http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Brighton council pushes oil-and-gas ordinance vote back to March 17 http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-council-pushes-oil-and-gas-ordinance-vote-back-march-17 <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_fracking_erie2_021214_0.jpg" alt="A gas well at the edge of a residential neighborhood in Erie, Colo., on Feb. 7, 2014. " title="A gas well at the edge of a residential neighborhood in Erie, Colo., on Feb. 7, 2014. " align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> City staff were given another month to negotiate with oil and gas industry officials last week, but council members made it clear their patience for extending the talks was running thin.</span></p> Lambert Foundation's Grief and Healing Center to grow outreach in Brighton http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/lambert-foundations-grief-and-healing-center-grow-outreach-brighton <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_lcl_richard_lambert_foundation_-_susan_jamie_022515.jpg" alt="Susan and Jaime Chavez founded the Richard Lambert Foundation Family Grief and Healing Center in memory of their son, Richard Lambert. The counseling center will provide affordable grief support for Brighton residents who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. " title="Susan and Jaime Chavez founded the Richard Lambert Foundation Family Grief and Healing Center in memory of their son, Richard Lambert. The counseling center will provide affordable grief support for Brighton residents who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Susan and Jaime Chavez have taken another step in honoring the memory of their son, Richard Lambert.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The couple, who created a foundation after the unexpected death of their son in September 2012, are set to mark the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Richard Lambert Foundation Family Grief and Healing Center, which opened this past November at 143 S. Second Place in Brighton.</span></p> Divisions remain after oil, gas task force sends nine proposals to governor http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/divisions-remain-after-oil-gas-task-force-sends-nine-proposals-governor <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_reg_ogsurvey2_022515.jpg" alt="Drilling rigs still dot the southern Weld County landscape despite a glut of crude oil that is driving prices down and causing some drillers to idle activity." title="Drilling rigs still dot the southern Weld County landscape despite a glut of crude oil that is driving prices down and causing some drillers to idle activity." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><strong>DENVER &mdash;</strong> After months of meetings, Gov. John Hickenlooper&#39;s oil and gas task force convened Tuesday, Feb. 25, to consider more than 30 measures and ultimately recommend nine proposals as part of a majority report.</span></p> Lessons learned as Brighton's Baca gets first shot at state wrestling http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/lessons-learned-brightons-baca-gets-first-shot-state-wrestling <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_baca_022515.jpg" alt="Grand Junction’s Isaac Rider makes a move on Brighton’s Nathan Baca during the first round of 138-pound matches at the state 5A wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center Feb. 19. Rider won the match by pinfall. " title="Grand Junction’s Isaac Rider makes a move on Brighton’s Nathan Baca during the first round of 138-pound matches at the state 5A wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center Feb. 19. Rider won the match by pinfall. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">DENVER &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Brighton freshman Nathan Baca had his first experience as a state tournament wrestler Feb. 19-20. And though he didn&rsquo;t place among the top six at 138 pounds, he picked up some pointers for future trips to Pepsi Center.</span></p> Brighton's girls basketball season comes to a close http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brightons-girls-basketball-season-comes-close <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0067.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Kayla Michel is surrounded by Fairview&#039;s Denali Pinto (12) and Laura Hutchinson late in the first-round playoff game between the two schools Feb. 24." title="Brighton&#039;s Kayla Michel is surrounded by Fairview&#039;s Denali Pinto (12) and Laura Hutchinson late in the first-round playoff game between the two schools Feb. 24." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> BOULDER -- Fairview scored 22 of the first 24 points of the game and went on to a 68-31, home-floor win over Brighton in the first round of the state 5A girls basketball playoffs Feb. 24.</p> <p> &quot;They got on us early,&quot; BHS coach Dan Doehler said. &quot;They used full-court pressure. I told the kids that&#39;s how you&#39;re going to beat Brighton High School is to pressure us. It&#39;s definitely something to work on in the offseason.&quot;</p> Prep basketball: Brighton, Prairie View girls teams heading for state tournament http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/prep-basketball-brighton-prairie-view-girls-teams-heading-state-tournament <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_brightongirls2_022515.jpg" alt="Brighton girls&#039; basketball team celebrates after beating rival Prairie View Feb. 20. However, both teams earned slots in this week&#039;s first round of the state 5A girls basketball tournament. " title="Brighton girls&#039; basketball team celebrates after beating rival Prairie View Feb. 20. However, both teams earned slots in this week&#039;s first round of the state 5A girls basketball tournament. " align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> BRIGHTON -- Brighton&#39;s basketball teams closed out the regular season with wins against their cross-town rivals, the Prairie View ThunderHawks, Feb. 20.</p> <p> The final score of the girls game was 45-40. Jessica Baker led the Bulldogs with 14 points. Tavia Weis added 10. No stats were available for the ThunderHawks.</p> <p> Both schools advanced to the state 5A tournament. Brighton drew an 11th seed and will visit sixth-seeded Fairview at 6 p.m., Feb. 24. Prairie View earned a 12th seed and will head for fifth-seeded Castle View at 7 p.m., Feb. 24. &nbsp;</p> District 27J students, teachers eye split schedules with mixed emotions http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/district-27j-students-teachers-eye-split-schedules-mixed-emotions <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_splitskeds_021815.jpg" alt="In this 2014 file photo, one of Prairie View High School’s classrooms is packed with students. The district is moving ahead with split schedules for the high schools in order to accommodate the growing student population until a third high school can be built. " title="In this 2014 file photo, one of Prairie View High School’s classrooms is packed with students. The district is moving ahead with split schedules for the high schools in order to accommodate the growing student population until a third high school can be built. " align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Students and teachers in School District 27J&rsquo;s high schools are reacting to news of new split schedules with varying degrees of uncertainty and concern for the educational experience.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Brighton mayor points to much to look forward to in 2015 State of the City speech http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-mayor-points-much-look-forward-2015-state-city-speech <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_dickmclean_101613.jpg" alt="Mayor Dick McLean" title="Mayor Dick McLean" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Describing Brighton as &ldquo;alive and pulsating as ever,&rdquo; Mayor Dick McLean told residents what they can expect from the city in 2015 during the city&rsquo;s annual State of the City Address on Feb. 19.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p>