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" /> Planting for pollinators Feb. 2 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/planting-pollinators-feb-2 <p> Here&rsquo;s a chance to assist the staff at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City) by enhancing habitat for pollinators by planting native wildflowers along the Lake Ladora Trail. It runs from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.</p> <p> These plants will provide an ongoing nectar source for butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Wear closed toe shoes and bring water. For ages 12 and up. Call 303-289-0930.</p> Secret Life of Owls Feb. 2 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/secret-life-owls-feb-2 <p> The staff at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Widlife Refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City, presents an hour long program on the secret life of owls. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.</p> <p> Learn about these night hunters and the adaptations they have to help them survive. The event is free. Call 303-289-0930.</p> Masked bandit Jan. 26, Feb. 9 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/masked-bandit-jan-26-feb-9 <p class="p1"> &nbsp;Interested in learning about and meeting black-footed ferrets? The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, 6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City, is the place to be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 9.</p> <p> Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why ferrets were released into the wild at the refuge.&nbsp;</p> <p> You&rsquo;ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack.</p> <p> The program is free, but reservations are required. Call 303-289-0930.</p> Wildlife viewing tours Feb. 23 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/wildlife-viewing-tours-feb-23 <p> &nbsp;<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;">The Rocky Mountain Arsenal, 6650 Gateway Road, Commerce City, will host a wildlife viewing tour from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The tour will be in search of bald eagles, ferruginous hawks, bison, coyotes and deer. Groups of up to 10 are welcome.</span></p> Call for Sulpture-On-Loan artists https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/call-sulpture-loan-artists <p> &nbsp;The city of Brighton&rsquo;s Eye for Art program is looking for artists to participate in its Sculpture-On-Loan Program. This yearlong sculpture exhibit is at Brighton&rsquo;s Carmichael Park, 650 Southern St.</p> <p> The Sculpture Walk at Carmichael Park is part of the city&rsquo;s Eye for Art Sculpture-on-Loan Program. Artists are invited to display their outdoor sculptures in this 12-month exhibit. Sculpture with visible presence as well as durability for Colorado weather is sought for this outdoor venue.&nbsp;</p>