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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Brighton Employee Charities accepting scholarship applications

The City of Brighton Employee Charities (BEC) is accepting applications for its college scholarship program. The BEC will award two $500 scholarships to qualifying high school seniors.

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Trail program seeking nature loving parents

Make a difference in your community by deciding to participate in the Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Trail program. The Parks and Open Space Department adoption programs are a fun way to get yourself or your group involved in your local community.

These flexible...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Scoop your dog’s poop!

Did you know dog waste management is a major contributor to ensuring the city’s parks stay clean and green? Dog waste contains fecal coliform bacteria, which can spread diseases like Giardia, Salmonella, and Campylobacter, causing serious illnes...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Brighton Urban Renewal Authority seeks developers

The Brighton Urban Renewal Authority (BURA) announces a call for developers and proposals for the approximately four-acre property located at the northeast portion of Bromley and Highway 85. BURA is seeking proposals that incorporate retail into a mixed u...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Brighton officers investigating shooting

Brighton police are investigating a burglary in which a man was shot and a woman hospitalized for unspecified injuries. At about 3:25 a.m. Monday morning, police were dispatched to 260 S. Aspen Drive, in Brighton, on a report of a burglary and an individu...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Police investigating report of kidnapping

Detectives in Brighton are investigating an incident in which a Brighton woman was reportedly taken from her home at gunpoint Sunday evening.

Police received an emergency dispatch to the 200 block of Denver St. at about 7:40 p.m. Sunday evening; when offic...

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Posted on: February 19, 2017

Brighton detectives arrest suspected child predator

Brighton detectives have arrested 32-year-old Benjamin Allen Holtry, of Fort Lupton, on a charge of Patronizing a Child Prostitute.

The charge against Holtry stemmed from an advertisement he had posted on Craigslist, which was brought to the attention of p...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Brighton Housing Authority’s Career and College Launch Program Now Offering College Mentor Sessions

Brighton, Colorado – The Brighton Housing Authority, through their Career and College Launch program, is excited to offer College Mentor Sessions to local students. Through this new service, a college adviser will be available to work with stude...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Brighton Image Summit hosting world-renowned speakers

The City of Brighton Youth Services Division is hosting its annual Image Summit March 2 and 3 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong Street, Brighton, CO.  This two-day youth conference for Colorado students seeks to empower youth, buil...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Brighton Urban Renewal Authority seeking community input on Downtown parklet

Help select the design for Brighton’s downtown parklet and join the conversation at the Brighton Downtown Community Input event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Creative U, 43 N. Main Street.

A parklet is a sidewalk extension that provides ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Brighton Japanese American Association donates to Adult Center

The Brighton Japanese American Association (BJAA) recently donated $1,000 to the Eagle View Adult Center. BJAA has been contributing money to Eagle View’s programs for more than 20 years.

Every year, BJAA donates to local non-profit groups with the p...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Mayor McLean delivers final State of the City address

City of Brighton Mayor Dick McLean delivered the 2017 State of the City address this morning at the Armory Performing Arts Center.

While delivering his speech, Mayor McLean reflected on his seven years serving as mayor of Brighton and spoke confidently of ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

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 sele...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

29th Annual Spaghetti Luncheon

The Eagle View Adult Center will host its 29th Annual Spaghetti Luncheon from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Eagle View, located at 1150 Prairie Center Parkway.

Bring your friends and family to this community event to enjoy spaghetti, salad, bread ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Parks and Recreation Department hosting job fair

The City of Brighton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its third annual Summer Job Fair from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Brighton Recreation Center.

The department will be looking for summer camp staff, swim instructors, lifeguards, concession...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Artists honored at Brighton Eye for Art exhibit

The Brighton Best of Times artist reception held on Feb. 3 introduced 73 local and regional artists to the public.  The exhibit sparkles with 220 pieces of fabulous artwork in this winter into spring display.     

The “Best of Tim...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Gas Station Robbery in Brighton

The Murphey Express in Brighton was robbed at gun point on Tuesday night at about 7:30 pm. The male suspect was described as a Hispanic male about 5’6”, stocky build with brown eyes. He was wearing a red hoody under a black jacket.  

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

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 fi...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

W. Bridge St. and Highway 85 roundabout communications and utility construction begins Feb. 13

Road work will be performed on the W. Bridge Street and Highway 85 roundabout from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 to Saturday, Feb. 18. Traffic control will be in place during the construction activities and only one lane may be open. Alternate...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Sugar Factory smokestack demolition scheduled for Feb. 12

North Main Street from Denver Street to 168th Avenue will be closed from 7-9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, for the implosion of the sugar factory smokestack. A detour will be in place for the two hours.

