Today's News

  • Princess dream comes true for Brighton girl

    DENVER — While many girls only dream of being a princess, Keely Waterman’s dream came true last week.

    With the help of Make-A-Wish Colorado, the 6-year-old Brighton resident was crowned at the Brown Palace Friday, July 25, where she also received a proclamation from the governor and attended high tea with her family and friends. 


  • BHS students back from Germany with new cultural insights

    BRIGHTON — Twelve students from Brighton High School traveled to Germany this summer on a three-week student exchange trip.

    German teacher Chemaine Huss said Brighton High School has been participating in an exchange program with Heimschule Lender in Frieburg, Germany over the past 20 years. She said for two weeks every other fall, German students will travel to Brighton, live with host families and attend Brighton High School with BHS students. 


  • Brighton Housing Authority, energy corridor businesses get top BEDC awards

    BRIGHTON — The annual awards gala presented by Brighton Economic Development Corp. witnessed a number of businesses along Brighton’s Energy Employment Corridor receive recognition.


    The event, held July 17 in the Waymire Dome at the Adams County Fairgrounds, was billed as a way for BEDC “to celebrate the economic development accomplishments of the community,” according to a news release acknowledging the winners.

  • Brighton rides wave of magical summer baseball season

    BRIGHTON — Brighton baseball coach Ray Garza wasn’t sure what to make of his squad this summer.

    Eleven players graduated between the end of the spring season and the start of the summer campaign. Only two varsity players  – Seth Armentrout and Brandon Pettinger – were on the squad when the spring season ended.


  • Tornado touches down; no early reports of damage

     A tornado reportedly touched down near US 85 and Weld County Road 18 in Fort Lupton July 28, which prompted a tornado warning from the National Weather Service. 


    Authorities spotted a funnel cloud near US 85 and Weld County Road 18 near the North Station around 3:45 p.m. July 28.

    Photographer John Carr said the storm appeared to touch down twice. He said the storm picked up "quite a debris field" from nearby farms as opposed to the normal rope tornadoes that tend to pick nearby sources of moisture.

  • Tanker truck flips; no one seriously hurt
  • 27J contingency plan: Extended periods, year-round schooling

    BRIGHTON — A contingency plan prepared for School District 27J recommends district officials start planning and training for extended day schedules and year-round schools during the 2014-15 school year. 


  • Legion A baseball: Brighton comes up short in bid for championship

    EATON – Brighton beat Eaton once but couldn't pull off a repeat victory July 27.

    Eaton won the championship of Legion A state baseball by a score of 4-2.


    Brighton rallied to take a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. Cole Farmer singled home Brandon Pettinger to tie the score. Casey Towers reached on a fielder's choice to score Pettinger and give Brighton its only lead of the game.

  • BHS students get lessons in biodiversity on Ecuador trip

    BRIGHTON — Brighton High School students in Melissa Super-Greene’s field biology class spent about two weeks in Ecuador learning about ecosystems in a hands-on environment. About 15 students spent the last year preparing for the trip, which they’ll receive credit for. 


  • Crash hurts three teens

    BRIGHTON -- Brighton police are looking for the driver of a car who left the scene of a rear-end crash July 20 in front of the Brighton Police Department.

    There's no description of the driver.

    Three people were injured, one seriously, as a result of the crash. One of the injured teenagers was due to return to college July 21. One of the victims remained in the hospital. Another was released. Names and conditions have not been released.