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Posted on: April 20, 2015

Community development employees pass esteemed exam

In early April, Carla Gutierrez became the first permit technician in Brighton’s history to pass the International Code Council (ICC) Permit Technician exam. Now, the Community Development Department has had another permit technician, Tara Perry, pass the...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

City of Brighton Arbor Day events

In recognition of Arbor Day, the City of Brighton will be participating in the following events:

• April 21, 7 p.m. – The week will begin with an Arbor Day proclamation at the city council meeting at Brighton City Hall. The Brighton Arbor Day poster co...Read on...

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

City of Brighton employee receives Public Health Hero Award

The City of Brighton’s Long Range and Historic Preservation Planner Aja Tibbs and the City of Brighton City Council have been selected as a Public Health Hero of the Year by Tri-County Health Department (TCHD). Tibbs and City of Brighton Community Develo...Read on...

Public Health Hero of the Year Award information
Posted on: April 15, 2015

Traffic Advisory: Cone Zone – Intersection of Bridge Street and Main Street

The City of Brighton has issued a traffic advisory to citizens stating Sturgeon Electric will begin traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Bridge Street and Main Street.

Construction and improvement will be conducted from 3 a.m. – 6 p.m. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

City Council adopts revised oil and gas drilling regulations

The City of Brighton City Council voted unanimously at tonight’s city council meeting to approve an ordinance amending oil and gas regulations to allow for the development of oil and gas resources within the city limits while mitigating potential impacts ...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Zentangle artist dazzles in “Spring into Color” exhibit

Displaying her artwork at Brighton City Hall for the first time, mixed media artist Susan Heinz brings a burst of color to the Eye for Art program’s “Spring into Color” exhibit.

Heinz creates dazzling zentangle inspired art with alcohol inks and pen cr...Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2015

Brighton Victim Services shows support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Brighton Police Department’s Victim Services Unit is making sure Brighton residents are aware of, educated on, and taking action against sexual assaults.

Sexual assault crimes in the United State...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Eye for Art Program calls for artists for “Summer of Dimensions” art show

The City of Brighton has announced a call for artists for the “Summer of Dimensions” art show. Artist submittals are being accepted through May 1, 2015.

Artwork from local and regional artists will be selected by the Eye for Art committee to be display...Read on...

Fill out a form here
Posted on: March 31, 2015

Brighton Trash Bash May 1 and 2

The City of Brighton will once again offer its Trash Bash drop-off program to Brighton residents for large item disposal. Residents wishing to dispose of large items may do so from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. May 1 or 2. All items must be brought to the Brighton Wast...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

2015 Household Chemical Roundup May 2

Brighton residents can properly dispose of unused or leftover chemical products in their home on Saturday, May 2, 2015 during the Household Chemical Roundup. The event will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Highland Hills Water World, located at 8801 N. Pec...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

City of Brighton offering Water-Wise Landscape Seminars

The City of Brighton’s Utility Department has partnered with the Center for ReSource Conservation’s Water-Wise Landscape Seminars. Through this partnership, Brighton residents have the opportunity to attend two no-cost Water-Wise Landscape Seminars this s...Read on...

Register here!
Posted on: March 24, 2015

The Summer Set scheduled to perform at BYC’s S.P.E.A.K. 5K Walk

The Brighton Youth Commission will host the fourth annual S.P.E.A.K. Week April 20-25. S.P.E.A.K. is designed to promote awareness among community youth, about the warning signs of suicide, with hopes of providing local resources to those who are struggli...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Full Moon Family Bike Rides begin April 4

The City of Brighton’s Bike Brighton Sub-Committee announced the 2015 Full Moon Family Bike Ride dates today. The rides will begin at 6:30 p.m. every month on the evening of the full moon.

The ride will start and end at Benedict Park, Emi Chikuma Plaz...Read on...

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

Brighton spotlights acrylic artist in “Spring into Color” exhibit

Lifelong artist Howard Crosslen has captured the essence of spring in his acrylic paintings featured in the City of Brighton Eye for Art program’s “Spring into Color” exhibit.

A Colorado native, Crosslen has been interested in art his entire life. Wit...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee accepting proposals for mini 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. Requests for Mini Grants, up to $5,000, will be a...Read on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2015

Spring into Garden In A Box

The City of Brighton’s Utility 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...

Order a garden here
Posted on: March 18, 2015

City Council adopts urban agriculture regulations

Brighton City Council recently passed an ordinance adopting new code regulations regarding certain agriculture related uses in urban residential environments. The following information is intended to provide general information and a summary of the recent...Read on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2015

Arbor Day Foundation names Brighton Tree City USA

The City of Brighton was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Brighton achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or dep...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

Spring reminders from code enforcement

Now that spring is here, Brighton Code Enforcement officers would like to provide a reminder about a few important municipal codes:

• All vehicles must be currently licensed & operable. Unlicensed and expired vehicles are considered inoperable. T...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

Eggstravaganza around the corner

The city of Brighton’s Eggstravaganza event will take place at noon on Saturday, March 28, 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 childre...Read on...

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Posted on: March 11, 2015

City of Brighton appoints Assistant City Manager

City of Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel announced the appointment of Chontel Trujillo to Assistant City Manager for Operations today. As Assistant City Manager for Operations, Trujillo will oversee the Parks & Recreation, Utilities, and Streets ...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2015

City Council passes ordinance adopting marijuana code

Brighton City Council last week approved an ordinance adopting new provisions in the Municipal Code regarding the indoor cultivation and processing of marijuana by individuals in their homes. The following information is intended to provide general inform...Read on...

