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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Eagle View Adult Center offering Medicare series

The Eagle View Adult Center is offering a Medicare series covering everything you need to know.

Classes being offered include:

Supplemental Medicare Plans
Learn about Medicare supplemental insurance that may be needed to cover gaps in Medicare Pa...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2015

City Council approves ballot issues for Nov. 3 election

Brighton City Council unanimously approved a resolution at last night’s city council meeting setting forth two ballot issues for the Nov. 3 election. Neither item requires the raising of taxes or tax rates, or imposes any new taxes.

The City Council w...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Attend City Council meet and greets

As part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in the City affairs, Brighton City Council members from wards 1 and 3 will be hosting informal meet and greets in September.

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

Brighton Recreation Center prepping projects for annual facility maintenance

The Recreation Center gymnasium (basketball, pickle ball and volleyball courts) will be closed starting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 to allow time for cleaning of structural beams, painting of the gymnasium and running track as well as floor refinishing.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Volunteers needed for Good, Clean Fun community clean up event

The City of Brighton has announced its second community clean-up day – Good Clean Fun. The Good Clean Fun event will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Good Clean Fun is expected to bring out hundreds of community volunteers who will clean up tr...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Roundup Sept. 19

Brighton residents can get rid of any unused or leftover chemical products in their home from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the 2015 Adams County Chemical and Electronic Waste Roundup. The event will be located at the Thornton IMC Facility, 12450 ...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Ecofair: Recycle, shred, learn and have fun!

The City of Brighton will host the 2015 Ecofair from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.19 at Carmichael Park, located at 650 Southern Street.

The event is a great opportunity to recycle computers, keyboards, laptops, cd’s, mice, printers, DVD and VCR pl...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

The Brighton Housing Authority to Host the 5th Annual Applicant Assistance Resource Fair

The Brighton Housing Authority is excited to have the opportunity to provide the community with access to available resources at the upcoming 5th Annual Applicant Assistance Resource Fair. The Applicant Assistance Resource Fair will take place on Wednesd...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2015

Brighton Trash Bash Sep. 18 and 19

The City of Brighton will offer its Trash Bash drop-off program for Brighton residents for large item disposal. Residents will have the opportunity to dispose of large items from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19. All items must be brought to the Brighton W...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2015

Eagle View Adult Center 3rd Annual Car Show Sept. 12

The Eagle View Adult Center will host its 3rd Annual Car Show from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway.

The car show will feature old cars, fancy cars, and fast cars. Brighton Jazz will provi...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

Brighton spotlights Jamie Zerr-Lockwood in Summer of Dimensions Exhibit

Henderson artist Jamie Zerr-Lockwood brings ordinary scenes to life in her acrylic paintings now on display at Brighton City Hall. Zerr-Lockwood’s paintings are part of the Eye for Art program’s “Summer of Dimensions” exhibit.

Zerr-Lockwood has been ...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2015

Call for Artists for Brighton’s “Holiday Sensations” Art Show

The City of Brighton’s Eye for Art program has announced a call for artists for its Holiday Sensations art show. Artist submittals are being accepted through Sept. 4. This art show is a four-month long show slated from Oct. 5to Jan, 23, 2016 at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave.

The Holiday Sensations art show will be a holiday exhibit that spans the fall, winter and five holidays in the open show. Artwork may include, but is not limited to oils, acrylics, ink, graphite, watercolors, inspiring photography, feather art, steel and bronze sculptures, fused glass, wearable art and sterling silver metalwork jewelry.

Don't miss your chance to show your artwork in this spectacular year-end show!
Artists not already registered as an artist or art group are asked to register and retrieve submittal forms by visiting http://brightoncoarts.org/263/Call-for-Artists.

Please contact Eye for Artwork Coordinator Laurie Maier at 303-655-2034 for additional information.

Brighton is a proud supporter of Arts and Culture.

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

Brighton Culture Arts Commission seeks nominations

The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission has announced a call for nominations for its first Excellence in Arts Awards. Brighton has a vibrant and growing cultural arts community, and the Commission would like to celebrate individuals and groups within Bright...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2015

Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park restricted hours begin Aug. 17

The Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park will begin restricted hours Aug. 17. During restricted hours, the Oasis will only be open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The last day of the season will be Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7.

For questions, please c...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

City of Brighton implement local disaster declaration

On July 28, 2015, the City of Brighton implemented a local Disaster Declaration for damages sustained in the Ken Mitchell Lake area due to flooding of the South Platte River.

