• 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.”

  • Fiestas Patrias Sept. 15

    The Brighton Chamber of Commerce hosts the fourth annual Fiestas Patrias from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton.

    It’s a celebration of Latin American culture, which includes music, food and arts and crafts. 

    It’s free. Call 303-659-0223.

  • Sporting clays tournament Sept. 14

    The Brighton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its sporting clays tournament from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Colorado Clay Shooting Park, 13600 Lanewood St. The fees for single shooters are $75 and $300 for a team of four. Sponsorships are available, too. Call 303-659-0223.

  • Brighton Roots Gala Nov. 16

    The 57th annual Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce’s business awards ceremony, “Brighton Roots Gala,” starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, with a reception at the Todd Creek Golf Club, 8455 Heritage Drive, Thornton. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m., and the award ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.

  • City Council updates:New cell tower going up near Vikan Middle School

    What's new with your tax dollars? City council met most recently Aug. 21, and here's the latest on the projects and planning happening around town.


    Ron Cox Field Cell Tower approved near Vikan Middle School