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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Adult Nights: June, July and August!

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June 23, July 14 and August 4! 

These events are for adults ages 21+. There will be a DJ, a live band, awesome prizes, food and alcohol available for purchase. Best of all, there is no line and no children. Take a night for yourself and come relax...

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Additional Info... 2021 Press Releases - Oasis
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Customer Appreciation Day: July 28

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Thank you Brighton! With the challenges that we’ve all faced, we wanted to show our appreciation for your continued patronage at your water park. We will have swag and giveaways throughout the day. Come visit us!

Cost: Admission fee 

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Additional Info... 2021 Press Releases - Oasis

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Community Food Drive

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2021 Press Releases - Police

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Sweetheart Dance

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Join us for a magical night of dancing, activities and prizes. Ticket price includes dancing, dessert, and drinks. Registration is required, this event does sell out. 

Date: 

Saturday, February 18

Time: 

5:30 - 8 p.m.

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Additional Info... 2021 Press Releases - Recreation
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Spring Peewee and Youth Soccer

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These recreational soccer programs have an emphasis on fun, education and safety. No game scores or league standings are kept. We require parents to volunteer as coaches. Coaches will select the team’s practice schedule. Games are played on Satu...

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Additional Info... 2021 Press Releases - Recreation
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Water Slide Closed

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 In the interest of safety, the water slide in the Brighton Recreation Center pool is closed, effective immediately, until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 303-655-2212.

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2021 Press Releases - Recreation

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Call for art for Eye for Art 2023 Spring Showcase

The City of Brighton Eye for Art program announces a call for artists for the 2023 Spring Showcase. This exhibit is a three-month show from March 13 – June 12 at Brighton City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue).

The Spring Showcase is an open theme show. A...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2023

Eagle View Adult Center invites the public to participate in Random Acts of Kindness Week

For Random Acts of Kindness Week from February 6 - 10, Eagle View Adult Center (EVAC) invites the public to join in on a week-long celebration of doing kind acts for others. Below is a list of suggested items to donate for Random Acts of Kindness Week to ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2023

City Council Ward 4 seat has been vacated

Today, Ward 4 City Council Member Adam Cushing advised the City that he has moved and is no longer residing in Brighton. The City Charter requires that City Council members reside in the City of Brighton and, therefore, the Ward 4 seat is vacated. Cushing...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Funshine Summer Camp registration opens on February 6

The Brighton Recreation Center will open registration for its Funshine Summer Camp at 7 a.m. Feb. 6. Funshine is a state-licensed summer day program for youth and teens ages 6-12 years old. The camp runs from Monday, June 5 - Friday, July 28 (no camp July...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Excellence in Arts Awards winners to be recognized Feb. 9

The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission will be hosting its Excellence in Arts Awards Feb. 9 at Eagle View Adult Center, 1150 Prairie View Pkwy. The event recognizes the recipients of the 2022 Excellence in Arts Awards. Light refreshments and entertainment ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Trees through 2023 Tree Program available for purchase

Spruce up your yard with a tree from the City of Brighton’s 2023 Tree Program. Trees are now available for purchase at brightontreeprogram.com. The program is intended to encourage tree planting, species diversity and water conservation within t...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Brighton Cultural Arts Commission accepting proposals for 2023 Lodging Tax grants

The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission is currently accepting proposals for the use of 2023 Lodging Tax funds for Brighton-based organizations directly involved in promoting the community to visitors and businesses. Lodging Tax grants support activities th...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Matthew Domenico appointed Brighton Police Chief

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Brighton City Manager Michael Martinez is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Domenico as Chief of Police for the Brighton Police Department. Domenico has served as interim police chief since October, following the retirement of Chief Paul Sout...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2022

North Outfall-Baseline Alignment Capital Improvement Project nearing completion

The City of Brighton is nearing completion of the North Outfall- Baseline Alignment Capital Improvement Project. The project began in early 2022 and consists of the construction of a regional stormwater outfall system. Once complete, the outfall system wi...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2022

City of Brighton names 2022 Coach of the Year awards

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The City of Brighton Brighton Recreation Center Sports Department would like to congratulate our 2022 Coach of the Year and a coach for each sports season. Without our volunteer coaches, we would not be able to run our sports programs. All of our coaches ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Brighton results of CARA Basketball Skills Challenge

Over 35 participants from the Brighton area participated in the Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics (CARA) Basketball Skills Challenge Competition local round hosted by the Brighton Recreation Sports Department on Saturday, De...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Brighton Cultural Arts Commission announces 2022 Excellence in Arts Awards winners

The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce its 2022 Excellence in Arts Awards winners! The winners are Sheri Farabaugh,  Julie Trujillo, Jamie Zerr-Lockwood, Paula Atkins, Rhonda Blackhurst, Natalie Beck, and Gary Wardle.