The flooding and damages were caused by the record rainfall and snowmelt arou...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Residents interested in running for City Council may begin petitions Aug. 4

Brighton residents interested in running for City Council in the Nov. 3 elections may begin petitions for nomination starting Aug. 4. Candidate packets may be picked up from the City Clerk’s office at Brighton City Hall Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Brighton Explorers compete at regional conference

The Brighton Police Explorers recently attended the Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisors Association of Colorado (LEEPAAC) regional conference in Gunnison, CO and did exceptionally well. This year, the Explorers competed with a new team and brought home...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Brighton earns recognition as Solar Friendly Community

The city of Brighton has earned certification as a Solar Friendly Community for adopting leading best practices designed to make it faster, easier and more affordable for its residents to go solar. The City was honored at a regular City Council meeting July 21 with the presentation of a road sign and a plaque to leaders.

Brighton adopted enough of the solar streamlining recommendations to earn gold designation, and becomes the 17th Colorado community to be recognized since the program began in 2012.

“Everyone benefits when committed city staff and elected officials in communities like Brighton make smart investments in our communities resources,” said City of Brighton Mayor Dick McLean. “Being recognized as a solar friendly community ensures we are taking steps in the right direction toward our sustainability goals and providing our citizens with fast and affordable solar options. We are proud to join the other 16 Colorado communities doing the same.”

Solar Friendly Communities works to advance reforms to solar permitting, inspection and finance and was launched as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot initiative to drive down the costs of solar energy. The program uses an easy-to-follow roadmap of 12 Best Practices (explained in detail at ( www.solarcommunities.org ) and rewards communities for endorsing these practices.

Brighton joins the City and County of Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Lakewood, Westminster, Fort Collins, Arvada, Nederland, Boulder County, Carbondale, Lafayette, Parker, Lyons, Superior, Golden, Pikes Peak Regional Building Department in earning Solar Friendly Communities certification. Together, the certified cities now represent more than 2.5 million Colorado residents.

Brighton is being recognized for earning 1160 points out of a possible 1600 to qualify for Gold level recognition. The town has worked on a variety of ways to make solar permitting easier including: posting requirements in an online checklist, allowing electronic submission of permit documents and affirming solar energy as part of its community goals.

“We are delighted to welcome Brighton as the newest Solar Friendly Community and hope that other Adams County communities will follow its lead, '' said Rebecca Cantwell, executive director of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, which manages the program.

While the costs of solar panels have dropped dramatically in recent years, the “soft costs’’ of solar including permitting and inspection now account for roughly 60 percent of the total price.

By adopting policies that cut the time required to get rooftop solar systems installed, Brighton is helping to cut the cost of the systems and making solar more affordable. With interest in solar growing, the streamlined processes will also help the city prepare for greater solar energy demand.

INFORMATION: Rebecca Cantwell - Solar Friendly Communities- (303) 333-7342 rcantwell@coseia.org www.solarcommunities.org.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

Brighton High School tennis courts closed July 21-23

The Brighton High School tennis courts will be closed July 21-July 23, 2015 for surface maintenance. The tennis courts will reopen to the public on Friday, July 24, 2015.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the community’s patience during...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Parks & Recreation Department hosting public meeting

The City of Brighton Parks & Recreation Department will hold a public meeting to discuss the master plan of Northgate Park and Cherry Meadows Park.

The Northgate Park and Cherry Meadows master plan public meeting will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 6 at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N 11th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601. Citizens in attendance will participate and have the opportunity to provide thoughts and ideas on creating the master plans.

Community input from these meetings will help guide the design of the parks amenities.

To view results from the first community meeting visit http://www.brightonco.gov/934/Park-Design-projects .

For more information, call 303-655-2170.

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View results from the first meeting
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: July 14, 2015

Eagle View Adult Center closed August 3-7

The Eagle View Adult Center will be closed August 3 - August 7 for annual maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience but look forward to seeing our patrons back on Monday, Aug. 10.
For questions, please call the center at 303-655-2075.

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Brighton City Council will host city barbecue

The City of Brighton's City Council members will host a citywide barbecue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at Carmichael Park, located behind Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Avenue.

Residents are encouraged to attend the barbecue to meet City Council members, share questions or concerns, and receive information on projects taking place in their neighborhood and throughout the city.

In addition, city departments and community groups will be present to provide information on local projects. Entertainment will be provided by Brighton High School student Isaiah Wilson followed by guitarist Dave Connelly.

The barbecue is free and open to Brighton residents. For more information, please call 303-655-2042.


