Today's News

  • Cancer survivors join Relay for Life

    The “All Night for the Fight” team had at least two good reasons to participate in Brighton’s June 17 Relay for Life in Carmichael Park.

    Two members of the team – 4-year-old Zoe Ochoa of Fort Lupton and Harmony Johnson, 28, of Boulder – have been battling cancer.

  • A man and his dog

    For David Black, 27, of Commerce City, a normal evening would consist of chilling with friends after work, enjoying a cigarette and a beer.

    That all changed on June 13. 

    After that, Black's life turned upside down. That's when he began an exhaustive search for his best friend, a year-old Rottweiler mix named Jaxx. At around 7 that night, while in the care of a friend's mother, Jaxx ran away from Black's home. 

    There was a sighting two days after, near the middle school. 

  • Barr Lake hosts 'Art in the Park'

    This year’s “Art in the Park” plans were inspired by CultureFest in 2015, when a Barr Lake State Park booth was set up outside the Main Street Creatives art gallery.

    Folks from the Barr Lake booth talked to the artists at the gallery at the 2015 event, and a new event was born.

  • Brighton group supports Main Street seating

    The next stop on the road to parklettes in downtown Brighton would appear to be the bank.

     Brighton Urban Renewal Authority members had no complaints about a suggestion to add parklettes downtown  - a series of tables and chairs protected by a barrier between the street and parking spots in front of businesses. City officials said they think parklettes will add foot traffic to the downtown area.

    BURA members heard a parklette pitch June 15 at City Hall. Some members express financial concerns.

  • MMA beckons Sinn again

    Brighton’s Shannon Sinn returns to the MMA ring June 25 when she takes on Jenny Liou in a pro 125-pound fight in Denver. 

    Sinn’s next fight is 1 p.m., June 25, at The Grizzly Rose in Denver.

    Sinn, a Brighton High School Hall of Famer, recently devoted herself to being a full-time fighter, and that decision is already paying off but with unexpected consequences. 

  • Breakfast for bicyclists

    Brighton bicyclists can pick up a free breakfast on their way to work as part of Bike to Work day July 22.

    Two Bike to Work Day stations will be open in Brighton. A wide variety of events is scheduled across Colorado to encourage alternate modes of transportation.

  • Yum! Red Robin to open at Prairie Center

    BRIGHTON – Red Robin is one of four new restaurants planned to open soon at Prairie Center in southeast Brighton, according to Michael Martinez, city economic development director. 

    Martinez said deals also are in progress for three other restaurants, which have not been named yet. City officials have said they hope new development at the Prairie Center would bring more retail to the shopping center.

    “Brighton is pretty hot right now,” Martinez said.

  • Tomahawk back on calendar

     Tomahawk Truck Stop developers still plan to move forward with a new travel plaza at the northwest corner of 120th Avenue and Interstate 76, according to a spokesman.

    No one from Sun Development in The Woodlands, Texas, came to a May 17 city meeting to talk about annexing the land at 12080 Sable Boulevard to Brighton. At the time, city officials said the truck stop could be shut down if the developer did not meet pre-annexation deadlines and act “in good faith.”

  • Police Report: June 13 to June 19

    June 19

    Third-degree assault – 395 Octillo St.

    Third-degree assault – East Gate Village, 3060 E. Bridge St.

    Shoplifting – King Soopers, 100 N. 50th Ave.

    Shoplifting – Kohl’s, 2425 Prairie Center Parkway

    Abandoned vehicle – 2100 E. Bromley Lane

    Unnecessary noises – 2151 E. Bridge St.


    June 18

    Driving under the influence of alcohol – North Seventh Avenue and Midland Street

  • Here's your chance to help name new school

    Have an idea for a name for the new elementary school being built in the Reunion neighborhood?

    School District 27J is looking for nominations for a name for the $22 million school scheduled to open in August 2017.

    Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 6. Nomination forms are available online at www.sd27j.org/planning or at the district’s Educational Services Center, 18551 E. 160th Ave. A final selection will be made in October.