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  • Effects linger from monster blizzard

    The snow stopped. The winds didn't, and now begins the process of cleaning up and digging out of one of the strongest storms on record.

    The snowfall wasn't gargantuan. But the wind speeds were on a par with a category 2 hurricane.

    27J Schools closed for a second day March 14 , which means a second day of no extracurricular activities. The Brighton Recreation Center planned to open around noon, citing poor road conditions. Adams County government offices were planning to open around noon as well.

  • Problems galore with blizzard

    To say it's been a tough day might be an understatement.

    As advertised, a strong late-winter blizzard paid a visit to Brighton and the surrounding area March 13. It caused traffic accidents, including one in which a Colorado State Patrol corporal died, numerous spin-offs and pleas from law enforcement to stay off the road.

  • Words of encouragement from someone who took them to heart

                Shane Feldman, who started the group Count Me In to help youngsters uncover their courage, offered a simple message to a crowd of 300 or so youngsters at the Brighton Image Summit March 8.

                “Create an epidemic of awesome.”

  • Pump blamed for WCR 4 fire

     Brighton firefighters say a March 5 fire north of downtown started with an electric pump.

    The fire in the 12600 block of WCR 4 started shortly before 7:30 a.m.

    Officials said when the pump was plugged in, it created a spark and set off flammable vapors and liquods in the area.

    No one was injured. Crews from the Fort Lupton and South Adams County fire departments assisted.

     

  • Backyard vegetable gardening classes April 13, May 11

    The CSU Extension Office in Adams County and Brighton Shares the Harvest are offering four backyard vegetable gardening classes this spring.

    The first (introduction to backyard vegetable gardening, which includes such topics as plant needs and soil amendments) is available from 10 a.m. to noon or from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton.

  • ‘Guys and Dolls’ March 15,16

    Brighton High School’s theatre department presents “Guys and Dolls” Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16. Show time for each performance is 7 p.m.

    Tickets are $!2 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets available at the door or online at www.bulldodrama.booktix.com.

  • Structure catches fire north of downtown

    Brighton firefighters are battling a structure fire in a commercial building north of downtown.

    It's in the 12600 block of Weld County Road 4.

    Details are sketchy. The fire broke out shortly before 7:30 a.m. A tweet from the fire department said there are no injuries.

    WCR 27 is closed in the area of the fire.

    Crews from Fort Lupton and the South Adams County fire departments are on scene as well.

  • Search for hit-and-run driver is on

    Brighton police are looking for a hit-and-run driver in connection with a crash on I-76.

    It happened in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near Eagle Boulevard around 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

    Police are looking for a maroon, late 1990s model convertible Misubishi Eclipse. The vehicle has a fin on the trunk. It continued eastbound on I-76 after forcing a second vehicle off the road.

    If you see the car, call 303-288-1535.

  • Fundraiser for Healing Hearts
  • Youth Image Summit March 7-8

    The city of Brighton’s Office of Youth Services will host a youth-focused image summit Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. The two-day conference for youths 10 to 19 seeks to empower youth, build confidence, teach leadership and inspire young leaders to use their voices to impact their communities and policy governance, according to a statement.

    Guest speakers are Jessie Funk and Shane Feldman.