http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Board stands tall at groundbreaking http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/board-stands-tall-groundbreaking <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_highschool_3_-board_-_edited.jpg" alt="From the left, School District 27J Board of Education members Greg Piotraschke, Lloyd Worth, President Patrick Day, Vice President Berta Thimmig and Kyle Farner attended the ground-breaking ceremony at the district’s new high school." title="From the left, School District 27J Board of Education members Greg Piotraschke, Lloyd Worth, President Patrick Day, Vice President Berta Thimmig and Kyle Farner attended the ground-breaking ceremony at the district’s new high school." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">School District 27J officials broke ground recently at a new high school in Thornton that&rsquo;s planned to open in 2018.</span></p> <p> The $89.5 million high school at 13380 Yosemite St. is one of four new schools that will be built with funds from a $248 million construction bond approved by voters last November. It&rsquo;s expected to ease overcrowding at Brighton and Prairie View high schools when it opens.</p> Big Little Idea added to Sister Cities Park http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/big-little-idea-added-sister-cities-park <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_littlelibrarydedication_michelhansen001.jpg" alt="Ruth Stephens cuts the ribbon the little library dedication, Mayor Dick McLean and city council member Joan Kniss stand by her in support July 28." title="Ruth Stephens cuts the ribbon the little library dedication, Mayor Dick McLean and city council member Joan Kniss stand by her in support July 28." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.6667px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.38;">A ribbon cutting was held July 28 for a &ldquo;Little Free Library&rdquo; now open at Sister Cities Park, located at 3469 Rock St. A Little Free Library is a free book exchange where community members can take a book or bring a book to share.</span></p> Out buildings, cars burned in afternoon fire http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/out-buildings-cars-burned-afternoon-fire <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_20160726_170640.jpg" alt="Brighton fire units put out a fire that damaged some out buildings and some junk cars on Brighton Road July 26." title="Brighton fire units put out a fire that damaged some out buildings and some junk cars on Brighton Road July 26." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Brighton fire officials aren&#39;t sure what caused a fire that burned two out-buildings and some junk cars July 26.</p> <p> The fire started shortly before 5 p.m. in the 14500 block of Brighton Road.</p> <p> &quot;No structures damaged as far as homes or garages go,&quot; tweeted fire department spokesman Natalie Ridderboss. &quot;No injuries. Cause is under investigation.&quot;</p> Legion baseball: South Denver beats KHAOS http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/legion-baseball-south-denver-beats-khaos <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0085.jpg" alt="South Denver Baseball Academy first baseman Sam Ireland awaits a late pick-off throw as Colorado KHAOS base runner Jayden Tavener gets back to the bag." title="South Denver Baseball Academy first baseman Sam Ireland awaits a late pick-off throw as Colorado KHAOS base runner Jayden Tavener gets back to the bag." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The one thing that Colorado KHAOS manager Ray Garza worried about was the same thing that cost the KHAOS team (a combined team from Prairie View and Brighton high schools) dearly in its first-round game of the American Legion State Elite A tournament July 27.</p> <p> South Denver Baseball Academy (a team of players from Rock Canyon and Chatfield high schools) took advantage of three errors and other non-physical mistakes to win 13-3 and advance to the second round.</p> Harry Potter fans unite http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/harry-potter-fans-unite <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_harry_potter_1_072016.jpg" alt="Welcome to the Bookstore owner Rose Ramirez arranges the store’s selection of Harry Potter books. The bookstore at 1300 E. Bridge St. will host a release party for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” at 10 p.m. July 30th. " title="Welcome to the Bookstore owner Rose Ramirez arranges the store’s selection of Harry Potter books. The bookstore at 1300 E. Bridge St. will host a release party for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” at 10 p.m. July 30th. " align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Muggles who can&rsquo;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&rsquo;s July 30 release party.</span></p> <p> In the Harry Potter series, &ldquo;Muggles&rdquo; are people who lack magical abilities.</p> <p> 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, &ldquo;Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.&rdquo;</p> Legion baseball tourney comes to Brighton http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/legion-baseball-tourney-comes-brighton <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/baseball-pic.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong><em>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Brighton&rsquo;s team, Colorado Khaos North, drew the sixth seed in the field and will face South Denver Baseball Academy, a team of players from Rock Canyon, Mountain Vista and Chatfield high schools, in the opening round. First pitch is set for 7 p.m., July 27. The winner faces either Rocky Mountain or Fairview at 7 p.m., July 28. All games are at Brighton High School, and admission is free.</span></em></strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Old tavern goes down http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/old-tavern-goes-down <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_demolition_1_072016.jpg" alt="Workers started knocking down the Brighton Tavern at 245 S. Main St. on Monday, July 18. " title="Workers started knocking down the Brighton Tavern at 245 S. Main St. on Monday, July 18. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Workers started knocking down the Brighton Tavern at 245 S. Main St. on Monday, July 18.</span></p> <p> 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.</p> Tomahawk will close because of high costs http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/tomahawk-will-close-because-high-costs <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The owner of the Tomahawk Auto &amp; Truck Plaza on Sable Boulevard plans to shutter it after discovering that plans for redevelopment might not be economically viable.</span></p> <p> Sun Development L.P. in Woodlands, Texas, the owner company, tried to annex the truck stop at 12080 Sable Boulevard to the City of Brighton over the last several months. Company representatives have said they want to build a 40,000-square-foot &ldquo;travel plaza&rdquo; on the site with the potential for a grocery store and restaurants.</p>