http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Princess dream comes true for Brighton girl http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/princess-dream-comes-true-brighton-girl <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/keelys_make-a-wish_021.jpg" alt="Keely Waterman, 6, of Brighton hangs out with her friends at the Brown Palace hotel in Denver on Friday, July 25. Waterman had always wanted to be a princess, and Make-A-Wish Colorado made her wish come true with her coronation and high tea, which her family and friends attended." title="Keely Waterman, 6, of Brighton hangs out with her friends at the Brown Palace hotel in Denver on Friday, July 25. Waterman had always wanted to be a princess, and Make-A-Wish Colorado made her wish come true with her coronation and high tea, which her family and friends attended." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b>DENVER &mdash;</b> While many girls only dream of being a princess, Keely Waterman&rsquo;s dream came true last week.</p> <p class="p3"> With the help of Make-A-Wish Colorado, the 6-year-old Brighton resident was crowned at the Brown Palace Friday, July 25, where she also received a proclamation from the governor and attended high tea with her family and friends.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> BHS students back from Germany with new cultural insights http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/bhs-students-back-germany-new-cultural-insights <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2014-06-20_13.59.44.jpg" alt="Students from Brighton High School pose at the base of the mountain in the shadow of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. " title="Students from Brighton High School pose at the base of the mountain in the shadow of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Twelve students from Brighton High School traveled to Germany this summer on a three-week student exchange trip.</p> <p class="p3"> German teacher Chemaine Huss said Brighton High School has been participating in an exchange program with Heimschule Lender in Frieburg, Germany over the past 20 years. She said for two weeks every other fall, German students will travel to Brighton, live with host families and attend Brighton High School with BHS students.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Brighton Housing Authority, energy corridor businesses get top BEDC awards http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-housing-authority-energy-corridor-businesses-get-top-bedc-awards <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_bedc_davidleon_073014.jpg" alt="David Leon, on behalf of the Brighton Housing Authority, accepted the Excellence in Partnership Award during the Brighton Economic Development Corp.&#039;s 2014 Business Awards Gala July 17 at the Waymire Dome at the Adams County Fairgrounds. " title="David Leon, on behalf of the Brighton Housing Authority, accepted the Excellence in Partnership Award during the Brighton Economic Development Corp.&#039;s 2014 Business Awards Gala July 17 at the Waymire Dome at the Adams County Fairgrounds. " align="left" hspace="6" width="77" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON &mdash; </strong>The annual awards gala presented by Brighton Economic Development Corp. witnessed a number of businesses along Brighton&rsquo;s Energy Employment Corridor receive recognition.</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> The event, held July 17 in the Waymire Dome at the Adams County Fairgrounds, was billed as a way for BEDC &ldquo;to celebrate the economic development accomplishments of the community,&rdquo; according to a news release acknowledging the winners.</p> Brighton rides wave of magical summer baseball season http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-rides-wave-magical-summer-baseball-season <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhsbaseball1_073014.jpg" alt="It&#039;s a tradition. When you win a championship, such as Brighton&#039;s title in the 17U Connie Mack state tournament, you get into a dog pile, as these players did July 20 in Colorado Springs." title="It&#039;s a tradition. When you win a championship, such as Brighton&#039;s title in the 17U Connie Mack state tournament, you get into a dog pile, as these players did July 20 in Colorado Springs." align="left" hspace="6" width="135" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Brighton baseball coach Ray Garza wasn&rsquo;t sure what to make of his squad this summer.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s3">Eleven players graduated between the end of the spring season and the start of the summer campaign. Only two varsity players&nbsp; &ndash; Seth Armentrout and Brandon Pettinger &ndash; were on the squad when the spring season ended.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Tornado touches down; no early reports of damage http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/tornado-touches-down-no-early-reports-damage <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tornado_006aa_filtered_1.jpg" alt="This tornado touches down near WCR 18 and US 85 in Fort Lupton July 28. No one was injured." title="This tornado touches down near WCR 18 and US 85 in Fort Lupton July 28. No one was injured." align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;A tornado reportedly touched down near US 85 and Weld County Road 18 in Fort Lupton July 28, which prompted a tornado warning from the National Weather Service.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Authorities spotted a funnel cloud near US 85 and Weld County Road 18 near the North Station around 3:45 p.m. July 28.</p> <p> Photographer John Carr said the storm appeared to touch down twice. He said the storm picked up &quot;quite a debris field&quot; from nearby farms as opposed to the normal rope tornadoes that tend to pick nearby sources of moisture.</p> Tanker truck flips; no one seriously hurt http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/tanker-truck-flips-no-one-seriously-hurt <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_bfr_e-470_mva_003a_073014.jpg" alt="A late model tractor-trailer pulling a tanker filled with fracking sand overturned Monday afternoon near Brighton. The driver was making an approach to westbound E-470 from US Highway 85 when he failed to negotiate the sharp curve. Brighton fire rescue and Platte Valley Ambulance Service responded to assist the truck driver who was not seriously injured. The ramp to E-470 will be closed for several hours as the loaded truck is removed. Police closed 136th Avenue from Brighton Road to US 85 until the truck was turned upright." title="A late model tractor-trailer pulling a tanker filled with fracking sand overturned Monday afternoon near Brighton. The driver was making an approach to westbound E-470 from US Highway 85 when he failed to negotiate the sharp curve. Brighton fire rescue and Platte Valley Ambulance Service responded to assist the truck driver who was not seriously injured. The ramp to E-470 will be closed for several hours as the loaded truck is removed. Police closed 136th Avenue from Brighton Road to US 85 until the truck was turned upright." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /> 27J contingency plan: Extended periods, year-round schooling http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/27j-contingency-plan-extended-periods-year-round-schooling <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_27jcontingency_072314.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="196" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> A contingency plan prepared for School District 27J recommends district officials start planning and training for extended day schedules and year-round schools during the 2014-15 school year.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Legion A baseball: Brighton comes up short in bid for championship http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/legion-baseball-brighton-comes-short-bid-championship <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/photo_1.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Alex Covarrubias IV closes out his team&#039;s 10-3 win against Mountain Range July 25 at the Legion A state tournament in Eaton." title="Brighton&#039;s Alex Covarrubias IV closes out his team&#039;s 10-3 win against Mountain Range July 25 at the Legion A state tournament in Eaton." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <strong>EATON &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;Brighton beat Eaton once but couldn&#39;t pull off a repeat victory July 27.</p> <p> Eaton won the championship of Legion A state baseball by a score of 4-2.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Brighton rallied to take a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. Cole Farmer singled home Brandon Pettinger to tie the score. Casey Towers reached on a fielder&#39;s choice to score Pettinger and give Brighton its only lead of the game.</p>