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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Barktober Fest

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For the first time ever, we are hosting Barktober Fest, a festival for you and your dogs! Come PAW-ty with family and friends and be a part of our inaugural Barktober Fest on Friday, September 30 at the Brighton Sports Complex (1111 Judicial Cent...

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Additional Info... 2021 Press Releases - Recreation
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Fall into Fitness Bingo

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Welcome fall with a bingo contest! Fill in a bingo card as you complete fitness classes here at the Brighton Recreation Center. Complete 20 classes and get entered in a draw for a chance to win great prizes. 

How to play: 

-Pick up your ca...

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2021 Press Releases - Recreation

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Turkey Trot 2022

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On November 19, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, start your day with an amazing race the recreation center hosts for the community. Sign up early, there is a benefit to it!

Additional Info... City Highlights
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Tree Lighting Ceremony

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The City of Brighton will be celebrating its annual Tree Lighting sponsored by United Power this December, one week before its annual Festival of Lights Parade.

Additional Info... City Highlights
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Water Treatment Plant Project

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The City of Brighton is embarking on its most ambitious water project to date to improve and expand its water treatment plant (WTP).

Additional Info... City Highlights

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Community mourns passing of longtime Brighton Police Commander Frank Acosta

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It’s with great sadness the Brighton Police Department announces the passing of Commander Frank Acosta. Commander Acosta joined Brighton Police in February of 2000 after working more than eight years as a State Trooper for the Colorado State Pat...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Crafters and artists wanted for Winter Market at city’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

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The City of Brighton is seeking artists and crafters to participate in a Winter Market during the city’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The arts and crafts “Winter Market” will be held from 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 on Sou...

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Additional Info... City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Car registration now open for Car-nival Palooza 2022

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In preparation for the annual trunk-or-treat event Car-nival Palooza, the Brighton Recreation Center has opened registration for cars to participate in the event. Car-nival Palooza is scheduled for Saturday, October 29 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Brighton ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Art in the Park rescheduled to October 8

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The City of Brighton has rescheduled its annual Art in the Park festival to Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Carmichael Park located at 650 Southern Street. The new date follows the cancellation of the initial event date of September 10 due to...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Learn the history of Brighton at the ninth annual historic Cemetery Walk

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Elmwood Cemetery will host its ninth annual Cemetery Walk on Saturday, October 1 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the cemetery located at 14800 Old Brighton Road. The event will give residents a peek into the lives of Brighton's historical leaders, farmers, p...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee accepting proposals for 2023 Lodging Tax Grants

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Lodging Tax Grant applications are now being accepted for 2023 online. Each year, Brighton City Council awards grants to support activities that strengthen economic development, fund special events, assist cultural arts facilities, and promote tourism and...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Growing Grads 2022-2023 FAFSA Nights begin October 5

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The City of Brighton’s Growing Grads program will begin to host FAFSA Nights for the 2022-2023 academic year starting Wednesday, October 5. FAFSA Nights aim to provide students seeking postsecondary education assistance to apply for the Free App...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Youth Image Summit to empower hundreds of students in November

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To empower and build leadership skills among youth, Brighton Youth Services will be hosting the sixth annual Image Summit on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 and 3 at Riverdale Regional Park (9755 Henderson Road) in Brighton. The two-day conference is f...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

First-ever Brighton Barktober Fest coming on September 30

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Dogs and their family and friends are invited to come paw-ty at the inaugural Barktober Fest on Friday, September 30 at the Brighton Sports Complex (1111 Judicial Center Drive) from 6 - 8:30 p.m. At the festival, there will be food trucks, live entertainm...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Call for art for Eye for Art 2022 Winter Showcase

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The City of Brighton Eye for Art program announces a call for artists for the 2022 Winter Showcase. This exhibit is a four-month show from October 28 - February 15 at Brighton City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue). 

