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Posted on: June 24, 2016

City barbecue July 21

Brighton City Council members will host a barbecue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at Carmichael Park, 650 E Southern St.

Residents are encouraged to attend to meet City Council members, share questions and concerns, and receive information on...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Wildlife enthusiast spotlighted in Many Shades of Summer Art exhibit

Brighton artist Dominique Montano brings to life the majestic beauty of wildlife in her beautiful pastels, charcoals, ink and watercolor paintings now on display at Brighton City Hall. Montano’s paintings are part of the Eye for Art program’s Many Shades...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

Brighton Police Department hosting Citizens’ Academy

The Brighton Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizens' Police Academy.

Topics covered in the academy include firearms and arrest control, driving and pursuits, crime scene investigations, victim services, and first aid/CPR. In addi...Read on...

Download the application
Posted on: June 15, 2016

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee accepting proposals for 2017 grants

The Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting proposals for the use of Lodging Tax funds for Brighton-based organizations directly involved in promoting the community to visitors and businesses. The Committee seeks organizations and teams who m...Read on...

View the RFP and Proposal Form
Posted on: June 16, 2016

Brighton seniors compete in Rocky Mountain Senior Games

The Eagle View Adult Center (EVAC) had 43 seniors compete in the Rocky Mountain Senior Games June 8-12 in Greeley, Colo.

The Games provide competition in more than 25 sports for adults ages 50 - 100, of all abilities. The seniors competed in male or ...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Police remind residents of fireworks rules

With the 4th of July approaching, Brighton Police would like to provide a guide to which fireworks residents may legally use or possess in the City of Brighton. Brighton Municipal Code Section 08-28-20 "Definitions", available for review at the City of Br...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2016

Motorcycle crash kills one and injures a child

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 at about 10:57 am Brighton Police responded to a two vehicle injury accident. The accident was located on East Bromley Lane at South 48th Avenue.

According to witnesses a silver Toyota 4-Runner was westbound making a left tu...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Oasis Family Aquatic Park summer events

The Brighton Oasis Aquatic Park is open for the season and hosting events for youth and adults this summer.

2016 events schedule:

Teen Bash, June 10, June 24, July 22
The Oasis brings in a live DJ, host several contests, and offers games and priz...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Your hometown 4th of July Community Celebration!

The City of Brighton will host a 4th of July Community Celebration from 4 – 10 p.m. Monday, July 4 at Carmichael Park, located just behind Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave.

This year’s celebration will feature free activities for children as well as...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Help for Homes recap

On May 14, 13 homes in Brighton received help through the Help for Homes program. The 13 teams consisted of 165 volunteers working throughout the day performing jobs like painting, caulking, cleaning yards, fence repairs, ramp repairs and more. It is esti...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Selections for Many Shades of Summer art exhibit announced

The City of Brighton’s Eye for Art program has announced its selections for the Many Shades of Summer art exhibit at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave. The show will open Tuesday, May 31 with 220 beautiful pieces of summer into fall artwork from 67 loca...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

ARTfest at The Armory

ARTfest, Brighton’s community art show, is currently on display through June 29 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St.

A variety of art mediums are featured from oil to watercolor, mix media to photography, pen and ink to stained glass. ...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

City announces sculpture dedication at Art in the Park festival

The City of Brighton has announced the unveiling and dedication of sculptures procured through the Eye for Art program that will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25 at Brighton City Hall. The dedication will be in conjunction with the city’s first Ar...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

More affordable housing underway in Brighton - Brighton Village Phase II coming soon!

The Brighton Housing Authority (BHA) is excited to announce that more affordable housing will soon be made available, as Brighton Village Phase II is currently under construction. The Phase II will consists of 63 additional senior apartments. Constructio...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Oasis Teen Bash returns June 10

Teen Bash will return to the Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 10, June 24 and July 22.

This event is for teenagers ages 12-17 years only. A $9 fee will cover the cost of admission and a combo from the concession stand. Teens ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

See what Summerfest is all about June 4

The City of Brighton’s Summerfest will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4 in downtown Brighton.

Summerfest, formerly known as Culturefest, is the new branding for the City’s free annual outdoor festival in downtown Brighton. Summerfest truly defines ...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

How will you celebrate Preservation Month?

May is Preservation Month and the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission (BHPC) is joining other local preservation groups, state historical societies, and civic organizations across the country to promote historic places and historic designation for t...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

ARTfest at The Armory seeking artists

ARTfest, Brighton’s community art show, will be May 13 – June 29 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. Local artists who want to showcase their artwork may enter through May 5 for a $5 entry fee.

