Local News

  • 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.

  • Pawlowski’s heart beats with Brighton

       BRIGHTON — It is shortly after 2 p.m. on a seasonably warm October day, and the Brighton High School homecoming parade has just wound through the town as Brighton Mayor Jan Pawlowski settles into the chair behind the desk of her third-floor City Hall office.

  • Time to shine: The Armory at Brighton Cultural Center opens

    As the background music, “There’s No Business Like Show Business” played throughout the auditorium of the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center following the ribbon cutting ceremony, Brighton resident Marcia Nivens talked about how the opening of the facility has helped revive her own love of theater and the arts.

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  • Brighton neighborhood residents get new HOA board members

    Capping off a grassroots effort by homeowners, a subdivision in west Brighton has new officers staffing their homeowners association.

  • Memories of the Armory

    When Brighton resident Ray Qunitana sauntered into the auditorium of the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center following the ribbon cutting ceremony, Oct. 23, he was flooded with recollections from his youth.

        “It brought back a lot of memories,” he said. “It was a whole different world 51 years ago.”

  • Staff development day closes Adams 14 schools Friday


    COMMERCE CITY – Yes, there will be one more day off for students in the Adams 14 School District.

    No, it won't be because of the snow that has been in the area for much of the week. Instead, the cause is a planned staff development day for district employees. Classes should resume Monday morning.

    Schools made it through Wednesday without any disruption. However, the forecast of more snow, stronger winds and colder temperatures caused a full postponement of school Thursday.

  • Home Delivered: New Brighton baby born in family living room

        BRIGHTON — Tiny Quinnlan Jameson Motter was given a strong Irish name to guarantee he would always be unique.

        His arrival last week was extraordinary.

        Tabitha Motter gave birth to the healthy, 7-pound, 4-ounce boy in the living room of her South Eighth Avenue home in Brighton Oct. 13.

        Motter said she woke up about 5:22 a.m. that day.