The Winter Showcase is an open-theme sh...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Marc Johns appointed as City of Brighton Utilities Director

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Brighton City Manager Michael Martinez is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Johns as the city’s new director of utilities. As director, Mr. Johns will oversee the implementation, operation, and maintenance of all facilities related to ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Brighton Police investigate shooting

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On Sunday, Aug. 7, at approximately 1 a.m., officers of the Brighton Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 300 block of County Road 27 (North Main Street). Upon arrival, officers learned that a fight at a large house party spilled in...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park adds Mondays to end-of-season schedule

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To offer more days of water play to the public, the Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park will be open Mondays in addition to the recently released end-of-season weekend only operations starting today. The hours of operation on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Police Chief Southard announces retirement

After more than 34 years of dedicated law enforcement service, Chief Paul Southard has announced that he will retire from Brighton Police Department on October 15. Southard has served as police chief since July 2016.

“It has been a tremendous hon...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Sign up for United Power’s new EV Charging Pilot Program

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The City of Brighton has teamed up with United Power in its launch of United EV, a new charging-as-a-service pilot program designed to provide cost-effective, at-home charging solutions for cooperative members with electric vehicles (EVs). United EV will ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Brighton Cultural Arts Commission accepting proposals for 2022 Lodging Tax grants

The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission is currently accepting proposals for the use of 2022 Lodging Tax funds for Brighton-based organizations directly involved in promoting the community to visitors and businesses. Lodging Tax grants support activities th...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

City of Brighton will hold a Special Municipal Election for the Ward 1 Vacancy on November 8

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Brighton City Council on July 19 voted for the City of Brighton to hold a Special Municipal Election for the Ward 1 vacancy on November 8, 2022 as part of the Adams and Weld Counties Coordinated Election.  

On May 20, the former Ward 1 Council Mem...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Brighton Police investigate homicide at Ken Mitchell Park

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The Brighton Police Department (BPD) is investigating a homicide that occurred on July 12, 2022, just before 9:30 p.m. at Ken Mitchell Park located at 889 Kinglet Court in Brighton. BPD was dispatched to the park on a report of a male shot and unresponsiv...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Kevin A. Young appointed as City of Brighton’s new human resources director

Brighton City Manager Michael Martinez is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin A. Young as the city’s new human resources director. As director, Young will oversee the city’s human resources functions, including employment oppo...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

City of Brighton to celebrate groundbreaking for new water treatment plant

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A groundbreaking ceremony will celebrate the City of Brighton’s new water treatment plant on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 a.m. at the site of the new plant located at 4350 E. Bromley Lane. The public and media are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be s...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Micromobility is coming to the city with the launch of Bird Scooters in Brighton

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The City of Brighton and Bird, a leader in environmentally-friendly electric transportation, are teaming up to bring shared e-scooters to the city. The launch of Bird in Brighton will be on Thursday, June 30 at 10 a.m. at Brighton City Hall (500 S. 4th Av...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

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The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for the year ending December 31, 2021 has been completed. This document includes the City of Brighton’s audited financial statements, and the audit resulted in no findings or areas of concern with no propos...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

City Council approves water rate reset and water treatment plant fee

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In a 7 (yes) to 1 (no) vote (Councilmember Matt Johnston), City Council approved changes to water rates, a water treatment plant fee to finance the non-growth related costs of the project, and enhancements to the City’s Customer Assistance Progr...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

City Council approves restrictions for irrigation and outdoor water use

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To help conserve water in the City and reduce peak demand during the summer months, watering restrictions for irrigation and outdoor water use have been approved by City Council in a 7 (yes) to 0 (no) vote (with one absence - Mayor Gregory Mills) at the J...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2022

City of Brighton launches water incentives program

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Help conserve water and be rewarded with a credit on your utility bill through the City of Brighton’s new water incentive program. If you reduce your normal use by 20-percent for the months of May - September, you will be credited on your bill. ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

The Armory Performing Arts Center announces 2022 concert lineup

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Mark your calendars to jam out to a mix of blues, a premier Disney cover band, a Pearl Jam tribute and more at The Armory Performing Arts Center kicking off this spring! See the 2022 concert lineup below. 