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2022

State Plastic Pollution Reduction Act become effective Jan. 1, 2023

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, the state will require businesses and retail food establishments with more than three locations in Colorado to charge customers a $0.10 fee for each single-use plastic and paper bag used at the point of sale. The State of Colorado ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2022

City Council approves $254,765,841 for 2023 budget

Brighton City Council adopted the 2023 budget at the December 6 City Council meeting. The vote approved $254,765,841 across all 15 of the city’s operating, capital and utility funds.

Highlights of the budget include:

  • Continued construction of the ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Brighton Municipal Court returns to in-person court sessions, releases Court Amnesty Days

Starting on January 3, 2023, Brighton Municipal Court (3401 E. Bromley Lane) will return to in-person court sessions and normal public hours of Mondays - Fridays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Due to the pandemic in 2020, the Municipal Court was closed on Tuesdays ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Save the Date: Youth Summer Job Launch coming on February 25

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To help young adults prepare to enter the workforce, the City of Brighton’s Youth Services will be hosting its annual Growing Grads Summer Job Launch on Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Armory Performing Arts Center l...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

City announces winners of second annual Name That Snowplow Contest

2022-2023 Name That Snowplow Contest winners

After a flurry of entries, the City of Brighton is pleased to announce the nine winners of the city’s second annual Name That Snowplow contest. The winning submissions will name each of the nine snowplows for the 2022-2023 snow season.

The winnin...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

New art on display for 2022-2023 Sculpture on Loan program

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Four new sculptures have been installed at Carmichael Park (650 E. Southern Street) for the Sculpture on Loan Project of the City of Brighton’s Eye 4 Art Program. The sculptures on display are “Bobcat” by Rosetta, “...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Unofficial Ward 1 Special Election results

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As of 6 p.m. on November 10, 2022, the unofficial Special Municipal Election results for the City of Brighton’s Ward 1 vacancy are as follows:

    Marisa Nickerson - 960 votes

     Tom Green - 1,909 vot...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Brighton Recreation Center admission fees to go up in 2023; Save with Annual Pass Sale

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Give the gift of wellness with the Brighton Recreation Center’s annual membership pass sale for 2023. From December 15, 2022 - January 15, 2023, the Rec Center will be offering a 20-percent discount on annual individual, couple or family passes ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

New elevated water tank celebrated with ribbon cutting

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The City of Brighton celebrated today its new two million gallon (MG) elevated tank at Water Tower Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Two months ahead of schedule, the new tank is already in operation storing treated water for the city. Construction on ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2022

Brighton receives more than $450,000 from Denver Broncos sale

Brighton receives more than $450,000 from Denver Broncos sale

Following the recent sale of the Denver Broncos, the City of Brighton has received $454,084.93 as part of the stadium lease agreement that requires the Metropolitan Football Stadium District to distribute a portion of the sale back to the communities that...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Micromobility is coming to the city with the launch of Bird Scooters in Brighton

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The City of Brighton and Bird, a leader in environmentally-friendly electric transportation, are teaming up to bring shared e-scooters to the city. The launch of Bird in Brighton will be on Thursday, June 30 at 10 a.m. at Brighton City Hall (500 S. 4th Av...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Michael Martinez appointed as Brighton City Manager

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At its October 26 Special City Council meeting, Brighton City Council appointed Michael Martinez as Brighton City Manager. The appointment comes a week after Council voted to appoint Martinez as Acting City Manager following the Oct. 11 resignation of Bri...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

$2.7 million contract approved for police body-worn cameras

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On Tuesday, June 2, Brighton City Council voted 7-0 (two Council members absent) to approve a 10-year $2.7 million contract to AXON Enterprises Inc. to implement body-worn cameras for the Brighton Police Department’s Officer Safety Program 7+. I...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

City launches new online form for 50/50 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Program

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The City of Brighton’s 50/50 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Program aims to help ease the financial costs of maintenance and replacements, and now features a new online form to help residents more easily apply for the program. By navigating to brightonco.gov/5...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

City of Brighton recognized as a 2020 Tree City USA

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The City of Brighton has earned a 2020 Tree City USA designation for the 35th year from the Arbor Day Foundation. This honor recognizes the city's commitment to effective urban forest management.

