• Salud Family Health Centers highlighted in new philanthropic guide

        FORT LUPTON — Salud Family Health Centers is featured in a new guide, “High Impact Philanthropy in the Downturn: Focus on Housing, Health, and Hunger,” released Dec. 14 by the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania.

        The guide profiles Salud Family Health Centers community health center model as a highly effective avenue for today’s results-oriented philanthropists who are looking to relieve the suffering caused by the economic crisis.

  • A new twist on the Brighton business scene

    There is excellent news for the skate/snowboard crowd in Brighton.

        No longer do they need to leave town to get their gear, with the opening of Twisted Edge Skateboards at 204 S. Main St. It’s been a dream that took some doing for a pair of local skateboarders, Kyle Dial and Isaac Maestas.

        “We have been trying to open up this shop for a while. This is the fifth location we have tried in Brighton,” Maestas said. “We tried the mall. We tried a couple of other spots.”

  • 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.