• Nominate favorite recycler

    Commerce City Citizens for Recycling seeks nominations for individuals for “Recycler of the Year” from the Commerce City region. They need names of individuals working or living in the area that are recycling to be honored at the America Recycles Event in Commerce City Nov. 14 at the Derby Events Center.

  • Brighton Real Estate Offices open

    Three Brighton real estate offices have teamed up to bring their many years of combined experience to customers all under one roof.

        Day and Co., Liberty Belle Properties and Colorado Tenderfoot Properties are part of the Brighton Real Estate Offices, 720 E. Bridge St.

  • Longtime Brighton barbershop celebrates 40 years of business

    Phil’s Matador Barber Shop

    525 S. Fourth Ave.

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon


    BRIGHTON — Phil Trujillo learned three main rules for customer interaction when he became a barber.

    “Don’t talk politics, don’t talk domestic problems or personal problems, don’t give any advice,” Trujillo said. “Stay away from those three things.”

  • Feels Like Home:

    Megan Konrad, the general manager of Brighton’s new Holiday Inn Express and Suites, just south of Platte Valley Medical Center, didn’t hit the town to celebrate her 30th birthday two weeks ago.

        She was busy fussing over every last detail of the building – from a shiny lobby floor to perfectly ironed bed skirts – and all the inevitable hiccups of opening a new hotel.

  • Douglass Colony receives Small Business Award

        COMMERCE CITY – Douglass Colony Group, a roofing company that has spent the past 27 years in Commerce City, was presented the Small Business Award for 2009.

        Formerly Douglass Roofing, the business was one of five finalists for the award, which is presented by the city of Commerce City. The other finalists were local businesses Colographics, Inc., Davita Commerce City Dialysis, Alpine Waste and Recycling and Werth Manor.

  • Business turns ugly for Brighton beauty salon employees

        BRIGHTON — Another long-term Pavilions tenant has bit the dust, closing its doors without explanation, at least until yesterday.

        For the former employees of Salon Silverado, the reasons don’t matter as much as the notice they didn’t receive, when the doors were suddenly locked Saturday.

        “Most of the people were told Aug. 29,” Esthetician Pam Lavin-Blancett said.

  • Happy Returns
  • Dean’s Farm Produce ready for its 35th year

    BRIGHTON — Deans’ Farm Produce owners Joe and Mary Dean are happy to be celebrate their 35th season this year.

    The Deans have come a long way since the start of their produce business. Joe began by growing vegetable plants in a single greenhouse, later transplanting them to a tiny field. Mary would then sell the produce roadside.

    “I would get so excited just to sell a few bushels a day,” she said.

  • Soapy Sales: Mother/daughter relocate custom hand soap company to Brighton

    Milagros of Colorado,

    25 S. Cabbage Ave.

    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays

    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays

    Call 303-655-0000 or visit their Web site


    Sandy and Lindi Jenkins’ key to business success begins with an ordinary 25-pound block of soap.

    From there, they take that block of soap, drop it into a melter that resembles an oversized coffee pot, crank up the temperature to 125 degrees and wait three hours.

  • McDonald’s franchisees open third location and second one in Brighton

    BRIGHTON — Building on the runaway success of their Kuner Road location near Bromley Lane and Highway 85, McDonalds restaurant franchisees Rick and Denise Boselli are now open for business at the Prairie Center.

    “We’re off to a really good start,” Denise said, pausing during the lunch rush on Monday. “We had a grand opening with family and employees Saturday, as a test run. Today is our first business day and we opened at six.”