• StartUp Adams County announces winners of inaugural competition

     The Brighton business community showed its burgeoning strength as local caterer High Country Catering took home the top prize in the inaugural StartUp North competition, a business pitch contest for young enterprises around Adams County.

    “Ahh, I’m so excited!” High Country Catering founder Rachel Mitchell exclaimed after the contest concluded. “I had fun, I just did the best I could do (on stage) and didn’t worry about it.” 

  • Adams County election results

    Beow are the unofficial results for the 2018 Adams County election. All results are unofficial until certified by the Adams County Clerk. Results will be updated throughout the night. If a county result for a matter voted on by the whole state is contradicted by the result of the total state vote, it will be noted as COLORADO IS VOTING with the percentages of the unofficial state vote following. 


    U.S. Congressional Representative-District 6

    Jason Crow (D): 49.7%

    Mike Coffman (R): 47.1%

    Other candidates: 2.2%

  • House District 56 candidates differ on priorities, background

     Rod Bockenfeld and Dave Rose aren’t that different as candidates, and that’s coming from the candidates themselves.

    “I don’t think there’s a ton of difference between us, to be honest,” Bockenfeld said. “We just come from different backgrounds.”

  • Ripbeams warms hearts and heads with handmade beanies

     Melissa Rippy’s dad was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in September 2017. He passed away Dec. 27 after a long life and happy marriage of 45 years to his wife. Following his passing, Melissa felt she had to do something to honor his legacy.  

  • Melonakis, Musso trade barbs over donations, management approach

    As Election Day draws closer, we’ll be bringing you info about the races for the county and state representatives that will serve you. County assessors lead a small staff of real estate appraisers to evaluate the value of properties around the county for property tax and sales purposes. The race for Adams County Assessor this year is between Patsy Melonakis, the incumbent, and Ken Musso, a longtime employee of the assessor’s office who left in 2017 because of disagreements with Melonakis’ management of the department.


    Patsy Melonakis

  • Teen town hall connects youth and council

    Middle school and high school-aged students from around Brighton connected with council Oct. 4 at the inaugural Teen Town Hall, hosted at the Armory, 300 Strong St., by the Brighton Youth Commission. The event gave teens the opportunity to get to know members of council and city management informally over a pizza dinner and ask questions in a roundtable question-and-answer session.

    The event drew a large amount of participation from local teens, prompting Mayor Ken Kreutzer to suggest that the event be continued on a quarterly basis.

  • City to conduct independent audit of facilities

     In response to the Blade’s coverage of a several million-dollar discrepancy in water, waste water and storm drainage funding since 2014 and other concerns, city officials announced they will seek an outside independent audit of the utilities department and review of its rate structure.

  • CDOT petitions for future railroad crossing closures

    The Colorado Department of Transportation, on behalf of Weld County, submitted applications to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to close certain Union Pacific railroad crossings east and west of the U.S. Highway 85 corridor.

    The railroad crossings under consideration in Weld County are roads WCR 2.5, 29, 46, 72 and 104. The petition closures are only for the railroad crossings, not the roads. The county will continue to take care of maintenance.

  • StartUp North pitch contest to boost area businesses

     Soon, one or more startups from Adams County will receive a big boost towards putting their business on the map.

  • Girls night out Sept. 13

    The annual Girls Night Out event starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Platte Valley Medical Center.

    Instructional speaker Nicole DeBoom will speak to “The Life Fitness Balance: How to Maintain Your Own Health Above All Else.”