http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en District 27J approves bond question language for November general election http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/district-27j-approves-bond-question-language-november-general-election <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_lcl_27j_enrollment_-_pvms_008_121813_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON &ndash; </strong>The School District 27J Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution during its Aug. 26 meeting to place a $148-million bond question on the November general election ballot.</p> The Pioneer Spirit http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/pioneer-spirit <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_pioneertrek1_082714.jpg" alt="The youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints re-enacted a handcart trek much like the one pioneers journeyed over 150 years ago. Over 300 local youth participated from Aug. 6 to 9. They covered nearly 27 miles in three days while pushing handcarts and visiting historical sites such as Martin’s Cove and even crossing the Sweetwater River." title="The youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints re-enacted a handcart trek much like the one pioneers journeyed over 150 years ago. Over 300 local youth participated from Aug. 6 to 9. They covered nearly 27 miles in three days while pushing handcarts and visiting historical sites such as Martin’s Cove and even crossing the Sweetwater River." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A group of youths from Brighton, Henderson, Commerce City and Thornton learned earlier this month what it was like for Mormon pioneers to make the journey along the Mormon Trail in a reenactment of the 19th century migration that lead to the founding of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> County reaches temporary settlement with municipalities over inmate limits http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/county-reaches-temporary-settlement-municipalities-over-inmate-limits <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_jailcap_082714.jpg" alt="Then-Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates speaks during a May 2013 press conference about the Adams County Jail daily inmate limit that was imposed by Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr. " title="Then-Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates speaks during a May 2013 press conference about the Adams County Jail daily inmate limit that was imposed by Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr. " align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> With Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr&rsquo;s final term closing in on its final months and his controversial policy regarding municipal inmate limits officially rescinded, there remained only one hurdle between the county and the municipalities involved in the jail squabble.</span></p> Football teams tee it up in season openers http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/football-teams-tee-it-season-openers <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhsfbl3_062514_0.jpg" alt="Jackson Lambrecht works on his defense during a recent football drill at Brighton High School." title="Jackson Lambrecht works on his defense during a recent football drill at Brighton High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Summer camps and practices are about done. It&rsquo;s time for the Prairie View and Brighton high school football teams to play a game for real.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The teams&rsquo; season-openers are Friday, Aug. 29. PVHS visits Horizon at 7 p.m. at Mountain Range High School, West 128<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Delaware Street. Brighton opens at home against Rocky Mountain, also at 7 p.m.</span></p> New school year, new faces throughout 27J http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/new-school-year-new-faces-throughout-27j <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A few new faces have been meeting and greeting students in School District 27J as the 2014-15 academic year kicks off. Three new principals and</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">four new assistant principals have joined the 27J administrative team and are quickly settling into their leadership roles at their respective schools.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> A decade on the rise, Colorado’s suicide rate consistently tops national average http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/decade-rise-colorado%E2%80%99s-suicide-rate-consistently-tops-national-average <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_suicidemap_082714.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="152" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Kristin Jones</span></strong></p> <p class="p4"> <strong><span class="s2">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><br /> </strong></p> Superintendent serves up meals, takes ice bucket challenge to start year http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/superintendent-serves-meals-takes-ice-bucket-challenge-start-year <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_dr._fiedler_serves_lunch_at_south_003_082714.jpg" alt="Superintendent Chris Fiedler helps serve lunch at South Elementary School Thursday and welcome students back to school. " title="Superintendent Chris Fiedler helps serve lunch at South Elementary School Thursday and welcome students back to school. " align="left" hspace="6" width="109" height="85" /> Through the fog, Brighton's money train rolls along http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/through-fog-brightons-money-train-rolls-along <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/money_train_001a.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">With heavy fog covering downtown Brighton early Saturday morning a freight train prepares to embark on its southern journey along the tracks running through the center of town. The train, which was nearly a mile long, was laden with products manufactured at Vestas Wind System&rsquo;s Brighton plant. With millions of dollars worth of wind turbines, nacelles and blades on board the train is an example of the economic impact the local business has on the Brighton area.</span></p>