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Today's News

  • Downtown Brighton temporarily in dark

    A large portion of downtown Brighton was without power around 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. 

    The power outage affected 2,696 customers, according to a United Power representative. Businesses and residents were without power for about 10 minutes. 

    The United Power representative did not immediately know the cause of the outage. We will update the story as more information becomes available. 

  • An artist loses his sight to find vision

    Artist Jim Stevens sees the world through a pin-sized hole, but his monofilament and abstract linear paintings show a different kind of vision.

    He talked about his artistic process and his journey during a presentation at Main Street Creatives Gallery, 36 South Main Street, on Thursday, March 16.

    Stevens creates monofilament portraits with fishing line strung up inside clear boxes held in place by sterling silver. Each painting has eight layers hand-painted by Stevens. He paints each layer exactly the same and arranges them so everything lines up. 

  • Duke White Field rechristened

    A new plaque from the Brighton Historic Preservation Commision adorns Duke White Field at Brighton High School, following a 30-minute dedication ceremony March 25.

    White's name has been on the field since 1968. Ten members of White's family were among those in attendance.

    The new plaque includes many of White's accomplishments. He was the first black umpire in Colorado. He was an umpire for 26 years. He played in the Negro Leagues for the Salt Lake Occidentals. City council named him the outstanding senior citizen of the year in 1974.

  • Building blocks in place for new baseball team

    Eagle Ridge Academy’s first venture into prep baseball includes the typical highs and lows one might expect.

    Some of that was on display March 16 when Skyview Academy beat the Warriors 13-3 at the Adams County Justice Center fields in Brighton. As has been the case for much of the young season, it was one inning that harmed the Warriors severely.

  • Prairie View student makes first court appearance

    An 18-year-old Prairie View High School student who threatened to shoot kids at school faces two misdemeanors and one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals after his first court appearance Friday, March 17.

  • Tractor-trailer turnover causes 4-hour delay

    A tractor-trailer rig carrying a dry cement mix turned over at the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and 120th Avenue, causing traffic delays for almost four hours on Thursday, March 23.

    The trailer was headed southbound on Highway 85 and took the westbound turn onto 120thAvenue too quickly, causing the vehicle to turn over a little before 4 p.m., police said. The cement mix spilled when the vehicle tipped, but it was non-hazardous, according to Officer Greg Sadar at the Commerce City police department.

  • BURA approves lease to provide parking for Cannery Lofts

    About 150 new parking spaces are coming to downtown.

    It’s parking that the $18 million Cannery Lofts developer was required to get before building can start on the 99-unit apartment complex. The Brighton Urban Renewal Authority approved a $36,000 lease with Union Pacific Railroad Co. recently for the land just south of 224 N. Main St.

  • Freshman power

    The phrase “youth will be served” seems to be holding true for the Prairie View girls soccer team in the early stages of the season.

    The ThunderHawks won their first three games of the season, including a 2-0, home-field decision against Pomona March 16. It marked the first time in school history that the ThunderHawks won their three opening games of a girls soccer season.

    Eighteen members of the roster are in either ninth or 10th grade.

  • New look for coming Bromley and I-76 interchange

    The roundabout at Bromley Lane and the Interstate 76 frontage road just south of 50th Avenue is expected to get a new look and a new traffic pattern later this year or next year.

    Drivers will soon have a new continuous lane eastbound onto I-76, after Brighton city council members approved a $140,000 construction plan at a recent meeting. The new plan would extend the interchange slightly beyond Bridge Street and Bromley Lane. It’s expected to lower congestion.

  • There’s no slowing Brighton’s development

    Brighton officials have voted down a “pacing ordinance” – a rule that allowed officials to slow the number of residential building permits handed out in any given year.