Community News

  • Platte Valley Medical Center seeks support for ambulance services

     In an emergency, Platte Valley Ambulance Service provides a crucial lifeline for patients which can mean the difference between life and death. Platte Valley Medical Center is the only emergency medical response available to people living in a 1,000-square-mile area in Adams County and is an accredited stroke, chest pain and Level III trauma center. It responds to more than 6,000 calls each year.

  • Image Summit March 7-8

    The city of Brighton is taking proposals for workshop presenters at the annual Image Summit March 7 and 8 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. 

    The mission of the youth conference for 10- to 19-year-olds is empowering young people in the state to impact government and become active community members. 

    Featured speakers are Jessie Funk and Shane Feldman. There will be breakout sessions, chances to talk with elected officials from across the state.

    The cost is $20. Call 303-655-2119 or visit www.brightonimagesummit.org.

  • Evolution Women’s Conference March 1

    This year’s Evolution Women’s Conference is from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Bella Sera Events Center, 45 Strong St.

    The keynote speaker is Denise Burgess, president and CEO of Burgess Services, a construction management firm in Denver. She’s been on the board of directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce since 2010.

    Other guest speakers are Susan Frew of Sunshine Plumbing, Heating and Air, wellness coach Melissa Healy and Ramina Wilkerson, motivational speaker and life coach.

  • Hearts alight for fallen officer

     While the winter’s cold bore down outside, the halls of the Adams County Sheriff’s substation in Commerce City were warmed to the core Thursday night by the hundreds of friends, families and first responders that gathered to honor and remember fallen deputy Heath Gumm.

  • Safe Hearts Workshop Jan. 25

    The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce is hosting Safe Hearts Workshop for Kids from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Madison and Co. Properties, 117 N. Main St. Discussion topics include how to be more situationally aware to avoid danger, understanding kids’ rights to body boundaries and empowering people to protect themselves and others.

    Email leslie@brightonchamber.com with questions.

  • Cycle of Life artist reception Jan. 25

    The city of Brighton’s Eye for Art program has a new exhibit at City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave. It’s the Cycles of Life. It includes more than 200 pieces of art in a winter/spring show. Almost 70 local and regional artists’ works are on display and is free to the public during normal business hours. 

    The artist reception is from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, when the public can come view the art on display and also meet the artists. R.S.V.P. by calling 303-655-2034.

  • St. Baldrick's fundraiser March 14

     Brighton Fire Rescue District members are among those planning to participate in this year’s St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Big Choice Brewing, 21 S. First Ave.

    The decision is to shave heads, volunteer or donate to help kids who have  cancer. The foundation provides funds for childhood cancer research grants. Email sbinfo@stbaldricks.org.

  • Planting for pollinators Feb. 2

    Here’s a chance to assist the staff at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City) by enhancing habitat for pollinators by planting native wildflowers along the Lake Ladora Trail. It runs from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

    These plants will provide an ongoing nectar source for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Wear closed toe shoes and bring water. For ages 12 and up. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Secret Life of Owls Feb. 2

    The staff at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Widlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, presents an hour long program on the secret life of owls. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

    Learn about these night hunters and the adaptations they have to help them survive. The event is free. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Masked bandit Jan. Feb. 9

     Interested in learning about and meeting black-footed ferrets? The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, 6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City, is the place to be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

    Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why ferrets were released into the wild at the refuge. 

    You’ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack.

    The program is free, but reservations are required. Call 303-289-0930.