https://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Former chamber president draws 10 years probation https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/former-chamber-president-draws-10-years-probation <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_holly_hansen_083017_0.jpg" alt="Holly Hansen" title="Holly Hansen" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The former president of the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce drew 10 years&rsquo; probation for embezzlement.</p> <p> Holly Hansen also has to pay $112,000 plus interest in restitution for the money she stole from the chamber and the city of Brighton during her employment. Sentencing was Nov. 14.</p> StartUp Adams County announces winners of inaugural competition https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/startup-adams-county-announces-winners-inaugural-competition <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_rachelmitchell1.jpg" alt="High Country Catering founder Rachel Mitchell reacts Nov. 8 in two parts to the news that her business is the winner of the first StartUp North business competition, a business pitch competition for young enterprises in Adams County." title="High Country Catering founder Rachel Mitchell reacts Nov. 8 in two parts to the news that her business is the winner of the first StartUp North business competition, a business pitch competition for young enterprises in Adams County." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;The Brighton business community showed its burgeoning strength as local caterer High Country Catering took home the top prize in the inaugural StartUp North competition, a business pitch contest for young enterprises around Adams County.</p> <p> &ldquo;Ahh, I&rsquo;m so excited!&rdquo; High Country Catering founder Rachel Mitchell exclaimed after the contest concluded. &ldquo;I had fun, I just did the best I could do (on stage) and didn&rsquo;t worry about it.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Seven BHS athletes moving on to college athletics https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/seven-bhs-athletes-moving-college-athletics <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1348.jpg" alt="From left, Halie Litwin, Savannah Anderson and Mackenzi Kroll " title="From left, Halie Litwin, Savannah Anderson and Mackenzi Kroll " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp; Seven Brighton High School athletes know where they are going to continue their respective athletic and academic interests next school year.</p> <p> Their combined letter signing was Nov. 14 in the school auditorium.</p> <p> Halie Litwin signed with Black Hills State University in South Dakota to play softball.&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;I&#39;m scared, nervous and excited,&quot; she said. &quot;I hate leaving the people I love and my friends. But I&#39;m excited for the next opportunity.&quot;</p> Life sentence for Henderson murder suspect https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/life-sentence-henderson-murder-suspect <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sbc_news_toney_112018.jpg" alt="Christopher Toney" title="Christopher Toney" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> An Adams County District Court judge sentenced a 39-year-old man to life in prison for a shooting in Henderson almost a year and a half ago.&nbsp;</p> <p> A jury convicted Christopher Toney in the fall in the shooting death of&nbsp; Christopher Stockwell, 34. The incident happened in the 9900 block of East 113th Avenue.</p> <p> The judge, Mark Warner, sentenced Toney to life in prison without prole for first-degree murder and criminal trespass.&nbsp;</p> Election wrap-up: County incumbents fall to blue wave https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/election-wrap-county-incumbents-fall-blue-wave <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/reigenborn_0.jpeg" alt="Rick Reigenborn" title="Rick Reigenborn" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The 2018 midterm elections have concluded, and while ballot counting is still being wrapped up, most races have been mathematically decided by now.&nbsp;</p> <p> For Adams County, the story of this election season was the blue wave that swept Colorado, giving Democrats majorities in every level of state government and a majority in federal representatives sent to Congress. It&rsquo;s the most power Democrats have held in Colorado since 1936.&nbsp;</p> Sainz takes on teacher role https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/sainz-takes-teacher-role <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1505272_889347347743490_4410943938048839190_n.jpg" alt="Eric Sainz, left, and BJJ professor Jt Torres " title="Eric Sainz, left, and BJJ professor Jt Torres " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Brighton&rsquo;s Eric Sainz came back to town this fall for a quick break. He&rsquo;s living in New York and training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a sport he picked up when he was a sophomore in high school.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He made one thing very clear when he was in town.</p> Kids say thanks to veterans over lunch https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/kids-say-thanks-veterans-over-lunch <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb_vetsdaylunch_1_111418_.jpg" alt="Northeast Elementary School hosted veterans during the school’s lunch period Nov. 13. Approximately 15 veterans showed up to have lunch at a cafeteria adorned with roses, American flags and a large thank-you sign handmade by students. U.S. Army veteran John Bloom, who served in the Ninth Infantry Division during the Vietnam War, enjoys lunch – and explaining a cell phone – with his granddaughter Presley Ceretto, in kindergarten at Northeast Elementary School; " title="Northeast Elementary School hosted veterans during the school’s lunch period Nov. 13. Approximately 15 veterans showed up to have lunch at a cafeteria adorned with roses, American flags and a large thank-you sign handmade by students. U.S. Army veteran John Bloom, who served in the Ninth Infantry Division during the Vietnam War, enjoys lunch – and explaining a cell phone – with his granddaughter Presley Ceretto, in kindergarten at Northeast Elementary School; " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> PVHS: Threats are 'isolated" https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/pvhs-threats-are-isolated <p> Prairie View High School said reports and threats involving the school Nov. 14 are &quot;isolated.&quot;</p> <p> The school, Brighton police and Thornton police are aware of the incident. It took off campus and injvolved two PVHS students. A Facebook post did not elaborate.</p>