News Flash module icon

To see older press releases, visit our archived press release page.

News Flash

Posted on: March 7, 2018

Financial Transparency

Finance_Highlight

The City of Brighton’s Finance Department recently launched two digital applications designed to provide residents a fun and easy way to learn about the city’s budget.  A Balancing Act and Taxpayer Receipt applications are useful, in-depth tools ...

Read on...

City Highlights
Posted on: April 2, 2018

You Have Options Program

YouHaveOptions

VISION We envision a criminal justice system where victims of sexual violence view law enforcement as a viable route to justice.

GOALS OF THE YOU HAVE OPTIONS PROGRAM 1. Increase the number of victims who report sexual assault to law enfo...

Learn More

You Have Options Program website City Highlights
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Brighton's History

A black and white photo of a brick house with horses and carriages outside it

Incorporated in 1887, the city’s history actually dates back to 1881. That is when Daniel Carmichael, a Denver real estate agent, began buying land here and named the town Brighton in honor of his wife’s birthplace, Brighton Beach, New York. At the time, ...

Learn More

Learn More City Highlights

News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2018

Brighton Youth Commission and Brighton Youth Corps of Volunteers recruiting new members

BYS recruitment

The Brighton Youth Commission (BYC) is recruiting youth for open spots on the Brighton Youth Commission, Brighton Youth Corps of Volunteers and its youth on city boards. 

The BYC also focuses on building youth adult partnerships. In order to accom...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend events at Elmwood and Fairview Cemeteries

MemorialDay

In honor of Memorial Day, Elmwood and Fairview Cemeteries have some events for families to participate in on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28.

On Sunday, May 27 all flags that have been accumulated through the on-site flag drop box at Elmwood Cemetery wi...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Council adopts strategic plan

DowntownCars

On Tuesday, May 1, Brighton City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting the city’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2019. The Strategic Plan and supplemental business plan will help the city direct its own destiny, even as it encounters a num...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Selections for the “Colorful Persuasion” art exhibit announced

Colorful Persuasion art

The City of Brighton’s Eye for Art program has announced its selections for the Colorful
Persuasion 
art exhibit at Brighton City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave.  The exhibit opens Monday, May 14 and includes more than 250 vibrant colors...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

ARTfest at the Armory seeking artists

Armory_art

ARTfest, Brighton’s
community art show, will be June 1 - July 9 at the Armory Performing ArtsCenter, 300 Strong Street. Local artists who want to showcase their artwork may
enter through Thursday, May 24. 

Entries will be accepted on a first-c...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Construction scheduled for Bridge Street Phase II Development

Paving_web

Work on Bridge Street
Phase II, located from 50th Avenue to Golden Eagle Parkway, will begin around the middle of May and will include major traffic control and construction.  The work consists of widening the existing roadway and construction o...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Street maintenance gearing up for busy season

construction signs_web

The grass is turning green and the flowers are in bloom and that means spring has sprung in Brighton. But it also means construction season is here. The City of Brighton will be starting two maintenance operations the week of May 7: paint striping and sho...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Big Little Idea Contest winners announced

BLI_Winners

The four winners of the Big Little Idea Contest were announced and
recognized at the city council meeting on Tuesday, May 1. The recipients of theBig Little Idea contest each received a check for $750 and will have until
December 18, 2018 to implement...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Dates announced for second annual Brighton Fiber Art Show

quilting

The second annual Brighton Fiber Arts Show, Needle
and Thread, Love and Warmth Reflected in Fiber,
is coming to town May 24-26 at the Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong Street. 

This year’s winners will be judged by the visitors who attend...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Three outstanding volunteers recognized by Eagle View Adult Center

2018 EVAC Red Sweater Volunteers

On Friday, April 27, the Eagle View Adult Center held
its annual volunteer recognition event and announced its 2018 Red Sweater Awardwinners. The outstanding volunteers and Red Sweater Award recipients are Dolly
Garcia, Chris Fretter and Gayle Shibao....