Entries will be accepted on a first-come...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Eagle View Adult Center recognizes outstanding volunteers

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On April 22, the Eagle View Adult Center held its annual volunteer recognition luncheon and announced its 2016 Red Sweater Award winners. The 2015 outstanding volunteers and Red Sweater Award recipients are Sherrie Gossert, Mary Martinez and Jo Overall. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Big Little Idea Contest winners announced

The six recipients of the Big Little Idea Contest were announced and recognized at last night’s city council meeting. Winners of the Big Little Idea contest each received $500 to implement their ideas by December 16, 2016.

Winners were selected based o...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Arbor Day Foundation Names Brighton Tree City USA

The City of Brighton was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Brighton has been awarded this distinguished honor for 30 years.

Brighton achieved Tree City USA recognitio...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Trash Bash May 6 and 7

The City of Brighton will offer its popular Trash Bash drop-off program for Brighton residents for large item disposal. Residents wishing to dispose of large items may do so from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. May 6 or 7. All items must be brought to the Brighton Waste...Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

“Flix and Kicks” concerts and movies in the park schedule released

The City of Brighton will host its first “Flix and Kicks” Friday concerts and movies in the park series this summer. The summer series will be held in Carmichael Park, 650 E Southern St. With an all-encompassing lineup for both categories, this year’s sc...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Brighton Recreation Center summer registration begins April 14

The Brighton Recreation Center will open registration for its summer programs Thursday, April 14.

The Center’s summer programs will include group swimming lessons, girls softball, T-ball, track and field, and tennis lessons. Specialty fitness, dance, ...Read on...

View the Center's summer brochure
Posted on: April 7, 2016

City Council approves food sales tax rebates

Brighton City Council unanimously approved a resolution at Tuesday night’s city council meeting approving a $39 food sales tax rebate. Rebates are anticipated to be mailed by April 30, 2016. To be eligible for this rebate, a citizen must have resided in...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Bike Brighton Full Moon Loop Bike Rides begin April 21

The City of Brighton’s Bike Brighton Sub-Committee announced the 2016 Bike Brighton Full Moon Loop Bike Ride dates today. These free family-friendly bike rides will occur every full moon from 6:30-8 p.m.

There are new and exciting changes to the Bike ...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

City Council ratifies Be Brighton Comprehensive Plan and Local District Plan

Brighton City Council passed a resolution of support for the Be Brighton Comprehensive Plan and Local District Plan at last night’s city council meeting. On March 22, the City’s Planning Commission unanimously approved both plans. Last night was City Coun...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Funshine Day Camp registration begins April 7

The Brighton Recreation Center will open registration for its Funshine Day Camp next week on April 7.

Brighton Funshine Day Camp is a state-licensed program offered to children ages six years to 12 years of age. Funshine Day Camp is an 8-week program f...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee accepting mini-grant award proposals

The Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting proposals for the use of lodging tax funds for Brighton-based organizations directly involved in promoting the community to visitors and businesses. Requests for mini-grants, up to $5,000, will be a...Read on...

View the RFP
Posted on: March 2, 2016

Free Water-Wise Landscape Seminar April 12

The City of Brighton Utilities Department has partnered with the Center for ReSource Conservation to host a Water-Wise Landscape Seminar. Through this partnership, Brighton residents will have the opportunity to attend a free Water-Wise Landscape Seminar,...Read on...

REGISTER HERE
Posted on: February 24, 2016

City of Brighton tree program: Order before April 15

The City of Brighton’s tree-planting program has seven species of trees available for purchase. The tree program is intended to encourage tree planting, species diversity and water conservation within the city.

The species of trees available are selec...Read on...

Order your tree here!
Posted on: March 30, 2016

Help for Homes seeking volunteers

The City of Brighton and Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. are seeking volunteers to help with the 10th Annual Help for Homes program Saturday, May 14. Help for Homes brings volunteers and neighbors together to paint or fix up homes needing minor exterior repa...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Call for Artists for Many Shades of Summer art show

The City of Brighton Eye for Art program announced a call for artists for its Many Shades of Summer art show. Artist submittals are being accepted through April 22. This art show is a four-month long show spanning the summer months from May 30 to Septemb...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Retired nuclear medicine manager spotlighted in “Spring Enchantment” art exhibit

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Photographer James Bietendorf captures the vibrant beauty of nature and cityscape in his brilliant images currently on display at Brighton City Hall. Bietendorf’s exquisite photographs are part of the Eye for Art program’s “Spring Enchantment” exhibit fr...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Brighton Youth Commission S.P.E.A.K Week April 25-30

The Brighton Youth Commission (BYC) will host their fifth annual S.P.E.A.K. (Suicide Prevention, Education, Awareness, and Knowledge) Week April 25-30, 2016.

