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News Flash

Posted on: February 23, 2024

Brighton’s own Stephanie Hackett receives Regional Emergency Manager of the Year Award

Stephanie Hackett, the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Brighton and the Brighton Fire Rescue District, was awarded the Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA) Emergency Manager of the Year for the North Central ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2024

Bridge Street widening project update (Friday, Feb. 23)

Bridge Street widening project update (February 23):
(The following schedule is weather dependent and subject to change)
Working hours will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
-Crews will continue to grade for pavement widening and reloc...
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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2024

Help for Homes applications now available

The City of Brighton and Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. are accepting applications for the 19th Annual Help for Homes (HFH) community project. The HFH program brings volunteers and neighbors together to paint or fix up homes needing minor exterior repairs a...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2024

New art on display for 2024 Sculpture on Loan program

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 for Art program. The sculptures on display are&n...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2024 | Last Modified on: July 5, 2016

City Council approves adjusted water rates, impact fees & new residential water usage tier structure

By an 8-0 vote, Brighton City Council voted Tuesday to adopt new utility rates for water and wastewater services, a new water impact fee schedule, and a new residential water use tier structure. The rate changes take effect for bills dated April 1. Impact...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2024

Brighton Police investigate bank robbery

The Brighton Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred at Bank of Colorado, located at 13 N. 50th., on Monday, Feb. 19. Police responded to the area after receiving an alarm notification from the bank at 2:41 p.m.

The male su...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Bridge Street widening project update (Thursday, Feb. 15)

Bridge Street widening project update (February 15):
(The following schedule is weather dependent and subject to change)
Working hours will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
-Crews have completed box culvert extensions, and will contin...
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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2024 | Last Modified on: July 5, 2016

Brighton Police investigate disassembled firearm on school property

Brighton Police Department wants to reassure the community that students are safe, and no one was hurt today when a disassembled firearm was located inside Innovations & Options. This is an ongoing investig...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Artists invited to transform traffic boxes into public art in Brighton

The City of Brighton invites artists to embark on an exciting endeavor—transforming traffic signal boxes into captivating public art installations across the community. These creatively wrapped boxes aim to enhance neighborhood identity, turn or...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Submissions wanted for 2024 Arbor Day Fifth Grade Poster Contest

The City of Brighton is once again participating in the annual Arbor Day Fifth Grade Poster Contest, an artistic competition for public, private and home-schooled fifth graders across the state. This year’s theme is &a...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Cemetery Spring Cleanup set to begin March 4

Beginning March 4, City of Brighton cemetery staff will begin the annual Spring Cleanup. To make way for cemetery maintenance like mowing, aerating and overseeding, staff will remove decorations from graves out of respect to those laid to rest an...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Brighton to allow limited number of marijuana stores within designated areas of City

By a 7-2 vote, Brighton City Council voted Tuesday to amend the Brighton Municipal Code to allow the operation of marijuana stores within the City. 

 

No more than four marijua...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Police seek help in bank robbery investigation

The Brighton Police Department is seeking help from the community to identify a male wanted for robbing TBK Bank, located at 30 N. 4th Ave., on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Police responded to the area after receiving an alarm notification from the bank at 3:03 p.m.

O...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2024

One juvenile arrested after incident involving knife on school property

Brighton Police Department wants to assure the community that there is no ongoing threat to students or the public after a stabbing occurred today at Brighton High School. As a result of Brighton Police Department's ongoing criminal investigation, one juv...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2024

‘Bobcat by Rosetta’ wins 2023 People’s Choice for Sculpture on Loan program

The City of Brighton is pleased to announce "Bobcat by Rosetta" as the winner of the 2023 People's Choice voting for the Sculpture on Loan program at Carmichael Park. Votes ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Eye for Art program announces artist call for 2024 Spring Showcase

The City of Brighton Eye for Art program announces a call for artists for the 2024 Spring Showcase. This exhibit is a three-month show from March 2024 until June 2024 at Brighton City Hall, located at 500 S. 4th Avenue. 

The Spri...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Chris Neves appointed Information Technology Director

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City of Brighton City Manager Michael Martinez is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Neves to serve as Director of Information Technology. As director, Neves will oversee technology infrastructure and security, business services, and GIS.&nb...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2024

Twelve species of trees available for purchase through Brighton’s 2024 Tree Program

Spruce up your yard with a tree from the City of Brighton’s 2024 Tree Program! Trees are now available for purchase at www.brightontreeprogram.com.