 

  • May 22: The Little Mermen (prem...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Sod installation timeline for Brighton cemeteries

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The Brighton Cemeteries Department is preparing for the sod of burial sites. For all burial service dates preceding April 1, sod will be installed before Memorial Day (May 30). For burial services occurring after April 1, sod will be installed in Septembe...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Sign up for CodeRED to receive emergency notifications

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The Brighton community is urged to sign up for the high-speed notification system CodeRED to get alerts in the event of an emergency. The system allows city of Brighton safety agencies to deliver emergency messages to you based on your preferences through...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Water supply expansion project to begin along Peoria St. between 120th & 112th avenues

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Starting the week of March 7, traffic and service impacts will occur along Peoria Street between 120th and 112th avenues due to construction for a new water project that will expand Brighton’s water supply sources. 

The City of Brighton will be ex...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

City Council approves agreement with Boots and Shorty for Bromley Hishinuma Farm

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At its February 15 meeting, City Council voted unanimously to approve a farm maintenance agreement with non-profit organization Boots and Shorty for Bromley Hishinuma Farm. As part of the agreement, Boots and Shorty will operate and manage the nine-acre f...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Council approves phase 2 of Founders Plaza

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At its January 18 meeting, City Council voted 6 yes - 2 no (Mayor Pro Tem Adam Cushing and Council Member Matt Johnston) with one absence (Council Member Mary Ellen Pollack) to award $613,810 to Arrow J Landscape & Design for construction of the final...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Residents encouraged to apply for 50/50 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Program

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City of Brighton residents are encouraged to apply for the 50/50 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Program to help ease the financial costs of maintenance and replacements. According to Brighton Municipal Code, maintenance and repairs to sidewalks, curbs and gutt...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Turf to artificial turf conversion coming to Brighton Complexes

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Following Brighton City Council’s December 21, 2021 vote to approve a $4,386,500 turf conversion project, construction on the project is scheduled to start in mid-January of 2022. This project will convert all four fields at the Brighton Sport Complex and...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Councilman Tim Watts elected to NLC's Public Safety & Crime Prevention Federal Advocacy Committee

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Brighton City Council Ward 1 Member Tim Watts has been elected to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2022 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee. Council Member Watts was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Youth summer job launch coming on February 19

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To help young adults prepare to enter the workforce, the City of Brighton’s Youth Services will be hosting its annual Growing Grads Summer Job Launch on Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at City Hall located at 500 South 4th ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

City Council votes to appoint Clint Blackhurst to fill vacant Ward 3 position

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On Tuesday, December 21, Brighton City Council voted 5-1 (5 in favor, 1 against, 1 abstention, and 1 absence) to appoint Clint Blackhurst to fill the vacated Ward 3 Council seat. The position became vacant after former City Council member Kris Jordinelli ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Honor local fallen military members through Wreaths Across America sponsorship

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Every December, the City of Brighton joins Wreaths Across America in honoring fallen military members by placing a wreath on the graves of veterans at Elmwood and Fairview Cemetery. Starting Saturday, December 18, 2021 through Friday, January 14, 2022, sp...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Catrina Asher appointed as City of Brighton’s new finance director

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Brighton City Manager Michael Martinez is pleased to announce the appointment of Catrina Asher as the city’s new finance director. As director, Asher will oversee the city’s finance department functions, from financial reporting, forec...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2021

City Council approves $155,140,018 for 2022 budget

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Brighton City Council adopted the 2022 budget by a 6-0 vote at the December 7 City Council meeting. The vote approved $155,140,018 across all 15 of the city’s operating, capital and utility funds. The adopted budget includes an approximate 12-percent incr...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Dec. 7 Mayoral Run-Off Unofficial Election Results

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Unofficial results from the December 7, 2021 special mail ballot run-off election shows incumbent Gregory Mills has won the seat for Brighton City Mayor with 2,751 votes. Candidate Laurie D. Lozano Maier had a total of 2,340 votes. Per Article II, Section...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Trash Bash dates set for 2022

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The City of Brighton will once again offer its popular Trash Bash in 2022 for Brighton residents to dispose large items. The drop-off program will take place in the spring on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 and in the fall on Friday, Sept. 23 and ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Tri-County Health issues public health order requiring face masks indoors

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**12/30/21 UPDATE:** Tri-County Health Department's public health order requiring masks in all indoor public spaces will continue into January. Individuals two years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a face ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Mayoral run-off election set for December 7

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Brighton City Council approved a resolution tonight certifying the ballot content for a special mail ballot run-off election for mayor to be held Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

In the 2021 Coordinated Election, voters elected Matt Johnston for Ward 1, Ann Tadd...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Brighton Police investigate Bridge Street & Mt. Bierstadt crash

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The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against 27-year-old Nicholas Villarini for his alleged actions on October 26, 2021. Read the charges here.

