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Posted on: November 30, 2016

City of Brighton begins 136th and Sable construction

The City of Brighton is underway with construction of a traffic signal at 136th and Sable; the anticipated completion of the signal is May 2017.

At the beginning of 2016, the City hired a consultant to perform an analysis of the current operational conditi...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Volunteer elves wanted for Festival of Lights Parade

The City of Brighton is seeking volunteer elves for its Festival of Lights Parade Saturday, Dec. 10.

Volunteer elves will carry banners in the Festival of Lights Parade, hand out candy and help with miscellaneous Festival activities. Youth ages 14-18 inter...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Police investigating bank robbery

At about noon on November 23, 2016, the Brighton Police received several calls of an armed robbery at the Valley Bank and Trust on Bridge Street. The male suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. He was armed with a handgun. There were no reported ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Call for Artists for Brighton’s “Best of Times” art show

The Eye for Art program has announced a call for artists for its Best of Times art show. Artist submittals will be accepted through Dec. 9. This four-month show will span from Jan. 23 to May 12, 2017 at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. Fourth Ave.

The “B...Read on...

Register for the show here!
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee accepting mini-grant award proposals

The Brighton Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is accepting proposals for the use of Lodging Tax funds for Not-for-Profit organizations (501C 3 or 501C 6) and/or government entities i.e., city, county, school district and library district directly involved i...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

21st Annual Festival of Lights ready to dazzle community

The City of Brighton will present the 21st Annual Festival of Lights Parade at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The family-favorite event will begin at 10 a.m. with a free movie and continue through the day with a variety of historic downtown and winter festival...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

ARTfest currently on display at the Armory

ARTfest, Brighton’s community art show, is currently on display through Dec. 31 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. A variety of art mediums are featured from oil to watercolor, mix media to photography, pen and ink to stained glass.

...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Neighborhood Meeting: Future of Agriculture in South Brighton

The City of Brighton’s Agricultural Preservation Subcommittee will host a neighborhood meeting from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 14, at the Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie Center Parkway. The purpose of the meeting will be to share information and celebrate the h...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Annual Turkey Trot racing to Brighton

The City of Brighton’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the 32nd Annual Turkey Trot at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.

The 5K run/walk is a Bolder Boulder qualifying race and features various a...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Ulta Beauty brings a one-stop shopping and salon experience to Prairie Center

The Brighton Economic Development Corporation (Brighton EDC) has announced that Ulta Beauty will join a long list of premium retail shops at the Prairie Center in Brighton during the second half of 2017.

Ulta Beauty is a unique specialty retail concep...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Police investigating stabbing at bar

Police in Brighton are investigating a stabbing which occurred outside a Brighton bar early this morning.

Police and EMTs were dispatched to Jerry’s Bar, 130 N. Main St., at about 1:15 a.m. for a stabbing which seems to have stemmed from some type of d...Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Brighton police investigating homicide

Brighton police are investigating a fatal stabbing which occurred early this morning.

Police were called to a residence in Eastgate mobile home park, 3060 E. Bridge Street, at approximately 1:00 a.m. by a man who said there was a man in front of his h...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

drynkware wins first Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition

The Brighton Economic Development Corporation (Brighton EDC) would like to congratulate, drynkware, the first winner of the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition! The company competed against four local entrepreneurs and was named the winner by a...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2016

Digital artist Matthew Jackson featured in Holiday Seasons art exhibit

Digital artist Matthew Jackson is spotlighted in the Eye for Art program’s Holiday Seasons art exhibit now on display at Brighton City Hall. The exhibit is slated through Jan. 17.

Retired from the Department of Defense, Jackson never thought he woul...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2016

City to host Arts & Culture Symposium Nov. 17

The City of Brighton Office of Arts and Culture will host a one-day Arts and Culture symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St.

The symposium will feature a unique and nontraditional blend o...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

City Council adopts 2017 budget

The Brighton City Council adopted the 2017 budget by an 8-0 vote at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, approving $100,524,640 in all the operating, capital, utility (water, wastewater, and storm drainage) funds and non-major funds. Council Member Rex Bell wa...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Top five selected for Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition

The Brighton Economic Development Corporation (Brighton EDC) has announced the top five contestants selected to compete in the Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition.

The Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition will take place from 3-5 p...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Heaven Dragon Restaurant expanding into Brighton

The Brighton Economic Development Corporation (Brighton EDC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in honor of Heaven Dragon Restaurant and their new Brighton location.

Originating in Thornton, Heaven Dragon Restaurant o...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Brighton Historic Preservation Commission 1970s Gala

The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission is hosting their fifth Annual Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Armory Performing Arts Center.

This year’s theme, “Seventies Get Down,” is a 1970s themed gala. The event will include a catered dinner...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Residents asked to complete survey to help city with ADA Transition Plan

The City of Brighton is performing a public outreach program toward the development of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan (Plan). The purpose of this Plan is to eliminate facilities barriers. Barriers are typically eliminated by addi...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

ARTfest at the Armory seeking artists

ARTfest, Brighton’s community art show, will be Nov. 4 - Dec. 31 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St. Local artists who want to showcase their artwork may enter through Oct. 28 for a $5 entry fee.

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

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Office of Youth Services hosting college preparation nights

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

Posted on: September 27, 2016

City seeking names of Vietnam War veterans

The City of Brighton is in the process of planning a Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be placed in the city next year. To help with this memorial, the city is seeking names of any Vietnam Veteran that served or lost their life in the war and considers Brighto...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Brighton Recreation Center hosting Kids Nite Out

The Brighton Recreation Center is hosting Kids Nite Out for youth ages 7 to 14 from 7-10:30 p.m. every Friday, at the Center’s location, 555 N 11th Ave.

