http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 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> 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> They ain't afraid of no ghost http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/they-aint-afraid-no-ghost <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_ghost_busters_072016_0.jpg" alt="Ghostbusters fans Eric Nelson, Drake Wright, 12 and Sebastian Wright, 10, of unincorporated Adams County, showed off their own version of the Ecto-1 at the 5 p.m. opening day show July 15 at the AMC Brighton 12, 250 Pavilions Place. " title="Ghostbusters fans Eric Nelson, Drake Wright, 12 and Sebastian Wright, 10, of unincorporated Adams County, showed off their own version of the Ecto-1 at the 5 p.m. opening day show July 15 at the AMC Brighton 12, 250 Pavilions Place. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&ldquo;Ghostbusters&rdquo; fan and car buff Eric Nelson has made a hobby out of re-creating the unique &ldquo;movie cars&rdquo; in movies and TV shows.</span></p> <p> Nelson took his sons and his latest creation, Ecto-1 from the latest &ldquo;Ghostbusters&rdquo; movie, to the movie&rsquo;s premiere Friday, July 15, at the AMC Brighton 12, 250 Pavilions Place.</p> Otero takes option for CSU-Pueblo http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/otero-takes-option-csu-pueblo <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_otero_072016_0.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s Donovan Otero, shown during a football practice last year, is aiming to run track at CSU-Pueblo. " title="Prairie View’s Donovan Otero, shown during a football practice last year, is aiming to run track at CSU-Pueblo. " align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The power of familiarity.</span></p> <p class="p3"> That&rsquo;s what took Prairie View&rsquo;s Donovan Otero to Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he&rsquo;d like to walk on the school&rsquo;s track team.</p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;The main reason for this and not somewhere else is because I have a lot of friends who I look up to and I can have a friendly competition with like I have in the past,&rdquo; Otero said.</p> Thornton resident charged in hit-and-run accidents http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/thornton-resident-charged-hit-and-run-accidents <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Charges have been filed against Deborah Jean Daniels, 57, in connection with a hit-and-run accident May 17 in Thornton, according to a press statement from 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young.</span></p> <p> Dean side-swiped a number of other vehicles after she drove off in one of the vehicles that she had rear-ended, according to the press statement. She has been charged with first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving.</p> Sainz wins first pro BJJ fight http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/sainz-wins-first-pro-bjj-fight <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_sainz_072716.jpg" alt="Eric Sainz of Brighton, top, tangles with Bill Thomas July 15 at the National Western Complex in Denver. Sainz won by split decision. It was his first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu win." title="Eric Sainz of Brighton, top, tangles with Bill Thomas July 15 at the National Western Complex in Denver. Sainz won by split decision. It was his first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu win." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> Brighton&#39;s Eric Sainz won his first professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match July 15 by split decision over Bill Thomas.</p> <p> Sainz, who lost his professional debut last year, spent 20 days in Las Vegas, Nev., in training before the bout.</p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 18.6486px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&quot;Without that training camp I don&#39;t know if I would have been able to have won the match,&quot; Sainz said. </span></p> Police Report - July 11 to July 17 http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/police-report-july-11-july-17 <p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">July 17</span></p> <p> Shoplifting less than $1,000 &ndash; King Soopers, 500 E. Bromley Lane</p> <p> Unlawful discharge of fireworks &ndash; 116 Golden Eagle Parkway</p> <p> Harassment &ndash; 250 Aspen Drive</p> <p> Third-degree assault &ndash; 288 Balsam Ave.</p> <p> Vicious animal &ndash; Walmart, 60 W. Bromley Lane</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> July 16</p> <p> Intentional bodily injury &ndash; Jordinelli&rsquo;s, 25 N. Main St.</p> Brighton pays $18,430 for investigation http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-pays-18430-investigation <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">City officials have paid about $18,430 to date for attorney Josh Marks to conduct an investigation related to former consultant David Fitzgerald and his dealings regarding South Main Street.</span></p> <p> City council members hired Marks on April 4 to head up an independent investigation into the matter. Marks is a partner at the law firm Berg, Hill, Greenleaf and Ruscutti LLP in Boulder and Denver.</p>