*Original Post: Oct. 26, 2021**

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Brighton Recreation Center launches new discount program for Purple Heart recipients, military

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Starting Friday, November 5, the Brighton Recreation Center will offer a new discount program for Purple Heart recipients, military members and first responders. Purple Heart recipients will receive a free membership to the Rec Center and/or Brighton Oasi...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Brighton Recreation Center to implement modified hours to leisure pool

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Effective Monday, November 1, the leisure pool at the Brighton Recreation Center will have reduced hours due to a nationwide lifeguard shortage. The leisure pool will be available for family swim the following times:

Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

2021 Community Survey results available

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Results for the 2021 Community Survey for Brighton are now available to the public on the City of Brighton website. Among the highlights of the survey include positive resident feedback on safety and police services, as well as Brighton as a place to live...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Michael Martinez appointed as Brighton City Manager

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At its October 26 Special City Council meeting, Brighton City Council appointed Michael Martinez as Brighton City Manager. The appointment comes a week after Council voted to appoint Martinez as Acting City Manager following the Oct. 11 resignation of Bri...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Brighton Police Investigate Attempted Armed Robbery

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Brighton Police are investigating an attempted armed car theft. At about 1:00 p.m., police responded to the 300 block of S. 29th Avenue for a report of an attempted car theft. The victim reported seeing the suspect trying to steal the victim’s v...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Voting open for the People’s Choice Award

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The Brighton Eye for Art Program is seeking votes from the public for the 2021 People’s Choice Award. The selected piece of artwork will become part of the City of Brighton’s permanent art collection. Among the artwork the public can choose from are “Danc...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Michael Martinez appointed as Acting City Manager

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At its October 12 Special City Council meeting, Brighton City Council appointed Michael Martinez as Acting City Manager, effective Oct. 12, 2021, pending contract negotiations. Martinez’ appointment comes after the Oct. 11 resignation of Brighto...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

CIty Manager Jane Bais DiSessa announces resignation

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The City of Brighton announces today the resignation of City Manager Jane Bais DiSessa, effective October 11, 2021. DiSessa has been the Brighton City Manager since September 14, 2020 and completed the term of her contract. 

The City Council is gr...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2021

City Council approves resolution urging voters to vote “yes” on 27J ballot questions

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Brighton City Council on October 5 approved a resolution in support of 27J Schools’ mill levy override (5A) and bond (5B) ballot question for the November 2, 2021 election.

City Council encourages the citizens of Brighton to vote “yes” on Ballot Issue 5A, ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Victim Services Unit seeking Volunteer Victim Advocates

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The Brighton and Commerce City Police departments are seeking highly-motivated individuals to become Volunteer Victim Advocates for the Victim Services Unit (VSU). Volunteer Victim Advocates provide on-scene crisis intervention with victims and witnesses ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Walk Elmwood Cemetery to learn about Brighton’s past

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Elmwood Cemetery will host its annual Cemetery Walk on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 1 - 3:30 p.m.at the cemetery located at 14800 Old Brighton Road. The walk will give residents a peek into the lives of the city’s past leaders, farmers, pioneers and soldiers bur...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Brighton Police investigate armed robbery

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On Saturday, August 28, 2021, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Brighton police officers were dispatched to the area of Bromley Lane and Fulton Ave regarding an armed carjacking. The victim reported being stopped at the traffic light when a young male approache...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

City Council approves marijuana sales tax ballot question

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On August 31, Brighton City Council voted 9-0 to approve a resolution to place a marijuana sales tax question on the ballot for the November 2, 2021 Election. 

