http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Milagros maintains a spot on Main Street with help from Joonbugz http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/milagros-maintains-spot-main-street-help-joonbugz <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_joonbugz_milagros_merger_012_032515.jpg" alt="Products from Milagros Soap Company have found a new home at Joonbugz Kid’s Boutique in downtown Brighton. " title="Products from Milagros Soap Company have found a new home at Joonbugz Kid’s Boutique in downtown Brighton. " align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> <span class="s1" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><b>BRIGHTON &mdash; </b>Patrons of Milagros Soap Company needn&rsquo;t work themselves into a lather, a</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">s the all-natural soap company&rsquo;s storefront has moved up the street to a shared space inside Joonbugz Kid&rsquo;s Boutique.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The change occurred a few weeks ago as longtime Milagros owner Sandy Jenkins decided it was time to retire and closed her storefront.</span></p> Spring breakers get to work at Vikan Middle School http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/spring-breakers-get-work-vikan-middle-school <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_vikan_middle_school_library_painting_025_032515.jpg" alt="Vikan Middle School eighth-grader Katie Gifford watches as seventh-grader Hailey Rosebloom pours paint into the tray so they can get get started painting the library. " title="Vikan Middle School eighth-grader Katie Gifford watches as seventh-grader Hailey Rosebloom pours paint into the tray so they can get get started painting the library. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON &mdash;</strong> It may have been spring break, but for a number of students in Seth Mattern and Kelli Rhodes&#39; advanced class at Vikan Middle School, it was not a time to completely forget about school.</p> Brighton council passes new oil, gas rules with industry support http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-council-passes-new-oil-gas-rules-industry-support <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_oilrig_031815_0.jpg" alt="A drilling rig is seen in the June 2014 file photo just beyond City of Brighton limits near 136th Avenue." title="A drilling rig is seen in the June 2014 file photo just beyond City of Brighton limits near 136th Avenue." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">It was unquestionably St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day, but the downright love fest between Colorado oil and gas industry representatives and Brighton City Council at the March 17 council meeting made it seem much more like Valentine&rsquo;s Day.</span></p> Lopez-Tapia, BHS’ distance relay team win titles at Mercury Invitational http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/lopez-tapia-bhs%E2%80%99-distance-relay-team-win-titles-mercury-invitational <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhstrack1_032515_0.jpg" alt="Brighton&amp;#039;s Katie Halverson vaults herself over the high-jump bar during the Brighton Mercury Invitational March 19. She finished tied for 10th with a best effort of 4 feet 2 inches." title="Brighton&amp;#039;s Katie Halverson vaults herself over the high-jump bar during the Brighton Mercury Invitational March 19. She finished tied for 10th with a best effort of 4 feet 2 inches." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;Brighton&rsquo;s track teams swept to the championships at this year&rsquo;s Brighton Mercury Invitational. The girls team beat out rival prairie View by 61 points. The boys team outdistanced Lutheran High School by almost 150 points.</span></p> Prairie View High School principal Ana Mendoza resigns http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/prairie-view-high-school-principal-ana-mendoza-resigns <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_teacherappreciation1_031815.jpg" alt="District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler and Prairie View High School Principal Ana Mendoza at the March 11 Teacher Appreciation Night in Henderson. " title="District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler and Prairie View High School Principal Ana Mendoza at the March 11 Teacher Appreciation Night in Henderson. " align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">HENDERSON &mdash;<i>&nbsp;</i></b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Students and parents were notified Thursday, March 19, of the resignation of Prairie View High School Principal Ana Mendoza.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Mendoza submitted her resignation Wednesday morning, March 18, according to a letter sent home with students by District 27J Superintendent Dr. Chris Fiedler.</span></p> Brighton Housing Authority waitlist to open April 8 http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-housing-authority-waitlist-open-april-8 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Brighton Housing Authority will be opening the family waitlist for the low-income public housing program. Pre-applications will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, and will be available until further notice.</span></p> Brighton, Commerce City set to sign off on SWAT-sharing agreement http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-commerce-city-set-sign-swat-sharing-agreement <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_swat_032415.jpg" alt="A local SWAT team performs a training exercise at Adams City High School in Commerce City in this March 2013 file photo. " title="A local SWAT team performs a training exercise at Adams City High School in Commerce City in this March 2013 file photo. " align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span> The City of Brighton is likely to enter into another community policing agreement to share SWAT services with the Commerce City Police Department.</span></p> <p> <span>Police Chief Clint Blackhurst and Deputy Police Chief Paul Southard provided council with an overview of the agreement during its March 10 study session.</span></p> District 27J task force looking at revised needs for possible ballot move http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/district-27j-task-force-looking-revised-needs-possible-ballot-move <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_ed_enrollmentvscapacity_032515.jpg" alt="School District 27J&#039;s enrollment-vs.-capacity figures from 2008 to 2018 (projected)." title="School District 27J&#039;s enrollment-vs.-capacity figures from 2008 to 2018 (projected)." align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Members of the Superintendent&rsquo;s Growth Advisory Task Force learned that the needs within School District 27J have changed slightly in the last year during its second meeting on March 12.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p>