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Today's News

  • Platte Valley set to open wound center

    The new Advanced Wound Center and Hyperbarics at Platte Valley Medical Center is expected to give patients more comprehensive wound care.

    Planned to open on Dec. 5, the clinic is planned to treat patients with chronic wounds stemming from diabetes or wounds and circulation problems stemming from cardiovascular disease, according to Ilka Nowak, medical director of the wound center.

  • Institute achieves success with gifted, talented students

    The new Achieve Institute gives gifted and talented students better learning experiences than they would get otherwise, according to fifth-grader Patrick Westhoff, who is enrolled in the new program.

    Going to school at the Achieve Institute has allowed him to not only to learn things quickly,  but to explore his passions, Westhoff said. Since enrolling in the institute at Pennock Elementary School, Westhoff decided he wanted to learn about tigers as his “passion project,” for example.

  • Strong showings for area grapplers at county wrestling tournament

    The wrestling tournament season began in earnest for Prairie View and Brighton's wrestling teams Dec. 3 at the Adams County tournament at Adams City High School.

    Here are the weight class results:

    106 pounds: Antonio Guerrero, BHS, 3-0; Alex Bovenzi, Prairie View, 2-1

    113: Johnny Sanchez, BHS, 3-0; Isaiah Roybal, PVHS, 3-0

    120: Levi Romero, PVHS, 3-0; Jarron Martinez≤ BHS, 2-1

    126: Dessmund Prospero, BHS, 3-0; Mason Morales, PVHS, 3-0

    132: Bryson Krohn, BHS, 3-0; Austin McFadden, PVHS, 3-0

  • Boys basketball: Eagle Ridge gets past Bluedevils

    Eagle Ridge rolled to a 17-point halftime lead and beat Fort Lupton 62-47 Nov. 30 in Brighton.

    It was the season opener for both teams.

    Arik Ringsby led the Warriors with 18 points, 14 of which came in the second half. Krystian Collins had 16 points. Joel Mendoza had three, 3-pointers in the first quarter en route to 22 points.

    FLHS' Elijah Vargas led all scorers with 22 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets. Gaven Case had 13 points, and he sank three, 3-pointers.

  • Family OK after early-morning house fire

    Brighton Fire Rescue District officials continue to search for the cause of an early-morning house fire.

    It happened about 6:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the 200 block of Miller Avenue, just west of U.S. Highway 85. Fire department spokesperson Natalie Ridderbos said crews kept the fire contained to a basement bedroom, where it started.

    "The family living in the home safely exited with their dog before firefighters arrived," Ridderbos' press release said. "No one was injured."

  • BHS starts wrestling season
  • City investigation wraps up but remains secret

    An eight-month investigation appears to be finished that relates to a former city consultant.

    The mayor’s office has a report that apparently summarizes an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing related to former city consultant David Fitzgerald, according to an email forwarded to the Brighton Standard Blade by Troy Hageman, a former member of the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority. City officials have been tight-lipped about details of the investigation.

  • New face, experience dot BHS girls hoops squad

    Brighton’s new girls basketball coach took over a program that is long on experience.

    Greg Wellesley found a roster with seven seniors’ names on it, including that of Jessica Baker.

  • Police dog gets special vest

    Bayou, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office dog, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from the nonprofit group Vested Interest in K9s Inc, according to a recent online post.

    Bayou’s vest is sponsored by Jennifer Rose of Littleton. It will be embroidered with the sentiment “Sworn to Protect, Honored to Serve”.

    Delivery is expected within eight to 10 weeks.

  • Find out about new oil well site at 160th and Monaco

    Residents can find out about a planned new oil and gas site near 160th Avenue and Monaco Street at a neighborhood meeting planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Todd Creek Golf Course in Thornton.

    Representatives from the oil and gas company Great Western Operating Co. LLC are expected to talk about the new site at the meeting at 8455 Heritage Drive.