S.P.E.A.K. Week is a youth-led, youth-driven initiative that has experienced tremendous growth...Read on...

Learn more and register
Posted on: March 4, 2016

Brighton Youth Commission and Anythink Library hosting workshop

The Brighton Youth Commission and Anythink Library will host ‘Art From Ashes,’ a spoken-word poetry workshop from 5-7 p.m. every Monday beginning April 4 through May 23.

Art from Ashes will provide youth the opportunity to foster expression, connection...Read on...

Register
Posted on: March 16, 2016

Director of Brighton Economic Development Corporation appointed

City of Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel announced the appointment of Michael Martinez to Director of Economic Development Corporation at last night’s City Council meeting.

“Michael brings a wealth of experience and proven success to his new role...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Spring Into Garden In a Box

The City of Brighton Utilities Department has partnered with the Center for ReSource Conservation’s Garden In A Box program. Through this partnership, City of Brighton utility customers can receive a $25 discount off of water-wise garden kits while suppli...Read on...

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

City of Brighton promotes EPA's 2016 “Fix a Leak Week”

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ongoing “We’re for Water” campaign, this year’s “Fix a Leak Week” encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Spo...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

2016 Live at the Armory Concert Series announced

The Armory Performing Arts Center has released its Live at the Armory 2016 concert series schedule with the first concert scheduled for March 26. With a wide-ranging artist lineup, this year’s concert series includes everything from American rock and roll...Read on...

Get tickets here
Posted on: February 24, 2016

Eggstravaganza March 19

The City of Brighton’s Eggstravaganza event will take place at noon on Saturday, March 19 at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.

This free event will feature a visit from the bunny at noon followed by an egg hunt at 12:15 p.m. for children...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Help for Homes community project accepting applications

The City of Brighton and Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. are accepting applications for the 11th Annual Help for Homes community project. The Help for Homes (HFH) program brings volunteers and neighbors together to paint or fix up homes needing minor exterio...Read on...

View the application and more information
Posted on: February 22, 2016

Be Brighton Comprehensive Plan open house Feb. 29

The City of Brighton’s Planning Division will host an open house to present the draft Be Brighton Comprehensive Plan from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29 at the Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Pkwy, Brighton, CO 80601.

All interested Brighton ci...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2016

28th Annual Spaghetti Luncheon

The Eagle View Adult Center will host the 28th Annual Spaghetti Luncheon from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the center, located at 1150 Prairie Center Parkway. Family and friends of all ages are encouraged to attend this afternoon of fun and food!...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Retired Denver Police Officer spotlighted in “Spring Enchantment” art exhibit

Artist Lawrence Amman captures the flowing beauty of nature in his beautiful oil, inks and watercolor paintings now on display at Brighton City Hall. Amman’s paintings are part of the Eye for Art program’s “Spring Enchantment” exhibit slated from Feb. 1...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Mayor McLean delivers State of the City address

City of Brighton Mayor Dick McLean delivered the 2016 State of the City address this morning at the Armory Performing Arts Center.

Instead of delivering his speech, Mayor McLean tried something new this year and showed a video featuring each departmen...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Brighton Historic Preservation Commission working to save sugar factory

The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission (BHPC) shares their enthusiasm for saving one of Brighton's treasured places, the former Great Western Sugar Company complex. Saved by Amalgamated Sugar Company with its purchase in 1985, the main factory buil...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Brighton City Manager reappointed to Colorado board

Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel was reappointed to the Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA) of Colorado Board of Directors on Jan. 29.

Esquibel has served on the board of directors since 2013. His current term will expire in Sep. 9, 2019.
...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Annual Night of Stars talent show Feb. 12

The City of Brighton and Commerce City will host the Annual Night of Stars talent show from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at the Armory Performing Arts Center.

Thirty youth from grades k-12 will compete in four categories: music, vocal, dance, and variety...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Brighton Cultural Strategic Team recruiting community members

The Brighton Cultural Strategic Team is recruiting community members to participate in meeting the goals set forth in the Cultural Strategic Plan adopted by Brighton City Council.

The five goals are: 1. to increase access, participation, and engagemen...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

City of Brighton hosting Art in the Park festival

The City of Brighton will host its first Art in the Park festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at Carmichael Park, 650 Southern Street.

