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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 14, 2022

New information hotline for Brighton Recreation Center Aquatics

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Due to quickly rising COVID cases impacting staffing for aquatics on any given notice, the Brighton Recreation Center has implemented a new aquatics hotline 303-655-2251 to alert visitors of the most up-to-date modifications to operating hours and program...

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

Free COVID vaccination clinic coming to the Brighton Recreation Center

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In partnership with the Tri-County Health Department, a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be coming to the Brighton Recreation Center (555 N. 11th Avenue) on the following Mondays: January 24, 31, and February 7. Hours of operation will be 6:30 a.m. -...

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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 7, 2022

ValenSign’s Day returns to Carmichael Park

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Share your message of love this Valentine’s Day! The City of Brighton is bringing back ValenSign’s Day for the second year to Carmichael Park located at 650 E. Southern Street. The public is invited to personalize a message to be print...

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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: January 4, 2022

Mayor-Elect and new City Council Members sworn into office

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At the January 4 City Council Meeting, Mayor-Elect Gregory Mills and new City Council representatives were sworn into office in a special ceremony at The Armory Performing Arts Center. Among the City  Council members sworn-in are Matt Johnston fo...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Freddy’s ribbon cutting set for January 6

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Following the December 28 opening of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers® in Prairie Center, the Brighton Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Brighton invite the public...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

City of Brighton launches website redesign

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The City of Brighton has launched a website redesign that is easier to navigate, more efficient, and visually-engaging for the public to use. The new www.brightonco.gov website features a modern look and user-centered layout focused on connecting city ser...

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

Tri-County Health Department public health order requires face masks in public indoor spaces

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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 covering in all publ...

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

Weld County Road 2/Baseline Road to close for bridge reconstruction

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Starting Monday, January 3, 2022, Weld County Road 2 (Baseline Rd./East 168th Avenue) will be closed west of N. 60th Ave. to King Street to allow for the existing bridge over the Speer Canal to be demolished and reconstructed.

During the closure, the roadw...

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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 20, 2021

Brighton Youth Commission launches Commissioner-in-Training Program

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With over half of the Brighton Youth Commission graduating in 2022, preparations are being made to fill those positions with the launch of the Brighton Youth Commissioner-in-Training Program. For the 2021-2022 commission year, the Brighton Youth Commissio...

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

Go green and recycle your Christmas tree

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The City of Brighton will offer Christmas tree recycling from Saturday, December 25 through Sunday, January 16 at the following locations:

•Brighton Park south parking lot (9th Avenue and Midland Street)•Brighton Sports Complex (1111 Judi...

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

Brighton Police Department to host online community meeting on January 19

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The public is invited to attend the Brighton Police Department’s upcoming quarterly community meeting on Wednesday, January 19 at 6 p.m. on Zoom (log-in details below). The Investigations Division, including the general crime detectives, crime s...

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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 13, 2021

Brighton results of CARA Basketball Skills Challenge

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Over 35 participants from the Brighton area participated in the Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics (CARA) Basketball Skills Challenge Competition local round hosted by the Brighton Recreation Sports Department on Saturday, December 11. Eight y...

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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 9, 2021

Brighton Recreation Center offers a Daily Buddy Pass with purchase of an Annual Pass

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Purchase any Brighton Recreation Center Annual Pass and receive a Daily Buddy Pass. This offer is valid for a limited time only. 

Starting Monday, December 13, Annual Passes are 20-percent off. With this new offer, you can also bring your buddy al...

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

Call for nominations for the Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards

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The mayors and commissioners of Adams County are asking for 2022 nominations for the Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards (ACMCYA). This award focuses on teenagers who have triumphed over great odds and serve as inspiration and role models f...

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

Brighton Recreation Center announces new hiring rates for aquatics positions

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Make a splash and earn some cash! The Brighton Recreation Center is offering new hiring rates for aquatics positions:

  • Lifeguards (15+ years): $15.00-$15.50/hour
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructors (16+ years): $15.75-$16.25/hour
  • Head Lifeguards (16+ years): $16.50-$1...
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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 7, 2021

New Eye for Art exhibit features more than 200 pieces

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More than 200 pieces of artwork are now on display for the 2022 Eye for Art “Perspectives” show, with a public opening set for Friday, January 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Brighton City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue). The show will feature the origi...

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

Council Member Jordinelli submits resignation

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Today, Ward 3 City Council Member Kris Jordinelli submitted his resignation, effective immediately. Jordinelli began his term on City Council in January 2020.

City Council will determine the next steps for filling the vacant Ward 3 council seat during a fu...

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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: December 1, 2021

"Dancing Flame” wins People’s Choice Award

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The City of Brighton’s Sculpture on Loan program is pleased to announce the 2021 People’s Choice Award winner, “Dancing Flame” by artist Jerry Jaramillo. 

As part of the program, outdoor sculptures are displayed for one year for citizens and visit...

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

City announces winners of inaugural Name That Snowplow Contest

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After plowing through dozens of entries, the City of Brighton is pleased to announce the nine winners of the city’s inaugural Name That Snowplow Contest. The winning submissions will name each of the nine snowplows for the 2021-2022 snow season.

The winnin...

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

New state program offers water payment assistance to residents

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Brighton residents seeking assistance with paying water bills can apply for the new Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). Administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS), the LIHWAP assistance program is federally funded ...

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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 15, 2021

Brighton Recreation Center offers Annual Pass Sale

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Give the gift of wellness this year with the Brighton Recreation Center’s annual membership pass sale for 2022. From December 13, 2021 - January 31, 2022, the Rec Center will be offering a 20-percent discount on annual individual, couple or fami...

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

Trees through 2022 Tree Program available for purchase

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Spruce up your yard with a tree from the City of Brighton’s 2022 Tree Program. Trees are now available for purchase at brightontreeprogram.com. The program is intended to encourage tree planting, species diversity and water conservation...

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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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**Update: Nov.4, 2021**

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**

On October 26, 2021 at...

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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 22, 2021

Youth basketball registration opening September 27

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Registration for the City of Brighton’s 2022 youth basketball season will open Monday, September 27. The season will run from January 15 to February 26 for youth ages 6-12 years old. Teams are guaranteed one practice per week, but older teams may have the...

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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 20, 2021

Growing Grads FAFSA Nights return in-person starting in October

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The City of Brighton’s Growing Grads program will be returning to in-person FAFSA Nights starting in the fall on October 13. The FAFSA Nights aim to provide students seeking postsecondary education assistance to apply for the Free Application for Federal ...

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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.**

Gear up for Bike Bri...

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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 16, 2021

Brighton Youth Commissioner appointed to council of National League of Cities

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For the second year in a row, Brighton Youth Commissioner Giana Rocha has been appointed as a youth representative of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Council on Youth, Education and Families. This council guides and oversees the work of NLC&r...

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

Council Member Tim Watts appointed to additional councils for National League of Cities

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Brighton City Council Member Tim Watts has been recently appointed to the Small Cities Council (SCC) and Council on Youth Education and Families (YEF) for the National League of Cities (NLC). The Small Cities Council is made up of city officials with popu...

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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 22, 2021

Sign your love on the City of Brighton’s first ValenSign’s Day event

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Share your message of love at Carmichael Park this Valentine’s Day! On the City of Brighton’s first-ever ValenSign’s Day, the public is invited to personalize a message to be printed on heart-shaped signs that will be placed at Carmichael Park (650 E. Sou...

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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