http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en School bus shortage gives officials headaches http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/school-bus-shortage-gives-officials-headaches <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_edu_27j_school_bus_photo_3_050416.jpg" alt="School District 27J Mechanic Kevin Nicks, checks the wiring on a bus to make sure it’s safe to drive. School district 27J officials are working on a plan to address a shortage of 16 school busses next fall, and to address the aging of their overall fleet." title="School District 27J Mechanic Kevin Nicks, checks the wiring on a bus to make sure it’s safe to drive. School district 27J officials are working on a plan to address a shortage of 16 school busses next fall, and to address the aging of their overall fleet." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">BRIGHTON &ndash; School District 27J officials are trying to figure out how they&rsquo;ll make up for a shortage of 16 school buses in the fall.</span></p> <p> Of the total to be retired from the district&rsquo;s fleet &ndash; eight have been &ldquo;red-flagged&rdquo; by the state Department of Education and eight have too many miles on them to meet the district&rsquo;s current policies, according to Terry Lucero, chief operations officer.</p> Girls tennis update: BHS' Torres still alive at regionals http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/girls-tennis-update-bhs-torres-still-alive-regionals <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pv_tennis_1singles.jpg" alt="Prairie View’s No. 3 singles player Amanda Frankish returns serve against Lakewood’s Calee White during Wednesday’s regionals at the Ken Caryl Ranch House." title="Prairie View’s No. 3 singles player Amanda Frankish returns serve against Lakewood’s Calee White during Wednesday’s regionals at the Ken Caryl Ranch House." align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;"><strong>DENVER &ndash;</strong> Brighton&#39;s Kristen Torres is the only Bulldogs&#39; player still alive at the regional tennis tournament at City Park.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Torres, who plays No. 3 singles, won her first consolation round match May 4. </span></p> Police arrest stabbing suspect http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/police-arrest-stabbing-suspect <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_stabbingmuggarcia_alejandro_.jpg" alt="Alejandro Luis Garcia of Fort Lupton" title="Alejandro Luis Garcia of Fort Lupton" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Police have arrested 41-year-old Alejandro Luis Garcia of Fort Lupton in connection with an April 22 stabbing that sent a Thornton woman to the hospital for emergency surgery.</span></p> <p> The woman&rsquo;s name was not immediately released. She was in critical condition for awhile, &ldquo;but she&rsquo;s going to be OK,&rdquo; said Brighton Police Chief Clint Blackhurst.</p> Baseball: PVHS rallies late, beats BHS in city rivalry http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/baseball-pvhs-rallies-late-beats-bhs-city-rivalry <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0201.jpg" alt="Prairie View&#039;s Parker Valentine reacts after forcing Brighton&#039;s Danny Prickett at second base." title="Prairie View&#039;s Parker Valentine reacts after forcing Brighton&#039;s Danny Prickett at second base." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Prairie View scored its runs in one inning and beat cross-town rival Brighton 4-2 on the T-Hawks&#39; field May 3.</p> <p> It was Prairie View&#39;s second lifetime win in the series and fifth straight win of the season. The win gives the T-Hawks the inside track to the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference title. PVHS is 9-6, 7-0 in the conference. BHS falls to 9-7, 6-2 in conference play.</p> Girls golf: Prairie View claims second in EMAC http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/girls-golf-prairie-view-claims-second-emac <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_pvgolf2_bruce_050316_0.jpg" alt="MaClay Bruce of the ThunderHawks sends her tee shot down the fairway of the first hole at Riverale Knolls April 28." title="MaClay Bruce of the ThunderHawks sends her tee shot down the fairway of the first hole at Riverale Knolls April 28." align="left" hspace="6" width="75" height="85" /><p> Prairie View High School&#39;s girls golf team took second in the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference this season. The result was based on two so-called &quot;major tournaments&quot; played over the last two weeks.</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The second one, which was April 28 at Riverdale Knolls Golf Course, was shortened to nine holes because of weather. The team scores were doubled as a results.</span></p> Downtown Brighton could become historic district http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/downtown-brighton-could-become-historic-district <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">BRIGHTON &ndash; Members of the Downtown Partnership will ramp up efforts to designate two blocks of Main Street as a historic district.</span></p> <p> Historic buildings and historic districts are eligible for state financial incentives &ndash; such as low-interest loans, grants and tax-credit programs to fix up buildings. Historic district designations also can help increase tourism to an area, according to Aja Tibbs, Brighton&rsquo;s historic preservation planner.</p> Man arrested in Brighton drug investigation http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/man-arrested-brighton-drug-investigation <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">BRIGHTON &ndash; Brighton police arrested a 37-year-old Brighton man on April 24 with a large quantity of suspected narcotics.</span></p> <p> Officers responded to a report of a possible vehicle trespass around 11 p.m. near Sixth Avenue and Brighton Street. They contacted a man sitting in a vehicle who was wearing rubber gloves and counting money, said Clint Blackhurst, Brighton police chief.</p> Girls soccer: Brighton nips Prairie View, claims EMAC crown http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/girls-soccer-brighton-nips-prairie-view-claims-emac-crown <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_rivalsoccer5_050316.jpg" alt="Brighton&#039;s Tori Rydzeski gives Rachel Polliard a bear hug after BHS nipped Prairie View 1-0 April 28 at Prairie View. Polliard scored the game&#039;s only goal." title="Brighton&#039;s Tori Rydzeski gives Rachel Polliard a bear hug after BHS nipped Prairie View 1-0 April 28 at Prairie View. Polliard scored the game&#039;s only goal." align="left" hspace="6" width="69" height="85" /><p> Brighton&#39;s Rachel Polliard scored in the 36th minute of play April 28, and that was enough to give the Bulldogs a 1-0, home-field win against rival Prairie View.</p> <p> Polliard got behind the ThunderHawks&#39; defense on a break to score the only goal of the match.</p> <p> &quot;This whole season, I&#39;ve been struggling in scoring. That goal? I knew that one was going in from the minute I hit it,&quot; she said. &quot;I really don&#39;t know why I&#39;ve been struggling, honestly. In practice, we&#39;ve doing a lot of finishing.&quot;</p>