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  • New city finance director excited to serve the public again

     “I’m really in this, and I think anyone working in city government would tell you this, because of the pride of public service. The ability to serve, to help the community is why we’re here.” 

    Ron Lay was hired recently to be the city of Brighton’s new finance director. As director, Lay will oversee the city’s accounting, budget implementation, procurement and contracts, revenue, and customer connections. It’s a job, Lay said, that feels like the natural next step in his career.

  • AdCo swears in elected officials

    Adams County marked the commencement of new terms for seven elected officials and 10 judges in an inauguration ceremony Jan. 8 at Riverdale Regional Park. Residents, employees, and family and friends filled the Waymire Dome to watch the proceedings.

  • Candelight vigil Jan. 24

    The Adams County Sheriff's Office will host a candlelight vigil for the late Heath Gumm, the deputy who died in the line of duty almost a year ago. It will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the substation in Commerce City, 4201 E. 72nd Ave.

  • Boots and Bling Feb. 2

    The Brighton Recreation Center’s annual Boots & Bling father-daughter dance is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the center, 555 N. 11th Ave.

    Sign up by Tuesday, Jan. 29. Tickets are $20 a couple and $5 for each additional child. The price includes dancing, food, drinks and a photo. Call 303-655-2200.


  • Summer intern/job launch Feb. 9

    The city of Brighton will be hosting a summer internship and job launch on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave. This event is to help young people wanting to find a summer job get prepared to enter the workforce.

    This is a great opportunity for youth interested in interning or working for the City of Brighton over the summer to build their resume, get tips and tricks for obtaining summer jobs and find out more about what positions the city has to offer over the summer.

  • Rodriguez receives five year sentence for manslaughter in 2017 death of girlfriend

     A former Brighton High School grad convicted of manslaughter and assault last year in the death of his girlfriend delivered a tearful apology as he was sentenced to five years in prison.

    “If I could change things and bring Morgan back, I would,” Oscar Rodriguez said, according to the Grand Junction Sentinel. “I would give anything to see her right now, to hold her, to tell her I’m sorry. But I can’t.”

  • Correction

     In our story ‘Man seeks kidney to secure a better morrow,” that ran in the Dec. 26, 2018 issue, we provided contact information for those readers that might be interested in donating a kidney to Loren Morrow. Readers can call 720-754-2155 and select option 3 at the transplant center at St. Luke’s/ Presbyterian if they are so interested. 

  • 27J Schools officials move to lease kitchen space

     What’s new with your local schools? School District 27J’s board of education met most recently on Dec. 11, and here’s the latest on education in town. 


    27J to lease kitchen space for first half of 2019