http://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Platte Valley set to open wound center http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/platte-valley-set-open-wound-center <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_pvmc_hyperbaric_chamber_113016.jpg" alt="Physician Ilka Nowak stands next to one of two hyperbaric chambers Platte Valley Medical Center bought for its new Advanced Wound Center and Hyperbarics. Photo by Crystal Nelson " title="Physician Ilka Nowak stands next to one of two hyperbaric chambers Platte Valley Medical Center bought for its new Advanced Wound Center and Hyperbarics. Photo by Crystal Nelson " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The new Advanced Wound Center and Hyperbarics at Platte Valley Medical Center is expected to give patients more comprehensive wound care.</p> <p> Planned to open on Dec. 5, the clinic is planned to treat patients with chronic wounds stemming from diabetes or wounds and circulation problems stemming from cardiovascular disease, according to Ilka Nowak, medical director of the wound center.</p> Institute achieves success with gifted, talented students http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/institute-achieves-success-gifted-talented-students <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_acheive_institute_1_112816.jpg" alt="Second-grader Alexander Morgan and first-grader Spencer Baggaley learn about neighborhoods in Sandra Egging’s class in Achieve Institute, a gifted and talented program. Achieve Institute has 63 students based at Pennock Elementary School, 3707 Estrella St." title="Second-grader Alexander Morgan and first-grader Spencer Baggaley learn about neighborhoods in Sandra Egging’s class in Achieve Institute, a gifted and talented program. Achieve Institute has 63 students based at Pennock Elementary School, 3707 Estrella St." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The new Achieve Institute gives gifted and talented students better learning experiences than they would get otherwise, according to fifth-grader Patrick Westhoff, who is enrolled in the new program.</p> <p> Going to school at the Achieve Institute has allowed him to not only to learn things quickly,&nbsp; but to explore his passions, Westhoff said. Since enrolling in the institute at Pennock Elementary School, Westhoff decided he wanted to learn about tigers as his &ldquo;passion project,&rdquo; for example.</p> Strong showings for area grapplers at county wrestling tournament http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/strong-showings-area-grapplers-county-wrestling-tournament <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_pv145wrestle_120716.jpg" alt="Prairie View&#039;s Blake Cosper battles Thornton&#039;s Darren Templeton at 145 pounds during the opening stages of the Adams County Wrestling Tournament at Adams City High School Dec. 3. Templeton earned a 3-1 decision." title="Prairie View&#039;s Blake Cosper battles Thornton&#039;s Darren Templeton at 145 pounds during the opening stages of the Adams County Wrestling Tournament at Adams City High School Dec. 3. Templeton earned a 3-1 decision." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The wrestling tournament season began in earnest for Prairie View and Brighton&#39;s wrestling teams Dec. 3 at the Adams County tournament at Adams City High School.</p> <p> Here are the weight class results:</p> <p> 106 pounds: Antonio Guerrero, BHS, 3-0; Alex Bovenzi, Prairie View, 2-1</p> <p> 113: Johnny Sanchez, BHS, 3-0; Isaiah Roybal, PVHS, 3-0</p> <p> 120: Levi Romero, PVHS, 3-0; Jarron Martinez&le; BHS, 2-1</p> <p> 126: Dessmund Prospero, BHS, 3-0; Mason Morales, PVHS, 3-0</p> <p> 132: Bryson Krohn, BHS, 3-0; Austin McFadden, PVHS, 3-0</p> Estrella moving on to Kansas Wesleyan University http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/estrella-moving-kansas-wesleyan-university <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_20161205_160616.jpg" alt="Prairie View&#039;s Keegan Estrella and Kansas Wesleyan tennis coach Bob Warkentine get involved in a letter-signing ceremony at PVHS Dec. 5." title="Prairie View&#039;s Keegan Estrella and Kansas Wesleyan tennis coach Bob Warkentine get involved in a letter-signing ceremony at PVHS Dec. 5." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Talk about the penultimate in one-stop shopping.</p> <p> Prairie View&#39;s Keegan Estrella visited one college campus and liked it so much, he signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Kansas Wesleyan University.</p> Boys basketball: Eagle Ridge gets past Bluedevils http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/boys-basketball-eagle-ridge-gets-past-bluedevils <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb.jpg" alt="Eagle Ridge&#039;s Oscar Flores (10) starts the fast break while his teammate, Arik Ringsby (44) tries to avoid stepping on Fort Lupton&#039;s Ernie Sanchez during the season-opener Nov. 30." title="Eagle Ridge&#039;s Oscar Flores (10) starts the fast break while his teammate, Arik Ringsby (44) tries to avoid stepping on Fort Lupton&#039;s Ernie Sanchez during the season-opener Nov. 30." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> Eagle Ridge rolled to a 17-point halftime lead and beat Fort Lupton 62-47 Nov. 30 in Brighton.</p> <p> It was the season opener for both teams.</p> <p> Arik Ringsby led the Warriors with 18 points, 14 of which came in the second half. Krystian Collins had 16 points. Joel Mendoza had three, 3-pointers in the first quarter en route to 22 points.</p> <p> FLHS&#39; Elijah Vargas led all scorers with 22 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets. Gaven Case had 13 points, and he sank three, 3-pointers.</p> Search is on for man who stole police equipment http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/search-man-who-stole-police-equipment <img src="http://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_pickuptruck120716.png" alt="Sheriff&#039;s deputies are searching for a man who may have stole a gun and equipment from a marked police car." title="Sheriff&#039;s deputies are searching for a man who may have stole a gun and equipment from a marked police car." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">A man in a brown Ford-150 pickup truck appears to have stolen a shotgun, a tactical vest and possibly part of a police uniform from a marked police car, according to the Adams County Sheriff&#39;s Office.</span></p> <p> A picture from the Adams County Sheriff&#39;s Office shows a man in a camouflage vest and a black knit cap holding a gun next to a truck. The truck&#39;s back window appears to have &quot;Kosko Racing&quot; written on it. There&#39;s a bright-yellow toolbox in the flatbed.&nbsp;</p> Two city officials comment on $85,000+ report http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/two-city-officials-comment-85000-report <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Two weeks after a report came out that could show alleged financial wrongdoing related to a city consultant, two city council members commented about it, four declined to comment and three, including the mayor, did not return calls.</span></p> Family OK after early-morning house fire http://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/family-ok-after-early-morning-house-fire <p> Brighton Fire Rescue District officials continue to search for the cause of an early-morning house fire.</p> <p> It happened about 6:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the 200 block of Miller Avenue, just west of U.S. Highway 85. Fire department spokesperson Natalie Ridderbos said crews kept the fire contained to a basement bedroom, where it started.</p> <p> &quot;The family living in the home safely exited with their dog before firefighters arrived,&quot; Ridderbos&#39; press release said. &quot;No one was injured.&quot;</p>