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Posted on: July 10, 2015

Brighton PD issues telephone scam alert

Brighton Police have recently received reports of a telephone scam which attempts to fraudulently collect money from victims who are told a warrant has been issued for their arrest.

In several recent cases, police were told that victim received a telephone call from a male who identifies himself as either a deputy or a lieutenant with the Adams County Sheriff's office (ASCO); the male then tells the victim there is a warrant for their arrest, telling them they failed to appear for jury duty and are subject to arrest if they do not pay an amount ranging from $250 to $1,000 immediately. The caller then instructs the victim to obtain a pre-paid card such as "Green Dot" for the specified amount, and to call him back when they have obtained the card. If the victim calls back, the male instructs them to reveal the social security numbers on the back of the card so that he can verify the purchase tool place; if the victim provides these numbers, the card is quickly drained of any money placed on it and the caller discontinues contact with the victim, who may believe the fact they have have the card in their possession prevents the funds from being accessed. If asked about making other arrangements to make the payment, such as using a check or credit card, or appearing at the Sheriff's office in person, the male tells the victim that this is not allowed, and that if they fail to follow his instructions exactly, he will immediately send deputies to their home to arrest them.

Brighton PD has confirmed with ASCO that these calls do not originate from their office, are not consistent with their policies, and constitutes fraudulent activity. Citizens who question the legitimacy of such attempts to collect money are encouraged to contact the company or government agency associated with the claim to verify the identity of purported representatives and the proper means of resolving the matter.

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Brighton Housing Authority announces executive promotions

The Brighton Housing Authority (BHA) is excited to announce the recent promotions of two internal team members to executive level positions. Andrew Dall is now the Housing Authority’s Chief Housing Program Manager and Debra Bradford is now Chief Financial...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2015

Increased DUI Enforcement for Independance Day Weekend

The Brighton Police Department will be stepping up its DUI enforcement efforts starting July 3rd, for the Independence Day weekend. Three additional officers will be patrolling the streets looking for drivers who are impaired by drugs and alcohol. Funding...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Brighton Mayor Pro Tem elected to CML Board

Kirby Wallin, Brighton mayor pro tem, was elected to the Colorado Municipal League (CML) Executive Board by municipal officials from around the state during the 93rd Annual CML conference held June 16-19 in Breckenridge.

Also new to the Board:
Ron...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Brighton Oasis Parents’ Night Out July 10

The Brighton Oasis is hosting its first Parents’ Night Out from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 10 at 1852 E. Bromley lane.

This event is open to parents ages 21 and older. There will be a live DJ, refreshments, a variety of prizes, and no children. There...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

Brighton Oasis Teen Bash July 16 and 30

The Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park will host a Teen Bash 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 16 and July 30 at 1852 Bromley Lane.

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 ...Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

Police investigating fatal crash

Brighton Police are investigating a fatal crash which occurred this morning at about 9:29 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-76, just east of Buckley Road.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle roll-over crash involving a white SUV; upon arrival, they discovered that all six of the vehicle's occupants, two adults and four children, had been ejected. An adult male was pronounced dead at the scene; once child and an adult female were transported by air ambulance, and the remaining three children were transported to an area hospital by ground ambulances.

Although the crash remains under investigation, preliminary findings appear to indicate that none of the vehicle's occupants were properly restrained; there is no indication at this time that drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. Possible charges in the crash remain pending at this time.

Westbound lanes of I-76 were closed for approximately four hours as a result of the crashRead on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Police remind residents of fireworks rules

With the Fourth 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”, viewable at the City of Brighton we...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Brighton spotlights artist Bernie Lopez in Summer of Dimensions Exhibit

Oil painter Bernie Lopez gives tribute to the United States Armed Forces in the City of Brighton’s latest Eye for Art exhibit. With just the right amount of patriotism, Lopez has a number of military themed paintings, with a few other exquisite surprises,...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee accepting proposals for 2016 Lodging Tax 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...

Download the application here
Posted on: June 15, 2015

Meet Groot at the “Summer of Dimensions” art exhibit

Visitors to the Eye for Art “Summer of Dimensions” art exhibit can expect to be greeted by “Groot a 7’ Guardian of the Galaxy” sculpture created by City of Brighton Streets & Fleet Director Joe Smith. This piece has quickly become one of the most talked about pieces of art featured in the show.

The “Summer of Dimensions” art exhibit will be on display June 8 to September 25 at Brighton City Hall and contains 279 pieces of exquisite artwork from 70 local and regional artists.

