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Posted on: August 25, 2014

Holocaust survivor shares his stories Sept. 3

The Brighton Youth Commission is pleased to present “A Holocaust Survivor’s Story” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 3 at the Armory Performing Arts Center. Eric Cahn, a survivor of the Holocaust, was born in Germany in 1938 and was just a toddler when his family was fo...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Brighton Recreation Center closed for annual maintenance Sept. 8 - 21

The Brighton Recreation Center, located at 555 N 11th Ave., will be closed for facility maintenance Sept. 8 - 21. During the closure, all members who have active annual or quarterly passes are invited to present their recreation card at the Ft. Lupton Re...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Public input needed for future planning of parks and recreation facilities and services

The City of Brighton Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a series of public meetings to gather input from residents on what they’d like to see for the future of parks and recreation facilities and services. The following meetings will be held:...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Curtis Bauers appointed Utilities Director

City of Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel announces the appointment of Curtis Bauers to Director of Utilities. Director Bauers’ first day is today. In this role, Bauers will oversee the Utilities Department which includes the following divisions: reve...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2014

Brighton/Commerce City seeks volunteer victim advocates

The Brighton and Commerce City Police Department Victim Services Unit is currently accepting applications for volunteer victim advocates. Volunteer advocates provide on-scene contact with victims and witnesses of violent crime, sudden death, and other eme...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2014

Georgetown University Energy Prize selects Brighton to advance to quarterfinals

The city of Brighton was just selected to advance to the quarterfinalist round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive competition to reduce America’s energy consumption.

The city of Brighton has assembled a team of community...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

Volunteers needed for Good Clean Fun community clean up event

The City of Brighton is pleased to announce its first community clean-up day – Good Clean Fun. The Good Clean Fun event will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Good Clean Fun is expected to bring out hundreds of community volunteers who will ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

Eagle View Adult Center to hold car show Sept. 6

The Eagle View Adult Center will be holding a car show from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. The car show will feature old cars, fancy cars, and fast cars. Brighton Jazz will provide entertainment.

Eagle View Adult Center is located at 1150 Pra...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2014

Brighton secures order from COGCC to protect groundwater

City of Brighton staff and special counsel have been working for several months with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and the Oil & Gas industry, represented by Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) on a collaborative approach to protect the city of Brighton’s domestic water source during oil and gas exploration. On July 28, the COGCC unanimously passed a new order which requires specific measures of the oil and gas industry to protect groundwater in and around Brighton.

This special ruling recognizes the unusual circumstance that Brighton obtains the majority of its municipal water supply from shallow groundwater wells. The order establishes buffer zones and best management practices and prevents the drilling of new oil and gas wells within 500 feet of an existing city water well and within 300 feet of any river, stream, lake or ditch which is part of the water supply system for the city. Additional ground water sampling is required within one-half mile radius from any existing city well and within 500 feet of a river, stream, or lake related to the Brighton water supply.

The best management practices (BMP’s) for any new wells within these defined areas require additional measures such as pitless drilling systems, containment of fluids within tanks, berms and containment devices, automated monitoring and shut off capabilities and emergency spill response programs.

“We believe that this action is in the best interest of our citizens and will assure protection of our groundwater as oil and gas exploration takes place in and around our city,” Brighton Mayor Dick McLean said. “This is a great example of cooperation between the city, the state and the oil and gas operators to work together to solve issues important to our community.”
COGCC director Matt Lepore added, “This order demonstrates that local governments, state regulators, and industry members can work together collaboratively to protect Colorado’s environment while developing our oil and gas resources.” “Engaging with communities to find pragmatic and effective solutions that meet their concerns is a priority,” said Tisha Schuller, President and CEO of COGA. “Once again, we are delighted to see the state process work so well in addressing local interests.”
This special order is effective immediately.

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Brighton Police Explorers shine in statewide competition

The Brighton Police Explorers recently competed in their yearly Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisors Association of Colorado (LEEPAAC) conference in Gunnison, Colo. The explorers competed with 250 other explorers from Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona, and Okl...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

Brighton encourages residents to Fight the Bite this summer

The City of Brighton is encouraging residents to “Fight the Bite” against mosquitoes and the West Nile virus by taking the following precautions this season:

•Drain standing water around the house since it’s where mosquitoes lay eggs, including tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, toys, and puddles. Trim grass and shrubs and don’t over water lawns and gardens.

•Dress in long sleeves and pants during dawn and dusk and when in areas where mosquitoes are active.

•Wear insect repellant containing DEET. Always follow label instructions for skin and clothes. Products with 10 percent or less DEET are recommended for children.

