http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Hitting the links http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/hitting-links <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5379.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Mataya Wilson offers this reaction to her tee shot on the third hole at Fitzsimons Golf Course in Aurora April 25." title="Brighton&#039;s Mataya Wilson offers this reaction to her tee shot on the third hole at Fitzsimons Golf Course in Aurora April 25." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> AURORA -- Brighton&#39;s Mataya Wilson was the area&#39;s medalist at the second Eastern Metro Athletic Conference major golf tournament April 25 at Fitzsimons Golf Course.</p> <p> She finished with a 20-over par 91, which put her in seventh place in the field. Elsewhere, BHS&#39; Hailey Radmann fired a 26-over par 97 to take 14th place. Shelisa Derr wound up 19th in the tournament. She carded a 31-over par 102.</p> Victory shower? http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/victory-shower <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_web_pvbaseball_042817.jpg" alt="Despite outward appearances, this is not a victory shower for Prairie View&#039;s baseball team after its 13-3, six-inning winning against Aurora Central April 27. Nick Hackney tries to corral one of the sprinklers behind home plate after the field&#039;s sprinklers came on as the T-Hawks were grooming the field. The win was PVHS&#039; fourth in a row." title="Despite outward appearances, this is not a victory shower for Prairie View&#039;s baseball team after its 13-3, six-inning winning against Aurora Central April 27. Nick Hackney tries to corral one of the sprinklers behind home plate after the field&#039;s sprinklers came on as the T-Hawks were grooming the field. The win was PVHS&#039; fourth in a row." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /> Changing of the guard at the top of CHSAA http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/changing-guard-top-chsaa <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_sp_angelico_042617.jpg" alt="Outgoing commissioner Paul Angelico" title="Outgoing commissioner Paul Angelico" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">AURORA &ndash;</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;"> It was his last chance to speak before the Colorado High School Activities Association&rsquo;s legislative council.</span></p> Two area alums to graduate from service academies http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/two-area-alums-graduate-service-academies <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_hake_050317.jpg" alt="Gabe Hake" title="Gabe Hake" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Two alums from Brighton School District 27J are graduating from their respective service academies next month.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Anthony Smith, BHS class of 2013, will graduate from the U.S. Air Force May 24. Gabriel Gabe Hake, Prairie View class of 2013, graduates from the U.S. Military Academy May 27.</span></p> PVHS to increase security through end of school year http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/pvhs-increase-security-through-end-school-year <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pvhs.jpg" alt="Prairie View High School" title="Prairie View High School" align="left" hspace="6" width="188" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Students and staff at Prairie View High School can expect to see an increased police presence on campus through the end of the school year.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> In a letter sent to parents and students, Principal Jaime White and Superintendent Chris Fiedler said the increased security is due to speculation and rumors of ongoing threats toward the school.&nbsp;</p> One door closes, another opens http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/one-door-closes-another-opens <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_pawnshop_050317.jpg" alt="The future site of Rocky Mountain Pawn shop located on 9th Avenue and Bridge Street. It will be Brighton&#039;s third pawn shop. " title="The future site of Rocky Mountain Pawn shop located on 9th Avenue and Bridge Street. It will be Brighton&#039;s third pawn shop. " align="left" hspace="6" /><style type="text/css"> CHSAA OKs mercy rule for prep basketball http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/chsaa-oks-mercy-rule-prep-basketball <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_sp_odonnell_042617.jpg" alt="CHSAA basketball committee chairman Sean O&#039;Donnell" title="CHSAA basketball committee chairman Sean O&#039;Donnell" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">AURORA &ndash;</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;"> The Colorado High School Activities Association&rsquo;s legislative council approved a mercy rule for all levels of prep basketball April 20 and didn&rsquo;t approve a change in RPI balance for basketball teams.</span></p> Yak and Yeti to open in former Lone Star http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/yak-and-yeti-open-former-lone-star <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_lone_star_closure042617.jpg" alt="Lone Star Steakhouse, 305 Pavilions Place." title="Lone Star Steakhouse, 305 Pavilions Place." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The former Lone Star Steakhouse building in the Brighton Pavilions won&#39;t be empty much longer.</span></p> <p> Yak and Yeti, an Indian restaurant serving house-brewed, handcrafted beer, is slated to open this summer in the building at 305 Pavilions Place, according to a Brighton Economic Development Corp. news release. Owner Dol Bhattarai lives in Brighton.</p> <p> &ldquo;I chose to open in Brighton because it is my new home,&rdquo; Bhattarai said in the release. &ldquo;It was a goal of mine since I moved to the area over a year ago.&rdquo;</p>