Meet the Artists: The public is invited to meet the artists of this beautiful spring exhibit at a reception from 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, June 25 at Brighton City Hall. Come and visit with the artists of this beautiful exhibit and learn more about Brighton’s regional impact on the art community.

The City of Brighton proudly supports the promotion of art and culture within the City. Artists or art groups interested in future shows, please contact Eye for Art Program Coordinator Laurie Lozano-Maier at 303-655-2034.

Videos and catalogs are available on line at the www.brightoncoARTs.org/135.

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

Parks & Recreation Department hosting public meetings

The City of Brighton Parks & Recreation Department will hold two public meetings June 18 to discuss the master plan of Northgate Park and Cherry Meadows Park.

The Northgate Park Master Plan Public Meeting will be 6 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at Foundations Charter School, 340 South 45th Avenue. Citizens in attendance will participate and have the opportunity to provide thoughts and ideas on creating the master plan for the Northgate Park.

The Cherry Meadows Park Master Plan Public Meeting will be 8 – 9:30 p.m., Thursday, June 18 at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 North 11th Avenue. Citizens in attendance will participate and have the opportunity to provide thoughts and ideas on creating the master plan for the Cherry Meadows Park.

Community input from these meetings will help guide the design of the parks amenities.

For more information, callRead on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

Bike to Work Day June 24

June is bike month in Colorado. The highlight of bike month in Colorado, Bike to Work Day, will be Wednesday June 24.

To participate in Bike to Work Day, the City of Brighton’s Bike Brighton Sub-Committee will host a water aid station with help from B...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Brighton Sister Cities hosting Polish Community Celebration

The City of Brighton’s Sister Cities Committee will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Sister Cities program with a Polish Community Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 5 at Carmichael Park.

For the past 20 years, Ziebice, Poland and Br...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

City of Brighton Fourth of July Celebration

The City of Brighton will host a Fourth of July Celebration 2 – 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4 at Carmichael Park, located just behind Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave.

This year’s celebration will be bigger and brighter than ever with a laser show includ...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2015

Brighton announces selections for “Summer of Dimensions” art exhibit

The City of Brighton’s Eye for Art Program has announced its selections for the “Summer of Dimensions” art exhibit at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave. This four month show bursts into exciting dimensions of space, time and the dimensions of life on pl...Read on...

View videos and catalogs here
Posted on: June 3, 2015

Adams County Communities and Denver Announce New Regional Pact

Leaders from Adams County, Aurora, Brighton, Commerce City, Denver, Federal Heights and Thornton today opened a new chapter in cooperative business development and job creation for Denver International Airport and the region it serves.

Culminating more...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

Concerts at Carmichael summer concert series announced

The City of Brighton Special Events Division has announced the Concerts at Carmichael 2015 summer concert series. The series will include:

July 24, 7 – 9 p.m. – Mood Express
Mood Express has delivered quality dance entertainment for more than 25 years...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

City of Brighton Emerald Ash Borer update

This week, residents of several Front Range communities will notice trees in high-traffic public parks or along street rights-of-way encircled with wide bands of green or yellow ribbon that warn of an invasive tree pest. City parks departments, Colorado T...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2015

Brighton Youth Commission recognizes nine graduating members

The Brighton Youth Commission (BYC) is saying goodbye to nine of its graduating commissioners. The nine commissioners were recognized and thanked for their service at the City of Brighton City Council meeting May 19.

Combined, the nine commissioners have provided more than 3,000 hours of community service and were a key component in the development of S.P.E.A.K, a week dedicated to suicide awareness, education and prevention. The graduating commissioners are taking different paths after graduation but it’s clear their impact on communities around the world has just begun.

View the commissioners’ plans after graduation:

Seth Armentrout
Seth will be going to Tulane University in New Orleans on a full-tuition merit scholarship to study economics. He will explore possibilities in fields of law, business, and policy, and he hopes to eventually move back to Colorado, marry, and have a big happy family.

Ashley BargmannAshley will be attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in the fall. She will be majoring in psychology as part of her pre-law study. After undergraduate education, Ashley plans to pursue a juris doctorate degree to practice family law. While in Nashville, Ashley will also be pursing music outside of her school work.

Austin Bargmann
Valedictorian at Eagle Ridge Academy, Austin will attend Stanford University where he will major in bioengineering while also enrolling in graduate biomolecular engineering courses and doing research in neuroimmunology. His viable plans following undergrad are to pursue a PhD MD in bioengineering through the medical scientist training program at Stanford.

Joy CotieJoy plans to attend the Colorado School of Mines to study engineering physics.