This one-day festival will give attendees the opportunity to visit the artist market, meet and talk with ...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Show kindness with the Eagle View Adult Center

Join the Eagle View Adult Center in a week-long celebration of doing kind acts for others. The center is encouraging residents to show the kindness of the Brighton community by delivering items to the Eagle View Adult Center between Monday, Feb. 8 to Frid...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Brighton United in Orange Day Feb. 5 - Community Pep Rally

To celebrate the achievement of the Denver Broncos, city officials, city staff, and residents will come together as a community for a Broncos Country fan rally in the Brighton City Hall parking lot.

DETAILS:
• The City of Brighton adopted a proclamati...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Selections for “Spring Enchantment” art exhibit announced

The City of Brighton’s Eye for Art program has announced its selections for the “Spring Enchantment” art exhibit at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave. The show will open Monday, Feb. 1 with 270 fascinating pieces of winter into spring artwork from 75 lo...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Brighton PD urges residents to follow Colorado “Puffer” Law

The Brighton Police Department has recently experienced a significant increase auto thefts. Residents are leaving vehicles running and unattended and it only takes seconds for a thief to steal it.

As temperatures drop, it is tempting to let the car ...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Victim Advocate volunteers needed in Brighton and Commerce City

The Brighton and Commerce City police departments are seeking compassionate, caring and dedicated men and women to become victim advocate volunteers. The joint victim services unit supports those who have been a victim of a violent crime or traumatic situ...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

City of Brighton’s Finance Department receives award

The City of Brighton’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial re...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Parks and Recreation Department hosting job fair

The City of Brighton Parks and Recreation Department will host its second annual Summer Job Fair from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Brighton Recreation Center.

The department will be looking for summer camp staff, swim instructors, lifeguards, con...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Audition for Annual Night of Stars talent show

The City of Brighton and Commerce City will host auditions for the Annual Night of Stars talent show from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Brighton Recreation Center.

Youth from grades k-12 are eligible to audition in one of the four categories...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Office of Youth Services hosting college preparation nights

The City of Brighton Office of Youth Services will host Our Community Growing Grads events for students and families preparing for college. The program will offer college information, assistance on filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFS...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Office of Youth Services hosting two-day Image Summit

The City of Brighton’s Office of Youth Services will host its youth-focused Image Summit March 31-April 1 at the Armory Performing Arts Center in Brighton.

Different from last year, this year’s summit will be a two-day event and have statewide attendan...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Adams County and City of Brighton District Plan neighborhood meeting

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The Adams County Long Range Strategic Planning Office announced today two additional neighborhood meetings will be held in February to solicit public input and feedback on the District Plan, a collabora...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Brighton Recreation Center now offering Big Kids Club

The Brighton Recreation Center is now offering a Bid Kids Club for youth ages 7 to 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. This drop-in childcare program is available for a maximum of 90 minutes for parents using the Brighton Recreation Center’s ...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Big Little Idea contest returns for second year

After a successful launch of the first Big Little Idea contest in 2015, the City of Brighton has decided to bring the contest back for a second year.

The Big Little Idea contest is a city-sponsored contest that will award $500 each to six individuals,...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Brighton Youth Commission recruiting for S.P.E.A.K community board

The Brighton Youth Commission is recruiting community members to participate in a new S.P.E.A.K (Suicide, Prevention, Education, Awareness, and Knowledge) community board. The purpose of the community board will be to create greater community involvement ...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Brighton Recreation Center first quarter events

The Brighton Recreation Center has released its first quarter events for 2016. The calendar includes events, programs, workshops, youth trips, and classes.

January
• January 2, Annual pass sale began (20 percent off all regular priced annual passes) ...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Eagle View Adult Center hosts Effective Communication Strategies: Tips for Care Partners

The Eagle View Adult Center is hosting an evening program that can help caregivers, family, and friends create better connections with someone with dementia. “Effective Communication Strategies” is an education program taught by the Alzheimer’s Associatio...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards seeking nominations

The City of Brighton is seeking nominations for the Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award (ACMCYA) program. The City is seeking nominations for deserving young adults residing in Brighton who have risen to meet challenges while maintaining a p...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2015

City of Brighton installs electric vehicle charging station

Furthering the City of Brighton’s sustainability efforts and pledge to support energy alternatives, city staff has announced the recent installation of a level two commercial charging station at the west side of Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave. The dua...Read on...


Posted on: May 20, 2016

YUCCAS by Gene Goff

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In 2014, Gene had the idea to create a sculpture for the Eagle View Adult Center. He wanted to honor his parents, Sam and Pam Goff, by creating a lasting tribute at the Center where his parents enjoy spending time.
Gene sculpted the pieces from cold r...Read on...