https://www.thebrightonblade.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en City Manager fired https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/city-manager-fired <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0347_0.jpg" alt="Office of the city manager of Brighton" title="Office of the city manager of Brighton" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Brighton's Battle https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/brightons-battle <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/unknown.jpeg" alt="Brighton City Council chambers in Brighton City Hall" title="Brighton City Council chambers in Brighton City Hall" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Minion Pro Cond&quot;, serif; font-size: 10.5pt; text-indent: 12pt;">By Liam Adams and Sean Kennedy</span></p> College independence: Easy for some, not so much for others https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/college-independence-easy-some-not-so-much-others <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_sp_pvpentathlon_060717_0_1.jpg" alt="Mikhail Sands" title="Mikhail Sands" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> About a dozen former high-school athletes have spent the last two weeks talking about their experiences and basic adjustment to life in college while involved as a college athlete.</p> <p> This week, the topics are how hard the balancing act between social needs, educational needs and personal needs (such as laundry) was and whether they think the experience was what they anticipated when they got to school.</p> <p> Overall adjustment difficulty</p> Watch the bird .. and the bee https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/watch-bird-and-bee <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rushing1.jpeg" alt="We asked for submissions of pictures that highlight readers’ lives, interests, trips, vacations and the like. And boy did we get a bunch to share with you. Brighton’s Lacey Rushing sent us these. She called the top picture “Silly Goose,” a snapshot from Barr Lake State Park. " title="We asked for submissions of pictures that highlight readers’ lives, interests, trips, vacations and the like. And boy did we get a bunch to share with you. Brighton’s Lacey Rushing sent us these. She called the top picture “Silly Goose,” a snapshot from Barr Lake State Park. " align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /> A piece of Brighton’s history is hauled off https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/piece-brighton%E2%80%99s-history-hauled <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0029.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Crews take the last remnants of Arthur Grain Mill, including nails, concrete, steel and wood off the site north of downtown July 17. The more than 100-year old building was built in 1917, and it was burnt down to rubble on Feb 8. It took about 45 firefighters to extinguish the flames.</p> <p> The original building was a grain elevator for the Brighton Grain Co-Op before being purchased shortly after the Great Depression by Frank Ottensen, a member of the co-op who expanded the property and renovated it to add modern conveniences and expanded grain production capabilities.</p> City Manager Suspended, Parts 1 & 2 of 3 https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/city-manager-suspended-parts-1-2-3 <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/city_hall_0.jpg" alt="Brighton City Hall" title="Brighton City Hall" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;">By Liam Adams</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:14px;">Staff Writer&nbsp;</span></p> Dangerous intersection to be modified https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/dangerous-intersection-be-modified <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0019_2.jpg" alt="At Sable and 144th, a memorial for Aaron Philips who tragically died in a car accident. " title="At Sable and 144th, a memorial for Aaron Philips who tragically died in a car accident. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-size:12px;"><br /> </span></p> Freedom means different things to former prep athletes https://www.thebrightonblade.com/content/freedom-means-different-things-former-prep-athletes <img src="https://www.thebrightonblade.com/sites/www.thebrightonblade.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hannah_day.jpg" alt="Hannah Day" title="Hannah Day" align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> &nbsp; &nbsp; Independence.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; It&rsquo;s what a lot of high-school seniors look for when it&rsquo;s time to find a college.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; But when you&rsquo;re a high-school senior who picks a college for studies and sports, the independence shrinks some. It&rsquo;s dependent on a team&rsquo;s schedule for meals, weight training, practice routines, game days and travel.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; That doesn&rsquo;t include going to school, studying, socializing, and time for such incidentals as eating and doing the laundry.</p>