http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Limitations inspire ingenuity in Prairie View welding class http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/limitations-inspire-ingenuity-prairie-view-welding-class <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kolten_larson_pvhs_welding_007.jpg" alt="Prairie View High School welding teacher Jim Cade watches his student Kolten Larson weld in his classroom." title="Prairie View High School welding teacher Jim Cade watches his student Kolten Larson weld in his classroom." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">HENDERSON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Participating in welding class wouldn&rsquo;t have been possible for Kolten Larson without the help of his teacher Jim Cade.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Larson has limited mobility, as one side of his body is stronger than the other, and spent a lot of time his junior year helping Cade as a teachers assistant.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Reward offered to help find suspects in rash of Brighton vehicle vandalism http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/reward-offered-help-find-suspects-rash-brighton-vehicle-vandalism <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/photo_2.jpg" alt="A window is seen shot out of a vehicle at Brighton Ford in late October. Authorities say the incident is similar to the rash of vehicle vandalism that occurred overnight Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Brighton." title="A window is seen shot out of a vehicle at Brighton Ford in late October. Authorities say the incident is similar to the rash of vehicle vandalism that occurred overnight Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Brighton." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><strong>BRIGHTON &mdash;</strong> After almost 80 cases of vehicle vandalism this week, a reward is being offered as police are asking for the public&#39;s help in finding the suspects.</span></p> Threadz and Thingz stitches together new biz from downtown Brighton http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/threadz-and-thingz-stitches-together-new-biz-downtown-brighton <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/platte_valley_medical_center_001.jpg" alt="Threadz and Thingz owner Emily Rawlins prepares to stitch a hat at the custom embroidery and printing store she owns with her husband, Scott, in Brighton’s Historic Downtown." title="Threadz and Thingz owner Emily Rawlins prepares to stitch a hat at the custom embroidery and printing store she owns with her husband, Scott, in Brighton’s Historic Downtown." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Emily and Scott Rawlins say they have built their business by providing their customers with the best service possible. The duo opened up Threadz and Thingz in Brighton&rsquo;s Historic Downtown in September after outgrowing the clean shop they set up in their garage.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Brighton High School cheerleaders capture league title http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-high-school-cheerleaders-capture-league-title <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_cheers1_111914.jpg" alt="The Brighton High School cheerleading squad competes in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference championships. They move on to the state competition Dec. 5. " title="The Brighton High School cheerleading squad competes in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference championships. They move on to the state competition Dec. 5. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Brighton High School won the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference cheerleading title this year.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Bulldogs move on to the state spirit competition Dec. 5, where they will face all 5A schools in the cheer division.</span></p> Brighton City Council moves ahead on new e-cig, vaping rules http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-city-council-moves-ahead-new-e-cig-vaping-rules <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance to regulate electronic cigarettes and vaporizers the same as tobacco 8-1 at the Nov. 18 council meeting. Councilwoman Cynthia Martinez had the dissenting vote.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Swackenberg joins Fort Lewis for collegiate volleyball http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/swackenberg-joins-fort-lewis-collegiate-volleyball <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_bhslettersigning_111914.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Kendra Swackenberg, left, signs her college volleyball letter of intent to attend Fort Lewis College. At right, Kayla Michel puts her signature on a letter of intent to play college softball at Chadron (Neb.) State. Both athletes want to major in elementary education." title="Brighton&#039;s Kendra Swackenberg, left, signs her college volleyball letter of intent to attend Fort Lewis College. At right, Kayla Michel puts her signature on a letter of intent to play college softball at Chadron (Neb.) State. Both athletes want to major in elementary education." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> For Kendra Swackenberg, it was a case of putting some icing on the cake.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">She verbally committed to Fort Lewis College in Durango seven months ago. She made it official Nov. 17 when she signed her volleyball letter of intent in the BHS library.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Aside from more volleyball in her future, Swackenberg wants to be a teacher.</span></p> Heinz won't let health problems slow him down just yet http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/heinz-wont-let-health-problems-slow-him-down-just-yet <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_sp_heinz1_111814.jpg" alt="Eric Heinz, left, chats with Brighton High School wrestling coach Tom Wagner about the course of action for Brighton&#039;s youth program drills Nov. 11." title="Eric Heinz, left, chats with Brighton High School wrestling coach Tom Wagner about the course of action for Brighton&#039;s youth program drills Nov. 11." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span>T</span><span>here&rsquo;s that ever-present smile on Eric Heinz&rsquo;s face as he saunters into the cafeteria at Bromley East Charter School.</span></p> <p> <span>It&rsquo;s the smile that comes from self-knowledge that he&rsquo;s &ldquo;in his element&rdquo; as a physical education teacher and youth wrestling coach, the sorts of jobs where he can make an impact on students at the school.</span></p> <p> <span>But if you look carefully, you&rsquo;ll see there&rsquo;s something wrong.</span></p> CASA of Adams, Broomfield 'Cookies Count' campaign launches http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/casa-adams-broomfield-cookies-count-campaign-launches <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties has teamed up this year with Blue Point Bakery, Coda Coffee, Wells Fargo for the annual &ldquo;Cookies Count&rdquo; holiday CASA cookie campaign.</span></p>