Today's News

  • Girls hoops: Lewis' trey gives BHS one-point win

     The fifth time may become the most memorable for Brighton's Kayla Lewis in her lifetime series against rival Prairie View High School.

    This was her fifth game in the series. Lewis sank the game-winning 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to give the Bulldogs a 54-53 win against the ThunderHawks Jan. 13 on Brighton's floor.

  • Girls basketball: Eagle Ridge picks up victory

    Eagle Ridge got back on the right track Jan. 11 with a 55-41 home-floor win against Denver West.

    Though Eagle Ridge led wire to wire, it wasn't as easy as a 14-point win might sound. The Warriors built leads of 16 and 18 points, only to see the Cowgirls fight their way back into the contest both times. The 16-point margin narrowed to four late in the first half. The 18-point margin shrunk to five with a minute to play in the third period.

  • Boys basketball: Brighton wins in a breeze over Prairie View

    Brighton's basketball coach and at least one of his players agreed on one thing after BHS beat Prairie View 73-41 in Brighton Jan. 13.

    This was the Bulldogs' most complete game of the season.

    "What I liked most about my team's performance was that was we played hard the whole game and stuck to the game plan," said Robbie Coffin. "This was probably one of the most complete games we've had."

  • Hearing for humans


    Smoke alarms, emergency vehicles, alarm clocks: these are all sounds that hearing people take for granted.

    But for the deaf or hearing impaired, missing those sounds could mean life or death.

    Workers at the International Hearing Dog Inc. nonprofit group in Henderson train dogs to listen to particular sounds and to alert their owners by going back and forth between the source of the sound and the owner.

  • Hiitbox, Brighton’s new gym offers fresh take on fitness

    Hiitbox gym owner Adam Geiger’s fitness philosophy centers around accessibility and affordability.
    His gym, Hiitbox, focuses on inclusive and encompassing training, Geiger said.
    “Fitness is for everybody,” Geiger said. “I want to affect a million people positively through fitness.”
    Hiitbox, 5 S. First Ave., Suite B, opened Jan. 1. Gym members can work out on their own or go to one of the many different classes.
    “We understand classes aren’t for everybody,” Geiger said. “So if some people just want to come in and use the equipment, they can.”

  • Suspicious device under investigation

    The Adams County Sheriff's Office said that a suspicious device near a pair of Brighton schools was safe.

    Authorities plan to examine the contents later.

    The incident began along 124th Avenue west of the Adams County administration building shortly after lunch. 

    Police closed 124th Avenue between Potomac Street and Sable Boulevard. Authorities brought in the bomb squad as a precaution.

  • Back to work for PVHS wrestlers

    DENVER -- Prairie View's Austin McFadden and Mitchell Bond sailed through the Colfax Smackdown wrestling tournament with spotless 5-0 records. McFadden competed in the 152-pound bracket, while Bond competed at 160 pounds. Both won tournament championships.

    Isaiah Roybal took third at 120 pounds and compiled a record of 4-1. Levi Romero (126 pounds) also won four of five matches and took fourth place.

    PVHS took sixth in the team standings.


  • Electrical issue blamed for truck fire

    Brighton Fire Rescue District said an electrical issue caused a fire on North 11th Avenue early Jan. 4.

    It started shortly after midnight. Spokesperson Natalie Ridderboss said the electrical problem had to do with an engine block on a truck's heater.

    The fire began as a vehicle fire outside a structure in the 300 block of North 11th Avenue. The fire spread into the building through the garage and into the attic and a mail house.

    Two people escaped. Neither sustained injuries.


  • Person of intersest in Bollinger case arrested in Boulder County

    Boulder police recently arrested a “person of interest” - Shawn Schwartz - on other charges, after questioning him about the death of 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger.

    Schwartz has been accused of assaulting police officers, obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest. He was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond on Monday, Jan. 8, according to officials with the Boulder County District Attorney’s office.

  • Rodriguez out on bond

    A former Brighton High School graduate is out on a $25,000 bond after the Grand Junction district attorney’s office charged him with assaulting his girlfriend who later died.