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Summerfest returning to Carmichael Park in June

Summerfest_web

On Saturday, June 2, the City of Brighton will host
Summerfest, one of Brighton’s largest community festivals.
Summerfest will beheld at Carmichael Park from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

A
beer garden will be available for those 21 y...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Disturbance with weapons at a Brighton home

PD_Image

On Sunday, April 29 at 12:51 p.m., police were dispatched to a disturbance with weapons at 146 N. 9th Ave. in Brighton. Witnesses reported 3-4 males were involved in a disturbance and a gun had been discharged. The suspect with the weapon had reportedly r...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

New software allows anyone to view artifacts at Brighton City Museum online

Columbian Expedition 1892_web

The collections displayed at the Brighton City Museum are no longer only for local residents. Starting today, you can view the entire Brighton Historic Preservation Commission collection which includes the Japanese American Newspaper collection, the archa...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Street Preservation Project starting first week in May

Paving_web

The City of Brighton’s 2018 Street Preservation Project will
begin construction the first week of May. Work will begin on Main Street northof Bromley Lane and will continue at designated areas until mid-November.
During the six months, the f...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Celebrating Historic Preservation Month

Victrola_web

Everyone has a place that
is important to them, a place they care about, a place that matters. ThisPlace Matters is a national campaign sponsored by the National Trust for
Historic Preservation which encourages people to celebrate the places that are ...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Use caution dealing with storm-damaged trees

damaged trees_web

Trees in Brighton may be damaged as a result of the recent wind storm.  The City of Brighton would like to remind residents to use caution when dealing with damaged trees.  If you would like to hire a tree company please go to www.bright...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

City of Brighton launches interactive map for residents

interactive map_web

The City of Brighton’s Community Development Department has been hard at work on a new online tool for residents. After nearly a decade of gathering data, verifying documents and compiling maps, an interactive look at geographic information is n...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Monthly gardening events planned for summer

garden

Those with a green thumb have a new resource at their
fingertips! Cassey Anderson with the Adams County Master Gardeners will beholding monthly meetings in Brighton throughout the summer. She’ll offer
research based advice and information fo...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2018

City of Brighton’s Street Ops Boot Camp recruiting members

Streets

The City of Brighton’s Streets and Fleet’s Department is looking for participants for its inaugural 2018 Street Ops Boot Camp. The event begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Eight lucky residents of Brighton will meet at the Streets Sh...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Two arrested in drug search

Police Car

 Two men were arrested on drug charges following the early-morning execution of a search warrant on a Brighton residence. 

Just before 6:00 a.m. this morning, officers from the Brighton and Commerce City police departments’ comb...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2018

City launches two applications to help residents understand budget

Finance_BalancingAct2

The City of Brighton’s Finance Department recently launched two digital applications designed to provide residents a fun and easy way to learn about the city’s budget.  A Balancing Act and Taxpayer Receipt applications are useful, in-depth tools ...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Flix and Kicks summer series lineup announced

FlixKicks

The City of Brighton will host another exciting year of its “Flix and Kicks” concerts and movies in the park series this summer. The 2018 schedule will include the following concerts and movies:

• Thursday, June 7: Concert at C...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Garden In A Box kits now on sale

Garden in a box

The City of Brighton Utilities Department has partnered with the Resource Central’s Garden In A Box Program. Through this partnership, City of Brighton utility customers can receive a $25 discount off of the water-wise garden kits while supplies...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Council approves changes to utility rates

Utilities

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

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2017

City Council adopts 2018 budget

Coucil

The Brighton City Council adopted the 2018 budget by an 8-0 vote at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. One council member was absent from the meeting. The vote approved $99,047,975 in all the operating, capital, utility (water, wastewater and storm drainage)...

Read on...

City of Brighton Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: March 22, 2018

New ordinance passed: Outdoor vending regulations

food truck

The City of Brighton City Council recently passed new regulations for vendors who operate within city limits. After seeing increased inquiries from both businesses and citizens about doing more outdoor businesses, city staff decided it was time to review ...

Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Happening Now at Prairie Center

Elements

What's new at Prairie Center? You may have seen a number of new apartment buildings constructed immediately to the west of the Prairie Center shopping center.  The Elements project added 288 much needed multi-family units to the Brighton, within ...

Learn More

Learn More Community Development
Posted on: January 31, 2018

New Affordable Housing-Windmill Ranch Apartments

Windmill Ranch Page 001

The City of Brighton’s newest affordable housing project is underway!  Windmill Ranch Apartments will provide 96 units to help ensure that rising property values don’t push out any of our neighbors.  Affordable housing is necessary to an...

Learn More

Learn More Community Development
Posted on: January 31, 2018

We’re updating our Land Use and Development Code!

LU and  DC Photo

Land Use Codes are what Cities use to determine everything from where you’re allowed to build a fence to what types of businesses are allowed at certain properties.  It is the tool our department uses to help plan and shape what our city will loo...

