Community News

  • Spain-Kragerud to wed

        Melanie Spain, daughter, of Tom and Patricia Spain, of Brighton, is engaged to Martin Kragerud, of Thornton. Martin’s parents reside in Sacramento, Calif.

        The couple has planned a March 4, 2011, wedding in Las Vegas, Nev. A local reception is at 4 p.m., March 12, at the Brighton Elks Lodge, 101 N. Main St.


  • Get your golden ticket! Prairie Playhouse presents ‘Willy Wonka’ starting Friday

         Get ready to tap your foot along with the familiar tunes “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” “Oompa Loompa,” “I Want it Now” and “Pure Imagination,” as Willy Wonka skips into town Friday.
        Performance dates for the Prairie Playhouse production of “Willy Wonka” are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Feb. 24-26 at 7 p.m. at Prairie View High School.

  • Martinez graduates from basic training

        Air Force Airman Jacob T. Martinez graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
        Martinez, a 2010 Brighton High School graduate, is the son of Estella Abeyta, of Brighton.

  • Allbreed cat show benefits work of humane cat shelter

        BRIGHTON — All proceeds from the allbreed cat show, scheduled for Feb. 19 and 20 at the Adams County Fairgrounds, will benefit Cat Care Society, a cage free, no-kill shelter for stray and abused cats.
         “One hundred percent of our profits will help abused and stray cats,” said show manager Gary Shubert.  “Our show profit is generally about $3,500 a year.

  • Herrera named to St. Thomas dean’s list

        ST. PAUL, MINN. – Joseph Herrera, of Brighton, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at the University of St. Thomas.
        Students must post grade point averages of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to be named to the dean’s  list.
        St. Thomas, founded in 1885, is a Catholic, independent, liberal arts university and has a coeducational student body numbering more than 10,000.

  • Whittington takes first in Hoop Shoot contest

        Emily Whittington, of Brighton, represented the Brighton Elks Lodge Jan. 22 at the Northern District Hoop Shoot Contest in Sterling.
        Whittington competed with contestants who represented Elks lodges from across northeastern Colorado and took first place in the 12 to 13-year-old girls division. She received a first-place trophy and a basketball for high score.

  • Local students earn degrees from UNC

        GREELEY - The following students were among nearly 800 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado during fall 2010 graduation ceremonies Dec. 10-11.

  • Brighton students makes dean’s honor roll

        HAYS, KAN. – Megan R. Jachetta, from Brighton, made the deans honor roll at Fort Hays, Kan., State University in the fall semester.
        To earn such distinction, students have to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes and earn a minimum grade point average of 3.6 for the semesters.
        Jachetta is a junior majoring in elementary education.

  • Montoya graduates basic training

        Air Force Reserve Airman Joe L. Montoya graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
        Joe is the son of Gerald Montoya, of Brighton, and Laura Quinby-Moeding, of  Thornton.
         Montoya graduated from Brighton High School in 2007.

  • ‘What if …’ – Area church sponsors movie at Brighton AMC Friday

        What if you had a second chance at life?  
        The Christian movie, “What if …” explores that notion. The movie will be shown at the AMC Showplace Brighton 12 theaters in the Brighton Pavilions Friday. Regular movie prices will apply and movie times were yet to be determined as of press time Tuesday. Call the theater, 303-655-1255, for times and additional information.