http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Adams County development plans draw ire of area farmers http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/adams-county-development-plans-draw-ire-area-farmers <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_news_adcoag_062315.jpg" alt="Farmers pick up the pace on a sunny Friday afternoon along Highway 85, in Brighton, following a wet spring and late start to planting. More than 100 people, many of them farmers, attended a June 8 meeting to express concerns about Adams County proposals to promote “agri-tourism” through commercial and recreational development. " title="Farmers pick up the pace on a sunny Friday afternoon along Highway 85, in Brighton, following a wet spring and late start to planting. More than 100 people, many of them farmers, attended a June 8 meeting to express concerns about Adams County proposals to promote “agri-tourism” through commercial and recreational development. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A little more than 100 people showed up to a June 8 meeting at Eagle View Adult Center to express their concerns regarding agricultural planning efforts within the city and county.</span></p> <p class="p4"> The public meeting was requested during a city council meeting last December, where council postponed a decision to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Adams County until city staff was able to meet with local producers for further discussion.&nbsp;</p> Cancer awareness, fundraising rolls into one event http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/cancer-awareness-fundraising-rolls-one-event <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_haps_brightonrfl1_062315_0.jpg" alt="As part of a “Remembering the 1980s” theme, the Alvarado family, of Brighton, channels their inner Mario Bros. as they wave to walkers at Brighton’s 2015 Relay for Life, June 20, in Carmichael Park. The Alvarados, representing Chapel Hill Church, in Brighton, were among the more than 400 people to participate in the community-based fundraiser, sponsored annually by the American Cancer Society." title="As part of a “Remembering the 1980s” theme, the Alvarado family, of Brighton, channels their inner Mario Bros. as they wave to walkers at Brighton’s 2015 Relay for Life, June 20, in Carmichael Park. The Alvarados, representing Chapel Hill Church, in Brighton, were among the more than 400 people to participate in the community-based fundraiser, sponsored annually by the American Cancer Society." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Memories of the Great Western Sugar Co. sought by historic preservation commission http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/memories-great-western-sugar-co-sought-historic-preservation-commission <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_reg_sugarbeets_062315_0.jpg" alt="President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s visit to Brighton’s historic Great Western Sugar Co. in September 1954 remains one of the proudest moments in city history. Now, the Brighton Historical Preservation Commission is seeking stories and photos from local residents with ties to the region’s rich sugar beet history. " title="President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s visit to Brighton’s historic Great Western Sugar Co. in September 1954 remains one of the proudest moments in city history. Now, the Brighton Historical Preservation Commission is seeking stories and photos from local residents with ties to the region’s rich sugar beet history. " align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Thirty-eight years after closing, the factory which was once home to the Great Western Sugar Co. remains an important landmark in Brighton. So much so, that the Brighton Historical Preservation Commission is now aiming to document how the company has touched the lives of Brighton-area residents.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> World swim http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/world-swim <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_haps_swimlesson1_062315.jpg" alt="Miss Sabra, an instructor at the Oasis in Brighton, does a quick head count June 18, prior to the group’s participation in the Guinness World Record’s “World’s Largest Swim Lesson.” The event is aimed to promote water safety and teach swimming fundamentals. Last year, more than 35,000 kids at 480 locations and in 22 countries participated. " title="Miss Sabra, an instructor at the Oasis in Brighton, does a quick head count June 18, prior to the group’s participation in the Guinness World Record’s “World’s Largest Swim Lesson.” The event is aimed to promote water safety and teach swimming fundamentals. Last year, more than 35,000 kids at 480 locations and in 22 countries participated. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Swimmers of various ages who showed up June 18 for lessons at the Brighton Oasis were among the tens of thousands of children who attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the &ldquo;World&rsquo;s Largest Swim Lesson.&rdquo;</span></p> <p class="p3"> While it could take weeks before the official count is verified and results determine whether numbers topped the record set last year, good times at the Oasis were off the charts.</p> Crash injures passenger http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/crash-injures-passenger <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bfd_mva_brighton_road_001a.jpg" alt="It took emergency responders from the Brighton Fire Rescue District and Platte Valley Ambulance Service nearly 30 minutes to extricate the passenger from a car involved in a single vehicle rollover accident on Brighton Road near East 144th Avenue June 22 at approximately 5 p.m.. The driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. Brighton police are investigating the cause of the accident which closed the roadway for nearly an hour." title="It took emergency responders from the Brighton Fire Rescue District and Platte Valley Ambulance Service nearly 30 minutes to extricate the passenger from a car involved in a single vehicle rollover accident on Brighton Road near East 144th Avenue June 22 at approximately 5 p.m.. The driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. Brighton police are investigating the cause of the accident which closed the roadway for nearly an hour." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /> AdCo ranks high nationally in job growth http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/adco-ranks-high-nationally-job-growth <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">NORTHERN FRONT RANGE &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Employers in Weld and Adams counties adding jobs at the fastest rates in the nation, according to a recent report, which ranks the counties&rsquo; first and third in the nation in terms of employment increase percentages.</span></p> Landwehr resigns from District 27J board of directors http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/landwehr-resigns-district-27j-board-directors <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mike_landwehr_0.jpg" alt="Michael Landwehr" title="Michael Landwehr" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &ndash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> School District 27J board of education director Michael Landwehr submitted his letter of resignation June 13 to the remaining board. Citing the state statute, Landwehr resigned because he no longer lives within District 4, which he was representing on the board. He was elected to the board in November 2013.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Brighton nonprofit readty to ‘serve the people’ with guidance on healthcare and exchange http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-nonprofit-readty-%E2%80%98serve-people%E2%80%99-guidance-healthcare-and-exchange <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A new nonprofit designed to help Brighton residents navigate health insurance coverage moved into Historic City Hall.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p>