Today's News

  • Vikan Middle School, others, see state improvement

    Restructuring the school day has paid off for Vikan Middle School.

    Student standardized test scores have gone up so much that the school at 879 Jessup St. moved two steps forward in a four-point state ranking system – to a level that’s at or above state standards from a level that’s below state standards.

    The school jumped to “performance” status from “priority improvement” status. “Performance” is the highest status a school can achieve in Colorado.

  • Pierce the pumpkin: Kids learn skills at seasonal bow and arrow class

    An archery range at Barr Lake State Park played host to a festive “Pumpkin Shoot” class on Oct. 15.

    Park manager Michelle Seubert started the “Pumpkin Shoot” in 2013. She set up a mix of paper pumpkin targets and real pumpkins for participants

    As October covers Barr Lake State Park with yellow and red leaves there is no better time for their archery range to give a festive pumpkin shooting class. 

  • Brush fire keeps crews busy

    The Brighton Fire Rescue District says a lawn mower is to blame for an Oct. 19 weed fire near East 120th Avenue and Picadilly Road.

    Spokeswoman Natalie Ridderbos tweeted that crews were able to stop the fire before it got to a nearby house and barn. No people or horses were injured. Ridderbos said the winds played a "big part" in spreading the fire to 40 acres in size.

    South Adams County, Brighton and Hudson firefighters were on the scene late in the afternoon cleaning up hot spots.

  • Freshmen play big part in BHS’ trip to state softball tourney

    AURORA – Senior days and nights are common in the world of prep sports.

    But at the class 5A regional softball tournament in Aurora, three of Brighton High School’s freshmen played a huge part in the Bulldogs’ move to the state 5A softball tournament this week.

    Sarah Tiffany had two hits and drove in five runs in the 12-0, opening-round win against Columbine. 

  • Crash injures two youngsters

    The Colorado State Patrol continued to investigate an Oct. 18 crash that injured two children.

    It happened at 120th Avenue and Sable Boulevard. Brighton Fire Rescue District spokesperson Natalie Ridderbos said crews had to extricate the youngsters from the car. At midmorning, they were at Denver Health Medical Center.



  • Alpha Star Vapes receives new permit

    Alpha Star Vapes owner James Vargas has received the conditional use permit he needs to continue operating a smoking device store at 45 N. Main St.

    City council members approved the conditional use permit unanimously at a meeting Tuesday, Oct 18. Under terms of the permit, smoking is not allowed in the business, products cannot be sold to customers under the age of 18, and the sale of any items containing marijuana is prohibited.

  • Soccer: Eagle Ridge sitting pretty for playoff spot

    Eagle Ridge is sitting in the driver's seat when it comes to the class 3A postseason soccer derby.

    Two games are left on the Warriors' schedule. One is the home finale at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 against Denver School of Science and Technlogy – Green Valley Ranch at Donelson Park, 45th Avenue and Midland Street. The other is at Aurora West Prep Oct. 21. Both matches start at 4 p.m.

  • Railroad work planned Oct. 26 to 29

    Union Pacific Railroad isn't quite finished with its "road" work.

    The next round of repairs is planned to start Wednesday, Oct. 26, and to continue through Saturday, Oct. 29.

    Affected roads include Bridge Street (Oct. 26 and 27) and 168th Avenue (Oct. 28 and 29). Work lasts from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Detours will be in place.

    Call Dave Bruckner at 307-214-2278 with questions or concerns.

  • "Wienermobile" to make return appearance

    If you wish you were an Oscar Mayer wiener, you’re in luck.

    The Oscar Mayer wienermobile will be at King Soopers’ 50th Avenue location from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19. “Hotdoggers” Jackie Stumm and John Craft will park outside the store for a promotional event.

    Shoppers will be able to take pictures outside the wienermobile and get a sneak peek inside. The “Hotdoggers” will hand out swag such as wienie whistles, stickers and coupons.

    King Soopers is at 100 N. 50th Ave.

  • Five finalists to vie for $10,000 business prize

    Five entrepreneur finalists will duel onstage on Thursday, Oct. 27, for the chance to receive $10,000 from the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch competition.

    Come watch the “Shark Tank”-style business event from 3 to 5 p.m. that day at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. The winning contestant can use the money to handle any business needs, such as expansion costs, technology, equipment purchases or staffing, according to a press statement from the Brighton Economic Development Corp., which is sponsoring the competition.