Today's News

  • Emergency personnel show off skills

    By Robert Kemp

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    The smell of electrified hot dogs and the sound of laughter filled the air at the annual Brighton Fire Rescue Safety Fair on Saturday May 21.

    Firefighters, police officers and other emergency rescue personnel showed their skills to the community at the fair, held in the parking lot of the Prairie Center shopping area at 2275 Prairie Center Parkway.

  • Visitors enjoyed Memorial Day honors, fun

    Honor, tradition, and some educational fun were all part of the Memorial Day celebration at Elmwood Cemetery on May 30.

    Tracy Chavez and her son Jace Chavez, 5, freshened the flowers at the family grave site as mom Susie Chavez watched. Susie’s mom and dad Manuel and Sadie Romero of Brighton are buried in the cemetery, and she brings the family to tend the grave at 14800 Brighton Road year-round.

  • One more batch of college letter signings at BHS

    Three more Brighton High School athletes inked letters of intent May 25 to continue in the world of college athletics.

    Golfer Ryan Kropp signed on with the University of Texas-Dallas to study mechanical engineering.

    "It was what I was looking for in experience and golfing," he said. "And they happened to have my degree."

    Volleyball player Samantha King is heading to Montana State University at Billings to continue playing volleyball.

  • Off to college athletics for PV's Lehmann, Gallegos

    Two more athletes from Prairie View High School signed college letters of intent May 25.

    Brad Lehmann Jr. will take his wrestling skills to Midland University in Fremont, Neb. PJ Gallegos, who transferred to Prairie View from Bishop Machebeuf High School, signed to play football at Fort Hays (Kan.) State.

  • Child abuse case mom appears in court

    The Weld County District Attorney’s office charged a Lochbuie mom with two accounts of child abuse on Friday, May 27, including one count of abuse causing injury.

    Katrina Flores Kennedy, 27, appeared in court to hear the charges against her. She was arrested last week after she allegedly abused her young son in a 16-minute video that has gone viral on YouTube. Her son is in protective custody, according to published reports.

  • Blackhurst to say goodbye to Brighton Police Department in July

    It’s an end of an era for the Brighton Police Department.

    Police Chief Clint Blackhurst announced recently that he will retire from the department after 46 years in law enforcement and 21 years serving the residents of Brighton.

    Blackhurst has been planning his departure for more than five years. He decided to make the announcement during the department’s annual inspection on May 18. His last day will be July 15.

  • Go jump in the lake - in about a year

    It could be another year of work getting it ready before Ken Mitchell Park and Open Space opens to the public and a currently empty lake  area is filled, city council members have decided.

    Ken Mitchell Park – a small playground and grassy area nearby - remains open. The 648-acre lake area, a former gravel pit, is east of the South Platte River, south of Colorado 7, north of 114th Avenue and west of Brighton Road.

  • ‘New’ approach pays off big for Brighton’s Kiana Gomez

    LAKEWOOD – After the first of her three events at the state 5A track-and-field meet, Brighton’s Kiana Gomez had one goal in mind, and it wasn’t specific results.

    “I just want to come out here and just do my best and have fun,” she said. “It’s my senior year. I just want to have fun out here. I’m more relaxed than the last three years. It’s going to be a fun meet.

  • College pipeline working for PVHS athletes

                Even in mid-May, Prairie View High School athletes are getting looks from colleges for the next school year.

                Three more – Bianca Asheim, Zach Massey and Justin McClanahan – made their choices May 16.


  • $18 million Cannery Loft apartments planned

    An $18 million loft apartment project is planned to be built behind the “Duffy” building at 224 North Main Street. 

    The “Duffy,” which once served the community as a cannery and later housed German prisoners of war during World War II, will be transformed into a restaurant or brew pub. A new, four-story building is planned to be built behind it.