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Today's News

  • Trying to save a sweet piece of Brighton history

    BRIGHTON – The Great Western Sugar Co. factory has been named one of the state’s “Most Endangered Places” this year by Colorado Preservation Inc.

    The site on north Main Street was chosen because of its historical importance to residents of Colorado, said Robin Kring, a historian and a member of the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission. Sugar beets in Colorado were known as “white gold,” because the industry brought in more money in its heyday than silver mining did.

  • Drilling blocked for six weeks: Adams County votes 3-2 for moratorium

    By Gene Sears

    Adams County Commissioners Tuesday approved a six-week moratorium on potential new gas and oil drilling near residential neighborhoods in the county.

    The move follows several months of controversy surrounding a hotly-contested plan by Synergy Resources LLC to build a multi-well facility in the Wadley Farms neighborhood near York Street and 144th Avenue in Adams County.

  • Three ThunderHawks move on to college athletics

    Three graduating seniors from Prairie View High School joined their families, friends and teammates in the school’s auditorium Feb. 3 to sign letters of intent with area colleges to play sports at the next level.

  • BHS hosts letter signing en masse

    BRIGHTON – Gavin Gifford and Cruz Ramirez are not only baseball teammates at Brighton High School, they are going to continue their baseball careers at junior colleges next season.
    Gifford signed with Dodge City (Kan.) Community College, while Ramirez signed with Trinidad State Junior College.  The signing ceremony at BHS was Feb. 3.

  • Brighton 5th-graders to stay at Brantner next year?

    BRIGHTON – Several parents of students at Brantner and West Ridge elementary schools want their kids to attend classes next year in a new wing being built at Brantner rather than go to Prairie View Middle School.

  • SEC conducts inquiry into former Brighton consultant

    BRIGHTON - The federal Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an inquiry into former Brighton consultant David Fitzgerald, according to a city spokeswoman.

  • Palizzi Bennett remembered as a helping hand in the county

    BRIGHTON – Friends and family said goodbye recently to Gloria A. Palizzi Bennett, who was well known in the community for her career at the Adams County Department of Motor Vehicles and for her family’s agricultural roots.

    Palizzi Bennett, 77, of Brighton, passed away Jan. 22, 2016, at home after a long illness. She was born to Carl and Margaret Palizzi in January 4, 1939, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Her family moved to Brighton a month later, where she was raised on the family farm.

  • Business owners want city to tell them what’s going on with Tierra Vista

    BRIGHTON – About a dozen business owners want city officials to tell them what’s going on with the planned Tierra Vista condo, retail and restaurant project on South Main Street.

    Several business owners were told last summer that their land would be bought for the redevelopment project planned at South Main Street immediately south of Jessup Street. In December, many received letters from Metropolis Housing LLC, the developer, saying that their land purchase contracts had been cancelled.

  • SBDC: Put Brighton businesses on the map

    BRIGHTON – Calling all small business owners.

    The Brighton Small Business Development Center wants you for a seminar on how to get your business to stand out online.

    Business owners will learn how to build websites as well as how to rise to the top of online Google searches at a workshop put on by the Brighton Small Business Development Center from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12, at Front Range Community College, 1850 Egbert St. The cost is $15.

  • Brighton Commons could include medical building, restaurants

    BRIGHTON – More commercial and residential development is planned for the east side of Brighton.

    A medical office building, restaurants and stores may be in the works for the planned new Brighton Commons development at the southeast corner of 50th Avenue and Bridge Street, according to development representative Josh Rowland.