•Dusk and dawn are when mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active so limit outdoor activities or take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

The West Nile virus is rare, but if you have symptoms including high fever, severe headache and stiff neck, contact your health care provider immediately. Though anyone can be infected and become ill, severe illness or death is more common in people over age 50.

The Fight the Bite campaign is a West Nile virus prevention and education effort by Colorado's state and local health departments. On June 20, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a health alert due to the identification of West Nile positive mosquitoes found in multiple Colorado counties including Adams County. While no cases have been reported in Brighton, city officials encourage residents to protect themselves against the virus.

For more information on the West Nile virus or how you can stay safe this season, visit

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

Brighton announces selections for its “Tantalizing Summer Perspectives” art exhibit

The City of Brighton’s Eye for Art Program announces the selections for the Tantalizing Summer Perspectives art exhibit at Brighton City Hall, located at 500 S. 4th Ave. This show includes 232 pieces of exquisite artwork from 60 selected local and region...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Keeping Your Pet Safe In Warm Weather

As temperatures rise and the thermometer consistently reaches into the 80's and 90's , Brighton Animal Control officers would like pet owners to remember to keep pets safe in the car, particularly if it involves leaving your pet in a parked vehicle for

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

City of BrightonAnnounces Intent to Compete in $5 Million Georgetown University Energy Prize

Today, the City of Brighton took an important step toward improving its energy standing by signaling its intent to compete for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that aims to dramatically improve America’s energy standing by ch...Read on...

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Posted on: April 16, 2014

Brighton recognized Tree City USA; Arbor Day events planned

The City of Brighton is pleased to announce it has been named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Brighton also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environme...Read on...

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

One Man Dies in Fatal Traffic Accident

4/3/14 - Today at about 11:53 a.m. Brighton Police responded to the ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2014

Live at the Armory 2014 Concert Series announced

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The Armory Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce its Live at the Armory 2014 concert series with its first concert scheduled to kickoff May 9. With a variety of musical performances to suit all tastes, the eclectic concert series includes everyth...Read on...

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Posted on: March 28, 2014

The Eye for Art Program dedicates public artwork to the City of Brighton

The Brighton’s Eye for Art (EFA) Program dedicated five beautiful wall art pieces to the City at the March 18 City Council meeting. The program, which began in 2011, has been providing four-month long art exhibits at the Brighton City Hall Building. Art ...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Utilities Director announces retirement

Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel announced today the retirement of Jim Landeck, Brighton’s Utilities Director effective Monday, March 3. Landeck started working for the City of Brighton in June 2006 as Assistant Public Works Director. He was promoted...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

City Council adopts four-month temporary suspension on oil and gas drilling

The Brighton City Council tonight adopted an emergency ordinance placing a four-month temporary suspension on applications related to oil and gas drilling. The ordinance allows for a temporary suspension until July 15, 2014 of the acceptance, processing ...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Brighton Youth Commission to host 3rd Annual S.P.E.A.K. Week

The Brighton Youth Commission will be hosting the third annual S.P.E.A.K. Week in April. S.P.E.A.K. (Suicide Prevention, Education, Awareness and Knowledge) Week is designed to promote awareness in the community and among their peers about the warning sig...Read on...

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Posted on: February 11, 2014

Brighton Connection newsletter - March/April 2014 now available

The Brighton Connection newsletter is now available for online viewing.

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Posted on: February 7, 2014

City of Brighton launches three new ways for residents to stay connected

The City of Brighton is pleased to announce the launch of three new tools to help the community stay connected. Residents and businesses can now follow the City on social media sites Instagram and Pinterest, as well as sign up for the city’s new weekly e-...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2014

Brighton seeks volunteer victim advocates

The Brighton Police Department is currently accepting applications for volunteer victim advocates. Volunteer advocates provide on-scene contact with victims and witnesses of violent crime, sudden death, and other emergency situations. They provide immedia...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2013

Closure of Trail in Veterans Park

The Platte River Trail in Veterans Park south to Southern Street will be closed beginning November 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014.

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Posted on: October 25, 2013

Brighton encourages residents to get ready for winter

The City of Brighton encourages residents to take time now to winterize your home and vehicle to prevent expensive and time consuming emergencies later. Here is a great checklist to use to prepare for the approaching Colorado winter:

1 Furnace. Have ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2014

2014 Tree companies licensed insured and certified to perform work in Brighton


Four categories are available depending on the type of service tree companies provide.