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

Brighton Sustainable Kickoff rescheduled for April 11

The City of Brighton has rescheduled the Brighton Sustainable Kickoff for 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, April 11 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong Street, Brighton, CO 80601. The event will celebrate the city’s advancement in the Georgetown U...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

Brighton announces 2015 Summer Youth Internship Program

The City of Brighton Office of Youth Services is pleased to announce the 2015 Summer Youth Internship Program. The office is seeking local businesses that would like to host an intern ages 14 - 21. The intern will work 20 - 25 hours per week for 6-8 weeks...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

City of Brighton promotes 2015 “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...

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Posted on: March 2, 2015

Brighton PD first to implement “You Have Options” program

The Brighton Police Department is improving the way it responds to and assists victims of sexual assault. Leading the way not only in Colorado, but also in the nation, they are the first police department to adopt and implement the You Have Options Progr...Read on...

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Posted on: March 2, 2015

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 2. Help for Homes brings volunteers and neighbors together to paint or fix up homes needing minor exterior repai...Read on...

View the volunteer application here
Posted on: February 26, 2015

Survey says quality of life high in Brighton

The City of Brighton contracted with National Research Center, Inc. in 2014 to conduct The National Citizen Survey™ (The NCS™). The survey captured opinions of a representative sample selected from 1,200 residents of Brighton, who were mailed invitations ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2015

Help for Homes community project accepting applications

The City of Brighton and Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. are accepting applications for the 10th 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...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

28th Annual Spaghetti Luncheon

The Eagle View Adult Center will host the 28th Annual Spaghetti Luncheon 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7 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!
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Posted on: February 20, 2015

Brighton Sustainable Kickoff canceled

Due to inclement weather expected on Saturday, February 21, 2015, the City of Brighton has decided to cancel and reschedule the Brighton Sustainable Kickoff event. This decision came with a lot of deliberation, but the final result was decided based on th...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Mayor McLean unveils Big Little Idea contest

At the City of Brighton’s State of the City address this morning, Mayor Dick McLean announced the launch of the city’s first Big Little Idea contest.

“For many of us, loving Brighton comes natural. Some of us grew up here, while others moved here to r...Read on...

Enter here!
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Brighton spotlights watercolor artist in “Spring into Color” exhibit

Brighton artist Kay Curtis is spotlighted in the Eye for Art “Spring into Color” art exhibit. The “Spring into Color” art exhibit is on display through May 29 at Brighton City Hall.

A Colorado resident for more than 40 years, Curtis recently moved to...Read on...

To view a video sample of the current artwork bein
Posted on: February 9, 2015

Brighton Sustainable Kickoff celebration

The City of Brighton will host a Brighton Sustainable Kickoff event to celebrate its advancement in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition, a national energy efficiency contest that could result in a $5 million prize.

The event will be 10 ...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2015

City of Brighton tree program

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...

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Posted on: February 3, 2015

Help Eagle View celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week

Join the Eagle View Adult Center in a week-long celebration of doing kind acts for others. Residents are invited to show the kindness of the Brighton Community by delivering items to the Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway, Monday, Feb. 9...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

Brighton police seek information about shooting

Brighton police are investigating the shooting of a 31-year-old female during a disturbance at a party in Brighton at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb.1, 2015.

Officers were initially dispatched to the 7-11 at 1012 E. Bridge St. at 2:39 a.m. on a report of a fema...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2015

Brighton announces “Spring into Color” art show selections

The City of Brighton’s Eye for Art program has announced its selections for the “Spring into Color” art exhibit at Brighton City Hall, located at 500 S. 4th Ave. This four-month show blossoms early into spring colors with this fabulous show beginning Mon...Read on...

Videos and catalogs
Posted on: January 30, 2015

Brighton police investigating fatal crash

Brighton police are investigating a fatal 3-car crash which occurred on Highway 85 at about 8:45 this morning.

According to witnesses, a black Dodge pick-up was southbound on Highway 85 when it ran a red light at the intersection with 124th Ave., strik...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2015

Brighton and Commerce City seeks volunteer victim advocates

The Brighton and Commerce City police departments are seeking highly motivated individuals to become volunteer victim advocates.

Volunteer advocates provide on-scene crisis intervention with victims and witnesses of crime, sudden death and other emerg...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

City of Brighton Named National Semi-Finalist in Two-Year Energy Savings Competition

What do the communities of Aspen, Brighton and Fort Collins have in common? They all want to save energy over the next two years, an effort that could result in a $5 million prize from Georgetown University.

The Georgetown University Energy Prize today...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2015

Live at the Armory 2015 Concert Series announced

The Armory Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce its Live at the Armory 2015 concert series with its first concert scheduled to kickoff March 21. With a variety of musical performances to suit all tastes, the eclectic concert series includes every...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2015

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: December 19, 2014

2015 lodging tax grants awarded to Brighton organizations

The City of Brighton lodging tax grants have officially been awarded to the selected recipients. The lodging tax grants are awarded to Brighton-based organizations directly involved in promoting the community to visitors and businesses with allocated fund...Read on...

For more information about lodging tax grants..
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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Forestry

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

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

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...


Police Press Releases

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Posted on: February 27, 2015

Police seek driver who hit officer

Molstad

Brighton police are looking for a Longmont man who struck an officer and three police
cars with his vehicle before fleeing earlier this afternoon. Police are looking for 52 year-oldMark Duane Molstad, described as 6’00” tall, weighing approximately 200...Read on...