http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Polling data shows tepid support for 27J measures http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/polling-data-shows-tepid-support-27j-measures <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_lcl_fiedler_cmyk_2.jpg" alt="27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler" title="27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> The School District 27J Board of Education is one step closer to determining whether it will pursue a bond and mill-levy override in the November election. During its Aug. 12 planning session, board members saw the district&rsquo;s latest polling data and were able to ask questions before Superintendent Chris Fiedler makes his recommendation to the board next week.</p> City’s annual Market Day returns Saturday http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/city%E2%80%99s-annual-market-day-returns-saturday <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_market_days_005a_082014.jpg" alt="Mary Beth Kistler, left, selects produce from the Zion Lutheran Church booth at Market Days in 2013. The booth was co-sponsored by the church and Palizzi Farms with the proceeds going to fund youth programs at the Zion Lutheran Church School. " title="Mary Beth Kistler, left, selects produce from the Zion Lutheran Church booth at Market Days in 2013. The booth was co-sponsored by the church and Palizzi Farms with the proceeds going to fund youth programs at the Zion Lutheran Church School. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> The city of Brighton will be holding its annual Market Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, along North and South Main Street in the historic downtown.</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">The event is designed to celebrate the city&rsquo;s agricultural heritage and attendees will be able to purchase local produce, consult with master gardeners and shop in the city&rsquo;s downtown.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">Event Coordinator Gary Montoya said they have changed the location of the event this year.&nbsp;</span></p> Brighton PD’s graffiti work leads to arrest of 25-year-old http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-pd%E2%80%99s-graffiti-work-leads-arrest-25-year-old <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_antoniokeith_082014.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> A 25-year-old Brighton man has been charged with 32 counts of graffiti after his arrest last month.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Antonio Keith was arrested on July 30 on other charges and was served with a summons while in jail at the Adams County Detention Center. The crimes resulted in numerous incidents of property damage in the central and northern areas of the city. Each incident was marked with a tag that appeared to read &ldquo;MTA.&rdquo;</span></p> Warriors have volleyball holes to fill this season http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/warriors-have-volleyball-holes-fill-season <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_eravbl4_082014.jpg" alt="Amber Cline of Eagle Ridge works on her form at the net during an Aug. 14 practice." title="Amber Cline of Eagle Ridge works on her form at the net during an Aug. 14 practice." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Five members of Eagle Ridge Academy&rsquo;s volleyball team &ndash; including three starters and the first player off the bench &ndash; graduated from the team that went 15-8 a season ago.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">On first glance, though, it would seem like the Warriors have enough depth to make those losses a moot point.</span></p> Schools show some gains in reading, math on TCAP http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/schools-show-some-gains-reading-math-tcap <p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> While School District 27J&rsquo;s TCAP scores showed improvement in reading and math, there was an overall decline in writing scores, with five out of eight grade levels showing lower levels of proficient or advanced scores.&nbsp;</p> Districts face competition from O&G industry for drivers http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/districts-face-competition-og-industry-drivers <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fml_busdrivers_082014.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span class="s2"><b>F</b></span><span class="s3"><b>ORT LUPTON &mdash;</b> Following big news Aug. 11 of the resignation of Weld Re-8&rsquo;s superintendent was a brief but troubling discussion regarding the future of school-funded student transportation along the Front Range.</span></p> Another season means Reynolds pulls double duty http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/another-season-means-reynolds-pulls-double-duty <p class="p1"> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Another high school sports season is about to unfold, which means a familiar face will venture into the Brighton High School snack stand.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Beth Reynolds, whose son Conner is a senior, volunteered to work in the stand four years ago.&nbsp;</span></p> State regulators say legal pot production lagging behind hopes http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/state-regulators-say-legal-pot-production-lagging-behind-hopes <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_104_082014.jpg" alt="Eric Benevento examines marijuana buds in the curing room at Medicine Man, a marijuana dispensary and retailer, in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Policymakers in Colorado are considering changes to the state&#039;s production limits on legal marijuana to combat the sale of pot in unregulated markets." title="Eric Benevento examines marijuana buds in the curing room at Medicine Man, a marijuana dispensary and retailer, in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Policymakers in Colorado are considering changes to the state&#039;s production limits on legal marijuana to combat the sale of pot in unregulated markets." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Katie Kuntz</strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">A</span>fter se<span class="s2">ven months of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, the newest goal of state regulators is to increase the amount of marijuana produced and sold by legal retailers.&nbsp;</span></p>