Today's News

  • Judge enters plea for suspect in AdCo deputy's death

     An Adams County district court judge entered not-guilty pleas for the suspect accused of killing an Adams County sheriff's deputy last year.

  • 27J Schools teacher pay below average, district finds

     What’s new with local schools? The 27J Schools board of education met most recently March 12, and here’s the latest on what’s going on in local education.


    27J teacher pay found to be below average

    In a review of district policy, board official voted to accept a report that found that 27J teacher pay is somewhat below that offered by other districts in the area.

  • Tips for dealing with snow-damaged trees

       City officials are advising residents to be cautious dealing with debris and trees after last week’s blizzard damaged several trees throughout the city. Brighton officials maintain a list of certified tree companies for rersidents wishing to hire services to deal with their trees and assess damage. It can be found online at www.brightonco.gov/forestry. They also provided tips for dealing with snow-damaged trees, including:

  • Baseball: Errors, wildness hurt Warriors against Fort Lupton
  • Eagle Ridge's Ranzinger casts soccer lot with Bethel College

     At first, Eagle Ridge Academy soccer player Annalysa Ranzinger wasn’t going to continue in her chosen sport next year.

                As it turned out, the only school she talked to – Bethel College in Kansas – is the place where she’s going to go for more education.

                And more soccer.

  • Brotherly advice sends Harris to Air Force

    Cameron Harris spends much of his days in high school shuttling between the school he attends, Eagle Ridge Academy, and the school for which he runs track, Brighton High School.

  • 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.

  • Show-stoppers

    The Show, a series of all-star basketball games highlighting top talent among boys and girls basketball players, came calling. 

    Four from Brighton answered. The quartet – Prairie View’s Dalton Knecht and Brighton’s Sam Schliep, Brayden Schlitt and Mason Beauman – will be playing at Metropolitan State University in Denver Saturday, March 23.

    Knecht, Schlitt and Beauman – all seniors – will play at 10:30 a.m. Schliep, who is a junior, plays at 4:30 p.m.

  • City punts decision on proposed hazmat route study on E-470


    What's new with your tax dollars? City council met most recently March 5, and here's the latest on the projects and planning happening around town.

    Decision on hazmat route study delayed

    A split vote on an uncommon voting procedure led Brighton city council to delay a decision on whether or not to support studying the possibility of designating E-470 as a hazardous materials route. The decision on the matter, in a rare bit of procedure, was split into two measures.

  • Guerra named new marketing lead for Brighton chamber

     Miranda Guerra has been named the marketing and events coordinator for the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce.

    “I am beyond delighted to be able to utilize my knowledge and passion for the purpose of my community,” Guerra said in a press release from the chamber. “Fulfilling a role such as this in the chamber allows me to be a part of a mission greater than myself which is what I look forward to most.”