Today's News

  • Heart of the matter: a new, $4 million lab

    Platte Valley Medical Center is adding a new, $4 million surgical suite to its cardiac catheterization laboratory

    Every moment is precious when it comes to heart issues, which is why the hospital is expanding the cardiac lab, officials say. Such labs treat patients with any heart issues, offering services such as angioplasty. Doctors also insert pacemakers and defibrillators as well as doing other inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures.

  • Man charged with contacting child prostitute

    Police have charged Benjamin Allen Holtry, 32, of Fort Lupton, with patronizing a child prostitute in Brighton.

    Holtry posted an ad on CraigsList, and a resident mentioned it to Brighton police, according to a police statement on Sunday, Feb. 19. Police detectives posed as the stepfather of a fictitious underage female and conversed with Holtry through emails and text messages for several days.

  • State 5A basketball: Shooting woes doom T-Hawks

    FORT COLLINS – It wasn't a good night of shooting for the Prairie View ThunderHawks Feb. 21.

    The result was a 35-27 loss to Poudre High School in the opening round of the state 5A girls basketball tournament.

    The T-Hawks made just three field goals in the fourth quarter. Despite the troubles on offense, PVHS managed to cut a 12-point lead to five – thanks to a 3-point basket by Ashley Cramer – with a less than a minute to play.

  • Fire destroys empty mobile home

    Brighton Fire Rescue District officials think an early morning fire at the Eastgate Mobile Home Park was an accident.

    Spokeswoman Natalie Ridderbos said the fire "appears to be electrical in nature." It started shortly after 2:30 a.m. Feb. 22. No one was home at the time, and there were no injuries. Firefighters needed about 40 minutes to put the fire out.

    The fire detroyed the home.

  • Check out Eagle View's spaghetti lunch

    Eagle View hosts 29th annual spaghetti lunch

    Bring your appetite to the Eagle View Adult Center’s spaghetti luncheon 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4.

    Everyone is invited to the adult center’s 29th year hosting the community event at Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. You can eat it there or take it to go.

  • City looking to hire firm for city manager search

    Brighton City council members could spend $30,000 to $50,000 to hire an executive search firm to help find a new city manager. 

    Council members decided on a firm during an executive session Tuesday, Feb. 21, but they’re waiting for a final cost proposal from the firm before announcing who it is, according to Clint Blackhurst, the acting city manager. Human Resource Director Karen Surine suggested the $30,000 to $50,000 figure during the Jan. 14 study session.

  • AdCo officials take a hard look at homelessness

    The number of homeless folks in Adams County appears to be on the rise.

    “Tony,” is one who has been living out of his van for a few months in Brighton, for example. “Michael,” another homeless man in the area, said he won’t sleep at many area shelters where he’s not allowed to bring his dog with him.

  • One in custody after standoff with Brighton police

    The Brighton Police Department has taken one person into custody following a brief standoff with a person in a vehicle, according to a police announcement. 

    The incident led to a brief lockout at a nearby school, meaning school doors were locked and no one could go in or out. Bromley Lane was closed from 17th to 22nd avenues.

    Check back for updates.

  • Construction starts at Vikan Middle School

     Construction crews are gearing up for an $8.8 million remodel and building addition planned to include six new classrooms at Vikan Middle School at 879 Jessup St.

    Six existing classrooms also are to be remodeled into four larger classrooms as part of the remodel. Workers are scheduled to install a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, additional safety items and new LED lighting as well as replace existing windows during the project.

  • Students learn by doing at North Elementary science club

     Some students in North Elementary School get to make paper airplanes.

    Next, they’ll try to turn a lemon into a battery.

    It’s all part of the school’s “science club,” a before-school class for gifted and talented students that runs for six weeks. About 20 students from kindergarten to fifth grade get to learn about science through hands-on activities.