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Today's News

  • Farm festival kicks off at Bromley-Hishinuma

    You can navigate through a corn maze or pick a pumpkin from the patch every weekend from Sept. 22 to Oct. 30 at a farm festival at Bromley-Hishinuma Farm1594 E Bromley Lane.

    You also can buy produce and chat with folks from the local American Ninja Warriors team that won last year on the TV show.

    It will be the first festival ever at the historic farm, which opened to the public earlier this year after about $2 million in renovations.

  • Ex-BHS football player Morales catches a coaching pass

    Nate Morales is coming full circle with the Brighton High School football program. 

    Morales played varsity ball with Brighton from 2011 to 2013, earning numerous accolades and a state playoff appearance in 2012. After high school, Morales played two seasons at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, before returning home to Brighton. 

  • Oil tank catches fire

    Brighton Fire Rescue District officials said an oil-tank fire Sept. 20 caused no injuries. The cause is unclear.

    It started shortly after 9 p.m. near Weld County Road 4 and the Vestas wind turbine plant in north Brighton.

    District spokeswoman Natalie Ridderbos said crews from South Adams County and the Fort Lupton fire protection districts shut off valves and oil flow to the affected tank.

  • Making the switch from athlete to coach

    FORT LUPTON – It’s not unusual to see RJ Ramirez on a football sideline. After all, he spent four years on Prairie View’s football team before graduating in 2015. He also signed a letter of intent to play football (and run track) at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

  • Reflections gains finals in national design contest

    Brighton High School’s William Satler and the rest of his yearbook team are among the finalists for the 2017 Design of the Year award from the National Scholastic Press Association.

                The BHS Reflections team entered this design in the Yearbook Page/Spread category. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner in mid-November in Dallas.

  • Business owners want to rebuild after fire

    Seven business owners in the 300 block of North Main Street watched as their businesses, livelihoods and hard work burned to the ground on Friday, June 2.

    A two-alarm structure fire raged for more than four hours and decimated the building, leaving almost nothing behind.

    In response, a group of community members is planning a fundraiser to help the business owners recover and start again.

  • Kreutzer accused of plagiarizing announcement

    An anonymous group used a bright yellow highlighter to accuse mayoral candidate and current city council member Ken Kreutzer of plagiarizing his mayoral announcement.

    The “Citizens for Ethical Brighton” group sent an unsigned letter to the Brighton Standard Blade with whole sentences and phrases highlighted in Kreutzer’s announcement about his mayoral run.

    The highlighted words matched whole sentences and phrases of an announcement from a mayoral candidate in Auburn, Maine, from 2009.

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites opens in Brighton

    A Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites opened Friday, Sept. 8 at 948 Platte River Blvd. Broomfield-based Collier Hotel Management Group will manage the 78-room hotel and 1,250 square-foot conference center, which holds up to 100 people

  • Dinosaurs cause a roar at Brantner Elementary School

    When dinosaur curator Joe Sertich and a triceratops mascot walked into the Brantner Elementary School gymnasium, recently, the room erupted with applause and cheers.

    Sertich carried a large bundle under his arm, which turned out to be fossil bones from a triceratops found at a nearby construction site in Thornton. Sertich had just come from the site at East 132nd Avenue and Quebec Street, which is practically in the school’s backyard. Sertich is a paleontologist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

  • Softball: Brighton, Prairie View march toward Sept. 23 rivalry match

    The two hottest teams in prep softball are on course to meet at noon Saturday, Sept. 23, at Prairie View High School.

    And it just so happens, rival Brighton is providing the opposition.

    PVHS is on an 12-game winning streak. The ThunderHawks beat Vista Peak 12-0 in 4 1/2 innings Sept. 15. Brooklyn Trujillo threw a three-hitter and added two base hits and three RBIs to the cause.

    BHS' streak sits at 11. The Bulldogs blanked Westminster 12-0 in five innings Sept. 16. No stats were immediately available.