Today's News

  • 'An Emotional Roller Coaster Ride'

    By Liam Adams

    Staff writer

    Take a close look at her life, and it would have made perfect sense. She took honors and AP classes, edited photos for the yearbook, played flute in one of the state’s largest high-school marching bands, obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education, and went on to teach and be an assistant principal.

  • Lightning hits home in East Brighton
  • Constituents discuss health care with Crow

    By Liam Adams

    Staff Writer

    Being in D.C. just the day before, Representative Jason Crow (D–U.S. House District 6) stopped in Brighton  June 14 to hear local constituents talk their difficulties with the health-care system.

    The roundtable at Salud Family Health Centers, which provides medical care to low-income families, featured seven health-care advocates telling stories about accruing major medical expenses when insurance didn’t help enough.

  • 27J Schools presents Seal of Biliteracy awards to 11 graduates



    MetroWest reports

    27J Schools recognized the first cohort of students to receive the Seal of Biliteracy. This seal is a Colorado diploma endorsement for biliteracy and encourages students to study world languages and gain literacy skills in multiple languages.

    Eleven Prairie View High graduates and one Brighton High graduate received the designation and wore Kelly green cords at their respective graduation ceremonies last week.

  • City manager defends himself at study session

    By Liam Adams

    Staff writer

    The June 11 Brighton City Council study session went from civil discourse to a heated debate after Philip Rodriguez, city manager, accused Mayor Ken Kreutzer and Mayor Pro Tem J.W. Edwards of attacking him.

    Council members Matt Johnston and Mary Ellen Pollack echoed Rodriguez’s sentiment, calling previous incidences evidence of a “witch hunt.”

  • Big summer on tap in Brighton

     Liam Adams


  • More to all-state games than a game for ERA's Swetkovich

    ALAMOSA -- Eagle Ridge Academy’s Millie Swetkovich may have made her last volleyball appearance, at least for a while.

    She was among the selections for the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state games at Adams State University June 8. She’s heading for Front Range Community College to begin work on a graphic design degree.

  • Three-car crash hurts six, two seriously

    A three-car crash at the start of afternoon rush hour June 12 injured six people, two seriously, according to a tweet from the Brighton Fire Rescue District.

    The crash was on Tower Road over E-470, about midway between 120th and 112th avenues. There was no immediate word on the patients' conditions.

    Authorities closed Tower Road for much of the rush hour to continue their investigation and to clean up the scene.

  • City Council approves two remodeling projects

    By Liam Adams, Reporter  

    Notable buildings in Brighton have set their sights on a new dawn, City Council announced on Tuesday night.

  • Longtime Colorado Wrestler Makes History

    By Tucker Reichow


    In the 84 years that the Colorado High School Activities Association state wrestling tournament has taken place, no girl has ever placed in a boys division.

    History changed when Brighton High School student and Skyview High School wrestler Jaslynn Gallegos stepped onto the state mat for the 2019 Colorado High School Wrestling tournament.