Features https://www.thebrightonblade.com/features/todaysfeatures en Heritage Fair gives public rare look into lesser-known rendezvous community https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/heritage-fair-gives-public-rare-look-lesser-known-rendezvous-community <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9393.jpg" alt="A Colonial Era family pushes their baby in a carriage on the way to their next activity at the Fort Lupton Heritage Fair May 6. " title="A Colonial Era family pushes their baby in a carriage on the way to their next activity at the Fort Lupton Heritage Fair May 6. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;Minion Pro&quot;, serif; font-size: 10.5pt;">To the average visitor, the annual Heritage Fair put on by the South Platte Valley Historical Society on their grounds just outside Fort Lupton might appear on the surface to just be a unique, diverse history fair produced by a group of passionate history buffs. On a closer look, though, the fair proves to be more significant: one stop among many for a passionate rendezvous community for whom these types of events can be everything from a treasured hobby to an entire lifestyle.</span></p> 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" /> A piece of Brighton’s history is hauled off https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/piece-brighton%E2%80%99s-history-hauled <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0029.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Crews take the last remnants of Arthur Grain Mill, including nails, concrete, steel and wood off the site north of downtown July 17. The more than 100-year old building was built in 1917, and it was burnt down to rubble on Feb 8. It took about 45 firefighters to extinguish the flames.</p> <p> The original building was a grain elevator for the Brighton Grain Co-Op before being purchased shortly after the Great Depression by Frank Ottensen, a member of the co-op who expanded the property and renovated it to add modern conveniences and expanded grain production capabilities.</p> Notary service opens for business https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/notary-service-opens-business <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ribboncutting.jpg" alt="From left are Mayor Zo Stieber, Natalie Cummings, executive director Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce, Cheryl Prescott, Randy Prescott, Leticia Maldonado, Western Engineer Consulting Development, and Chris Cross Fort Lupton assistant city administrator. " title="From left are Mayor Zo Stieber, Natalie Cummings, executive director Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce, Cheryl Prescott, Randy Prescott, Leticia Maldonado, Western Engineer Consulting Development, and Chris Cross Fort Lupton assistant city administrator. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A new notary comes to Fort Lupton. Cheryl Prescott Mobile Notary Service cuts the ribbon at the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce building June 4. She specializes in real estate closings or any type of document that needs notarizing. Prescott is mobile and can travel at any distance. Call at 303-489-3172 or email cherandog@comcast.net.</p> Eagle Ridge Academy send off into the world https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/eagle-ridge-academy-send-world <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0049.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Eagle Ridge Academy graduation at Auraria Campus Physical Education Events Center Wednesday May 22, 2019. The sea of motivational quotes on caps as students start new beginnings.</p> Crow talks veterans, policy on tour of Brighton https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/crow-talks-veterans-policy-tour-brighton <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9537.jpg" alt="Crow fields a question from Elias Huerta, a former councilman and Vietnam War veteran that designed the city’s Vietnam War Memorial. " title="Crow fields a question from Elias Huerta, a former councilman and Vietnam War veteran that designed the city’s Vietnam War Memorial. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;Minion Pro&quot;, serif; font-size: 10.5pt;">U.S. Congressman Jason Crow, who represents Colorado&rsquo;s 6</span><sup style="font-family: &quot;Minion Pro&quot;, serif;">th</sup><span style="font-family: &quot;Minion Pro&quot;, serif; font-size: 10.5pt;"> District in the House of Representatives, met with Brighton city officials for a tour of town May 6.</span></p>