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  • Suggested traffic signal on CDOT’s agenda

    BRIGHTON – Even though there is talk of more money for the state’s roads next year, Rep. Kevin Priola’s idea to get a traffic light at 144th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85 may be a way off.

        It’s on the list of priorities for the Colorado Department of Transportation. However, there are some steps that need to take place first.

  • Adams 14 Board of Education swears in two new members

    The Adams 14 Board of Education welcomed new school board members at its regular meeting Nov. 10.

        Board members Adrian Schimpf and Robert Vashaw took their seats with the board after the oath of office. Vashaw previously served a two-year term, while Schimpf is a newcomer.

        Following the swearing-in ceremony, the board named its officers. Board president is Jeannette Lewis; Vashaw is vice president; Bill Klocker is secretary; and Larry Quintana is treasurer.

  • 'There's no place like home'

    When Debra Fisher and her grandchildren, Joshua, 9, and Alissa, 6, were waiting to move into a bigger apartment at Hughes Station in Brighton earlier this year, the grandkids had another suggestion.

        “They kept saying, ‘Why don’t we go back to the big white house? We like the big white house,’” she said.

  • Adams County pride
  • Economy down, but road funding may go up

    DENVER – The economy may be struggling. But that didn’t deter Gov. Bill Ritter from asking for more money for the state’s roads.

        He wants a 6 percent increase in the state transportation department budget for 2010.

  • Veterans eat free at Applebee’s Nov. 11

        DENVER – Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants throughout Colorado invite all U.S. veterans and active duty military personnel to enjoy a free meal on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.

        Veterans and those on active duty, with proof of United States military service will be able to select one of several complimentary entrées.

        n 7-ounce House Sirloin

        n Three-Cheese Chicken Penne

        n Fiesta Lime Chicken®

  • Adams County commissioners award Open Space grants

    The Adams County board of commissioners awarded more than 2.9 million in Open Space grants Nov. 4.

        “Many high-quality projects were submitted for consideration this grant cycle,” said Larry W. Pace, chairman of the Adams County board of commissioners. “We are pleased that funding from the Open Space Sales Tax will help enhance recreational areas, protect open spaces within the county and support environmental education programs for the benefit of our community.”

  • Get your team together for the Amazing Race Brighton

    Joan Kniss, past president of the Brighton Breakfast Lions Club, is hoping to bring little adventure to Brighton. The club, along with Brighton High School DECA, is hosting the Amazing Race Brighton Saturday, Nov. 14, with a 9 a.m. start at the Armory.

        “I love that TV show, ‘The Amazing Race,’ it looks like so much fun,” she said. “I thought, ‘We should do that in Brighton so people get to know our community.’”

  • Crisman stuns Espinosa-Martinez in 27J school board race

        BRIGHTON – An apparent upset and one extremely tight race had candidates for three spots on the Brighton 27J board of education on the edge of their seats Election Night.

        Perhaps the biggest surprise of the evening was in District 2, where incumbent Valerie Espinosa-Martinez, with 33.84 percent of the votes, appeared to be defeated by Kristi Crisman, who held 66.16 percent of the votes at 9 p.m. Tuesday.