Features https://www.thebrightonblade.com/features/todaysfeatures en Brighton High School student follows his family line https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-high-school-student-follows-his-family-line <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/riley_keithmacdonald.jpg" alt="Riley Keith McDonald" title="Riley Keith McDonald" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Riley Keith McDonald, of Brighton, will follow the foot prints of four generations of Marines from his family. After high-school graduation in May, he will start his boot camp at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in San Diego.</p> Family changes its lives and others through fostering https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/family-changes-its-lives-and-others-through-fostering <p> Mike and Leesa Worley, parents of five, always wondered what they could do to make a further impact in their community. That&rsquo;s when they decided to become foster parents. This decision proved to change not only their own lives but the lives of two wonderful children.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our vision at that time was one of providing a temporary home for children while their parents followed court orders to have their children returned to them,&rdquo; Leesa recalls.</p> Shooting out Alzheimer's https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/shooting-out-alzheimers <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_news_clay2_082118.jpg" alt="Eighteen shooters filled out 80 teams Aug. 19 at Colorado Clay Park in Brighton. Add 14 volunteers, and that’s the audience for this year’s Let’s Shoot Out Alzheimer’s event. Devin Olsen was the organizer. She got involved in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in memory of her grandmother, Marge Olsen, who passed away from the disease. Several donated gifts made up live and silent auctions and raffles. Proceeds go toward Alzheimer’s research. Olsen was the top individual fundraiser with $11,000 for the inaugural event last year. Fundraising totals for this year have not been tabulated." title="Eighteen shooters filled out 80 teams Aug. 19 at Colorado Clay Park in Brighton. Add 14 volunteers, and that’s the audience for this year’s Let’s Shoot Out Alzheimer’s event. Devin Olsen was the organizer. She got involved in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in memory of her grandmother, Marge Olsen, who passed away from the disease. Several donated gifts made up live and silent auctions and raffles. Proceeds go toward Alzheimer’s research. Olsen was the top individual fundraiser with $11,000 for the inaugural event last year. Fundraising totals for this year have not been tabulated." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Shaves to save lives https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/shaves-save-lives <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_baldricks2.jpg" alt="A meager business-stopping snow cyclone wasn’t going to stop Brighton from helping the St. Baldrick’s organization. The Brighton Fire Rescue District reported that 31 people showed up to its annual Baldrick’s charity event March 14 at Big Choice Brewing. The annual event, in which participants donate to Saint Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that fights childhood cancer and some shave their heads in solidarity, raised just more than $12,000 this year. Brighton Fire Rescue District Chief Mark Bodane smiles as he prepares to get his head shaved. " title="A meager business-stopping snow cyclone wasn’t going to stop Brighton from helping the St. Baldrick’s organization. The Brighton Fire Rescue District reported that 31 people showed up to its annual Baldrick’s charity event March 14 at Big Choice Brewing. The annual event, in which participants donate to Saint Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that fights childhood cancer and some shave their heads in solidarity, raised just more than $12,000 this year. Brighton Fire Rescue District Chief Mark Bodane smiles as he prepares to get his head shaved. " align="left" hspace="6" /> Tips for dealing with snow-damaged trees https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/tips-dealing-snow-damaged-trees <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/snowstormtree1.jpg" alt="Motorists weren’t the only ones to be blown away by the snowstorm last week. This evergeen pine tree at the corner of Sixth and Bush streets was uprooted by the strong winds. The Denver Post and other outlets reported gusts of up to 90 miles per hour during the storm. " title="Motorists weren’t the only ones to be blown away by the snowstorm last week. This evergeen pine tree at the corner of Sixth and Bush streets was uprooted by the strong winds. The Denver Post and other outlets reported gusts of up to 90 miles per hour during the storm. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp; &nbsp;City officials are advising residents to be cautious dealing with debris and trees after last week&rsquo;s blizzard damaged several trees throughout the city. Brighton officials maintain a list of certified tree companies for rersidents wishing to hire services to deal with their trees and assess damage. It can be found online at www.brightonco.gov/forestry. They also provided tips for dealing with snow-damaged trees, including:</p> Youth Image Summit keeps kids, entertainers coming back https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/youth-image-summit-keeps-kids-entertainers-coming-back <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8434.jpg" alt="Entertainer and summit emcee Blake Fly leads kids at the Youth Image Summit in a rendition of &#039;Happy Birthday&#039; for speaker and singer Jessi Funk. The annual Brighton event is organized by the city&#039;s office of youth services and was held at the Armory, 300 Strong St., March 6 and 7. The Youth Image Summit was first held in 2015. " title="Entertainer and summit emcee Blake Fly leads kids at the Youth Image Summit in a rendition of &#039;Happy Birthday&#039; for speaker and singer Jessi Funk. The annual Brighton event is organized by the city&#039;s office of youth services and was held at the Armory, 300 Strong St., March 6 and 7. The Youth Image Summit was first held in 2015. " align="left" hspace="6" width="158" height="85" /><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Now celebrating its fifth year, the 2019 Brighton&rsquo;s Youth Image Summit has drawn a sellout crowd of 300 kids from around the state. Throw in the scores of volunteers, guest speakers and entertainers who will put on the program, and you&rsquo;ve got a packed Armory building buzzing with excitement on a cheerfully sunny morning. For some, the 2019 summit is their second, third or even fourth time participating in the event. </font></p> DEI council's poverty simulation provides perspective https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/dei-councils-poverty-simulation-provides-perspective <p> &nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;Minion Pro&quot;, serif; font-size: 10.5pt;">Approximately three dozen people have gathered at the Front Range Community College campus Brighton on this cold, snowy Friday. The reason everyone has gathered at a time when most would prefer to be indoors by the fire? A poverty simulation workshop put on by Brighton&rsquo;s Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusivity Council.</span></p> Parks/rec job fair March 11 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/parksrec-job-fair-march-11 <p> The city of Brighton&rsquo;s parks and recreation department is hosting its annual summer job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Brighton Recreation Center 555. N. 11th Ave.</p> <p> The department needs summer camp staff, swim instructors, Oasis concessions staff, lifeguards, childcare staff, youth and adult sports staff, and parks maintenance staff, and custodial. Certain positions will hire as young as 15 years, old and there will be volunteer opportunities for youth 14 years of age.</p>