The program is intended to encourage tree planting, species di...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2023

Brighton Police investigate fatal crash

Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on December 28 just before 2 p.m. The initial investigation reveals that a 40-year-old male driving a Chevrolet Equinox, with thr...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2023

Colorado’s plastic bag and polystyrene bans take effect January 1, 2024

Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, two major changes will affect large stores and retail food establishments due to the state of Colorado's Plastic Pollution Reduction Actwhich&nb...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2023

City awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently awarded the City of Brighton the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the City’s Annual Comprehensive Financ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2023

Growing Grads Summer Job Launch event helps youth build resumes, prepare for City internships

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, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the Armory P...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Ward 4 Run-Off Unofficial Election Results

Unofficial results from the December 5, 2023 special mail ballot run-off election show Lloyd Worth has won the seat for City of Brighton Ward 4 Council Member with 549 votes. Candidate Kathryn LeDonne had a total of 500 votes. Per Article II, Section 3.6 ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2023

2023 Community Survey results available online

Results for the 2023 Community Survey for Brighton are now available to the public on the City of Brighton website. Among the key findings of the survey, about three-quarters of Brighton residents provided a positive rating for their neighborhood as a pla...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2023

Police investigate homicide, suspect in custody

Brighton Police Department has arrested 22-year-old Jemhari Lee in connection to a homicide that occurred at an apartment complex in the 100 block of South Miller Avenue.

On Friday, Nov. 24 at 10:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area on reports of s...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Brighton Police warn community about card skimmers

Brighton Police Department is warning the community about credit card skimmers. In the last few weeks, officers have taken multiple reports of skimmer devices at both Brighton King Soopers locations. One was found at self-checkout and the other at a stand...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Brighton Police investigate fatal crash

The Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Nov. 19 just after 11 p.m. The initial investigation reveals that a 29-year-old male driving a Dodge sedan was traveling northbound on South 27th Avenue near Kestrel Street at ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Eye for Art Winter Showcase now on display at Brighton City Hall

The Brighton community is invited to attend the opening reception for the City’s Eye for Art 2023-2024 Winter Showcase at City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue) on Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. Forty artists will be featured in the new exhibit, with art...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Brighton Police introduce mental health co-responders

CRP Team Photo

The Brighton Police Department now has a co-responder team through a partnership with Reaching HOPE, after receiving a $525,703 grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The three-year grant is awarded to support cross-system collaboration to improve p...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2023

City announces winners of third annual Name That Snowplow Contest

After a flurry of entries, the City of Brighton is pleased to announce the nine winners of the city’s third annual Name That Snowplow contest. The winning submissions will name each of the nine snowplows for the 2023-2024 snow season.

The winning...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Brighton Police investigate fatal auto-pedestrian crash

Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Nov. 3 at approximately 9:30 a.m. at a construction site near East 144th Avenue and Primrose Circle. The initial investigation reveals that a construction worker operating a dump t...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Brighton Office for Victim Assistance receives Leadership in Victim Services award

On Oct. 17, the Brighton Office for Victim Assistance (BOVA) was awarded the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2023 Leadership in Victim Services Award for a midsize agency at the 30th annual IACP conference in San Diego. 

This ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2023

Brighton Police seek help from public to locate suspect in shooting

Brighton Police Department is seeking help from the public to locate the male pictured, 19-year-old Jaheim WhiteJaheim is wanted in connection to a shooting that occurred on Aug.&am...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Brighton Police investigate firearm on school property

Brighton Police Department wants to reassure the community that students are safe, and no one was hurt today when a firearm was located inside Brighton High School. This is an ongoing investigation, and one juvenile is currently in custody.

On Oct. 19 arou...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2023

City Council approves $265,434,894 for 2024 budget

Brighton City Council adopted the 2024 budget at the Oct. 17 City Council meeting. The vote approved $265 million across all 15 of the City’s operating, capital and utility funds. 