The resolution for marijuana sales would allow for the sale of retail marijuana and mar...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Brighton Police respond to fatal crash

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On Saturday, August 28, 2021, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Brighton police officers were dispatched to Interstate 76 (I-76) between Eagle Blvd. and Bromley Lane for a rollover crash. The crash resulted in the death  of an adult female and adult ma...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Upcoming Bridge Street lane closures for North Outfall Project

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Starting Sunday, August 29, the westbound lanes of Bridge Street from 4th to 8th avenues will be closed from 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. for night work for the North Outfall Project. Traffic flow will be maintained in both the eastbound and westbound directions for t...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

City Council to consider marijuana sales tax ballot question at August 31 meeting

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Brighton City Council will consider at the August 31 City Council meeting whether to approve a resolution regarding placing marijuana sales on the ballot for the November 2, 2021 Election. 

The ballot for marijuana sales would allow for the sale o...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Growing Grads College and Career Readiness Kickoff returning Sept. 15

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The City of Brighton’s Growing Grads College and Career Readiness Kickoff is set to return in-person on Wednesday, September 15 at The Armory Performing Arts Center from 5:30 - 8 p.m. High school juniors, seniors and parents are encouraged to at...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Candlelight ceremony among scheduled events for The Wall That Heals’ stop in Brighton

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To commemorate the healing legacy of The Wall That Heals when it stops in Brighton, the City will be hosting a series of events the week of the official public opening of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall on Thursday, September 2. The public and ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

New Eye for Art exhibit open to the public

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More than 50 artists and 160 pieces of art are now featured in the newest Eye For Art “Return to Summer” exhibit at City Hall. The artwork ranges in medium, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and computer paintings, graphite drawings, ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Brighton Housing Authority’s Executive Director Joseph Espinosa moving on to new opportunities

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Joseph A. Espinosa, Executive Director of the Brighton Housing Authority (BHA), has announced his intention to step down from his current position effective August 12.  Espinosa provided notice of his intent to the Housing Authority’s B...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

City Council hires new city attorney

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Brighton City Council appointed Alicia R. Calderón as the new City Attorney at the July 20 City Council meeting. Calderón’s first day will be August 23, 2021. 

Prior to being hired with the City of Brighton, Calder&...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Brighton residents encouraged to take new community survey

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The City of Brighton is launching The National Community Survey (NCS) through Polco NRC (National Research Center) to get resident input on a wide range of community issues ranging from crime and safety and employment opportunities to overall quality of l...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Freddy’s coming soon to Brighton

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The Brighton Economic Development Corporation and the City of Brighton are excited to welcome Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers®. Freddy’s, a fast-casual restaurant concept, recently started construction at 2203 Prairi...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2021

City of Brighton transitions to new online bill pay portal

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The City of Brighton is in the process of transitioning its online bill pay portal from XPress BillPay to Wells Fargo e-Bill. This transition makes it possible to handle a larger volume of electronic payments from customers without interruption. The Wells...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

$2.7 million contract approved for police body-worn cameras

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On Tuesday, June 2, Brighton City Council voted 7-0 (two Council members absent) to approve a 10-year $2.7 million contract to AXON Enterprises Inc. to implement body-worn cameras for the Brighton Police Department’s Officer Safety Program 7+. I...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

City launches new online form for 50/50 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Program

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The City of Brighton’s 50/50 Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Program aims to help ease the financial costs of maintenance and replacements, and now features a new online form to help residents more easily apply for the program. By navigating to brightonco.gov/5...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Summerfest coming June 5th

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The City of Brighton is excited to announce that Summerfest, the city’s largest community festival, is making its return to Carmichael Park (650 E. Southern St.) on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Events will include family-friendly acti...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Brighton Employee Charities recognize scholarship recipients

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The City of Brighton Employee Charities (BEC) has selected four recipients for scholarships this year.  The winners will each receive $1,000 toward their college expenses.  The scholarships are awarded to the recipients based on a high e...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Historic Splendid Valley project featured in book about community food webs

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Work to preserve farmland in Historic Splendid Valley is celebrated in a new book called Building Community Food Webs by food systems analyst Ken Meter. Published by Island Press, his book highlights the stories of communities across the country ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Winner selected for 2021 Arbor Day Fifth Grade Poster Contest

