https://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Greater Brighton Chamber seeks move to historic Depot https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/greater-brighton-chamber-seeks-move-historic-depot <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brightondepot.jpg" alt="Officials want potential tenants to apply to be in the Depot, 268 E. Bridge St. " title="Officials want potential tenants to apply to be in the Depot, 268 E. Bridge St. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce will be one of a few local businesses to move into the historic Depot building at 269 E. Bridge St., if chamber leaders have their way.&nbsp;</span></p> Brighton firefighters helping at recycling fire https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brighton-firefighters-helping-recycling-fire <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/36905903_2132012053701792_5662494482298306560_n.jpg" alt="Smoke from this fire near Riverside Cemetery, south of Commerce City, was visible for miles July 10. The fire was at a recycling plant in unincorporated Adams County." title="Smoke from this fire near Riverside Cemetery, south of Commerce City, was visible for miles July 10. The fire was at a recycling plant in unincorporated Adams County." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;">Firefighters continue to look for a cause into a July 10 recycling yard fire south of Commerce City July 10.</span></p> <p style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> The fire started around 3:30 p.m. at EVRAZ Recycling, near East 56th Avenue and York Street. Units from South Adams County, Adams County, Fort Lupton, Brighton, Westminster, Arvada, Fairmount, Mountain View, South Metro and Denver fire departments are on the scene. The total was 44 units andmore than 100 firefighters who were on the scene.</p> Watermill Express pushes for regulations change https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/watermill-express-pushes-regulations-change <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bb071118watermill2.jpg" alt="Environmental Protection Agency regional director Doug Benevento, left, and Congressman Mike Coffman, right, discuss water regulations in front of a Watermill Express water purification unit at the company’s plant at 177 W. Jessup St. that’s waiting to be shipped. The men met with Lani Doflika, the company’s chief executive officer, Monday, July 9. " title="Environmental Protection Agency regional director Doug Benevento, left, and Congressman Mike Coffman, right, discuss water regulations in front of a Watermill Express water purification unit at the company’s plant at 177 W. Jessup St. that’s waiting to be shipped. The men met with Lani Doflika, the company’s chief executive officer, Monday, July 9. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Federal regulations hurt Brighton-based Watermill Express&rsquo;s capability to serve communities that need drinking water, according to Lani Doflika, the chief executive at the water purification company.</span></p> Sainz, BHS grad makes move to the Big Apple https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/sainz-bhs-grad-makes-move-big-apple <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_sainz2_071118.jpg" alt="Eric Sainz" title="Eric Sainz" align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Talk about a big change in one&rsquo;s life.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Take Brighton High School graduate Eric Sainz as an example. Sainz, who took up the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2015 after a stint as a basketball player, is living and training in New York City.</span></p> Sculptors sought for public art project along Tower Road https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/sculptors-sought-public-art-project-along-tower-road <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cc_public_art_071018.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Drivers might feel like they&rsquo;re in an outdoor sculpture garden when they travel on Tower Road this fall.</span></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">Commerce City officials plan to commission&nbsp; multiple public art sculptures that evoke the natural history of the area and &ldquo;have a calming effect&rdquo; on commuters.&nbsp;</span></p> Horse sculpture name has dual meaning https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/horse-sculpture-name-has-dual-meaning <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_horsenoname071118.jpg" alt="The iron horse sculpture at Coyote Creek Golf Course, 222 Clubhouse Drive, now named Rusty, is composed of a variety of found objects and metals. " title="The iron horse sculpture at Coyote Creek Golf Course, 222 Clubhouse Drive, now named Rusty, is composed of a variety of found objects and metals. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <b>By Belen Ward</b></p> <p class="p2"> <b><i>Special to MetroWest Newspapers</i></b></p> <p class="p3"> The iron horse sculpture that formerly had no name now has a name and a home.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> Platteville artist and professional welder William Foy created the sculpture. The Art in Public Places committee purchased the sculpture from Foy for $8,000 last year, as part of a project to beautify the city.</p> Officials want to market city with lodging tax revenue https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/officials-want-market-city-lodging-tax-revenue <p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Brighton officials are searching for marketing plans that will attract new visitors and businesses.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Officials could approve about $300,000 in lodging tax revenue to fund those marketing plans in the community next year.&nbsp;</span></p> Smart Irrigation Month in July https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/smart-irrigation-month-july <p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;">Brighton is celebrating Smart Irrigation Month. It&rsquo;s a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use, and it lasts the rest of the month.</span></p> <p class="p2"> The city will host a free seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway. It will discuss efficient water use, including irrigation technologies to drip irrigation installation and maintenance. Demonstrations and giveaways are also on the agenda.</p>