Today's News

  • Youth commission searches for members; deadline June 5

    City officials are recruiting youth for open spots on the Brighton Youth Commission and the Brighton Youth Corps of Volunteers. 

    The commission focuses on building youth-adult partnerships. Six adult members serve on the commission. Submit applications by Tuesday, June 5, at Historic City Hall, 22 S. Fourth Ave. 

  • Pennock Center for Counseling offers June class for teens

    The Pennock Center for Counseling will host a Teen Summer Group.

    The Teen Summer Group is a four-week class for youth 13 years old and up that’s focused on helping teens balance friends, family, school and other stressors by teaching coping skills and stress management techniques.

    The class meets at noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 5 to 26. Parental consent is required. Lunch is provided.

  • PVMC welcomes new physician

    Platte Valley Medical Center hired Dr. Cristian Dinescu to the team of internal medicine physicians, working alongside Drs. Robert Massa and Jennifer Winthers at Integrative Internal Medicine in Brighton and Reunion.

    Dinescu helps patients manage and treat COPD, asthma and various lung diseases, hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney diseases, rheumatological and other endocrine-related conditions, heart failure and cardiovascular disease.

  • Platte Valley Medical Center receives award

    Healthgrades Operating Co. Inc., an online company with information about physicians and hospitals, announced that Platte Valley Medical Center received its 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.

  • A day on the farm
  • LETTER: Bill reduces access to juvenile autopsy reports

    Editor’s note: State legislators passed Senate Bill 223 recently, which reduces access to autopsy reports for juveniles. Newspaper personnel and other media organizations opposed the bill, which was requested by county coroners around the state.

    The Colorado Press Association – a lobbying group for newspapers across the state, including MetroWest Newspapers – asked the governor to veto the bill in this letter (edited for space):


    Dear Gov. Hickenlooper: 

  • Waylon Heath Laber

    Breanne Mueller and Heath laber of Brighton welcomed a new son, Waylon Heath Laber. He was born in Brighton Monday, March 26. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces. and measured 20.5 inches in length. His brother, Wyatt, 4, welcomed him home. 

    His grandparents are Teri Jo and Mike Laber of Longmont.

  • Mateo Sebastian Castorena

    Perla Acosta and Martin Castorena of Brighton announced the birth of their son  Mateo Sebastion Castorena.  He was born at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton Wednesday, March 21. He weighed 7pounds and 10 ounces and measured 19.4 inches in length.  

  • Luci Devonia Cole

    Baily and David Cole of Henderson welcomed the arrival of their daughter Luci Devonia Cole. She was born at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton Tuesday, March 27. She weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces and measured 20 inches  in length.

  • Lily Arabella Flinn

    Daniel and Jessica (Rediger) Flinn of Commerce City welcomed a daughter, Lily Arabella Flinn, into the world Nov. 1. She was born at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton. Her grandparents are Tom and Jan Flinn of Fort Lupton and Jon and Barbara Rediger of Morton, Illinois. Her brother, Zachary, 7, welcomed her home.