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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...

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

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board hosts public meeting

The City of Brighton Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 4 at the Brighton Recreation Center for the naming of a street at Elmwood Cemetery and for a plaque on Memorial Parkway.

The Parks & Recreation...Read on...

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 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...

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...

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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: December 3, 2014

Council approves changes to utility rates

Last night, Brighton City Council approved rate changes for water and sewer services. The new rates, which go into effect with utility bills issued after Jan. 1, include changes to both fixed rates and user rates for water and sewer as well as an increase...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2014

City Council continues public hearing on amendments to oil and gas drilling regulations to Jan. 6

The City of Brighton City Council voted to continue the public hearing on amendments to the city’s municipal code to establish the requirements for issuance of a city permit for oil and gas development to the Jan. 6 city council meeting. Staff recommended...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2014

City Council amends code to address use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers

Brighton City Council voted 8-1 at tonight’s City Council meeting to amend Brighton’s municipal code to include electronic cigarettes and vaporizers into the existing smoking prohibited regulations. Currently, Article 8-44 prohibits smoking in any buildin...Read on...

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

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...


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...