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  • It's Carbon Valley's business

    Frederick resident

    joins CityScape team

        CityScape Real Estate Metro Brokers opened its new office and expanded the service area to include a broker from the Carbon Valley area. Gene Jones, a Frederick resident since 2001, joined the CityScape team. He specializes in residential property management, as well as brokerage. 

  • Mexican restaurant family owned and operated

    BRIGHTON — Businesses don’t get much more family-operated than Spicy Tacos Mexican Restaurant.

    “Pretty much the whole family” said owner/manager Jorge Mejia when asked how many family members work at the restaurant. “If I go on, you’re going to have fill up that whole notebook.”

    For that same reason, while Jorge, 22, is, technically, the restaurant owner and manager, he doesn’t hold tightly to either title.

  • Local dentist finds magazine’s top 10 list again

    BRIGHTON – Brighton’s John Thayden does not dread going to the dentist.

    “I enjoy going,” he said.

    It’s a refrain his dentist, Brighton’s Dr. Mark Ehrhardt, hears a lot from his thousands of patients, he said. And for the second year in a row, this respect has earned Ehrhardt a spot on Denver’s 5280 Magazine Top Dentists list.

    Ehrhardt said he’s especially flattered by this honor because peers in the dental industry select the honorees.

  • Business briefs

    Brighton’s Sole Stroll

        The Brighton Chamber of Commerce and the Brighton Economic Development Corp.presents Brighton’s Sole Stroll, a 5K run and fun run/walk June 9 to benefit CASA of Adams And Broomfield counties and the Brighton Boys and Girls Club.

        Prerace registration for the 5K run is 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Prairie Center. The fun run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Brighton Learning Resource Campus (the former Platte Valley Medical Center).

  • Sport and Spine Physical Therapy grows in Brighton

    BRIGHTON — “You’re not squeamish about needles, are you?” Edo (a-doh) Zylstra asks.

    And with that question still hanging in the air and open for debate, the co-owner of Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, 2418 E. Bridge St., Brighton, inserts the harmless looking, small filament needle into his right arm.

    As he bobs the needle back and forth in his arm, a nerve in his arm twinges. Just as quickly, Zylstra plucks the needle from his arm with no scream of his own or the observer.

  • Pinocchio’s brings hip, Italian flare to downtown Brighton

    Building on the success and solid reputation of their namesake restaurant in Longmont, Brighton’s newest hip bistro, Pinocchio’s, is open and serving traditional Italian fare to a hungry downtown crowd.

    Since opening their doors Feb. 3, Pinocchio’s has enjoyed

    immediate success, with overflow crowds necessitating the completion of an upstairs dining area (accessible via stairs or elevator) and a soon-to-open outdoor patio area seating an additional 40 patrons.

  • Whistles Stopped

    It’s a sign of the economic times.

    There’s no engine hooked up to the chain of empty parked boxcars winding alongside Colorado Boulevard from state Highway 7 north to Weld County Road 6.

    A literal train to nowhere.

    “It’s something that is recession-caused,” Mark Davis, spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad said.

    As of the end of last year, there were 48,000 railcars, or 17 percent of UP’s fleet, along with 14 percent of its locomotives, in storage across 23 states.

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  • Peak Form wants to help employees get in shape

    BRIGHTON — In today’s struggling economy, Jeanette Hrubes doesn’t see many businesses with money to waste when it comes to worker’s compensation claims.

    That’s why Hrubes, director of Peak Form Physical Therapy in Brighton, is excited about the physical therapy center’s new partnership with WorkSTEPS.

    The aim of WorkSTEPS is to limit the worker’s compensation claims of its clients by putting prospective employees through pre-employment physical testing.