http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Crash hurts three teens http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/crash-hurts-three-teens <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bfd_mva_bromley-34th_003a.jpg" alt="Emergency rescue workers tend to one of three teenagers injured in a crash July 21." title="Emergency rescue workers tend to one of three teenagers injured in a crash July 21." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> <strong>BRIGHTON --</strong>&nbsp;Brighton police are looking for the driver of a car who left the scene of a rear-end crash July 20 in front of the Brighton Police Department.</p> <p> There&#39;s no description of the driver.</p> <p> Three people were injured, one seriously, as a result of the crash. One of the injured teenagers was due to return to college July 21. One of the victims remained in the hospital. Another was released. Names and conditions have not been released.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> 27J contingency plan: Extended periods, year-round schooling http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/27j-contingency-plan-extended-periods-year-round-schooling <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_27jcontingency_072314.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="196" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> A contingency plan prepared for School District 27J recommends district officials start planning and training for extended day schedules and year-round schools during the 2014-15 school year.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> BHS students get lessons in biodiversity on Ecuador trip http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/bhs-students-get-lessons-biodiversity-ecuador-trip <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2014-06-18_00.23.08.jpg" alt="Part of the group from Melisaa Super-Greenes’ field biology class pose while on a trip in Ecuador. " title="Part of the group from Melisaa Super-Greenes’ field biology class pose while on a trip in Ecuador. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Brighton High School students in Melissa Super-Greene&rsquo;s field biology class spent about two weeks in Ecuador learning about ecosystems in a hands-on environment. About 15 students spent the last year preparing for the trip, which they&rsquo;ll receive credit for.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Track and field team comes together for teammate with orange shoelaces http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/track-and-field-team-comes-together-teammate-orange-shoelaces <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_miggy1_072314.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Miggy Martinez" title="Brighton&#039;s Miggy Martinez" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Katelyn Clark-Martin</strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Contributing writer</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s2"><b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Miggy Martinez has dealt with his mother&rsquo;s journey living with multiple sclerosis for about nine years. Each year, Martinez joins his family in an awareness walk for M.S.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p4"> &nbsp;</p> Brighton parks officials eye new grants http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-parks-officials-eye-new-grants <p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> The parks and recreation department continues to seek grant funding to make its parks and open spaces enjoyable for residents. During city council&rsquo;s July 15 regular meeting council gave its approval for Parks and Recreation Director Gary Wardle to submit two grants with Adams County Open Space and entered into a grant agreement with Great Outdoors Colorado.</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> <strong>Pheasant Ridge Park Beautification Project</strong></p> Brighton Chamber’s buy-local campaign going mobile http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-chamber%E2%80%99s-buy-local-campaign-going-mobile <p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> The Brighton Chamber of Commerce will be expanding its local shopping program to include a web platform and mobile application, which is expected to go live on&nbsp; Aug. 1. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Nearby racetrack’s plan to add slots has state’s casinos grumbling over gaming http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/nearby-racetrack%E2%80%99s-plan-add-slots-has-state%E2%80%99s-casinos-grumbling-over-gaming <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_casino_072314.jpg" alt="Slot machines, such as these at Johnny Z&#039;s Casino in Central City, Colo., on Thursday, July 17, 2014, are the heart of a ballot initiative to expand gambling to racetracks in Colorado. More than $11 million has been spent by supporters and opponents of the initiative that has yet been qualified for the ballot." title="Slot machines, such as these at Johnny Z&#039;s Casino in Central City, Colo., on Thursday, July 17, 2014, are the heart of a ballot initiative to expand gambling to racetracks in Colorado. More than $11 million has been spent by supporters and opponents of the initiative that has yet been qualified for the ballot." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Katie Kuntz</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="s1">A</span>&nbsp;Colorado racetrack has the chance to become the state&rsquo;s largest casino this November, and it&rsquo;s quickly creating the most expensive issue fight in the state&rsquo;s 2014 election.</p> <p class="p5"> &nbsp;</p> Aims Community College campus in Fort Lupton seeing strong growth http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/aims-community-college-campus-fort-lupton-seeing-strong-growth <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_edu_aims1.0.4_071614.jpg" alt="Oil and Gas Technology Program director Bruce Beardsley (left, wearing a blue shirt) lectures some students on how to operate a pneumatics machine July 8 inside the new state-of-the-art technology lab in the nearly 1-year-old Platte Building of the Fort Lupton Campus of Aims College. Beardsley said Aims students enrolling in CTE classes - Career and Technology Education - have the opportunity at the Platte labs to learn basic skills in electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, pressures and more. The lab and extended programs that come with it are one of the driving forces behind increased summer enrollment and a predicted continuing increase in student numbers for the fall at the Fort Lupton campus." title="Oil and Gas Technology Program director Bruce Beardsley (left, wearing a blue shirt) lectures some students on how to operate a pneumatics machine July 8 inside the new state-of-the-art technology lab in the nearly 1-year-old Platte Building of the Fort Lupton Campus of Aims College. Beardsley said Aims students enrolling in CTE classes - Career and Technology Education - have the opportunity at the Platte labs to learn basic skills in electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, pressures and more. The lab and extended programs that come with it are one of the driving forces behind increased summer enrollment and a predicted continuing increase in student numbers for the fall at the Fort Lupton campus." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash; </b>Aims Community College&rsquo;s South Campus in Fort Lupton will be celebrating its 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary in October. And Aug. 14 will be the one-year anniversary of the ribbon cutting on the campus&rsquo; Platte Building, a sleek and modern structure adorning the eastern half of the tidy campus.</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">But even with those milestone moments just around the corner, some administration staff got together July 8 and threw a little party because, well, just because.</span></p>