• Celebration of love -- 60 times over


    Jim and Lois Land of Sanford and formerly of Brighton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Monday, April 2.
    A small gathering of local family and friends was planned.  

    Both Jim and Lois graduated from Brighton High School in 1955.  They were married in 1958, and farmed in the Brighton area through 1976. At that time, they purchased a ranch between Sanford and La Sauses in the San Luis Valley, where they lived, farmed and raised cattle.  

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  • Dashawn Marquel Strong

    Victoria Hernandez and Damion Strong, of Brighton, announced the birth of their son, Dashawn Carter Strong. 

    Dashawn was born July 28, at Platte Valley Medical Center, in Brighton, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 19¼ inches.

    Grandparents are Audelia Rendon, of Hudson, Daniel Hernandez, of Fort Lupton, and Lester Strong, of Park Hill. 

  • Nathalio Carbajal Villalobos

    Gabriela Villalobos and Alejandro Carbajal, of Denver, announce the birth of their son, Nathalio Carbajal Villalobos. He was born June 16, at Platte Valley Medical Center, in Brighton, weighing 6 pounds, 14.5 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches.

    Grandparents are Norma O. Beltran Amaya, Jose Villalobos, Idalia Sanchez Villalobos, and Noel Carbajal Chaparro.

    Nathalio joins sister, Nohelia Carbajal Villalobos, 1.


  • Brighton grad gets CSU degree, commission as 2nd Lt.

    FORT COLLINS — Matthew James Randall, son of Michael and Mary Jo Randall, of Brighton, graduated May 15 from Colorado State University and received a rank promotion, in addition. A 2010 graduate of Brighton High School, the fresh graduate was commissioned as a U.S. Army second lieutenant.

  • Carrolls celebrate 65 Years

    Former Brighton residents and business owners Lawrence and Esther Carroll, currently of Fort Lupton, will celebrate 65 years of marriage June 4.

    They have three living children: Cindy Schraeder, of Brighton; Judy Carroll, of Omaha, Neb.; and Audra Phillips, of Toluca Lake, Calif. A son, Larry Carroll, formerly of Brighton, passed away in December 2014.

  • Morrows celebrate 60 years of marriage

    Bill and Arlene Morrow, of Brighton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 20. 

    The Morrows are longtime residents of Brighton, where they have raised three sons who have given them three granddaughters.

  • Geer earns Doctor of Chiropractic degree

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Shahlaye Geer, formerly of Brighton, recently received her degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic, from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn.

    Dr. Geer is the daughter of Ron and Ann Rodriguez, of Brighton; and Kenneth and Karen Geer, of Brighton. She is the granddaughter of Victor and Irene Padilla, of Brighton; Linda Schissler, of Brighton; and Betty Rodriguez, of Arvada.

  • Riley Mantey graduates Army basic training

    Army Pvt. Riley D. Mantey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Brett Egan graduates Air Force basic training

    U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brett L. Egan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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.

    Egan is the son of Curtis W. and Jodi C. Egan, of Brighton. He is a 2014 graduate of Erie High School.