Today's News

  • Old tavern goes down

    Workers started knocking down the Brighton Tavern at 245 S. Main St. on Monday, July 18.

    A demolition crew from Commerce City-based Region 8 Enviro LLC is simultaneously conducting asbestos abatement and demolishing the building. Property owner Peggy Martin hired the company to knock down the building.

  • Harry Potter fans unite

    Muggles who can’t wait to dive into the next chapter of the wizarding world of Harry Potter can get copies of a new book about him at Welcome to the Bookstore’s July 30 release party.

    In the Harry Potter series, “Muggles” are people who lack magical abilities.

    Located at 1300 E Bridge St., the bookstore will be open from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. for the release of the eighth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

  • They ain't afraid of no ghost

    “Ghostbusters” fan and car buff Eric Nelson has made a hobby out of re-creating the unique “movie cars” in movies and TV shows.

    Nelson took his sons and his latest creation, Ecto-1 from the latest “Ghostbusters” movie, to the movie’s premiere Friday, July 15, at the AMC Brighton 12, 250 Pavilions Place.

  • Otero takes option for CSU-Pueblo

    The power of familiarity.

    That’s what took Prairie View’s Donovan Otero to Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he’d like to walk on the school’s track team.

    “The main reason for this and not somewhere else is because I have a lot of friends who I look up to and I can have a friendly competition with like I have in the past,” Otero said.

  • Thornton resident charged in hit-and-run accidents

    Charges have been filed against Deborah Jean Daniels, 57, in connection with a hit-and-run accident May 17 in Thornton, according to a press statement from 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young.

    Dean side-swiped a number of other vehicles after she drove off in one of the vehicles that she had rear-ended, according to the press statement. She has been charged with first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving.

  • Sainz wins first pro BJJ fight

    Brighton's Eric Sainz won his first professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match July 15 by split decision over Bill Thomas.

    Sainz, who lost his professional debut last year, spent 20 days in Las Vegas, Nev., in training before the bout.

    "Without that training camp I don't know if I would have been able to have won the match," Sainz said.

  • Police Report - July 11 to July 17

     July 17

    Shoplifting less than $1,000 – King Soopers, 500 E. Bromley Lane

    Unlawful discharge of fireworks – 116 Golden Eagle Parkway

    Harassment – 250 Aspen Drive

    Third-degree assault – 288 Balsam Ave.

    Vicious animal – Walmart, 60 W. Bromley Lane


    July 16

    Intentional bodily injury – Jordinelli’s, 25 N. Main St.

  • Brighton pays $18,430 for investigation

    City officials have paid about $18,430 to date for attorney Josh Marks to conduct an investigation related to former consultant David Fitzgerald and his dealings regarding South Main Street.

    City council members hired Marks on April 4 to head up an independent investigation into the matter. Marks is a partner at the law firm Berg, Hill, Greenleaf and Ruscutti LLP in Boulder and Denver.

  • Pay yourself first - class shows you how

    Learn how to pay yourself first if you’re the owner of a small business in a short, new class offered by the Brighton Small Business Development Center.

    The class will be taught by Janet Redford from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 29. The teachings are based on the book “Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz.

  • Firework complaints up in 2016

    Complaints about fireworks were up 64 percent during the Fourth of July weekend. 

    Brighton Police responded to 123 calls pertaining to fireworks this year, compared to 75 complaints in 2015. Fireworks complaints comprised 22 percent of the weekend’s call load. 

    Police issue one ticket for unlawful possession or discharge of fireworks.