http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en BHS valedictorian Tristan Davolt headed to University of Colorado to study engineering, music http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/bhs-valedictorian-tristan-davolt-headed-university-colorado-study-engineering-music <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_edu_tristan_devolt_bhs_graduate_052015_doc_1.jpg" alt="Tristan Davolt" title="Tristan Davolt" align="left" hspace="6" width="95" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&ndash; When Brighton High School valedictorian Tristan Davolt was a kid he wanted to be a crime-fighting soccer player. But once he realized it wasn&rsquo;t really a career, he had to pick something else and decided he wanted to go into engineering, because he enjoyed math and science.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Council approves new water bill surcharge http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/council-approves-new-water-bill-surcharge <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/water_07-610x370_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="140" height="85" /><p> Brighton City Council approved a surcharge for water services during its meeting May 19.</p> <p> The new surcharge covers the increased cost of the city&#39;s water supply it obtains from the city of Thornton. Thornton officials increased the rate for that supply by 17 percent earlier this month. Brighton residents will see a surcharge of $4.60 on utility bills issued after June 1.</p> Ribbon cutting for new oil and gas tech solutions company http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/ribbon-cutting-new-oil-and-gas-tech-solutions-company <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_fmc_technology_ribbon_cutting_017_052015_cmyk.jpg" alt="Mayor Dick McLean, center, helps FMC Technology Vice President of Service Technologies Kevin Alabaster, right, and Colorado Office of Economic and Development and International Trade Executive Director Fiona Arnold, second from left, cut the ribbon celebrating the business’ open house. FMC Technology Property Development Manager Kelly Greer, far left, holds onto the ribbon during the ceremony. " title="Mayor Dick McLean, center, helps FMC Technology Vice President of Service Technologies Kevin Alabaster, right, and Colorado Office of Economic and Development and International Trade Executive Director Fiona Arnold, second from left, cut the ribbon celebrating the business’ open house. FMC Technology Property Development Manager Kelly Greer, far left, holds onto the ribbon during the ceremony. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> FMC Technologies celebrated the grand opening of its sales and services facility along Brighton&rsquo;s Energy and Employment Corridor on May 12.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The business provides technology solutions for the energy industry and its Brighton location will be offering completion services, fluid control and surface wellhead units on its 20-acre site.&nbsp;</span></p> Ramirez snatches third place in state 5A 100-meters http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/ramirez-snatches-third-place-state-5a-100-meters <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_ramirezfinals_051915.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s RJ Ramirez reacts after seeing his time on the scoreboard of the class 5A boys 100-meter dash finals May 16 during the state track-and-field championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Ramirez took third in the event with a time of 11.04." title="Prairie View’s RJ Ramirez reacts after seeing his time on the scoreboard of the class 5A boys 100-meter dash finals May 16 during the state track-and-field championships at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Ramirez took third in the event with a time of 11.04." align="left" hspace="6" width="73" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">LAKEWOOD</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> -- Prairie View&rsquo;s RJ Ramirez was a happy soul May 14 after the preliminary round of the state 5A track-and-field meet at Jeffco Stadium.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">He was even happier after taking third in the state 5A 100-meter dash May 16, with a time of 11.04 seconds.</span></p> Heavy spring rains have Brighton flush with water, no need for added drought restrictions http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/heavy-spring-rains-have-brighton-flush-water-no-need-added-drought-restrictions <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/water_07-610x370.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="140" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash; </b>City officials don&rsquo;t anticipate any additional drought restrictions this summer beyond the city&rsquo;s usual watering schedule. Utilities Director Curt Bauers told city council they are currently experiencing free-river conditions during their May 12 study session.</p> With shortage of liquor licensing board members, Brighton looks to hire officer http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/shortage-liquor-licensing-board-members-brighton-looks-hire-officer <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/774291_48795032.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">City Council gave city staff permission to move forward in drafting a code amendment that would make changes to the way the city handles liquor licensing during its April 28 study session.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Staffing increase ups 27J’s budget plan http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/staffing-increase-ups-27j%E2%80%99s-budget-plan <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&ndash; The 2015-16 preliminary budget plan for School District 27J devotes a bigger percentage of the district&rsquo;s funding toward staffing schools than in recent years, with overall spending increasing only slightly. The $124,194,759 general fund budget is a $6 million increase over the budget for the current fiscal year and is designed to keep the status quo.&nbsp;</span></p> A growing economy means plenty of room to grow for Peak Form http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/growing-economy-means-plenty-room-grow-peak-form <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_biz_peak_form_pt_relocation_2_052015.jpg" alt="Jeanette Hrubes, Medical Director of Peak Form Medical Clinic, assists Physical Therapist Alex Garrido in testing out some of the facilities new, state of the art gym equipment. " title="Jeanette Hrubes, Medical Director of Peak Form Medical Clinic, assists Physical Therapist Alex Garrido in testing out some of the facilities new, state of the art gym equipment. " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">New hires are good for Brighton&rsquo;s economy &mdash; especially at Peak Form Medical Clinic, where their new, bigger facility at 11th Avenue and Bridge Street will be serving the city&rsquo;s growing customer base.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Peak Form, which specializes in occupational medicine services and physical therapy, recently moved from the former location near Dairy Queen to the previous home of La Placita along Bridge Street.&nbsp;</span></p>