Today's News

  • Fiestas Patrias Sept. 15

    The Brighton Chamber of Commerce hosts the fourth annual Fiestas Patrias from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton.

    It’s a celebration of Latin American culture, which includes music, food and arts and crafts. 

    It’s free. Call 303-659-0223.

  • Sporting clays tournament Sept. 14

    The Brighton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its sporting clays tournament from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Colorado Clay Shooting Park, 13600 Lanewood St.

    The fees for single shooters are $75 and $300 for a team of four. Sponsorships are available, too. Call 303-659-0223.

  • Police blotter

     This report reflects calls made to the Brighton Police Department between Aug. 5 and 12. Not all calls made to the department are listed in this report. Arrests merely reflect accusations of crimes, all subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


    Aug. 12

  • Fiedler: Four-day week helping with district’s bond debt

    Brighton School District 27J Superintendent Chris Fiedler talked about some of the advantages to a four-day school week Aug. 21.

    His comments were part of a Facebook Live chat with the city of Brighton.

    Fiedler said he was pleased with the unsuccessful mill-levy campaign almost a year ago.

  • 27-J students get back-to-school help

     MetroWest report

    Some 450 students in Brighton School District 27J went back to school with gifts, courtesy of several local organizations.

    Homeless students and those qualifying for the free and reduced meal program were given backpacks loaded with grade-appropriate school supplies, enabling them to be successful in the classroom. It happened during the back-to-school supply distribution event held earlier this month.

  • Davis tabbed for vacant council seat

    Commerce City Council is back to full strength.

    It appointed Steven Davis to fill the vacant Ward IV seat Aug. 22 during a special meeting.

    Davis takes over for former Councilman Paolo Diaz, who stepped down Aug. 6. Davis will serve out the rest of Diaz’s term, which expires in December 2019.

  • Career possibilities, anyone?

     Brighton’s second annual Touch-a-Truck event brought together trucks friom all walks of trade - police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, trash trucks and more - for citizens to climb in and get a closer look at.


  • Folklorico dancers fuel passion for heritage through dance

    “I was a professional dancer until I fractured my knee, so I became a teacher.” 

    Rosalia Salazar-Calles, a science teacher at Fort Lupton High School, is also the club sponsor and leader of Ballet Folklorico de la Cultural, also known as the Folklorico dancers. 

  • What to do with 52? Regional leaders talk highway improvements

    Citing traffic congestion, safety concern and a population boom in the area, officials from around the region met Thursday night to discuss improving state Highway 52.

    “We’re all growing, some at a more alarming rate than others,” Weld County commissioner Barb Kirkmeyer said at the meeting, “I think the more that we can talk to each other and work together, it’s possible to pool funds to work harder and smarter.” 

  • Pepin, former BHS athlete, dies at 21

    Conner Pepin, a Brighton High School graduate who was about to start his last season of college baseball at Metropolitan State University of Denver, died over the weekend.

    He turned 21 in mid-July. His grandmother died 10 days later.

    Pepin graduated from BHS in 2015. Social media filled up with tributes Sunday night.