Today's News

  • Firefighters extinguish house fire

    Brighton firefighters needed about 45 minutes to extinguish a farmhouse fire near East 160th Avenue and Chapel Hill Drive March 16.

    It started around 8 a.m. One person took treatment for smoke inhalation at the scene.

    The cause of the fire is unknown. Spokesperson Natalie Ridderbos said crews had to put down a quarter-mile of hose from the closest hydrant to the scene of the fire.




  • Bittersweet goodbye

    The Sakata family has farmed land on Bromley Lane for 72 years - for 52 of them, the tall green stalks of sweet corn dominated their fields. 

    Starting this year, there will be no Sakata sweet corn. 

    “It’s been a tough decision. That’s what we we’ve been known for,” said Rob Sakata. 

  • Brighton High principal John Biner resigns

    Longtime Brighton High School Principal John Biner submitted a letter of resignation Monday, March 19.

    "We are in agreement that it is time for a change for Brighton High School and for John," said Chris Fiedler, School District 27J superintendent.

    School officials broke the news to students Tuesday, March 20, during fourth-period classes, which run from 9:48 to 10:38 a.m. Teachers and staff were told Monday, said Fiedler.

  • No umps, no game
  • Firefighters, police officers, raise money for cancer prevention

    Brighton firefighters challenge Brighton police officers to see which safety group can raise more money for Saint Baldrick’s Foundation, Thursday, March 15 at Big Choice Brewery in Brighton. The participating members of the Brighton Police Department and Brighton Fire Rescue District got their heads completely shaven to support the non-profit children’s cancer prevention center. By the start of the event $16,000 was already raised. Many of the safety providers specifically grew their hair out for the cause.

  • It's official .. four-day school week comes to Brighton

    Brighton School District 27J is going to a four-day school week starting next year.

    With it comes new start times for district schools. Morning kindergarten and preschools start at 7:50 a.m. and end at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon kindergarten and preschools start at 12:30 p.m. and end at 3:30 .m.

    Elementary and full-day kindergarten students are in class from 7:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Middle- and high-school students start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:32 p.m.

  • Vikan students walk out in Parkland remembrance

    About 100 students walked out of Vikan Middle School, 879 Jessup St., around 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, as part of a national effort to recognize the 17 victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

    Students gathered in a large circle outside of school. They held an 8 1/2 minute moment of silence, with each 30 seconds devoted to each victim at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

  • Globetrotter speaks at Prairie View

    Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams can now add Prairie View High School to his wide list of world travels.

    The former professional basketball player graced the school at 12909 E. 120th Ave. Monday, March 12, with an inspirational presentation about overcoming challenges in his life.

  • Pushing the envelope

    Brighton has a new postmaster. 

    Joshua Sprong knows it’s a big job overseeing the distribution of mail through the Brighton Post Office. He’s been the post office’s temporary postmaster since July 2017. 

  • VIDEO – In memory, in hope, in protest