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The City of Brighton is pleased to announce Pennock Elementary Fifth Grader Lucy Ratkiewicz as the winner of the City’s annual Arbor Day Fifth Grade Poster Contest. The contest gives students the opportunity to show their creativity to raise awareness of ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

SPEAK Week to feature Drive-In Movie Night

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As part of SPEAK Week, the Brighton Youth Commission will be hosting a Drive-In Movie Night on Friday, April 30. The Academy Award-winning film “Inside Out” will be featured at the Brighton Pavilions (the parking lot behind Fishtail Cuisine of India &...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Brighton Police Department to host online community meeting

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The public is invited to attend the Brighton Police Department’s Community Meeting on Wednesday, May 26 at 6 p.m. on Zoom (see log-in details below). Department staff will be presenting recent crime trends and statistics, crime prevention tips a...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

SPEAK Week to offer QPR training

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In partnership with The Pennock Center for Counseling, the Brighton Youth Commission will be offering two virtual QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) courses for the community on Monday, April 26. Classes will take place at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and are free of ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

City of Brighton to offer “Introduction to Basic Landscaping” classes

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Learn from the experts how to increase the chances for success when landscaping in Brighton through the City’s virtual Introduction to Basic Landscaping Classes at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 26 and Monday, May 3. Taught by the City’s Open...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

City of Brighton seeks volunteers for The Wall That Heals event in September 2021

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Spreading the healing legacy and the impact of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall, The Wall That Heals, and Mobile Education Center will be coming to Brighton Sept. 2 - 5, 2021. The Wall will be located at Carmichael Park (650 Sou...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

SPEAK Week to kick off April 26

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The Brighton Youth Commission will be hosting a series of events for SPEAK (Suicide, Prevention, Education, Awareness and Knowledge) Week April 26 - May 1. The goal of SPEAK Week is to raise awareness about the prevalence of teen suicide and to educate th...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

City of Brighton recognized as a 2020 Tree City USA

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The City of Brighton has earned a 2020 Tree City USA designation for the 35th year from the Arbor Day Foundation. This honor recognizes the city's commitment to effective urban forest management.

Brighton achieved Tree City USA recognition by meet...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City of Brighton recovers potential fraud of $348,000

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Over the past 24 hours, City of Brighton staff worked diligently to recover potential fraud totaling $348,000. On Monday, March 29, the City sent a $348,000 Automated Clearing House (ACH) transaction to the bank, payable to a vendor as part of a contract ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

City of Brighton to host online informational seminar on mobile food vendors

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As the City of Brighton works to amend the rules and processes for mobile food vendors, vendors and business owners are encouraged to attend the City’s two upcoming Zoom seminars in which City staff will be presenting information on mobile food vendors op...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Trash Bash coming this spring and fall

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The City of Brighton will once again offer its popular Trash Bash for Brighton residents in need of large item disposal. The drop-off program will take place in the spring on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 and in the fall on Friday, Sept. 24 and Sat...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Two Brighton Youth Commissioners selected for 2021 Daniels Fund Scholarship

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Brighton Youth Commissioners Ashley Settergren and Tessa Davis have been selected for the 2021 Daniels Fund Scholarship Program, a four-year college scholarship of up to $25,000 per year. The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity to earn...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Brighton Recreation Center to change swim reservation system

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In order to meet the high demand for lap swim lanes, the Brighton Recreation Center will be changing its lane reservation system starting on Monday, April 5.

Lap swim and therapy lane reservations will be made for a half a lap lane. Lanes will be split bet...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Bike Brighton releases 2021 Full Moon Bike Ride schedule

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**UPDATE: The June 24 Full Moon Bike Ride (FMBR) through Prairie Center has been changed due to a safety issue. The June FMBR will be replaced by the August FMBR route. Subsequently, the June FMBR route will become the August route.**

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Help for Homes community project accepting applications

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The City of Brighton and Brothers Redevelopment, Inc. are accepting applications for the 15th Annual Help for Homes community project. The Help for Homes (HFH) program brings volunteers and neighbors together to paint or fix up homes needing minor exterio...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Growing Grads to launch new Young Entrepreneur Program

