Today's Features

  • While certain holidays like July 4 are a time to celebrate the country, Memorial Day sings a slightly different tone. The day is a time to honor and reflect on veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country.

    On Monday, May 29, the biggest Memorial Day parade in the state was held in Commerce City, in front of thousands of spectators and many vets. It was a tribute to those who have given so much for this country, yet asked for so little in return.

  • By Andrea Tritschler

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Residents “got on the bus” on Friday, Oct. 7, to admire the work of local artists for the first Brighton pARTy Bus Gallery Hop.

    The free event featured receptions at three galleries simultaneously throughout the city: Art at the Armory Performing Arts Center, Eye for Art at Brighton City Hall and the Main Street Creatives Gallery.

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  • Jenifer Roybal and Anthony Urias of Henderson welcomed a son, Dominic Joseph Urias into the world on Feb. 3 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton. 

    He measured 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. 

    The grandparents are Josephine and Joe Gallegos of Commerce City, and Tami Dern of Big Timber, Montana, and Pat Kloberdanz of Brighton. The great-grandparents are Richard and Shirley Norton of Thornton.

  • Cherree and Dustin O’Dell of Fort Lupton welcomed a son, Sawyer O’Dell into the world Feb. 3 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    He measured 8 pounds and 3 ounces.

    Sebastian, 8, and Peyton, 6, welcomed their new brother home.


  • Ana Laura and Jose C. Arreguin of Commerce City welcomed a daughter, Alejandra Estefany Arreguin into the world Feb. 7 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    She measured 8 pounds, 5.5 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    The grandparents are Rogelio Chavez, Maria Contreras, Jose C. Arreguin and Margarita Vallejo, all of Commerce City.

  • Tiyano Valadez and Jose Mendez of Fort Lupton welcomed a daughter, Madison Michelle Mendez-Valadez into the world Feb. 8 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton. 

    She measured 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her grandparents are Melissa Pasulas of Arvada, Daniel Valadez of Brighton, Cathy Jaramillo of Fort Lupton, and Rafael Garcia of Fort Lupton.

  •  Aisha Ochoa and Jorge Reyes of Brighton welcomed a daughter, Aiyona Irene Reyes into the world Feb. 18 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    She measured 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.75 inches long.

    Her brother is Ivan Reyes, 5. The grandparents are Jerry Ochoa of Greeley, and Gloria Bustamante of Brighton and Jose Luis Reyes of Juarez, Mexico. Her great-grandparents are Silvester and Eva Hernandez of Milliken.

  • Amanda Lea Buesgens and Carl Steven Mitchell welcomed a daughter, McKenzie Charlie Mitchell into the world on Dec. 23 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    She measured 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. 

    Her sibling Miles David Mitchell welcomed her home. Grandparents are David and Lisa Buesgens and Cheryl MCcown and Thomas Mitchell. Her great-grandmother is Florence McCown. 

  • Kasey Hearn and Jerold Mitchell of Roggen welcomed a son, Orion Benny Bocephus Mitchell into the world Feb. 20 at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    He measured 6 pounds, 11.8 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    His siblings are Colton Prowse, 7, and Tiffany Mitchell, 8. The grandparents are Bradley Hearn of Preston, Kansas, Andrea Cross of Newton, Kansas; and Shawn Mardis of Preston, Kansas. His great-grandparents are Diana and Merlyn Hearn of Stafford, Kansas.