• LETTER: Get ready for the pie baking contest

    Dear editor,

    The Good Luck 4-H Club was busy Saturday, June 16, getting ready for the 2nd annual Adams County Fair Old Fashioned Pie Baking Contest.  The contest is for the best homemade fruit pie.  

    Last year’s contest was a big success and had 54 entries and included classics pies, like apple and cherry, but also included not-so-common recipes, such as coconut and mango.  The contest raised more than $3,000 for the Brighton Rotary Club. 

  • LETTER: Newsroom shooting hits close to home

    By Jerry Rahael

    CEO of the Colorado Press Association

    My to-do list can feel overwhelming. But it’s not important. Not when journalists are being shot down in the newsroom in the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

    My heart breaks for the victims’ families and friends, and I have to say something.

  • LETTER: Here’s one vote ‘no’ for Initiative 97

     Dear editor,

    Initiative 97 is a train-wreck for Colorado’s economy. Initiative 97 would mandate oil and gas development be set back at least 2,500 feet (8 football fields) from any occupied structure or defined vulnerable area. This would increase the minimum setback distance for a residence five times what is legally required now and the setback for a high-occupancy building 2.5 times to what it is now.  

  • LETTER: Vietnam veterans memorial is worth a visit

    Dear editor

    On Memorial Day, May 28, our family all attended the dedication of the Brighton Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is on the corner of Fourth  and Jessup in Brighton.  It was a memorable day for us all.

  • LETTER: Send birthday wishes

    Dear editor,

    Our church is having a surprise birthday potluck Thursday, May 10, for our pastor Tommy Moore for his 90th birthday.

    He only wants homemade birthday cards. Our goal is 90 cards.

    The address is 495 S. Main St., Brighton Messiah Baptist

    He is very active in our community – he walks and prays every day with people besides doing services Sunday morning, evening and Wednesday evening. 

  • LETTER: New senior housing project creates concerns

     Dear editor, 

    Over the past several months I have been watching for any updates regarding the Brighton Housing Authority and the project that should begin soon at the old Senior Center on Sixth Avenue and Bush Street in Brighton. 

  • LETTER: Amendment to farm bill threatens animal welfare

    Dear editor

    Right now, Congress is considering a dangerous federal bill that could  completely take away the rights of states to pass laws to protect animals and citizens. This bill violates the 10th Amendment.

  • LETTER: Former 27J student stands with teachers


    I am the product of the public school system and Brighton School District 27J. 

    I was well-prepared for college, and I succeeded there. I’m sure I wasn’t an easy kid to teach, but I count several amazing teachers as friends and mentors today. 

    I have a child, a wonderful, talented, challenged, sweet boy, attending a local school. 

  • LETTER: Transforming Adams County transportation

    Dear editor,

    From my vantage point at the center of Commerce City, where I grew up, the changes I’ve experienced in the northeastern edge of the Denver Metro region that are related to transit have been staggering as they’ve unfolded over the years. 

  • LETTER: Grandin's speech leaves memories

    Dear editor, 

    On Saturday, April 7, Temple Grandin spoke to nearly 200 people at the Adams County Good Luck 4H building.  

    Dr. Grandin spoke for about an hour about her experiences with autism, animal behavior and the importance of future generations working in careers such as construction.