Kids Nite Out is a safe, active and fun environment for youth to spend their Friday nights. The c...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Brighton Minor Home Repair program accepting applications

The City of Brighton Minor Home Repair program is now accepting applications from homeowners needing assistance in making necessary heath and safety repairs to their home. The program, administered through Adams County, provides grants, technical assistan...Read on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

Brighton Historic Preservation Commission 1970s Gala

The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission is hosting their fifth Annual Gala Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Armory Performing Arts Center.

This year’s theme, “Seventies Get Down,” is a 1970s themed gala. The event will include a catered d...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Brighton Youth Commission named Youth of the Year

The Brighton Youth Commission has been selected as Youth of the Year by Mental Health Colorado for their efforts with S.P.E.A.K (Suicide, Prevention, Education, Awareness and Knowledge).

Annually, Mental Health Colorado honors a youth group, individua...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Coming to Brighton in 2017

The Brighton Economic Development Corporation (Brighton EDC) confirms that Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a traditional casual dining restaurant specializing in craft beer, pizza and taproom friendly food, will be making its way to the Brighton, Colorad...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Selections for “Holiday Seasons” art exhibit announced

The City of Brighton’s Eye for Art program has announced its selections for the “Holiday Seasons” art exhibit at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave. The show will open Monday, Sept. 26 with 268 exquisite pieces of Seasonal fall to winter and holiday artw...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Elmwood Cemetery offering new service

Elmwood Cemetery is accepting purchases for its recently installed columbarium/ossuary.

A columbarium/ossuary is a respectful public storage structure of cinerary urns. The new structure will hold 500 cremains in an inner chamber as well as 96 companio...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Brighton Recreation Center launches fitness app

The Brighton Recreation Center fitness division has launched a new smartphone app that offers up-to-date information on classes, instructor schedules and changes.

The free app - administered through groupexpro - is available through the iTunes App Stor...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Brighton Cultural Arts Commission sponsoring Artists’ Salon

The City of Brighton Cultural Arts Commission (BCAC) is sponsoring an Artists’ Salon at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Main Street Creatives Gallery, located at 36 South Main St.. The Artists’ Salon will feature Aimee Deneweth.

Deneweth’s presentation...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Brighton Office of Emergency Management hosting free community CERT training

The City of Brighton Office of Emergency Management will host its annual Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class beginning in September in correlation with emergency preparedness month.

This is approximately 32 hours of hands-on training for in...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

City of Brighton lead water operator receives Ralph M. Leidholdt Award

Jim Hinton, local Brighton resident and the City of Brighton Lead Water Treatment Operator at the Brighton Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant, has been awarded the Ralph M. Leidholdt Award by the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Assoc...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Graphic design artist featured in Many Shades of Summer art exhibit

Graphic design artist Pia Langfeld is spotlighted in the Eye for Art program’s Many Shades of Summer art exhibit now on display at Brighton City Hall. The exhibit is scheduled through Sept. 16.

Langfeld has been creating artwork since she was in grade...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Call for Artists for Brighton’s Holiday Seasons art show

The City of Brighton Eye for Art program has announced a call for artists for its Holiday Seasons art show. Artist entry forms are being accepted through August 26. This art show is a four-month long show spanning the fall and winter months from Septembe...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Bike Brighton Full Moon Loop Bike Rides begin April 21

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

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

Posted on: April 6, 2016

City Council ratifies Be Brighton Comprehensive Plan and Local District Plan

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

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee accepting mini-grant award proposals

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

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

Free Water-Wise Landscape Seminar April 12

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

City of Brighton tree program: Order before April 15

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

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

Order your tree here!
Posted on: March 21, 2016

Call for Artists for Many Shades of Summer art show

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

Posted on: March 16, 2016

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

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

Posted on: March 4, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

Brighton Youth Commission and Anythink Library hosting workshop

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

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

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Posted on: March 16, 2016

Director of Brighton Economic Development Corporation appointed

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

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

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Spring Into Garden In a Box

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

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

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

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

Posted on: March 2, 2016

2016 Live at the Armory Concert Series announced

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Eggstravaganza March 19

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

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

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Help for Homes community project accepting applications

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

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

Be Brighton Comprehensive Plan open house Feb. 29

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

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

Posted on: February 19, 2016

28th Annual Spaghetti Luncheon

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

Posted on: February 11, 2016

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

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

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Mayor McLean delivers State of the City address

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

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

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Brighton Historic Preservation Commission working to save sugar factory

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

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Brighton City Manager reappointed to Colorado board

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

Esquibel has served on the board of directors since 2013. His current term will expire in Sep. 9, 2019.
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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Annual Night of Stars talent show Feb. 12

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

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

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Brighton Cultural Strategic Team recruiting community members

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

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

Posted on: February 3, 2016

City of Brighton hosting Art in the Park festival

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

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

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Show kindness with the Eagle View Adult Center

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

Posted on: January 28, 2016

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

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

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

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Selections for “Spring Enchantment” art exhibit announced

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

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Brighton PD urges residents to follow Colorado “Puffer” Law

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

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

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Victim Advocate volunteers needed in Brighton and Commerce City

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

Posted on: January 20, 2016

City of Brighton’s Finance Department receives award

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

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Parks and Recreation Department hosting job fair

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

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

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Audition for Annual Night of Stars talent show

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

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

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Office of Youth Services hosting college preparation nights

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

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Office of Youth Services hosting two-day Image Summit

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

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

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Adams County and City of Brighton District Plan neighborhood meeting

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

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Brighton Recreation Center now offering Big Kids Club

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

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Big Little Idea contest returns for second year

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

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

Posted on: January 7, 2016

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

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

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Brighton Recreation Center first quarter events

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

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

Posted on: January 4, 2016

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

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

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards seeking nominations

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