http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Clown threat is a hoax, say PVHS officials http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/clown-threat-hoax-say-pvhs-officials <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pvhs_webbb.jpg" alt="Prairie View High School officials sent out a tweet saying that a supposed clown threat is a hoax." title="Prairie View High School officials sent out a tweet saying that a supposed clown threat is a hoax." align="left" hspace="6" width="187" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Prairie View High School has not received any clown threats, even though rumors spread on social media may have indicated otherwise, according to a school district spokesman.</span></p> Public plaza could include water feature, event space http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/public-plaza-could-include-water-feature-event-space <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_plaza092816.jpg" alt="An artist rendering of what a potential downtown Brighton park could look like." title="An artist rendering of what a potential downtown Brighton park could look like." align="left" hspace="6" width="173" height="85" /><p> A public plaza planned for Brighton&rsquo;s downtown could include a water feature and outdoor event space based on documents shown to business owners at a recent Downtown Partnership meeting.</p> <p> City council members plan to pay $625,000 for the 0.34-acre property on the southwest corner of East Bridge Street and South Main Street. Strictly Boxing currently occupies part of the building at 9 S. Main St. The other side of the building is vacant at 5 S. Main Street.</p> New Orchard Church to open Nov. 2017 http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/new-orchard-church-open-nov-2017 <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_orchard_church_-_prayer_walk_092816_0.jpg" alt="Orchard Church Rev. Doug Dameron, his wife Shellie, his daughter Katelyn, and congregation members hold a prayer walk around the 38-acre perimeter of the new church site at the northeast corner of 120th Avenue and Peoria Street." title="Orchard Church Rev. Doug Dameron, his wife Shellie, his daughter Katelyn, and congregation members hold a prayer walk around the 38-acre perimeter of the new church site at the northeast corner of 120th Avenue and Peoria Street." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> Starting work on a permanent location for Orchard Church in Reunion is a &ldquo;dream come true&rdquo; for Rev. Doug Dameron.</p> <p> The planned, new $13 million, 52,000-square-foot Orchard Church is planned to open in November 2017 on the northeast corner of 120<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Peoria Street. The rapidly growing congregation has been meeting in the Prairie View High School auditorium just east of the new site.</p> Soccer: Eagle Ridge wins in a breeze http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/soccer-eagle-ridge-wins-breeze <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2654.jpg" alt="Eagle Ridge&#039;s Samuel Pearse stops the ball ahead of the onrushing Damian Perez of Venture Prep Academy Sept. 29 at Donelson Park in Brighton. ERA won 6-0 for its third straight win." title="Eagle Ridge&#039;s Samuel Pearse stops the ball ahead of the onrushing Damian Perez of Venture Prep Academy Sept. 29 at Donelson Park in Brighton. ERA won 6-0 for its third straight win." align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /> Volleyball: BHS claims city rivalry http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/volleyball-bhs-claims-city-rivalry <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_vbl1_100516.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Kaylah Lewis sets the ball for a teammate during her team&#039;s rivalry game against Prairie View Sept. 27." title="Brighton&#039;s Kaylah Lewis sets the ball for a teammate during her team&#039;s rivalry game against Prairie View Sept. 27." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Brighton rolled to a 25-17, 25-21, 25-17 home-floor win against rival Prairie View Sept. 27.</p> <p> No stats were immediately available.</p> <p> &quot;This was a solid team effort and the girls played hard,&quot; BHS coach Meghan Law said.</p> <p> BHS improves to 3-11 this season, while the T-Hawks fall to 2-8.</p> <p> <span _fck_bookmark="1" id="cke_bm_86E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tower Road detour in place http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/tower-road-detour-place <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_news_towerroaddetour_100416.jpg" alt="Cars heading north on Tower Road near Denver International Airport use a detour at 88th Avenue Sept. 29. Tower Road is closed from 88th to 96th Avenues for three months because of construction." title="Cars heading north on Tower Road near Denver International Airport use a detour at 88th Avenue Sept. 29. Tower Road is closed from 88th to 96th Avenues for three months because of construction." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.4px;">There&#39;s a detour in place for those using Tower Road between 96th and 88th avenues for the next three months. The road is closed for a widening project that will include a 10-foot wide recreational path and a sidewalk on the east side of Tower Road.</span></p> <p style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.4px;"> The detour is 96th Avenue, Lewiston Street and 88th Avenue.&nbsp;</p> Brighton shreds carbon footprint at Ecofair http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-shreds-carbon-footprint-ecofair <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_brighton_eco_fair_007_0.jpg" alt="Laser, an alpaca, eats treats from the palm of Vince Buzek as Laura Ruppel looks on. Ruppel and her husband Casey came to Ecofair on Sept. 24 at Carmichael Park to discuss environmental benefits and sustainable resources produced by llamas and alpacas. " title="Laser, an alpaca, eats treats from the palm of Vince Buzek as Laura Ruppel looks on. Ruppel and her husband Casey came to Ecofair on Sept. 24 at Carmichael Park to discuss environmental benefits and sustainable resources produced by llamas and alpacas. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Matthew Gaston</strong></p> <p> <strong>Special to MetroWest Newspapers.</strong></p> <p> Live music and food formed a backdrop to recycling and shredding &ndash; the main events &ndash; at Ecofair at Carmichael Park in Brighton on Sept. 24.</p> House fire under investigation http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/house-fire-under-investigation <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_housefire_092816.jpg" alt="Crews inspect a home near 154th Avenue and Iola Street after a house fire Sept. 26." title="Crews inspect a home near 154th Avenue and Iola Street after a house fire Sept. 26." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Brighton fire officials are looking for a cause of a Sept. 26 house fire.</p> <p> It happened in the 15400 block of Iola Street shortly after noon. Brighton Fire Rescue District spokesperson Natalie Ridderbos said the fire caused minor damage to the side of the home.</p> <p> No one was hurt.</p>