Today's News

  • Complaint filed against Martinez

    BRIGHTON — Brighton City Councilwoman Cynthia Martinez won’t face any charges from allegations of vote fraud, but the questions about her residency resulted in a formal complaint with the city.

    Brighton city spokeswoman Kristen Chernosky confirmed last week that a formal, written complaint had been submitted regarding Cynthia Martinez, who has served as the Ward 2 council member since 2007.

  • While ballot initiative noise has ebbed, still plenty of talk across Adams County about future of energy exploration

    BRIGHTON — A group dedicated to educating citizens on hydraulic fracturing made its way to Brighton earlier this month as part of its outreach.

    Citizen Action for Safe Energy Adams County was formed in July by a group of Brighton-area residents and the group has been gathering for monthly meetings since. 

  • Adams County working to recover duplicate ballots mailed to voters

    BRIGHTON — After reports circulated that some voters in Adams County had received duplicate ballots, Adams County Clerk & Recorder Karen Long announced Thursday, Oct. 23, that her office was working to recover any additional ballots.

  • Warriors avoid top seed but not travel

    BRIGHTON — It’s been a while since the Eagle Ridge Academy volleyball team didn’t have to face the top seed in class 3A in the regional volleyball tournament.

    That streak ends this weekend when the Warriors, 18-2 and ranked 14th in the state, take on 11th-rated Coal Ridge High School and 26th-rated St. Mary’s. The tournament is at Coal Ridge in New Castle.

  • Commerce City woman dies, four people hurt in crash northeast of Brighton

    HUDSON -- A Commerce City woman died, and four other people were injured Friday morning after a two-car crash at Weld County roads 4 and 45.

    The Colorado State Patrol identified the woman as 68-year-old Sandy Miller McGee. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, Bob, 71, was among those injured. Both were involved with the Worship Center in Brighton. Bob McGee was at University Hospital for treatment of what the Colorado State Patrol called "moderate injuries."

  • Police arrest one, seek witnesses to crash and shooting on US 85

    BRIGHTON -- Police arrested one person in connection with an Oct. 27 car crash/shooting and are looking for additional witnesses.

    Police announced the arrest of a Brighton resident, 33-year-old Santana D. Nanez, on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault. It's up to the Adams County District Attorney's Office to decide on the formal charges.

  • Buddy benches dedicated in Brighton


    Carol Steele, widow of longtime City of Brighton Municipal Judge and member of the Brighton Kiwanis Club Fred Steele, is joined by members of Ms. Hartman’s Pennock Elementary School third-grade class for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the school’s new Buddy Bench. Buddy Benches, which promote the building of friendships and elimination of bullying through play, are being donated by the local club with additional contributions by Brighton’s local Sign-A-Rama.


  • Medical center works to educate workers on Ebola threat potential



    What is Ebola?

    Ebola Virus Disease is a severe, viral infectious disease. It is spread through direct contact (through mucus membranes or broken skin) with blood, organs or bodily secretions from an infected person, and from surfaces or materials contaminated with these fluids.

  • CITY HALL: PUD updates and more ...

    Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that would establish a planned unit of development for a 1.42-acre parcel of property located just to the east of the Agfinity Co-op. Under the ordinance creates one lot out of the two current lots on the site and changes the zoning of the property from restricted retail and services to a PUD. A vesting period of three years is also included in the ordinance.

  • Council narrowly OKs historic tag for former senior center building

    BRIGHTON — After spirited discussion, city council narrowly approved the second reading of an ordinance designating the city’s former senior center as a historic building.