Today's News

  • Brighton firefighter to try out for fundraising calendar

    BRIGHTON – Greater Brighton Fire Rescue District firefighter and paramedic Corey Carter wants to be in the 2017 Colorado Firefighter Calendar. 

    Firefighters from around the state compete to be in the nonprofit calendar, which was created to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Colorado burn center in Aurora. The calendar has raised about $340,000 for the burn center in the last four years.

  • Girls golf: Prairie View claims second in EMAC

    Prairie View High School's girls golf team took second in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference this season. The result was based on two so-called "major tournaments" played over the last two weeks.


    The second one, which was April 28 at Riverdale Knolls Golf Course, was shortened to nine holes because of weather. The scores were doubled as a results.

  • Brighton woman hospitalized with head injuries from wreck

    A 38-year-old Brighton woman was sent to a local hospital with head injuries after her Hyundai was T-boned near Colorado Highway 7 and Quebec Street on April 28 during the morning commute.

    Iran Juarez, 23, was arrested for careless driving involving injury, having no driver's license and having no proof of insurance, said Officer Matt Barnes, a spokesman for the Thornton Police Department. The Ford truck he was driving ran the stop sign on Quebec Street and hit the woman's car, which was headed westbound. Juarez was not injured in the accident, Barnes said.

  • Girls soccer: Brighton nips Prairie View, claims EMAC crown

    Brighton's Rachel Polliard scored in the 36th minute of play April 28, and that was enough to give the Bulldogs a 1-0, home-field win against rival Prairie View.

    Polliard got behind the ThunderHawks' defense on a break to score the only goal of the match.

    "This whole season, I've been struggling in scoring. That goal? I knew that one was going in from the minute I hit it," she said. "I really don't know why I've been struggling, honestly. In practice, we've doing a lot of finishing."

  • Man sentenced to 24 years in death of baby son

     A Thornton father was sentenced to 24 years in prison on April 29 for child abuse resulting in the death of his 5-month-old son.

    Bryan Nicholas Thompson, 33, pleaded guilty on Jan. 20 to a charge of child abuse resulting in death in Adams County District Court in Brighton. Louis Blackmon, 26, the child's mother, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 6.

  • Garage fire controlled

    Brighton firefighters were able to control a garage fire in the 11100 block of East 166th Avenue April 29.

    Brighton Fire Rescue District spokeswoman Natalie Ridderbos said the fire originally was reported as a garage fire.

    "The fire was found in the garage and kitchen area," she tweeted. "The fire is under control."

    Crews were still on the scene late in the afternoon.

  • UPDATE: Seven car fires send smoke into the night sky

    Brighton fire department officials said an unintentional mechanical malfunction caused seven cars to catch fire in the 1200 block of Weld County Road 27.

    The fires stated shortly before 7:30 p.m. April 27. They were on private property and did not cause any traffic problems for CR 27.

    Fire department spokesman Natatalie Ridderbos said firefighters originally responded to a report of a structure fire.

  • Students think globally, act locally to plant trees

    BRIGHTON – After learning how deforestation impacts the Earth, second-graders in Marina Orozco’s class at Northeast Elementary School wanted to plant some trees. 

    Deforestation is an ecosystem threat, and the class has been learning about ecosystems and threats to them since the beginning of the school year, Orozco said.

    Students also read a book about Kenyan environmentalist and political activist Wangari Maathai, who made an impact on deforestation by planting millions of trees in Africa, Orozco said.

  • Baseball: T-Hawks have eyes on a league title, long playoff run

    With only six games left in the 2016 regular season, the Prairie View ThunderHawks, under first-year head coach John Thanos, are poised to make a major impact on the 5A Eastern Metro Athletic Conference and in the upcoming state tournament. 

  • Police search for suspect in Brighton stabbing

    Police are searching for a man who allegedly violently stabbed a 26-year-old Thornton woman in the heart in Brighton on April 22.

    The woman required emergency surgery at Denver General Hospital, said Brighton Police Chief Clint Blackhurst. Her name was not immediately released.

    “She was critical for awhile, but she’s going to be okay,” Blackhurst said.

    The assault happened around 2 p.m. behind residences at 26 1/2 S. Sixth Ave.