Community News

  • Commerce City students create winning Halloween art

        COMMERCE CITY – Pumpkins, scarecrows, sunflowers and crops. All are images associated with autumn. And all are represented in artwork done by area youth for the Creepy Hollows Fall Festival this past weekend.

  • Medicare series

        The Brighton Senior Center’s final installment in series of free, informational Medicare forums concludes with an enrollment help day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 20. SHIP counselors will be on hand to help research the best plan for seniors and assist in sign up. 30-minute appointment slots are available. Call 303-655-2075 by Nov. 18 to schedule an appointment.


  • Knights of Columbus fall festival

        The Knights of Columbus host their fall festival dinner and dance Nov. 6, at their hall, 1096 E. Bridge St. An all-you-can-eat taco bar is from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Martin Gomez Band performs from 7 to 11 p.m. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Call Alex Hernandez at 720-273-8031 or visit www.kofc3285.org for information.


  • Senior center craft fair

        The Brighton Senior Center’s annual craft fair, featuring crafts and baked goods, is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 6, at the center, 575 Bush St.


  • Harvest festival

        Looking for a fun and safe alternative to trick-or-treating on Halloween night for your family? 
        The Worship Center @ Brighton hosts its annual Harvest Festival for all ages from 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31, at 14650 Chambers Road (from Bromley Lane, turn south on Chambers Road for a half-mile.

  • Amazing race

        The second annual Incredibly Amazing Race steps off at 9 a.m., Oct. 30, at Brighton High School, 270 S. Eighth Ave.
        This family-friendly, team event involves teams of up to eight participants who will travel to seven locations around town. At each spot, teams will compete such tasks as answering a question about the town’s history, playing Frisbee golf, picking up rice with chopsticks and translating a Braille passage.

  • VFW essay contest

        It is that time of year again for the VFW Youth Essay Competitions. Middle school students (sixth through eighth grade) compete in the Patriot’s Pen essay competition. High school students (ninth through 12th grade) compete in the Voice of Democracy speech competition.

  • Fall carnival

    The Henderson PTO invites you to attend a fun filled evening October 29 at Henderson Elementary School. The fall carnival will begin at 5 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. It will include  jumping castles, arts/crafts and games for all to enjoy. For every can of food donated, the PTO will present two free tickets.


  • Trick or Trunk

        Firstart Preschool and Brighton Outreach Ministries invites you to Trick or Trunk at 10 a.m., Oct. 30, in the United Methodist Church parking lot, 625 S. Eighth Ave. The event is free and will include lots of candy, games and fun. Wear costumes if you choose or come as you are. Call Debbie Arrick at 303-659-1202 for information.

  • Carr honored as Brighton’s citizen of the year

        BRIGHTON — Whether it’s a food drive, a school supply drive, or assisting the area’s homeless or Special Olympians, when one hears of good things happening in the community, chances are John Carr has a hand in it.
        “I learned early on from my parents of the importance of giving something back to the community,” he said. “For me, my biggest interest, or passion, is helping out. I find happiness in the eyes of others who are receiving something unexpected but deserved.”