Saul Jurado
Saul, Daniels Fund recipient, will be attending the University of Denver and majoring in political science as part of a pre-law track.

Jordan TedrowJordan plans on attending Metropolitan State and pursuing an art degree.

Chase Whitmore
Chase will be attending Northeastern Junior college for two years before attending a higher education to pursue a degree in psychology and eventually become a counselor.

Isaiah WilsonIsaiah will be attending Johnson and Wales University in Denver and majoring in Urban Studies. Afterwards, he may obtain his master's degree at Colorado University Boulder. He looks forward to making our cities more sustainable for future generations.

Jean Worth
Jean plans to major in business at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. In the future, Jean aspires to open her own business as well as continue community service. The City of Brighton and Office of Youth Services thanks these commissioners for their service, endless hard work and time spent enhancing the Brighton community. The Brighton Youth Commission is a body of 22 youth and six adults that are appointed by City Council to study and investigate matters impacting youth in Brighton. The BYC plans and implements projects addressing these important issues.

The Brighton Youth Commission is currently recruiting for open spots on both the Brighton Youth Commission and the Brighton Youth Corps of Volunteers. Interested applicants can submit in-person applications by June 3 at Historic City Hall, 22 S. 4th Avenue, or by emailing trussell@brightonco.gov. Applications can be found online at www.brightonyouthcommission.org. Interviews will be held for both entities Friday, June 5 at the Brighton Recreation Center. Applicants selected for interviews will be notified of their interview time June 4.

For more information, please call Tawnya Russell at 303-655-2123.

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Posted on: May 20, 2015

Council approves new water bill surcharge

Last night, Brighton City Council approved a surcharge for water services. The newly adopted surcharge is necessary to cover the increased cost of a portion of the City of Brighton’s water supply obtained through the City of Thornton. On May 1, Thornton ...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Brighton’s Culturefest June 6

Culturefest will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, June 6 along Main Street and the Brighton Pavilions.

Come out and enjoy a day of live music, street vendors, kids’ activities, a petting zoo and pony rides, great food and business, community...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Murphy Robinson appointed Assistant City Manager for General Services

City of Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel announced the appointment of Murphy Robinson to Assistant City Manager for General Services. As Assistant City Manager for General Services, Robinson will assist the city manager in coordinating the executive and director team, create and implement city policies, oversee city projects for the City Manager and City Council, direct the Brighton Sustainable initiative, oversee city's emergency management/risk management policy, and implement change leadership development in departments.

Robinson previously worked as a police officer for three years at the Brighton Police Department and most recently interning with the City Manager. Prior to joining the City of Brighton, Robinson was a police officer in Cincinnati for three years and was the president/founder of Robinson Corporations executive security firm in the greater Cincinnati area.

In 2013, Robinson received the Life Saving Award from the City of Brighton, one of the most prestigious awards given to a law enforcement officer for being directly responsible for saving an individual’s life.
In February 2015, Robinson was appointed as the vice chairman of the Colorado City Manager’s Association Emerging Manager’s Board. He is responsible for working with assistant and deputy city managers located in the Front Range area and meeting with all the cities and counties represented to better communicate between the organization and the local government managers.

“Robinson has proven leadership abilities, an efficient and inventive management style and a strong passion for the Brighton community and its future,” City Manager Manuel Esquibel said. “We are excited to have him join the city manager’s team and look forward to the positive contributions he will make.”

Robinson earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Xavier University and received his master’s degree this spring in political science with an emphasis on policy and politics from the University of Colorado Denver.

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Posted on: May 19, 2015

CANCELLATION: Traffic Advisory: Bridge and Main Street ramp improvements

The City of Brighton has issued a traffic advisory for Main and Bridge Street ramp improvements. Construction and lane closures will be in effect on both Bridge Street and Main Street each day from 3 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22.
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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Brighton Youth Commission recruiting new members

The Brighton Youth Commission is recruiting for open spots on both the Brighton Youth Commission and the Brighton Youth Corps of Volunteers.

Interested applicants can submit in-person applications by June 3 at Historic City Hall, 22 S. 4th Avenue, or ...Read on...

Download the application here
Posted on: May 8, 2015

Memorial Day Remembrance to be held at Elmwood

To remember individuals who have died while serving in the United States armed forces, the city will host a Memorial Day Remembrance from noon - 3 p.m. Monday, May 25 at Elmwood Cemetery, 14800 Brighton Road, Brighton CO 80601.