1. Spray Only: Tree companies can spray trees only. No pruning, cutting, or ...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer found in Colorado

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Boulder, CO, in September 2013. As a non-native insect, EAB lacks predators to keep it in check. EAB only attacks ash trees, and is responsible for the death of millions of ash trees in the midwest. Help protect Colorado's ash trees!
Colorado has many ash in the urban forest (we estimate about 15% of trees are ash). Ash trees are popular in Colorado with an estimated 98,000 in the city of Boulder alone; the Denver Metro area has an estimated 1.45 million ash trees.

If you think you have EAB in your ash trees, or if you have any questions or concerns, or would like additional information, please contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture at 888-248-5535 or emailRead on...

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Police Press Releases

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

Police arrest graffiti suspect

Brighton Police have arrested a Brighton man suspected of damaging local property in 32 acts of graffiti since April of this year.

Police have charged 25-year-old Antonio Keith with 32 counts of Application of Graffiti for numerous incidents of propert...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2014

Brighton identify man killed in disturbance

Brighton Police Department has released the identity of the man who died after a disturbance in the 3500 block of Hottman St. during the early-morning hours of Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Police were called to the residence at about 1:50 a.m., after a ...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2014

Brighton police investigating shooting

Police in Brighton are investigating a shooting which occurred during a family disturbance early this morning.

Officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of Hottman St., in Brighton, at around 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014. At the scene, they...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2014

Purse theft fugitives arrested on 15 warrants

BRIGHTON – Brighton Police arrested two fugitives at the Best Western, Brighton Inn Wednesday night. An alert employee called the police after the suspect’s pictures were shown by the Longmont Police department in a Crime Stoppers broadcast during the eve...Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2013

Police conduct liquor compliance checks

On Dec. 11, Brighton officers conducted compliance checks to ensure area businesses that sell liquor are actively preventing sales to minors.

Under-age buyers, working under the direct supervision of police officers, attempted to make purchases at each...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2013

Police investigating crash

Police in Brighton are investigating a crash between a train and a car which appears to have been abandoned on the railroad tracks near Cabbage Ave. and Bush St., in Brighton.

The vehicle, a 1999 Toyota Camry, was reported as having been stolen from 13...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2013

Tires Slashed and Vehicles Vandalized

The Brighton Police Department received a report of several vehicles with slashed tires at about 4:10 am this morning. The report was phoned in by a resident of the Riverwalk Apartments, 744 Mockingbird Street, in Brighton.

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Posted on: September 27, 2013

Police arrest suspect in recent robberies

Brighton Police have arrested 22-year-old Andrew Michael White, of Fort Lupton, in connection with two local robberies.

The first robbery took place at Check Into Cash, 2404 E. Bridge St., at about 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17th; the second robb...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2013

United Power helping police shed some light on crime

Brighton, like communities across the country, has been experiencing a significant increase in reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles. Known as ‘car-hopping’, the typical pattern is for thieves to walk through residential neighborhoods while residents a...Read on...

Recreation Center

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Posted on: April 4, 2014


This will be a slow speed casual group ride for anyone and everyone and is appropriate for kids who can ride in groups. We will meet up at the Emi Chikuma Plaza at Benedict Park (parking lot of Southeast Elementary School) and end at the plaza. All bicyc...For more information...

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Utilities Department

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

New WaterSmart Program in 2014

WaterSmart Program in 2014!

The City of Brighton's Conservation Program's goal is to promote water conservation by engaging our customers in a variety of formats. Culturefest, EcoFair, other public and school events, and educational seminars are just a few ways the City interacts, educates, and promotes water conservation. These formats are very helpful to get the word out, but they can also lack the individual interaction that can make a big impact for each of our individual customers.

In an effort to meet our customers needs, both in terms of conserving water and reducing their water bills, the City of Brighton is introducing a pilot program - WaterSmart. This pilot program is funded through a grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board and will last for one year.

WaterSmart will launch the Program by sending a welcome letter to participating homes along with a print survey to each participating home that will provide information on water conservation habits, attitudes, and household characteristics. Customers are encouraged to participate in the survey in order to be in the running to win two $50 gift certificates.

Customers will then receive bi-monthly water reports that will show their water usage and information about how their water usage stacks up to a similar customer's water use. The Home Water Reports will have tips and tricks on how to conserve water and lower your future water bills. Customers will have the option to receive Home Water Reports via print or email and will have access to a web portal that will provide an even more interactive and responsive system that is individualized to each participating customer.

Brighton is excited to rollout this program and improve communication with each of our individual customers. Welcome to the Conservation Team!

Please call or email with questions at (303) 655-2127 or dhessheimer@brightonco.govRead on...