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Brighton Youth Services’ Growing Grads Program is set to launch its new Young Entrepreneur Program in June. The workshops will be held virtually and will consist of a series of hour-long classes that will teach and empower youth how to build their own bus...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

City Council approves goat keeping pilot program

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In a 9-0 vote, City Council approved at the Feb. 2 Council meeting a new pilot program to permit miniature goats on residential properties. The pilot program will be for a two-year period, with 10 permits offered through a lottery. The terms of the progra...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2021

Street closures for Brighton North Outfall Project

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On Monday, Feb. 1, construction on the Brighton North Outfall Project will begin. This project will construct storm drain improvements to mitigate nuisance flooding to residents north of downtown Brighton. American West Construction will start work on 4th...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Vietnam Veterans who died after returning home eligible to be honored at The Wall That Heals

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**UPDATE: The deadline for submissions for the "In Memory" display has been extended to July 31, 2021. For family members of Vietnam Veterans who'd like to submit an application for the ceremony in Washington D.C., the deadline is March...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

City of Brighton bus shelters and benches feature You Have Options Program campaign

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In its continued effort to promote its You Have Options Program (YHOP) to encourage reporting of sexual assault, the Brighton Police Department has launched a new campaign featuring the YHOP banner on city bus shelters and benches. As part of this campaig...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Work to begin on South Platte Wells Transmission Pipeline Project

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Construction for the South Platte Wells Transmission Pipeline Project is set to begin on Monday, Jan. 25. The approximately $3.99 million project will provide a long-term, reliable infrastructure for the transfer of South Platte Wells raw water to the Rev...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Construction Notice - 144th and Sable Traffic Signal Project

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On Jan. 11, the 144th Avenue and Sable Boulevard Traffic Signal project will commence with the first phase of construction. The first phase will consist of underground utilities, boring operations, signal pole foundations and additional ground-level work....

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Updates

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The City of Brighton staff continues to be in communication with local health partners, Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regarding the 2019 Coronavirus diseas...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Adams County moves back from Level Red to Orange

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Due to a sustained decrease in COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations throughout the State of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has moved the all counties currently operating within the Red Level: Severe Risk...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Brighton Recreation Center offers Annual Pass Sale

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Get fit and save money in the new year with the Brighton Recreation Center’s annual membership pass sale for 2021. From Jan. 2 - March 5, the Rec Center will be offering a 21-percent discount on annual individual, couple or family passes for 2021. Members...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Police investigating shooting

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Brighton police are investigating a disturbance in which three people appear to have been shot in a Brighton apartment.

Officers were dispatched to 131 W. Egbert St. on a report of a disturbance at about 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday night, Dec. 23, 2020. Upon arr...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Armed carjacking

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On Monday, December 21, 2020, at approximately 9:45 a.m., a Brighton resident was robbed at gunpoint. The victim was unloading groceries from his vehicle in his apartment complex's parking lot in the 100 block of S. Miller Ave. When two adult mal...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Eye for Art 2020 introduces “Through It All” electronic flip book

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The City of Brighton Eye for Art program is excited to introduce the new 2020 Eye for Art “Through It All” electronic flip book that showcases the wonderful art and jewelry on display at Brighton City Hall. The current art exhibit, &am...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

City of Brighton to feature The Wall That Heals in September 2021

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**UPDATE: The deadline for submissions for the "In Memory" display has been extended to July 31, 2021. For family members of Vietnam Veterans who'd like to submit an application for the ceremony in Washington D.C., the deadline is March...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City Council approves $138 million for 2021 budget

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Brighton City Council adopted the 2021 budget by an 8-0 vote at the Dec. 1 City Council meeting. The vote approved $138,197,981 across all 15 of the city’s operating, capital and utility funds. The adopted budget includes an approximate 1.32-percent decre...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Reduction of mill levy for metro districts in Brighton East Farms

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Effective January 2021, the mill levy for the Brighton East Farms and Homestead Metropolitan District has been significantly reduced. The tax rates will be reduced from 86.025 mills in 2019 to 64.662 mills in 2021. This reduction was made possible as a re...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