The Memorial Day Rememb...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

Brighton Applicant Assistance Program accepting 2015 applications

The Brighton Housing Authority (BHA) is excited to announce that applications for the Applicant Assistance Program (AAP) are now being accepted for the 2015 program year. The AAP provides Adams County residents with resources to start their own business, ...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

City Streets Department working to repair potholes

The City of Brighton’s Streets and Fleet Department is cracking down on potholes. Even though the Streets and Fleet Department patches potholes on a near weekly basis throughout the year, springtime weather changes cause many more potholes to appear. With...Read on...

Report a pothole here
Posted on: May 4, 2015

Brighton Oasis opening May 23

The Brighton Oasis Aquatic Park will open for the season Saturday, May 23.

The Park features a variety of water activities for all ages. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy two slides, lazy river, wave generator, climbing wall, zip line, water bask...Read on...

Learn more
Posted on: April 30, 2015

Brighton Youth Summit: Imagine, impact, influence

The Office of Youth Services with support of the Brighton Youth Commission will host the first Youth Summit in Brighton 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong Street. The Youth Summit has been designed to he...Read on...

Register here
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Brighton detective receives leadership award

Brighton Police Detective Justin Moore was recently honored as the recipient of the Sean May Leadership Award from the 17th Judicial District.

The award, named after an Adams County Deputy DA murdered outside his home in 2008, is designated for a recipient who has shown "outstanding leadership that has resulted in a measurable difference in services for victims of crime in the 17th Judicial District."

Moore, who has been with Brighton PD since 2008, was nominated for the honor because of his commitment to treating crime victims with dignity and respect, including his efforts adopting and implementing a new victim-centered program for investigations of sexual assault.

The program, "You Have Options" , prioritizes the needs and concerns of victims of sexual assault over rigid of investigative protocols, and allows victims to have a voice in decision making at key points in the investigative process. Moore's dedication to serving crime victims has proven successful in prosecuting offenders, including cases in which his contacting other potential victims of an offender has revealed previously unreported crimes.

The award was presented to Moore during the 17th Judicial District's Annual Victim Rights Week Ceremony, held April 23 at Stonebrook Manor in Thornton.Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Big Little Idea contest winners announced

The six recipients of the Big Little Idea contest were announced and recognized at the city council meeting Tuesday night. Winners of the Big Little Idea contest each received $500 to implement their ideas by October 19, 2015.

Winners were selected ...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Brighton PD arrest four in robbery

Brighton police have arrested four adults following a late-night robbery outside a local motel.

Police were called to the Best Western Motel, 15151 Brighton Road, just before midnight on Sunday, April 19, on a report of robbery. When officers arrived, they found two vehicles crashed in the motel parking lot and a male who told officers he had just been robbed at gunpoint.

The victim told police he had met two women at the Sonic restaurant across the street from the motel for a short time earlier, and had agreed to go with them to the motel to smoke marijuana. The man said the three went to the Best Western, where the women lead him to a public area on the third floor before indicating they were uncomfortable smoking marijuana in the motel, at which point they all returned to his car.

The women asked him to move to the south side of the motel, where their car was parked. A few minutes later, the women got out of the victim's vehicle, saying they were going to get some cigarettes. A male with a gun then opened the passenger door of the car and pointed the gun at him, demanding money. He told the gunman that he didn't have any money, and was struck in the head by the robber, who then took and undisclosed amount of cash from him before getting into a white Chevrolet Impala, along with the two women.

As the Impala was attempting to leave, the victim crashed his own car into it, after which the suspects fled the scene on foot. The gunman, one of the females, and a second adult male who was driving the Impala were arrested in the area of the motel; the second woman was later located by police near 27th Avenue and Bromley Lane. Deputies form the Adams County Sheriff's Office assisted in the apprehension of the suspects.

26-year-old Tahlea Navarro, 25-year-old Donte Beasly, 21-year-old Bridget Josfita Lesperance, and 18-year-old Xavier Anthony Johnson, from Denver and Aurora, were charged with Aggravated Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit a Class Three Felony; additionally, Lesperance was found to have several warrants, and was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled SubstanceRead on...

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...

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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 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...

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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 struggling.

The weeklong suicide and awareness education program will conclude with its main event, the S.P.E.A.K 5K Walk at 1 p.m., Saturday April 25. There will be a performance by pop rock sensation The Summer Set following the walk in Carmicheal Park. Community members can register for the 5K online at SPEAK5K.org or in person at Historic City Hall., 22 S 4th Ave.

