http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Trash fire delays exit from BHS-PV soccer game http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/trash-fire-delays-exit-bhs-pv-soccer-game <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_webonly_fire_041814.jpg" alt="Brighton firefighters check to be sure a small trash fire didn&#039;t extend into a home in the 1000 block of Skeel Street April 17. It didn&#039;t, but the fire caused a rerouting of traffic trying to leave the Brighton-Prairie View High School girls soccer match across the street." title="Brighton firefighters check to be sure a small trash fire didn&#039;t extend into a home in the 1000 block of Skeel Street April 17. It didn&#039;t, but the fire caused a rerouting of traffic trying to leave the Brighton-Prairie View High School girls soccer match across the street." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON --</strong> A small trash fire against a home near Brighton High School caused a minor delay for fans leaving the BHS girls soccer match against Prairie View High School April 17.</p> <p> The fire was in the 1000 block of Skeel Street, and it happened just as people were leaving the stadium following the final whistle. The fire was small and was put out before it could extend into the home. School officials rerouted traffic to an exit on the east end of the parking lot.</p> <p> No one was hurt.</p> In honoring Joan Kniss, the writing is on the wall http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/honoring-joan-kniss-writing-wall <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_lcl_joan_kniss_library_-_biner_041614.jpg" alt="Brighton High School Principal John Biner unveils the Joan Kniss Library and Resources Center to Kniss, her family and friends at the high school April 12. " title="Brighton High School Principal John Biner unveils the Joan Kniss Library and Resources Center to Kniss, her family and friends at the high school April 12. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Former School District 27J teacher and board of education member Joan Kniss was honored at Brighton High School April 12, when the library was rededicated the Joan Kniss Library and Resources Center in her honor. Family, friends and community members gathered to celebrate Kniss&rsquo;s legacy with School District 27J as well as her dedication to serving as a leader the community.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> City urges conservation with watering schedule in effect http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/city-urges-conservation-watering-schedule-effect <p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> While the city of Brighton will not <span class="s2">be looking at additional drought restrictions this summer, residents will still have to abide by the city&rsquo;s watering schedule.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;We still have a watering schedule in place and that just started going out in the water bills,&rdquo; city spokeswoman Kristen Chernosky said. &ldquo;So depending on your address depends on what days you can water. That&rsquo;s just the standard watering schedule that we have in place.&rdquo;</p> Brighton looks to add development wayfinding signs http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-looks-add-development-wayfinding-signs <p class="p1"> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash; </b>After launching a series of wayfinding signs last year for major attractions across the city, the city of Brighton is looking to add wayfinding signs for the many new housing developments.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">During the April 8 council meeting, assistant city manager for development Marv Falconburg outlined the possibility of reducing sign clutter and giving motorists a better sense for getting around Brighton.</span></p> Notes from City Hall http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/notes-city-hall-0 <p> <strong>&nbsp;E-Check, credit fee talks renewed with new billing software</strong></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Now that new billing software has been installed at the city, city council has to determine how it would like to proceed with e-check and credit card convenience fees.&nbsp;</span></p> District Attorney’s Office voices dismay over reduced sentence for Morrow http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/district-attorney%E2%80%99s-office-voices-dismay-over-reduced-sentence-morrow <p> <span class="s1">BRIGHTON &mdash; An Adams County judge re-sentenced former Adams County D</span><span class="s2">eputy Sheriff David Morrow to probation on Friday, April 11, a move that&rsquo;s drawn the ire of the district attorney&rsquo;s office.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Morrow&rsquo;s sentence was changed to two years probation after District Judge Katherine Delgado granted a motion to reconsider his sentence that was filed by Morrow&rsquo;s attorney. The order for the reduced sentence was issued April 3.</span></p> Council gets overview of costs of revamping former senior center http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/council-gets-overview-costs-revamping-former-senior-center <p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Before the former senior center can be turned into a community center for the city&rsquo;s youth, upgrades are needed and funding will have to be secured.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> Over the past few months, city staff has been trying to figure out what it would like to do with the vacant building. During council&rsquo;s April 8 study session, city staff presented recommendations for the building to be used as a center for Brighton&rsquo;s youth resources and services.</p> Well-pumping bill from Renfroe, Brophy fails in Senate committee http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/well-pumping-bill-renfroe-brophy-fails-senate-committee <p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash; </b>Senior water rights holders along the South Platte River hailed the failure of Senate Bill 147 in the Senate Agriculture Committee last week.</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s2">SB 147 &mdash; sponsored by state Sens. Scott Renfroe, Greg Brophy and Kevin Lundberg and state Reps. Lori Saine and Randy Fischer &mdash; would have allowed wells to pump in violation of current state law that protects senior agricultural water rights.</span></p>