Learn More

Learn More Community Development

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Teen Bash

View from the top of a water slide looking down at two girls on water tube riding the slide and peop

The Oasis brings in a live DJ, host several contests, and offers games and prizes.  The Oasis Teen Bash will be held June 15 and Aug. 10 and runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The bash is open to youth ages 12-17. Cost is $9 and includes admission and a co...

Learn More

Oasis Aquatic Center News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Adult Night Out

People floating down lazy river in tubes

This is a relaxing and rewarding evening for adults away from the children.  Many local businesses participate in the event by providing prizes and giveaways.  There will be a live band, DJ, and competitions. This is for parent’s ages 21...

Learn More

Oasis Aquatic Center News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Customer Appreciation Day

Man climbing rock wall at the edge of the pool

OnJuly 27, the Oasis takes the time to say thank you to our customers with Customer Appreciation Day. The first 100 people get free admission to the park and everyone who comes in will have the chance to win amazing prizes, compete in some fun events, and...

Learn More

Oasis Aquatic Center News
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Doggie Paddle Days

DoggiePaddle

The Brighton Oasis Aquatic Park will end the season with its annual Doggie Paddle Day event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 and 9. 

Doggie Paddle Day invites the community to bring their canine friends for a swim at the Oasis. The cost to ...

Learn More

Oasis Aquatic Center News

News Flash

Posted on: March 13, 2018

The Oasis Hammock

Oasis Hammock 550x400

We are now offering hammocks for reservation. These will be free but must be reserved. First come first serve. Please check with the Oasis front desk staff for more information.

Oasis Aquatic Highlights

News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Tourism

A children going down slides at a water park

This is an example of a news lead in. It Is longer so it will break into multiple lines.

Learn More Recreation Center
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Living

A girl on a pink bike with a pink helmet and arm pads

This is an example of a news lead in. It Is longer so it will break into multiple lines.

Learn More Recreation Center
Posted on: November 16, 2017

History

A black and white photo of a brick house with horses and carriages outside it

This is an example of a news lead in. It Is longer so it will break into multiple lines.

Learn More Recreation Center

News Flash

Posted on: May 15, 2018

#CatchMeOutsideBrighton

CatchMeOutsideBrighton JPG

Show Brighton Parks and Rec how you get outside this summer by posting your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #CatchMeOutsideBrighton  We'll give out weekly and monthly prizes to our favorite photos throughout the summer!...

Read on...

Recreation Center Highlights
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Summer Brochure 2018

BrochureSummer_2018_COVER_only

Brighton Rec Center activities and special events

Additional Info... Recreation Center Highlights

News Flash

Posted on: April 18, 2018

Girls Softball

girls softball 320X240

Girls, ages 7-13, Join league play and learn game skills, fitness, fun and teamwork! Practices are held twice a week with games played on Wednesdays. Bring your own glove (catcher's equipment will be provided). Cost is $45 (includes a uniform shirt). The ...

Read on...

Recreation Center News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

T-Ball

tball 1 320X240

The Brighton Sports Department is proud to present T-Ball for 5-6 year old girls and boys. This program offers them the opportunity to learn baseball and sportsmanship skills in a low pressure setting. JUST HAVE FUN! Practices are held 30 minutes prior to...

Read on...

Recreation Center News
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Rockies Skills Challenge

City of Brighton Youth Sports Logo

Rockies Skills Challenge is a FREE, exciting event providing boys and girls the opportunity to compete in three levels of competition including a state championship. Participants have the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abiliti...

Learn More

Learn More Recreation Center News

News Flash

Posted on: December 26, 2017

Changes to Utility Service Rates

After studying the needs for the upcoming year, staff recommended and City Council approved no increase to water rates. The 5-tier rate structure associated with water consumption/usage (volume charge) is being modified to better accommodate residents. Se...

Read on...

Utilities Department
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Grace Period for Utility Billing

Effective immediately, a grace period will go into effect for utility bills moving forward. To clarify, the grace period will consist of  5 calendar days after the bill's due date before the late charge will be added to your account. Utility bill...

Read on...

Utilities Department
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Sign up for E-statements!

Conveniently receive your utility bill and reduce paper waste with E-statements. Statements will be sent directly to your email inbox, without the hassle of a paper bill. To receive your bill via E-statement, submit your email address to the Utility Billi...

Read on...

Utilities Department