The Summer Set has quickly become a phenomenon throughout the independent music scene. Formed by brothers John and Stephen Gomez as teenagers, the band has released two albums, and honed their irresistible brand of rosy pop punk through major television syncs on "Dancing With The Stars," MTV's "Jersey Shore", "10 on Top," and "Hard Times of RJ Berger."

The Brighton Youth Commission has partnered closely with School District 27J to provide a full week of education in local middle and high schools. The Brighton Youth Commission is also partnering with Pennock Center for Counseling to offer QPR trainings for the community during S.P.E.A.K. Week. QPR is a straight-forward, step-by-step training that can save lives by teaching people how to recognize when someone may be crying out for help or is at risk of suicide. QPR teaches how to ask the "S" question and provides resources for referral. QPR is not a form of counseling or treatment; QPR offers hope through positive action.

S.P.E.A.K. Week is a youth-led, youth-driven initiative that started in response to the death of a dear friend and classmate, Joshua Dillon. In 2012, the inaugural year, the results of S.P.E.A.K. Week were phenomenal. Over the past two years, BYC has raised approximately $52,000 for local suicide prevention efforts, with the help of the Brighton community. During this time, several students have sought mental health counseling after participating in the week and discussing the importance of mental health care.

For more information about S.P.E.A.K. Week in local schools, the S.P.E.A.K. 5K, or how to get involved, contact Youth Services Manager Tawnya Russell at 303-655-2123.

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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 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...

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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. This includes on private property within the city. 10-8-10
• All grass & weeds must be kept to a height of 6 inches, or less, on all properties. 8-8-20• You can have no more than 4 garage sales per calendar year. Each garage sale can last no longer than 3 days. 905.VI.4.A.1
• No signs shall be posted on any public right-of-way. This includes the roadside, attached to utility poles or street signs, etc. Vehicle signs are permitted if they do not contain flashing or moving elements, they do not project beyond the surface of the vehicle, and the vehicle is legally parked and does not create a traffic hazard. 6.04

Brighton’s Municipal Code can be viewed at www.brightonco.gov. For more information, call Sergeant Acker at 303-655-2356, or email to Code.Enforcement@Brightonco.gov.

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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 & Fleet departments. Trujillo’s first day is April 6.

Prior to joining the city, Trujillo worked for 16 years at IBM. Her most recent position at IBM was Manager of Facility Engineering, Design & Construction in Boulder where she provided management and operation of the IBM campus and its five central utility plants. She also served as Manager of Planning, Contracts & Environmental Engineering, Regional Facilities Maintenance Engineering, Space Planner and RESO Business Control, Environmental Engineer and Project Manager and Environmental/Chemical Engineer intern.

“Chontel brings a wealth of experience to this position. She has proven leadership abilities, an efficient and innovative management style and a strong passion for the Brighton community and its future,” City Manager Manuel Esquibel said. “We are excited to have her join our team and look forward to the positive contributions she will make.”

Trujillo earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and petroleum refining from the Colorado School of Mines and a master’s degree in business administration from Regis University. In 2004, Trujillo was awarded the Rising Star Award by the Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine and the Women of Color Conference magazine. In 2012, Trujillo was awarded the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Diversity Award. Trujillo is a Brighton resident and is married with children.

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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 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. Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is March 16 - 22, 2015.

“Leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year—the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry,” said Dawn Hessheimer, Water Resources Specialist for the City of Brighton. “As a Water Sense partner, we are encouraging consumers to find and fix leaks to save water in our community.”

The City of Brighton is offering rebates for replacing high flow toilets (3.5 gals.) with low flow (1.6 gals. or less) and water efficient washing machines. Visit the Utilities Department web page to learn more.

To help save water for future generations, the City of Brighton is asking consumers to check, twist, and replace:
- Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank, waiting 15 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.- Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
- Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy do-it-yourselfers or local plumbing professionals. Visit www.epa.gov/watersense for more information, to find WaterSense labeled products or an auditor in your area.

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WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save 125 billion gallons of water and $2 billion in water and energy bills. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/watersenseRead 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 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 everything from high-energy cover bands to progressive hip-hop.

The concert series includes:

• March 21: Who’s Bad
Who’s Bad, is globally known as the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to precede his premature passing, Who’s Bad has continued to impress fans of all ages for the last 10 years. Whether you idolized the Jackson 5, or learned to moonwalk to Billie Jean, Who’s Bad performance will leave you feeling inspired by the King of Pop’s legacy. Who’s Bad has toured across the United Kingdom, China, Brazil, Peru, United States and many more! Artist information: www.whosbadmusic.com.

