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Today's News

  • Schroeder to make achievement a priority

     New North Elementary School Principal Carmella Schroeder wants to raise the bar on student achievement, after the school was flagged as a “priority improvement school” in 2014.

    Schroeder was chosen to be principal in April after serving as interim principal last year.

  • Computer labs open for school year

    Two new computer labs and a designated tutoring classroom were finished at Eagle Ridge Academy charter school just in time for the 2016-17 school year. 

    The project was made possible in part by School District 27J’s $248 million bond measure approved by voters in November. Of the $305,000 spent, $275,000 came from the bond and $30,000 came from the charter school’s annual budget.

  • An Adams County workout

    By Michel Hansen

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Adams County workers got a chance to play with hula hoops and jump ropes, or practice Zumba or yoga outdoors recently.

    The Adam’s County wellness program put on a “family fit day” on Aug. 12 for employees and their families at Riverdale golf courses, 13300 Riverdale Road. 

  • Boys soccer: Bears outlast Prairie View in two OTs

    COMMERCE CITY -- Daniel Mercado scored the game-winning goal 45 seconds into the second overtime to give Bear Creek a 3-2 win over Prairie View at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Aug. 25. It was the season-opener for both teams.

    The Bears never trailed. Eric Placencia scored in the 48th minute of the game. Tyler Griffiths opened the scoring in the 28th minute.

    Prairie View's Nicholas Maldonado scored on a penalty kick to tie the score with about nine minutes left in the second half. Wesley Shade scored PV's other goal in the 71st minute.

  • Brighton police ask for help on I-76 fatal crash

    Brighton police are asking for help as they continue to investigate a crash that killed an Aurora woman.

    It happened between 5 and 6:20 a.m. Aug. 19 at I-76 and 136th Avenue.

    In a press release, police department spokesman John Bradley said the first call to police -- between about 4:30 and 4:55 a.m. – was for a report of a woman walking along the interstate. Officers couldn't find her.

  • Academics plus baseball equals Hastings College for BHS catcher

    Brighton catcher Danny Prickett had one thing in mind when he set out to pick a college.

             “I chose Hastings College (in Nebraska) because it provided me the best opportunity to continue both my academic career and my athletic one,” Prickett said. “It just made the most sense to me.”

  • Police look for attempted-kidnap suspects

             LOCHBUIE -- Police are looking for a man and a woman who may have tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl.

  • Montoya Park slated for an upgrade

    The playground at Montoya Park is scheduled to receive a much-needed upgrade this fall.

    During a monthly playground inspection in January, workers found the main playground slide had a crack in it, said Gary Wardle, the city’s parks and recreation director. When it was removed, workers found that it didn’t meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act and that the manufacturer no longer made it.

  • Pizza, anyone? Old Chicago may open at Prairie Center

    Old Chicago is the latest restaurant and bar that could open at the Prairie Center shopping center if development talks go according to plan.

    Brighton community development staffers met with representatives of Craftworks Restaurants and Breweries Inc. to discuss a new, 6,274-square-foot restaurant at the Prairie Center shopping center, City Manager Manuel Esquibel said in a weekly report to city council members.

  • AMC Theatre revamp could include alcohol

    Officials want to sell alcohol and bar snacks as part of a planned multi-million dollar renovation to AMC Theatres Brighton 12 at the Pavilions.

    AMC officials have applied for a liquor license with the city. Theater officials also plan to rip out existing seats and install recliners. If the plan is approved, food and alcohol would be served at a new MacGuffins, the theater chain’s branded bar and lounge, inside the building.