Community News

  • Gonzales completes basic training

        Air Force Airman Kragen R. Gonzales, of Brighton, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

         The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
            Gonzales earned distinction as an honor graduate.  He is the son of Eric Mueller of Brighton.

  • Rotary honors past, present members

        The Brighton Early Rotary Club recently celebrated its sixth anniversary at Pinocchio’s Italian Eatery by honoring its members, current and past. Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel and current club President Mary Jo Wright received a multiple Paul Harris Fellow Award from club Past President Dennis Ferris.

  • BJAA annual dinner a success

         The Brighton Japanese American Association hosted its annual benefit Shrimp and Chow Mein Dinner Sunday at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

         Ninety percent of the profits from the fundraiser go to local charities. This year’s dinner was so successful that more than 2,500 dinners were served by 2 p.m. The BJAA has also set up a fund to help those suffering from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and plan to match up to $5,000 of the total donated by locals.


  • City of Brighton planning variety of events for 2011

         From Culturefest each June through the Festival of Lights every December, the city of Brighton offers a variety of free events each year for the community to enjoy.
        But these events wouldn’t be possible without the support of individuals, organizations and businesses in the community, said Gary Montoya of the city of Brighton.

  • Community members shave heads to support cancer research

         Community members did their part last week to help the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in its quest to stop childhood cancer by raising more than $12,000 during the event Saturday morning at the Brighton Boys & Girls Club.

         The money raised during the morning-long event surpassed the goal of raising $5,000. The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers. Visit www.stbaldricks.org for information.

  • Art, theater workshops offered for children during spring break at Armory

         There’s no need for children to sit around at home during spring break week March 28-April 1. The Armory at Brighton Cultural Center has partnered with two area groups for workshops during the week.
    ART 2 art Spring Break Workshop
    Painting classes for grades 5 and 6
    March 28, 30 and April 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Armory at Brighton Cultural Center
    Fee: $25 for materials
    To register: Call 303-655-2026

  • Brighton band headlines at Marquis Theater

          BRIGHTON — Local band TShirts 4 Tomorrow, headlines a March 19 show at the Marquis Theater in Denver.

  • Esparza graduates from basic training

        Air Force Airman Alejandro Esparza graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
        Esparza, a 2010 Brighton High School graduate, is the son of Pamela Hernandez, of Brighton.

  • 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.