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  • A day on the farm
  • Brighton master plan includes new open space, capital projects with adoption of strategic plan

    Brighton City Council set its priorities for 2018-2019 when earlier this month it unanimously approved a resolution adopting the city’s strategic plan.

    “This strategic plan is critical because it sets the direction of what we deem as most important to the city and where we spend taxpayer dollars,” said Mayor Ken Kreutzer in a city of Brighton news release. 

  • New rec center opens for business
  • Prairie Center courts new restaurants, shops

    New restaurants and retailers could soon come to the Prairie Center shopping center, after Brighton City Council members recently approved seven new commercial building sites there.

    Neighbors include Hobby Lobby, which is still under construction across Eagle Boulevard to the north, and Red Robin and Chick-fil-A to the west across Prairie Center Parkway. The sites are on more than 17 acres of land.

  • Marijuana sales-tax revenue’s big payoff

    Adams County high school students received scholarships totaling more than $1 million recently from a voter-approved 3 percent sales tax on retail marijuana and some other sales tax revenues. 

    Adams County commissioners introduced the Adams County Scholarship Fund in 2016 along with the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative.

  • Memorial Day parade in the books w/VIDEO

    Some 80 military units, bands, floats, antique cars and equestrian units made up the 2018 version of Commerce City's Memorial Day parade May 28. 

    The line of march lasted 1.5 miles and finished near the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center. 

    The day also included a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park to honor the men and women who died while serving our country. That program alsio recognized four local veterans – Richard and Barbara Bruettig, Eric Gudmundson and Cyrus Timothy Warner – who were this year's parade grand marshals.

  • Senior fishing festival June 2

                 The Adams County Sheriff’s Foundation, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the Adams County board of commissioners host the 23rd annual Adams County Sheriff’s Office Senior Fishing Festival at Nyholt Lake at the Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds.

  • Robb’s Inc. closes after three decades in Brighton

    Robb’s Inc. grocery and household goods store opened its doors for the last time Saturday, May 19, after 34 years of business.

    The “Brighton institution,” as it has been called, appears to have fallen victim to rising commercial real estate prices.

  • New batch of Eagles off to the real world

    Adams City High School celebrated its 2018 graduating class in front of a raucous and jubilant crowd that packed the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver Saturday, May 19.

    The class quote for this year’s graduating seniors was “be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your heart on fire,” and the speakers at the ceremony followed this theme in their addresses to their peers and the families in the audience. 

  • Memorial Day parade ready for 54th year

    The 54th annual Memorial Day parade is part of the city's annual holiday agenda Monday, May 28.

    The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from East 64th Avenue and Newport Street and ends near the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center at 6060 E. Parkway Drive.

    The parade honors veterans for their service to the country. It features more than 80 military units, bands, floats, antique cars and equestrian entries.