    The Warriors are 4-3 this season, including an overtime loss to Skyview Academy Sept. 19 in Brighton. In 2013, Eagle Ridge won once. The last time ERA won as many as four matches was in 2011.

    One reason for the success may be that Eagle Ridge has 300 more members of the student body.

  • Playoff atmosphere for advertising on Colorado’s U.S. Senate election



    Katie Kuntz

    Rocky Mountain PBS I-News


    Television campaign attack ads dominating airwaves across the state depict Colorado’s senatorial candidates as extreme, harmful and woefully out of step with their fellow Coloradans. 

  • Man's body found in canal near Barr Lake in Brighton

    BRIGHTON — Law enforcement officials recovered the body of a man Monday morning, Sept. 22, from a canal near Barr Lake in Brighton.

    Officials from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Brighton Fire Rescue and Platte Valley Ambulance responded to the scene, along the Denver-Hudson Canal on the eastern side of the area surrounding Barr Lake, around 9 a.m. Sept. 22, where they found the body of a man in the water.

  • From what seems a world away, Brighton native makes a difference

    Sgt. John Carkeet IV

    U.S. Army Europe


    TALLINN, Estonia — Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade traded their tactical gear for rakes and shovels to turn a small field into a school playground last month in Tallinn, Estonia.