Community News

  • Neighbors remember slain Frederick family

    FREDERICK – As a stunned community tries to come to grips with the details of the case of Christopher Watts, who is charged with killing his pregnant wife, Shannan, and their two young girls, their neighbors paint the picture of a kid, though reserved family.

  • Full moon bike ride Aug. 26

    The August edition of the city’s full moon bike ride is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Carmichael Park, 500 S. Fourth Ave.

    Bring a helmet, water, bug spray and lights. Visit www.brightonco.gov/bikebrighton.

  • Touch a Truck Aug. 25

    The city of Brighton’s second annual Touch a Truck event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave.

    Kids will have a chance to get behind the wheel, climb and explore vehicles of all sizes ­ police cars, fire trucks, snow plows and buses ­ and meet the people who operate them. Call 303-655-2218.

  • Elmwood wants volunteers for annual Cemetery Walk Oct. 6

    The annual Cemetery Walk is returning to Elmwood Cemetery this fall and the city is looking for volunteers to help make this year’s event a success. This year’s Cemetery Walk will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, but volunteers are asked to arrive by no later than 12:30 p.m. so the event can start on time.

  • Tractor Supply Co. to host pet adoption day Aug. 25

    Tractor Supply Co. workers in Brighton will hold a pet adoption day Saturday, Aug. 25, as part of a month of events  planned to show appreciation for animals.

    Local animal groups interested in participating can contact the Tractor Supply store. Registration closes Wednesday, Aug. 22.

    In addition, Tractor Supply plans to donate $25,000 in grants to 10 animal nonprofit groups. Customers can nominate their favorite groups from Friday, Aug. 3 to Wednesday, Aug. 8.

  • Brighton seaman graduates

    Seaman Jaleb Willie, from Brighton, assigned to U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford’s deck department, received a certificate of graduation from Lt. Cmdr. Fred Masten, Ford’s security officer, during an in-port security force class graduation. Twenty-nine Sailors graduated the three-week ISF course. 

  • Live at the Armory Aug. 4

    The next performance in the Live at the Armory concert series features Dotsero and The Remedy Band. Show time is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St.

    The Remedy Band plays music from all genres: old school, Latin rock, funk and Tex Mex.

    Starting at 8 p.m., Dotsero takes the stage. It’s regarded as Colorado’s No. 1 contemporary jazz band will take the stage. 

  • Community Reach sponsors golf tournament fundraiser Sept. 11

    Community Reach Center will host the 38th annual Reach for the Green Golf Tournament in memory of Mary and Donald C. Ciancio Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Todd Creek Golf Course, 8455 Heritage Drive in Thornton.

  • Brighton Recreation Center to celebrate 25th anniversary July 21

    The Brighton Recreation Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary on July 21 with special activities.

    Officials are waiving admissions fees for the day, providing treats, activities and a drawing for prizes to everyone who comes in the doors. Activities will include a make-and-take art event starting at 9 a.m., a Dance Jam class in the gym from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., a karate demo from 10:15 to 11 a.m. and a money drop and prize dive in the pool at noon.

  • Brighton barbecue July 26

    Join the city of Brighton for its annual summer barbecue from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Carmichael Park, 650 E. Southern St. 

    Come learn about the city’s strategic plan and priorities, while enjoying live music by Swerve, free food, and kids’ activities.