• April 11: Paper Bird Paper Bird is a six member band taking the Colorado music scene by storm. Since the band's formation in 2007, Paper Bird has been playing its blend of indie folk, blue-eyed soul, and rock to captivated audiences nationwide. Paper Bird’s live performances showcase the group’s diversity and good-time vibe. Their rare approach to music has led them to be featured on NPR's All Things Considered, in a New York Times story about up and coming Denver bands, and most recently listed in Paste Magazine's Top 10 Colorado Bands to Watch. Artist information: www.paperbirdband.com.

• May 30: Brighton Blues Blast featuring Tab Benoit
Tab Benoit is an American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, showing audiences what American blues can do for the soul. Benoit is a three time Grammy nominated artist, four time Blues Music Awards "Entertainer of the Year" and five time "Contemporary Male" Blues Music Award winner. He will headline the 2015 Brighton Blues Blast. Artist information: www.tabbenoit.com

• June 13: The FlobotsNative to Denver, The Flobots have been part of the alternative rock/hip hop scene since they released their first album in 2001. Best known for their nationally acclaimed single Handlebars, the Flobots have come to be one of the most well-known Denver-based bands. When you attend a Flobots show, you can expect to see visionary emcees join forces with a battle-hardened, groove-fusing rhythm section, and a classically trained violist - the result is a sound that explores and expands the boundaries of live hip-hop. Progressive in both style and message, the Flobots have earned a reputation for both originality and authenticity. Artist information: www.facebook.com/theflobots

• August 21: Pam Tillis
Pam Tillis, a child of Music City royalty, was determined to find her own way as a singer and songwriter — and she succeeded. As a CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Tillis’s songs have had an especially timeless quality, with built-in resistance to the ever-changing market. She is currently on tour in the United States, impressing crowds in Kentucky all the way to Los Angeles, proving she’s still got it. Artist information: www.pamtillis.com

• October 2 and 3: Wish We Were FloydWish We Were Floyd will return to the Armory for a weekend of Floyd. The performances will showcase the total immersive experience of a live Pink Floyd show, entertaining the casual Floyd listener as well as the hardcore fan. In 2006, Wish We Were Floyd debuted at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in conjunction with the annual Film on the Rocks series. Today, the core Wish We Were Floyd line-up includes nine accomplished musicians and a multimedia blitz of lights and video. This show is designed to appeal to all ages and audiences. Keep an eye out for the weekend ticket price package. Artist information: www.wishwewerefloyd.com

The Live at the Armory 2015 Concert Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. For more information on the concert series or to purchase tickets online, please visit www.brightonarmory.org. Tickets will go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2015.

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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...

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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 removing trees is allowed under this license.

2. Ornamental: Tree companies can prune trees from the ground only. No spraying, climbing, crane, or bucket work is allowed under this license. Large tree removals are not allowed.

3. Large Tree: Tree companies can prune trees from the ground, climb, use cranes or buckets. Large trees can be removed. Companies under this license cannot spray trees.

4. Arboriculture: Tree companies can prune or remove trees from the ground, climb, use cranes or buckets, and are allowed to spray trees. Large tree removals are allowed under this license.
**If a tree is to be pruned or removed on public right-of-way, (usually the area between the sidewalk and street) a second permit must be applied for prior to scheduled work.

Arboriculture License (Large Tree pruning and removal, ornamental pruning and removal, tree spraying, pesticides)

Ironwood Earthcare ISA Certified Arborist 303-366-3020Swingle ISA Certified Arborist 303-337-6200
Arborscape ISA Certified Arborist 303-795-2381The Davey Tree Expert ISA Certified Arborist 303-449-2525
Ross Tree Company 303-871-9121Mile High Tree Care ISA Certified Arborist 303-292-9393

Large Tree License (Large Tree pruning and removal, ornamental pruning and removal)

Colorado Tree Preservation 719-210-1623
A-1 Natural Arbor Care ISA Certified Arborist 720-394-8357Aesthetic Tree Service 303-756-8660
All Area Tree Care ISA Certified Arborist 303-341-1273Howard’s Tree Service ISA Certified Arborist 303-667-8802
Trees of Colorado 303-808-4286Nic’s Tree and Shrubbery Service 303-659-1140
Shorty’s Tree Service 303-659-7348Rom-Sons Tree Service 303-288-9339
Vega's Tree Service 303-523-8662

Spray Only (tree spray and pesticides only)

TRUGREEN 303-422-1715Green Mountain Lawn and Tree Care 303-452-0248
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