• LETTER: Get ready for the pie baking contest

    Dear editor,

    The Good Luck 4-H Club was busy Saturday, June 16, getting ready for the 2nd annual Adams County Fair Old Fashioned Pie Baking Contest.  The contest is for the best homemade fruit pie.  

    Last year’s contest was a big success and had 54 entries and included classics pies, like apple and cherry, but also included not-so-common recipes, such as coconut and mango.  The contest raised more than $3,000 for the Brighton Rotary Club. 

  • LETTER: Oil/gas initiative is bad idea

    Dear editor,

    Initiative 97 is a train-wreck for Colorado’s economy.

    Initiative 97 would mandate oil and gas development be set back at least 2,500 feet (8 football fields) from any occupied structure or defined vulnerable area. 

    This would increase the minimum setback distance for a residence five times what is legally required now and the setback for a

    high-occupancy building 2.5 times to what it is now.  

  • LETTER: Vietnam veterans memorial is worth a visit

    Dear editor

    On Memorial Day, May 28, our family all attended the dedication of the Brighton Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which is on the corner of Fourth  and Jessup in Brighton.  It was a memorable day for us all.

  • LETTER: Paying kindness forward: a little goes a long way

    Dear editor, 

    I was at the Wal-Mart store in Brighton on Wednesday May 2, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

    Normally, my shopping experience there is in the grocery department. On this day I was shopping for more. I had not yet become acquainted with the remodel store layout. There were some items I was looking for. This meant quite a bit of walking. 

  • LETTER: Residents oppose new Brighton senior housing project

    Dear editor,

    Over the past several months I have been watching for any updates regarding the Brighton Housing Authority and the project that should begin soon at the old Senior Center on Sixth Avenue and Bush Street in Brighton. 

  • LETTER: Amendment to farm bill threatens animal welfare

     Dear editor

    Right now, Congress is considering a dangerous federal bill that could  completely take away the rights of states to pass laws to protect animals and citizens. This bill violates the 10th Amendment.

  • LETTER: Former 27J student stands with teachers


    I am the product of the public school system and Brighton School District 27J. 

    I was well-prepared for college, and I succeeded there. I’m sure I wasn’t an easy kid to teach, but I count several amazing teachers as friends and mentors today. 

    I have a child, a wonderful, talented, challenged, sweet boy, attending a local school. 

  • LETTER: Tax cuts help my business to survive

    Dear editor,

    Tax cuts are helping some businesses expand. They’re helping mine survive. 

    The recently passed federal tax cuts include much for businesses to like. A new 20 percent tax deduction, immediate expensing of capital investment, and lower across-the-board tax rates give some businesses the extra funds they need to expand, hire, and raise wages. 

  • Grant Fair family thank you

    Dear editor,

    The family of Grant Fair thanks you for the article about our beautiful son Grant. The support of the community has been so generous and kind. We have been blessed with so many prayers, cards, meals and visitations.

    Grant was a giving person;  he donated his corneas, bone and other tissues, according to his wishes, so that others might have eyesight and healing of their illnesses. 

  • LETTER: Gonzales family says thanks

     Dear editor:

    The family of Conrad Gonzales in Brighton wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our family and friends. The outpouring of generosity from the community, from family, from friends and all who traveled from afar to come to share in our loss can never truly be expressed enough.