http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 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> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &ndash; City of Brighton water customers will see an increase in their utility bills starting June 1. City council unanimously but &ldquo;regretfully&rdquo; approved a resolution adopting the fixed-rate surcharge at their regular meeting May 19 at city hall.</span></p> Local Vietnam veteran honored http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/local-vietnam-veteran-honored <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_front_barrybowenhonored_052615.jpg" alt="Commander Rob Soper, of the Colorado National Guard, addresses the Stuart Middle School student body on May 15, while guest of honor Barry Brown, back right, looks on. " title="Commander Rob Soper, of the Colorado National Guard, addresses the Stuart Middle School student body on May 15, while guest of honor Barry Brown, back right, looks on. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COMMERCE CITY </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&ndash; Veteran Barry Brown of Brighton was honored for both his service to country and community May 15 at Stuart Middle School in Commerce City.</span></p> Criminal records more likely than diplomas for Colorado’s aged-out foster children http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/criminal-records-more-likely-diplomas-colorado%E2%80%99s-aged-out-foster-children <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_fosterkids1_052715.jpg" alt="Tamisha Macklin, 26, stands for a portrait in Denver on Monday, May 11, 2015, entered the foster care system at age six and by 14 she was spending most of her time in group homes and detention centers. Macklin is now an advocate for foster kids and preparing to graduate from college. " title="Tamisha Macklin, 26, stands for a portrait in Denver on Monday, May 11, 2015, entered the foster care system at age six and by 14 she was spending most of her time in group homes and detention centers. Macklin is now an advocate for foster kids and preparing to graduate from college. " align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Katie Kuntz</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s2">Tori Black, 25, &ldquo;aged out&rdquo; of Colorado&rsquo;s foster care system seven years ago. Her story is one of survival, but also of perseverance and rare success. She didn&rsquo;t soften the words of her struggle as she addressed the state Senate Finance Committee.&nbsp;</span></p> No arrest in hit-and-run incident at Brighton bike shop http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/no-arrest-hit-and-run-incident-brighton-bike-shop <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_bikeshopcrash_052615.jpg" alt="Treads Bicycle Outfitters sustained damage early May 22 after a hit-and-run crash. Brighton police have not made any arrests. " title="Treads Bicycle Outfitters sustained damage early May 22 after a hit-and-run crash. Brighton police have not made any arrests. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &mdash; Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident in the early morning hours of May 22 that caused property damaged to a Brighton bike shop and a parked car.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">According to Brighton Police Department spokesman John Bradley, officers were performing a traffic stop at Third Avenue and Egbert Street when the driver &ldquo;took off&rdquo; on North Third Avenue and headed westbound on Bridge Street.</span></p> City approves first reading of plans for land annexation, travel center http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/city-approves-first-reading-plans-land-annexation-travel-center <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &ndash; Brighton City Council completed the first reading of an annexation of riverfront property that is slated to become a Loves Travel Center&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">May 19.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Adams County judge among finalists for Court of Appeals judgeship http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/adams-county-judge-among-finalists-court-appeals-judgeship <p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">DENVER </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; An Adams County district judge was among the three nominees announced earlier this month for a vacancy on the Colorado Court of Appeals.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s3">The Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced May 13 that 17th Judicial District Judge Ted C. Tow III was among two others nominated for the vacancy, which was created by the retirement of the Honorable James S. Casebolt, effective July 1.</span></p> BHS Daniels Scholar Saul Jurado sees a future in leadership http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/bhs-daniels-scholar-saul-jurado-sees-future-leadership <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_edu_bhs_daniels_scholar_saul_jurado_052715.jpg" alt="Saul Jurado" title="Saul Jurado" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&ndash; With so many positive leadership experiences to draw from, it&rsquo;s no wonder that Brighton High School senior Saul Jurado was selected as a 2015 Daniels Scholar.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> 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>