Community News

  • Fatal animal virus detected in area

    The Brighton Police Department is strongly suggesting residents with domestic pets to get them vaccinated.

    The notice comes after a raccoon was diagnosed with canine distemper, a highly contagious disease of carnivores caused by a virus that affects animals such as unvaccinated dogs, coyotes, foxes, skunks and raccoons, according to the Colorado Department of Wildlife.

  • Sustainable Lifestyle Expo April 14
  • Bald eagle nesting tour April 7


    Spring is here, so that means it’s time to hop on board Barr Lake State Park’s Eagle Express and go looking for bald eagles. The next ride is at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 7.

    Tour size is limited to 13, so call 303-659-6005 to R.S.V.P.

  • E-waste recycling April 6

                Adams County will host an electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Thornton’s infrastructure maintenance center, 12450 Washington St.

                The cost is $15 per vehicle for all electronics, including one TV/computer monitor. It’s a $25 fee for each vehicle carrying up to three RVs and/or computer monitors.

  • Guided bird walk April 6

    Grab binoculars and field guides and join Barr Lake Nature Center, 13401 Picadilly Road, for a guided bird walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6.

    Here’s a chance to introduce birders of all levels to the lake’s feathered resident and friends.

     Programs are designed for adults. All ability levels welcome.

  • Shaves to save lives
  • Tips for dealing with snow-damaged trees

       City officials are advising residents to be cautious dealing with debris and trees after last week’s blizzard damaged several trees throughout the city. Brighton officials maintain a list of certified tree companies for rersidents wishing to hire services to deal with their trees and assess damage. It can be found online at www.brightonco.gov/forestry. They also provided tips for dealing with snow-damaged trees, including:

  • Youth Image Summit keeps kids, entertainers coming back

          Now celebrating its fifth year, the 2019 Brighton’s Youth Image Summit has drawn a sellout crowd of 300 kids from around the state. Throw in the scores of volunteers, guest speakers and entertainers who will put on the program, and you’ve got a packed Armory building buzzing with excitement on a cheerfully sunny morning. For some, the 2019 summit is their second, third or even fourth time participating in the event.

  • DEI council's poverty simulation provides perspective

     Approximately three dozen people have gathered at the Front Range Community College campus Brighton on this cold, snowy Friday. The reason everyone has gathered at a time when most would prefer to be indoors by the fire? A poverty simulation workshop put on by Brighton’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Council.

  • Parks/rec job fair March 11

    The city of Brighton’s parks and recreation department is hosting its annual summer job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Brighton Recreation Center 555. N. 11th Ave.

    The department needs summer camp staff, swim instructors, Oasis concessions staff, lifeguards, childcare staff, youth and adult sports staff, and parks maintenance staff, and custodial. Certain positions will hire as young as 15 years, old and there will be volunteer opportunities for youth 14 years of age.