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Today's News

  • Parents: Bullying is a problem in 27J schools

    Parent Dawn O’Callaghan said her son was bullied for two years at Overland Trail Middle School, but she said when she asked school staff for help, little was done.

    “My family has felt so isolated,” O’Callaghan said. “The punishments were very lenient and sometimes were absent altogether.”

  • Helping hands: Brighton coordinator helps with hurricane relief

    Stephanie Hackett, Brighton’s emergency management coordinator, traveled to the Florida Keys about a month ago, after Hurricane Irma blustered through the area.

    The hurricane left most of the islands without electricity, phone service, clean water and food. Hackett said her challenge was finding, approving and distributing resources.

    “We looked at what was needed for the first responders and what was needed to go to locals down there,” Hackett said.

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  • High-speed transit testing coming soon to E-470

    Arrivo, a Los-Angeles-based, high-speed, transit start-up company, plans to build and test hyperspeed roadway in Commerce City's backyard next year.

    The company plans to build a test track at the intersection of E-470 and East 96th Avenue at an unused toll station. The proposed transportation system is a "hyperloop" in which "pods" are whisked along at 200 miles per hour using electricity and magnetic levitation.

  • Drive-by shooting under investigation

    Brighton police continued to investigate a drive-by shooting.

    It happened in the 1100 block of Brighton Street around 12:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Police said someone fired several shots into a red Dodge Durango parked on the corner of Brighton Street and North 11th Court.

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  • Brighton High School grad dead in Grand Junction

    Brighton High School class of 2014 graduate Morgan Lee Dumas died Friday, Nov. 10, at a Grand Junction hospital.

    Police took Dumas to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction Thursday morning after they found her unconscious at her home in Grand Junction. They arrested her boyfriend, 24-year-old Oscar Aaron Rodriguez, after he admitted that he had twice shoved Dumas to the ground, causing her to lose consciousness both times, according to an arrest affidavit from the Grand Junction Police Department

  • New Holiday Inn Express planned

    A new Holiday Inn Express is coming to Brighton’s Prairie Center shopping district.

    The 88-unit hotel will join two other IHG hotels in the area - Candlewood Suites, 2204 Medical Center Drive,and the existing Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 2180 S. Medical Center Drive, which is expected to be remodeled and converted into a Comfort Inn and Suites.

  • Brighton mayor's race goes to runoff

    Mayor Pro-Tem Ken Kreutzer will face off against candidate Wayne Scott in a run-off election mayor on Dec. 5.

     Voters gave Kreutzer the most votes with 48.52 percent, Scott had 28.27 percent and councilman Kirby Wallin was close behind with just over 23 percent, according to official results. The run-off is mandated since no one received more than 50 percent of the vote. 

  • 23-year-old died in Riverdale Road crash

    An unidentified 23-year-old man died in a single-car accident on Riverdale Road just north of Quebec Street early Monday, Nov. 13.

    The black Volkswagen Jetta car collided with trees and appears to have rolled off the road, according to the Colorado State Patrol. It was upside down when authorities arrived. The driver’s name has not been released.

    Police do not know if alcohol was involved, said Gary Cutler, Colorado State Patrol spokesman. The cause of the accident is still under investigation