Residents are asked to avoid the area and use the detours unt...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Armed Robberies Under Investigation

Brighton Police are currently investigating two armed robberies that occurred Monday morning.

At about 5:00 a.m. a white male entered the Kum & Go Convenience Store at 70 W. Bridge St.  The male contacted the clerk and armed with a handgun dem...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Police arrest two men for vehicle trespasses

Brighton police have arrested two men in connection with several trespasses to local vehicles and a motor vehicle theft.

At about 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, officers were dispatched to Brighton Pavilions, 250 Pavilions Place, after a citizen report...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Flix and Kicks lineup announced

The City of Brighton will host its second year of “Flix and Kicks” concerts and movies in the park series this summer. New this year, the series will alternate park locations for its movies to bring the fun to all of Brighton&rsquo...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Help Eagle View celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week

Join the Eagle View Adult Center’s week-long celebration of doing kind acts for others. The center is encouraging residents to show kindness by delivering items between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 to Friday, Feb. 10. All items must ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Driver in fatal crash identified

Brighton police have identified the driver in a fatal single-vehicle crash that closed northbound lanes of Highway 85 Sunday night as 26-year-old Caleb Blake Jones, of Henderson.

Preliminary investigations indicate the blue jeep Cherokee driven by Jones wa...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Selections for “Best of Times” art exhibit announced

The City of Brighton’s Eye for Art program announces its selections for the “Best of Times” art exhibit at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave. The show opened Monday and includes more than 220 beautiful pieces of winter into spring ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Brighton Urban Renewal Authority interim leadership appointed

Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel announced the appointment of Ryan Johnson to interim executive director of the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority (BURA) at Wednesday’s meeting. Esquibel previously served as the executive director but will be...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Arrest made in Brighton stabbing

At about 12:16 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, Brighton Police Officers responded to a stabbing in the 1000 block of North Pond Drive. Officers located a 56-year-old Brighton male with stab wounds to the neck. The male was alert and able to speak to the offic...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Best-selling author speaking at the Armory Performing Arts Center

 Best-selling author EJ Carrion, author of Accelerate Your Success, will provide a special presentation March 2 to parents, educators and youth specialists on how to help make your child shine and be recognized among peers as they transition to colle...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

City of Brighton Acting City Manager announced

At tonight’s city council meeting, Brighton City Council announced the selection of Clint Blackhurst to serve as acting city manager. Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel will retire Jan. 31. Mayor Dick McLean and Mayor Pro Tem Ken Kreutzer wil...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Arrest made in Brighton shooting

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At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Brighton Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 300 blk of South 7th Avenue. They located a 32 year old Brighton female with a gunshot wound to the leg. The woman was alert and able to speak to the offi...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Police investigating burglary at gun shop

Brighton police are investigating a burglary to a local gun shop in which an undisclosed number of firearms were reported stolen.  

Officers were dispatched to South Platte Tactical, 29 S. 4th Avenue, at about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017 on a...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Big Little Idea contest seeking unique ideas

Today, the City of Brighton opened its third annual Big Little Idea contest to Brighton community members.

The Big Little Idea contest is a city-sponsored contest that will award $500 each to six citizens, nonprofits or teams, to create and implement ideas...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

City Council Approves Agreement Accepting City Manager’s Retirement

At a Special City Council meeting today, Brighton City Council voted to approve an agreement with City Manager Manuel Esquibel accepting his retirement and setting forth the terms of his separation.

“City Council appreciates Manuel’s mo...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Brighton Minor Home Repair program accepting applications Feb. 1

The City of Brighton Minor Home Repair program will accept applications from homeowners needing assistance in making necessary heath and safety repairs to their home beginning Feb. 1. The program, administered through Adams County, provides grants, techni...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

City Council approves Memorandum of Understanding agreement for historic Bromley Koizuma-Hishinuma F

At Tuesday’s meeting, Brighton City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding Agreement between Brighton and the Bromley Hishinuma Local Food Campus LLC. The approved public-private partnership will allow Bromley Hishinuma Local Foods Campu...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Arrest made in assault on local woman

Brighton detectives have arrested a Brighton man in connection with an assault that hospitalized a local woman with severe head trauma early Monday morning.

51-year-old Anthony Douglas Dyson, of Brighton, was arrested at about 2 p.m. Wednesday at Platte Va...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

City Council approves changes to utility rates

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

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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 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.

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Register for the show here!
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.

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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: 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 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...