Brighton achieved Tree City USA recognition by meet...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City of Brighton recovers potential fraud of $348,000

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Over the past 24 hours, City of Brighton staff worked diligently to recover potential fraud totaling $348,000. On Monday, March 29, the City sent a $348,000 Automated Clearing House (ACH) transaction to the bank, payable to a vendor as part of a contract ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

City Council approves goat keeping pilot program

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In a 9-0 vote, City Council approved at the Feb. 2 Council meeting a new pilot program to permit miniature goats on residential properties. The pilot program will be for a two-year period, with 10 permits offered through a lottery. The terms of the progra...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Updates

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COVID-2019 (Coronavirus)

The City of Brighton staff continues to be in communication with local health partners, Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regarding the 2019 Coronavirus diseas...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Council approves $138 million for 2021 budget

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Brighton City Council adopted the 2021 budget by an 8-0 vote at the Dec. 1 City Council meeting. The vote approved $138,197,981 across all 15 of the city’s operating, capital and utility funds. The adopted budget includes an approximate 1.32-percent decre...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

City of Brighton launches new Capital Project Dashboard

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City of Brighton residents can now view progress on major capital projects on the Capital Project Report Card, a new project dashboard on the City’s website. The projects highlighted on the dashboard are ones budgeted for the current year and in...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Walk Elmwood Cemetery to learn about Brighton's past

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Elmwood Cemetery will host its fifth annual Cemetery Walk on Saturday, Oct. 3. The event will give residents a peek into the lives of Brighton’s historical leaders, farmers, pioneers, and soldiers buried in the cemetery.

Volunteer guides will be ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Historic Preservation Commission awarded History Colorado Grant for Kuners Row Survey

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The Brighton Historic Preservation (BHPC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $20,475 History Colorado Grant to begin the Kuners Row Historic Resource Survey and has hired Cultural Resource Historians, LLC to perform the work. This project will s...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Ken Mitchell Open Space officially opens to the public

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After years in the making, Ken Mitchell Open Space in West Brighton has officially opened to the public. The opening marks the completion of the section of the Colorado Front Range Trail that runs through the 600-acre open space and regional park, complet...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Explore Historic Splendid Valley through new virtual tour

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Take the new virtual tour of Historic Splendid Valley. The City of Brighton and Adams County have partnered to preserve almost 450 acres of valuable farmland in the south Brighton area, which make up the Valley. Learn more about a number of these importan...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Tips for a healthy lawn and water conservation

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With most soils, do not apply all the water in a short period of time. If applied too quickly, water often runs off of thatchy turf, from sloped areas, or from turf growing on heavy clay or compacted soils. In these cases, it is more effective to apply on...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Message From the Chief

Over the last several days I have had the chance to reflect on the actions of the five former Memphis police officers that were involved in the death of Tyre Nichols. I am horrified by what occurred earlier this month, and the failure of anyone at the sce...
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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Brighton and Commerce City Victim Services Unit Now Serving Fort Lupton and Lochbuie

The Brighton and Commerce City Police Department’s Victim Services Unit is now serving the residents of Fort Lupton and Lochbuie. The unit has a brand new name, the Brighton Office for Victim Assistance, otherwise known as BOVA.

The Vict...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2022

Police Investigate Shooting (Follow-Up)

The Brighton Police Department's initial investigation has determined that the shooting on Dec. 23, 2022 was a homicide-suicide involving domestic violence. This was an isolated incident, and the firearm was recovered from the scene. There are no ongoing ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Brighton Police Partner With FBI to File Charges for Robbery of First National Bank

The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and the Brighton Police Department have filed charges against 29-year-old Cedric John Solano of Pueblo, Colorado, for the robbery of First National Bank in Brighton.

The robbery occurred on N...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Joint Message From 27J and Brighton Police Regarding Incident at PVHS

This afternoon Prairie View High School administration was alerted to a possible threat to the school stemming from an altercation involving students that started off campus. When the involved students returned to school, they were met by police and campu...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

City Council approves water rate reset and water treatment plant fee

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In a 7 (yes) to 1 (no) vote (Councilmember Matt Johnston), City Council approved changes to water rates, a water treatment plant fee to finance the non-growth related costs of the project, and enhancements to the City’s Customer Assistance Program.

The res...

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