Highlights of the budget include: 

  • Continued con...
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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Brighton Police seek help from public to locate suspect in the assault of an ice cream truck driver

Brighton Police Department is seeking help from the public to locate the male pictured, 20-year-old Luis Antonio Hernandez. Luis is wanted in connection to an assault that occurred on Aug. 31 at Benedict Park, 1735 Skeel St. in Brighton.

At approximately 1...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Brighton Police seek help from public to identify hit and run suspect

Brighton Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash where a 35-year-old female was seriously injured while riding her bicycle on East Bridge Street near 27th Avenue. Officers were dispatched to the area on Sept. 18 just after 1:30 a.m. for a m...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Brighton Police Department now offering online reporting

Brighton Police Department has launched an online reporting system along with a newly updated website at www.brightonco.gov/police.The online reporting system allows community members to submit a report directly to the police department from their smartph...

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

Police investigate burglary, attempted murder of a police officer

Brighton Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred on Aug. 30 where an officer was injured while attempting to contact an individual wanted for burglary. The officer’s injuries are minor and the suspect is in custody.

At 5:17 p...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Officer injured while arresting wanted domestic violence felony suspect

Brighton Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred on Aug. 16 in the 400 block of North 19th Avenue, where an officer was seriously injured while attempting to contact an individual who had a domestic violence felony warrant for his arr...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2023

City to begin Bridge Street widening project in early August

The City of Brighton today held a kick-off ceremony for a widening project on Bridge Street  that will create a four-lane roadway between 22nd Avenue and 42nd Avenue. The $19.5 million project, which is being handled by prime contractor Brannan S...

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

Police Investigate Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Crash on Interstate 76

Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash that occurred on June 30 just after 2:30 a.m. The initial investigation reveals that an individual driving a Jeep Cherokee struck a pedestrian on eastbound I-76 near the E-470 ramp....

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2023

T. Greg Labrie appointed as City of Brighton Public Works Director

Brighton City Manager Michael Martinez is pleased to announce the appointment of T. Greg Labrie as the city’s new director of public works. As director, Labrie will plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Public Wor...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Highway 85

Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on May 13 at approximately 4:45 a.m. The initial investigation reveals that an individual driving a BMW sedan was traveling southbound on Highway 85 passing East 144th Avenue at exces...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Winners selected for City of Brighton's 2023 Water Conservation Poster Contest

After much deliberation, the City of Brighton has selected its winners for the 2023 Water Conservation Poster Contest: 

  • First place - Paige Nino, fourth grader at Southeast Elementary School
  • Second place - Jaidyn Dominguez, fifth grader at Foundati...
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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Police Seek Help in Bank Robbery Investigation

UPDATE June 27, 2023:

34-year-old Leo Benavidez and 33-year-old Ashley Cooper have been identified as the suspects in the bank robbery that occurred on May 8 in Brighton, and have now been charged by federal complaint in connection with a series of bank ro...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Brighton Employee Charities recognizes scholarship recipients

The City of Brighton Employee Charities (BEC) has selected four recipients for scholarships this year.  The scholarships are awarded based on a high emphasis of community service and academics. This year’s recipients are Diana Hernandez...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Traffic Safety Unit Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The Brighton Police Department Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on April 16 at approximately 9:30 p.m. The initial investigation reveals that a motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on County Road 2 approaching County ...

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

Eagle View Adult Center honors volunteers at annual Volunteer Recognition Event

Eagle View Adult Center honored the volunteers who help make its programs possible during the annual Volunteer Recognition Event on April 3. The theme for the 2023 event was “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.” Volunteers were treated to a...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Suspect Arrested in Homicide Case

Brighton Police Department has arrested a juvenile female in connection to a homicide that occurred in the 400 block of North 6th Avenue.