79 acres of significant farmland and water preserved in Historic Splendid Valley

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Brighton area prime soils actively farmed for over a century remain key part of community’s agricultural heritage and local food supply

The City of Brighton and Adams County, with the expertise of The Conservation Fund, have successfully preserve...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

City of Brighton launches new Capital Project Dashboard

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City of Brighton residents can now view progress on major capital projects on the Capital Project Report Card, a new project dashboard on the City’s website. The projects highlighted on the dashboard are ones budgeted for the current year and in...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Contract awarded for Medical Center Drive Improvement Project

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On Tuesday, Oct. 6, City Council voted to approve a resolution to award a $584,660 contract to Asphalt Specialties Company, Inc. for the Medical Center Drive Improvement Project. The project will complete the roadway segment along Medical Center Dr. that ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Contract awarded for 144th and Sable Traffic Signal Project

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On Tuesday, Oct. 6, City Council voted to approve a resolution to award a $390,008 contract to W.L. Contractors for the 144th and Sable Traffic Signal Construction Project. This project aims to improve the safety and traffic flow of the intersection. W.L....

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Walk Elmwood Cemetery to learn about Brighton's past

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Elmwood Cemetery will host its fifth annual Cemetery Walk on Saturday, Oct. 3. The event will give residents a peek into the lives of Brighton’s historical leaders, farmers, pioneers, and soldiers buried in the cemetery.

Volunteer guides will be ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Historic Preservation Commission awarded History Colorado Grant for Kuners Row Survey

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The Brighton Historic Preservation (BHPC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $20,475 History Colorado Grant to begin the Kuners Row Historic Resource Survey and has hired Cultural Resource Historians, LLC to perform the work. This project will s...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Ken Mitchell Open Space officially opens to the public

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After years in the making, Ken Mitchell Open Space in West Brighton has officially opened to the public. The opening marks the completion of the section of the Colorado Front Range Trail that runs through the 600-acre open space and regional park, complet...

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City of Brighton Press Releases

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Explore Historic Splendid Valley through new virtual tour

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Take the new virtual tour of Historic Splendid Valley. The City of Brighton and Adams County have partnered to preserve almost 450 acres of valuable farmland in the south Brighton area, which make up the Valley. Learn more about a number of these importan...

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Featured Brighton Content
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Tips for a healthy lawn and water conservation

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With most soils, do not apply all the water in a short period of time. If applied too quickly, water often runs off of thatchy turf, from sloped areas, or from turf growing on heavy clay or compacted soils. In these cases, it is more effective to apply on...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Memorial Service Information for Commander Frank Acosta

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The funeral for Brighton Police Commander Frank Acosta will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at Orchard Church, 12405 E. 120th Ave.
The public is invited to watch a live stream of the memorial service on the Orchard Church YouTube channel at www.yo...
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Police Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Police Urge Motorists & Motorcyclists to Practice Safe Driving in Wake of Recent Traffic Fatalities

The Brighton Police Department Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) is investigating three crashes involving motorcyclists that occurred between Sept. 14 and 18. Two of the three crashes were fatal, and one resulted in serious injury. Two of the three crashes were t...

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Police Press Releases

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

City Council approves water rate reset and water treatment plant fee

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In a 7 (yes) to 1 (no) vote (Councilmember Matt Johnston), City Council approved changes to water rates, a water treatment plant fee to finance the non-growth related costs of the project, and enhancements to the City’s Customer Assistance Program.

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Utilities Department
Posted on: June 2, 2022

City of Brighton launches water incentives program

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Help conserve water and be rewarded with a credit on your utility bill through the City of Brighton’s new water incentive program. If you reduce your normal use by 20-percent for the months of May - September, you will be credited on your bill. If your no...

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Utilities Department
Posted on: June 8, 2022

City Council approves restrictions for irrigation and outdoor water use

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To help conserve water in the City and reduce peak demand during the summer months, watering restrictions for irrigation and outdoor water use have been approved by City Council in a 7 (yes) to 0 (no) vote (with one absence - Mayor Gregory Mills) at the J...

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Utilities Department