Today's News

  • Motorcyclist dies in morning crash

    An 18-year-old motorcyclist died March 13 after a collision with a pick-up truck.

    It happened shortly before noon at 50th Avenue and Bridge Street. Authorities have not released the man's name.

    According to Brighton Police Department spokesman John Bradley, witnesses said the motorcycle was westbound on Bridge when it collided with the truck. It was making a turn from Bridge onto northbound 50th Avenue.

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  • Track and field: Sands, Morales, Anderson have strong showings in Windsor

    WINDSOR - Myia Morales of Prairie View turned in three top-eight finishes at the Windsor Invitational March 17.

    She was sixth in the 200-yard dash (27.11 secdonds), seventh in the 100- dash (13.3) and eighth in the 400-meter dash (1:02.66). 

    Kasia Poulson was fifth in the 3,200-meter run, where her time was 11:53.93. Madelyn Schmidt was seventh in the 300-meter hurdles, posting a time of 50.8.

  • Two more coaches on board at Riverdale Ridge

    Two more coaches have joined the fold at the new Riverdale Ridge High School.

    Brighton assistant wrestling coach Scott Neitenbach is the new wrestling coach. Seth Mattern, an assistant track coach at Pomona High School, is the Ravens' new track coach.

    RRHS athletic director Harry Waterman made the announcement March 16.


  • He's .... got it

    KEENESBURG – Brighton's Alma Wilson won the boys pole vault at the Weld Central Early Season Invite March 16.

    His top height was 12 feet 3 inches. Shortly after his win, strong winds – gusting as high as 46 mph at times – forced meet officials to scrub the girls pole vault.

    Wilson also helped Brighton's 4-by-400-yard relay team to a fifth-place finish. He, Isaiah Callum, Nicola Revello and Ty Morton finished in a time of 3:51.77.

  • Track: Prairie View's Morales captures two titles at opening meet

    WESTMINSTER – Myia Morales won two individual events at the Thornton Early Bird Invitational March 10.

    Her top time in the 100-meter dash was 13.16 seconds. She won the 400-meter run in a time of 1:03.92.

    Kasia Poulson won the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:43.89. PVHS’ other individual first-place effort came from Madelyn Schmidt in the 300-meter hurdles. She turned in a time of 50.41.

  • Like father, like daughter

    In the case of one Karissa Cardenas, the coaching apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

    Her father, Tim, coached Prairie View’s baseball team and was an assistant for the ThunderHawks’ football team, among other stops he’s made.

  • Brighton Employee Charities wants scholarship applications by March 30

    You need to write an essay and provide your high school transcript to apply for a $500 scholarship from the city of Brighton Employee Charities.

    The group plans to award two $500 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. 

    The application deadline is Friday, March 30. Get one at the front desk of Brighton City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave. 

  • Temple Grandin to speak at fairgrounds April 7

    You can hear from the well-known animal scientist Temple Grandin in an event sponsored by Good Luck 4-H Club 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

    The Colorado State University professor will speak at the Good Luck 4-H building at Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. 

  • AdCo, Thornton, partner on electronics recycle event April 7

    Adams County and Thornton officials are partnering to offer an electronic waste recycling event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Thornton IMC, 12450 Washington St.

    The event is open to county and Thornton residents. Small fees apply.