http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Complaint filed against Martinez http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/complaint-filed-against-martinez <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_martinezmartin_102914.jpg" alt="Cynthia Martinez, left, and Stan Martin" title="Cynthia Martinez, left, and Stan Martin" align="left" hspace="6" width="156" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Brighton City Councilwoman Cynthia Martinez won&rsquo;t face any charges from allegations of vote fraud, but the questions about her residency resulted in a formal complaint with the city.</span></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">Brighton city spokeswoman Kristen Chernosky confirmed last week that a formal, written complaint had been submitted regarding Cynthia Martinez, who has served as the Ward 2 council member since 2007.</span></p> While ballot initiative noise has ebbed, still plenty of talk across Adams County about future of energy exploration http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/while-ballot-initiative-noise-has-ebbed-still-plenty-talk-across-adams-county-about-future-e <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_oil_rig_at_136th_avenue_001_102914.jpg" alt="With the potential for a new slate of ballot measures relating to the oil and gas industry in future years, the Citizens Action for Safe Energy group of Adams County has been meeting to help educate residents on the industry and its growth in and around Adams County, such as this drilling rig that was operating earlier this year near 136th Avenue outside Brighton. " title="With the potential for a new slate of ballot measures relating to the oil and gas industry in future years, the Citizens Action for Safe Energy group of Adams County has been meeting to help educate residents on the industry and its growth in and around Adams County, such as this drilling rig that was operating earlier this year near 136th Avenue outside Brighton. " align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A group dedicated to educating citizens on hydraulic fracturing made its way to Brighton earlier this month as part of its outreach.</span></p> <p class="p4"> Citizen Action for Safe Energy Adams County was formed in July by a group of Brighton-area residents and the group has been gathering for monthly meetings since.&nbsp;</p> Adams County working to recover duplicate ballots mailed to voters http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/adams-county-working-recover-duplicate-ballots-mailed-voters <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/runbeck.jpg" alt="Adams County officials are working to recover duplicate ballots mailed to voters that were printed by Arizona-based Runbeck Election Services." title="Adams County officials are working to recover duplicate ballots mailed to voters that were printed by Arizona-based Runbeck Election Services." align="left" hspace="6" width="137" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><strong>BRIGHTON &mdash; </strong>After reports circulated that some voters in Adams County had received duplicate ballots, Adams County Clerk &amp; Recorder Karen Long announced Thursday, Oct. 23, that her office was working to recover any additional ballots.</span></p> Warriors avoid top seed but not travel http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/warriors-avoid-top-seed-not-travel <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_eravbl_102914.jpg" alt="Stephanie Hose, coach of the Eagle Ridge Academy volleyball team, goes over plans for this weekend’s regional tournament in Glenwood Springs. With an overall record of 18-2 and 7-0 in the conference two victories over the weekend will guarantee the Lady Warriors a place in the state tournament, a first in school history. " title="Stephanie Hose, coach of the Eagle Ridge Academy volleyball team, goes over plans for this weekend’s regional tournament in Glenwood Springs. With an overall record of 18-2 and 7-0 in the conference two victories over the weekend will guarantee the Lady Warriors a place in the state tournament, a first in school history. " align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> It&rsquo;s been a while since the Eagle Ridge Academy volleyball team didn&rsquo;t have to face the top seed in class 3A in the regional volleyball tournament.</span></p> <p class="p3"> That streak ends this weekend when the Warriors, 18-2 and ranked 14<sup>th</sup> in the state, take on 11<sup>th</sup>-rated Coal Ridge High School and 26<sup>th</sup>-rated St. Mary&rsquo;s. The tournament is at Coal Ridge in New Castle.</p> Buddy benches dedicated in Brighton http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/buddy-benches-dedicated-brighton <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_kiwanis_002a.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> Carol Steele, widow of longtime City of Brighton Municipal Judge and member of the Brighton Kiwanis Club Fred Steele, is joined by members of Ms. Hartman&rsquo;s Pennock Elementary School third-grade class for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the school&rsquo;s new Buddy Bench. Buddy Benches, which promote the building of friendships and elimination of bullying through play, are being donated by the local club with additional contributions by Brighton&rsquo;s local Sign-A-Rama.</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> Medical center works to educate workers on Ebola threat potential http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/medical-center-works-educate-workers-ebola-threat-potential <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_ebolamap_102914.jpg" alt="This graphic depicts the Ebola virus epidemic that has taken place in West Africa this year, primarily in Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. " title="This graphic depicts the Ebola virus epidemic that has taken place in West Africa this year, primarily in Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. " align="left" hspace="6" width="188" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em><strong><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">What is Ebola?</span></strong></em></p> <p class="p2"> <em><strong>Ebola Virus Disease is a severe, viral infectious disease. It is spread through direct contact (through mucus membranes or broken skin) with blood, organs or bodily secretions from an infected person, and from surfaces or materials contaminated with these fluids.</strong></em></p> <p class="p3"> <em><strong><br /> </strong></em></p> CITY HALL: PUD updates and more ... http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/city-hall-pud-updates-and-more <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that would establish a planned unit of development for a 1.42-acre parcel of property located just to the east of the Agfinity Co-op. Under the ordinance creates one lot out of the two current lots on the site and changes the zoning of the property from restricted retail and services to a PUD. A vesting period of three years is also included in the ordinance.</span></p> Council narrowly OKs historic tag for former senior center building http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/council-narrowly-oks-historic-tag-former-senior-center-building <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_lcl_former_senior_center_102214_doc.jpg" alt="Brighton’s former senior center building has been the focus of intense debate on City Council concerning whether to pursue historic designation and redevelopment plans. " title="Brighton’s former senior center building has been the focus of intense debate on City Council concerning whether to pursue historic designation and redevelopment plans. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> After spirited discussion, city council narrowly approved the second reading of an ordinance designating the city&rsquo;s former senior center as a historic building.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p>