On Tuesday, March 28 just after midnight, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a man who had not been h...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2023

District Attorney’s Office Files Attempted Murder Charges Related to March 15 Shooting

Over the last week Brighton Police Department detectives have been hard at work investigating the shooting that occurred on March 15. Yesterday, they presented their investigation to the Colorado's 17th Judicial District Attorney's Offic...
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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Police Investigate Shooting (Update)

Brighton Police Department took a total of six juveniles into custody on Wednesday, March 15 in connection to the shooting near 9th Avenue and Bush Street. Those six juveniles were released after questioning. On March 16 around 5 p.m. officers arrested tw...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Police Investigate Shooting

Brighton Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, March 15 near 9th Avenue and Bush Street. At 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area on reports of a disturbance and shots fired. All involved parties fled prior to...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2023

LOCATED - Sexual Assault Task Force Seeks Help From Public to Locate Wanted Person (Follow-Up)

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The Commerce City and Brighton Police Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) located Jason Mickel Brigham on March 2 around 4 p.m. in Denver. After learning the make and model of the vehicle he was in, SATF shared the information with Denver Police Department a...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2023

Sexual Assault Task Force Seeks Help From Public to Locate Wanted Person

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The Commerce City and Brighton Police Sexual Assault Task Force is seeking help from the community to locate the male pictured, 47-year-old Jason Mickel Brigham. Jason has a nationwide extradition warrant with a $1 million cash bond for failure to appear ...

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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: 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: 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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City of Brighton Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: February 23, 2024

Brighton’s own Stephanie Hackett receives Regional Emergency Manager of the Year Award

Stephanie Hackett, the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Brighton and the Brighton Fire Rescue District, was awarded the Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA) Emergency Manager of the Year for the North Central ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2024

Brighton Police investigate bank robbery

The Brighton Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred at Bank of Colorado, located at 13 N. 50th., on Monday, Feb. 19. Police responded to the area after receiving an alarm notification from the bank at 2:41 p.m.

The male su...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 21, 2022

Brighton Police investigate disassembled firearm on school property

Brighton Police Department wants to reassure the community that students are safe, and no one was hurt today when a disassembled firearm was located inside Innovations & Options. This is an ongoing investig...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Police seek help in bank robbery investigation

The Brighton Police Department is seeking help from the community to identify a male wanted for robbing TBK Bank, located at 30 N. 4th Ave., on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Police responded to the area after receiving an alarm notification from the bank at 3:03 p.m.

O...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2024

One juvenile arrested after incident involving knife on school property

Brighton Police Department wants to assure the community that there is no ongoing threat to students or the public after a stabbing occurred today at Brighton High School. As a result of Brighton Police Department's ongoing criminal investigation, one juv...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2023

Brighton Police investigate fatal crash

Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on December 28 just before 2 p.m. The initial investigation reveals that a 40-year-old male driving a Chevrolet Equinox, with thr...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2023

Police investigate homicide, suspect in custody

Brighton Police Department has arrested 22-year-old Jemhari Lee in connection to a homicide that occurred at an apartment complex in the 100 block of South Miller Avenue.

On Friday, Nov. 24 at 10:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area on reports of s...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Brighton Police warn community about card skimmers

Brighton Police Department is warning the community about credit card skimmers. In the last few weeks, officers have taken multiple reports of skimmer devices at both Brighton King Soopers locations. One was found at self-checkout and the other at a stand...

Read on...

Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Brighton Police investigate fatal crash

The Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Nov. 19 just after 11 p.m. The initial investigation reveals that a 29-year-old male driving a Dodge sedan was traveling northbound on South 27th Avenue near Kestrel Street at ...

Read on...

Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Brighton Police introduce mental health co-responders

CRP Team Photo

The Brighton Police Department now has a co-responder team through a partnership with Reaching HOPE, after receiving a $525,703 grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The three-year grant is awarded to support cross-system collaboration to improve p...

Read on...

Police Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Brighton Police investigate fatal auto-pedestrian crash

Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Nov. 3 at approximately 9:30 a.m. at a construction site near East 144th Avenue and Primrose Circle. The initial investigation reveals that a construction worker operating a dump t...

Read on...

Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2023

Brighton Office for Victim Assistance receives Leadership in Victim Services award

On Oct. 17, the Brighton Office for Victim Assistance (BOVA) was awarded the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2023 Leadership in Victim Services Award for a midsize agency at the 30th annual IACP conference in San Diego. 

This ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2023

Brighton Police seek help from public to locate suspect in shooting

Brighton Police Department is seeking help from the public to locate the male pictured, 19-year-old Jaheim WhiteJaheim is wanted in connection to a shooting that occurred on Aug.&am...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Brighton Police investigate firearm on school property

Brighton Police Department wants to reassure the community that students are safe, and no one was hurt today when a firearm was located inside Brighton High School. This is an ongoing investigation, and one juvenile is currently in custody.

