• 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.  

  • LETTER: Behind the picture: helping a neighbor

     Dear editor,

    Thank you to the Brighton Standard Blade for printing the March 1953 picture “Helping A Neighbor,” in your March 14 edition.  

    Behind the picture is a wonderful story that many feel needs to be re-told, here today, some 65 years later. Within this story is a message, of how being a good neighbor made for a good community, and a message that should be shared with the younger generations of today.

  • Letter: Community spirit comes alive

    Dear editor,

    In the March 28 edition, there are two articles that make me glad I am a  subscriber to The Brighton Standard Blade!  


    The first appears on the third page, and features the story of a remarkable young woman, Lali Perez. With more encouragement and acknowledgement of Lali and others with hearts like hers, we would have a lot less bullying and hate-filled behaviors in our schools and in society.

  • LETTER: Childcare legislation would help residents

    Dear editor,

    As a pastor and member of Shepherding the Next Generation, I see firsthand  how parents in our congregation work with their children to become successful and involved members of our community. 

    But parents cannot do it alone.

    Early child-care centers play a critical role in supporting families.  

  • LETTER: Pennock Center thanks sponsors for benefit help

    Dear editor,

    Pennock Center for Counseling wants to thank the generous sponsors who made our recent Healing Hearts Benefit a huge success! 

    On Feb. 9th, the center hosted its 9th annual Healing Heart event to raise needed funds for our no-cost and low-cost mental health services. 

    We thank the Brighton Japanese American Association for their principal sponsorship and United Power for the junior principal or food sponsorship. 

  • Party caucuses planned Tuesday, March 6

    Dear editor,

    The Adams County Democratic Party Caucus is March 6.  

    This year, there are five Democrats going though the caucus process to get on the Democratic primary ballot.  

    Caucus attendees will weigh in on their preferences for governor. They will also select delegates to the county, congressional, and state assemblies.  

    They will then select two people to represent their precinct as members of the Democrat Central Committee, the rule-making body of the county party.

  • Grant Fair family thank you

    Dear editor,

    The family of Grant Fair thanks you for the article about our beautiful son Grant. The support of the community has been so generous and kind. We have been blessed with so many prayers, cards, meals and visitations.

    Grant was a giving person;  he donated his corneas, bone and other tissues, according to his wishes, so that others might have eyesight and healing of their illnesses. 

  • LETTER: Clean air will help Colorado move forward

    It’s well understood that pollution from burning coal is bad for our air and bad for our lungs. This issue especially affects people in low-income communities and communities of color, as they are more likely to live near coal-fired power plants and, as a result, are more likely to suffer health consequences.  

  • LETTER: Steckline family says thanks

    The Jerry Steckline family would like to thank the Platte Valley Medical Center paramedics, hospital staff and fire department, and our neighbor, Stephen, and all of our other friends who sent flowers, cards and food. We are truly grateful to everyone who helped our family at this time of Jerry’s passing.

    Darlene Steckline and family