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Community News

  • Public safety awareness day Sept. 8

    Lochbuie Public Awareness Day starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Lochbuie Elementary School, 201 Bonanza Blvd.

    The event features representatives from the Lochbuie Police Department, the Hudson Fire Department, Rampart Search and Rescue and Xcel Energy.

  • Car-nival Palooza Oct. 27

    This year’s Car-nival Palooza will be in the parking lot of the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave., from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated car.

    The free event is for kids 10 and under. People are asked to bring a donation. Call 303-655-2209.

  • Recreation center maintenance week of Sept. 10

    Brighton’s recreation center closes for annual maintenance the week of Monday, Sept. 10. The work includes refinishing floors and community restrooms and resurfacing the leisure pool. 

    The city will offer an outdoor fitness camp while the center is shut down. Visitwww.brightonrecreation.com.

  • Growing grads kickoff Oct. 10

    This year’s opening event of Growing Grads College and Career Readiness, through the åcity of Brighton’s office of youth services, will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St.

    It’s the start of several workshops that talk about applying for colleges, federal student aid and other scholarship information.

  • Hearts 5K run/walk Sept. 8

    The Hearts for Hearts 5K Run/walk is Saturday, Sept. 8, at Adams County Regional Park. Check-in starts at 8 a.m., and the start time is 9 a.m.

    The event raises money for Platte Valley Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation wellness center.

    Participants receive a T-shirt, water and snacks. All ages are welcome.

  • New playground opens Sept. 28

    Delays with construction postponed the opening at one of the two new playgrounds at Brighton Park. The large, farm-themed playground near the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 North 11 Ave., was originally scheduled to open in time for Labor Day weekend but will now open Friday, Sept. 28.

    Once open, the playground will feature a completely accessible ramp and bridge structure, large animal and tractor play structures, swings, slides, rubberized surfacing and plenty of shade.

  • 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.