On Oct. 19 arou...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Brighton Police seek help from public to locate suspect in the assault of an ice cream truck driver

Brighton Police Department is seeking help from the public to locate the male pictured, 20-year-old Luis Antonio Hernandez. Luis is wanted in connection to an assault that occurred on Aug. 31 at Benedict Park, 1735 Skeel St. in Brighton.

At approximately 1...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Brighton Police seek help from public to identify hit and run suspect

Brighton Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash where a 35-year-old female was seriously injured while riding her bicycle on East Bridge Street near 27th Avenue. Officers were dispatched to the area on Sept. 18 just after 1:30 a.m. for a m...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Brighton Police Department now offering online reporting

Brighton Police Department has launched an online reporting system along with a newly updated website at www.brightonco.gov/police.The online reporting system allows community members to submit a report directly to the police department from their smartph...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Police investigate burglary, attempted murder of a police officer

Brighton Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred on Aug. 30 where an officer was injured while attempting to contact an individual wanted for burglary. The officer’s injuries are minor and the suspect is in custody.

At 5:17 p...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Officer injured while arresting wanted domestic violence felony suspect

Brighton Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred on Aug. 16 in the 400 block of North 19th Avenue, where an officer was seriously injured while attempting to contact an individual who had a domestic violence felony warrant for his arr...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Operation Full Circle Results in 31 Indictments Related to COCCA and Cocaine Trafficking

17th Judicial District Attorney Brian Mason, the North Metro Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration are announcing the results of Operation Full Circle, a large-scale cocaine trafficking investigation in Adams County, that led to the indictme...
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Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Police Investigate Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Crash on Interstate 76

Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash that occurred on June 30 just after 2:30 a.m. The initial investigation reveals that an individual driving a Jeep Cherokee struck a pedestrian on eastbound I-76 near the E-470 ramp....

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Police Investigate Fatal Crash on Highway 85

Brighton Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on May 13 at approximately 4:45 a.m. The initial investigation reveals that an individual driving a BMW sedan was traveling southbound on Highway 85 passing East 144th Avenue at exces...

Read on...

Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Police Seek Help in Bank Robbery Investigation

UPDATE June 27, 2023:

34-year-old Leo Benavidez and 33-year-old Ashley Cooper have been identified as the suspects in the bank robbery that occurred on May 8 in Brighton, and have now been charged by federal complaint in connection with a series of bank ro...

Read on...

Police Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Traffic Safety Unit Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The Brighton Police Department Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on April 16 at approximately 9:30 p.m. The initial investigation reveals that a motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on County Road 2 approaching County ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2023

Suspect Arrested in Homicide Case

Brighton Police Department has arrested a juvenile female in connection to a homicide that occurred in the 400 block of North 6th Avenue.

On Tuesday, March 28 just after midnight, officers were dispatched to check the well-being of a man who had not been h...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2023

District Attorney’s Office Files Attempted Murder Charges Related to March 15 Shooting

Over the last week Brighton Police Department detectives have been hard at work investigating the shooting that occurred on March 15. Yesterday, they presented their investigation to the Colorado's 17th Judicial District Attorney's Offic...
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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Police Investigate Shooting (Update)

Brighton Police Department took a total of six juveniles into custody on Wednesday, March 15 in connection to the shooting near 9th Avenue and Bush Street. Those six juveniles were released after questioning. On March 16 around 5 p.m. officers arrested tw...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Police Investigate Shooting

Brighton Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, March 15 near 9th Avenue and Bush Street. At 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area on reports of a disturbance and shots fired. All involved parties fled prior to...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2023

LOCATED - Sexual Assault Task Force Seeks Help From Public to Locate Wanted Person (Follow-Up)

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The Commerce City and Brighton Police Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) located Jason Mickel Brigham on March 2 around 4 p.m. in Denver. After learning the make and model of the vehicle he was in, SATF shared the information with Denver Police Department a...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2023

Sexual Assault Task Force Seeks Help From Public to Locate Wanted Person

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The Commerce City and Brighton Police Sexual Assault Task Force is seeking help from the community to locate the male pictured, 47-year-old Jason Mickel Brigham. Jason has a nationwide extradition warrant with a $1 million cash bond for failure to appear ...

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Police Press Releases