Community News

  • A piece of Brighton’s history is hauled off

    Crews take the last remnants of Arthur Grain Mill, including nails, concrete, steel and wood off the site north of downtown July 17. The more than 100-year old building was built in 1917, and it was burnt down to rubble on Feb 8. It took about 45 firefighters to extinguish the flames.

    The original building was a grain elevator for the Brighton Grain Co-Op before being purchased shortly after the Great Depression by Frank Ottensen, a member of the co-op who expanded the property and renovated it to add modern conveniences and expanded grain production capabilities.

  • Eagle Ridge Academy send off into the world

    Eagle Ridge Academy graduation at Auraria Campus Physical Education Events Center Wednesday May 22, 2019. The sea of motivational quotes on caps as students start new beginnings.

  • Eagle View Adult Center recognizes three volunteers

    The Eagle View Adult Center held its annual volunteer recognition event and announced its 2019 Red Sweater Award winners. The outstanding volunteers and Red Sweater Award recipients for 2019 are Kathy Jensen, Shari Severance, Stan Shibao.

  • Oriana Fonseca won first place trophy

    Elementary I division contemporary, Oriana Fonseca preforming a tap dance ensemble. She won first place trophy at the Brighton Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow talent show at Eagle View Adult Center April 12, 2019. 

  • Mental health experts come together to help community

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Julie Enwall’s brother committed suicide, leaving her family devasted.

    He went to work, functioned normally and seemed be doing fine. His family didn’t know he was suffering from a form of a mental problem.

    That motivated Enwall to take the mental health first-aid class at Platte Valley Medical Center March 29.

  • Youth commission needs members

    The Brighton Youth Commission is recruiting youths for open spots on the Brighton Youth Commission, Brighton Youth Corps and its youth on city boards.

    The BYC also focuses on building youth-adult partnerships. In order to accomplish this, six adult members serve on the commission. The commission is also recruiting adult members who live in the city limits of Brighton.

  • Local group offers gardening help

    Spring is here and it’s time to get your yard cleaned up and ready for the season. If you have questions about starting a garden, pruning trees, or getting your yard into shape for the year, give the Adams County Colorado Master Gardeners a call at 303-637-8100 or email them at adamscocmg@gmail.com.



  • Design contest

    The Adams County Clerk & Recorder’s Office needs help to design a new “I Voted” sticker for the upcoming elections. The office is looking for high-school and college students. Visit AdamsVotes.com/contest.


  • Mental health first-aid training

    Free mental health first-aid training is available through the Community Research Center, 1870 W. 122nd Ave., Westminster. It’s for anyone who wants to learn about signs and symptoms of mental-health challenges and get a better understanding of mental illnesses. Call 303-853-3834.

  • Overeaters Anonymous

    Is food a problem for you? Overeater anonymous meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. 266 S 22nd Ave. Call 303-659-7087.