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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Job fair coming to The Armory Performing Arts Center on October 6

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The Brighton Economic Development Corporation and the Adams County Workforce and Business Center will be hosting an in-person job fair at The Armory Performing Arts Center (300 Strong Street) on Wednesday, October 6 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

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

Call for art for “Perspectives” 2021 exhibit

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The City of Brighton Eye for Art program announces a call for art for the “Perspectives” art exhibit, a four-month show from November 19, 2021 to March 15, 2022 at Brighton City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue). 

“Perspectives” is an open-theme show. Artw...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Suspect in barricade situation taken into custody

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Today around 3:45 p.m., Brighton Police received information from our law enforcement partners (Safe Streets) about the possible location of a suspect, Rigoberto Valles Dominguez (DOB 03/06/88), from the shooting of a Littleton Police officer, inside a re...

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

ARTfest at The Armory seeking artists

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The City of Brighton’s community art show ARTfest will be presenting the “Fall/Winter Showcase” October 8, 2021 – January 18, 2022 at the Armory Performing Arts Center located at 300 Strong Street. Local artists who...

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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

Brighton Police Department to host online community meeting on Sept. 30

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The public is invited to attend the Brighton Police Department’s upcoming quarterly community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. on Zoom (log-in details below). Department staff from Support Services, Community Services, Records and Youth S...

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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 in the fall on October 13 and 20. The FAFSA Nights aim to provide students seeking postsecondary education assistance to apply for the Free Application for ...

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

Brighton Culture Arts Commission seeks nominations

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The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission announces a call for nominations for its Excellence in Arts Awards. Brighton has a vibrant and growing cultural arts community, and the Commission would like to celebrate individuals and groups within Brighton who are...

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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

20th anniversary of 9/11 commemoration ceremony to be held at Brighton City Hall

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The public is invited on Saturday, September 11 to attend the city’s 20th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the 9/11 attacks to honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost and the first responders who bravely stepped in to help. The Brighton Fire Rescue Distric...

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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 24, 2021

Trash Bash and Eco Event coming this 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 on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25 from 9 - 5 p.m. at the Brighton Wastewater T...

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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 17, 2021

City of Brighton Community Survey begins open participation for all residents

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The City of Brighton has launched open participation of its 2021 Community Survey and encourages all residents to provide their feedback to help plan for Brighton’s future. Questions in The National Community Survey (NCS) through Polco NRC (National Resea...

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

Brighton Recreation Center fall brochure is now available

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From swimming lessons, sports, youth programming and fitness to Car-nival Palooza and the annual Turkey Trot, new programs and events will be available at the Brighton Recreation Center in the fall. Registration opens for Brighton residents on Aug. 26 at ...

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

Brighton Recreation Center temporary shutdown coming in September

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To improve the experience of guests at the Brighton Recreation Center, the annual temporary shutdown of the facility will soon go into effect starting on Monday, September 13. The Rec Center will be closed for two weeks until Sept. 26. Starting on Sept. 6...

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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 26, 2021

Touch-A-Truck returning on August 28

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For the fourth year, the City of Brighton will be bringing out its heavy machinery for Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, August 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Brighton City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue).

At the annual event, kids of all ages will get ...

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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 22, 2021

Hop on Brighton’s pARTy Bus

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The Office of Arts and Culture will host Brighton’s pARTy Bus Friday, July 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. The bus will take passengers to three different art receptions happening all in one night. 

The bus will continuously circle the route from each recepti...

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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: July 9, 2021

Young entrepreneurs to sell goods at City Barbecue

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For the first time in the city’s history, some of Brighton’s youngest entrepreneurs will be selling their goods at the annual City Barbeque on Thursday, July 22. The budding business men and women of Brighton are part of the Growing Gr...

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

Brighton Art in the Park announces call for artists

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The City of Brighton will host its fourth annual Art in the Park festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 18 at Carmichael Park located at 650 Southern Street.

Artists interested in showcasing and selling their artwork can visit&...

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

Tornado siren test on June 17 at 1:30 p.m.

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During our most recent severe weather event, it was reported that a number of tornado sirens did not provide the appropriate alert. We recently serviced a number of the individual siren units, and an audible test will assist in determining if the issues t...
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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Council approves memorandum of understanding for automated license plate readers

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On Tuesday, June 15, City Council voted 8-0 (one absence) to agree to a memorandum of understanding with the Colorado State Patrol regarding automated license plate readers (ALPRs) to help with locating stolen vehicles within city limits. The $66,240 proj...

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

Brighton residents invited to annual City Barbeque

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Brighton City Council will host their annual City Barbecue from 5:30 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 at Carmichael Park (650 E. Southern Street).

Residents are encouraged to attend the event to meet City Council members, share questions and concerns and lear...

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

Oasis to start season pass holder priority line starting next week

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Starting on Monday, June 14, the Oasis Family Aquatic Park will begin prioritizing season pass holders with a season pass priority line in an effort to help with entry efficiency at the park. 

 

Since the reopening of the Oasis on June 5, ...

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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 8, 2021

Blues Blast returning to the Armory Performing Arts Center

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Blues Blast is coming back for the eighth year to The Armory Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 10. Headlining the event this year will be Ruthie Foster, winner of The Blues Foundation's 'Koko Taylor Award' for Traditional...

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

Fourth of July celebration to return to Carmichael Park

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The City of Brighton’s popular annual Fourth of July festival will be making its return to Carmichael Park (650 E. Southern Street) on Sunday, July 4. Live entertainment includes music from DJ Tidal Wave starting at 5 p.m., followed by a perform...

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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: June 1, 2021

Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park to reopen June 5

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After a closed summer season in 2020, the Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park is gearing up to reopen its doors to the public on Saturday, June 5. The facility will have new standards for operation, including timed entry waves for guests: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.,...

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

Brighton Municipal Court to begin holding in-person court hearings

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Starting Friday, June 4, the Brighton Municipal Court will begin modifying its court sessions to add in-person hearings:

In-person hearings:

  • Friday (all times)
  • Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Virtual hearings:

  • Tuesdays (except for 10 a.m.)
  • *Note: On Friday, June 11, hearin...
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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2021

Brighton Police Identify Driver in Fatal Crash

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On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Brighton police officers were dispatched to Interstate 76 (I-76) and Bromley Lane for a rollover crash. The crash resulted in the death of a child. Initially, police reported that the child was 11 yea...

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

2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report results

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On Tuesday night, the Brighton City Council was presented with the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2020. Haynie & Company, the city’s independent audit firm, presented the results during the regularly scheduled Study Session. The city receiv...

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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 19, 2021

Flix and Kicks 2021 summer series lineup announced

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The City of Brighton is gearing up to host another year of its popular outdoor Flix and Kicks concerts and movies in the park series this summer.

The 2021 schedule will include the following concerts and movies:

  • Thursday, June 17: Wendy Woo Band (Rock, blue...
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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Summerfest 2021 artist lineup announced

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The City of Brighton is thrilled to announce the musical lineup for Summerfest on Saturday, June 5: Jon Portillo & David J. Henning, Groove 'N Motion and event headliner, Super Diamond. Musical acts will kick off at 11 a.m. and will be performed on th...

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

Call for art for “Return to Summer” 2021 exhibit

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The City of Brighton Eye for Art program announces a call for artists for its “Return to Summer” art exhibit. This exhibit is a four-month show spanning the summer to winter months from July 23 to November 23 at Brighton City Hall (500...

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

Oasis still seeking lifeguards

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The Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park is still seeking people to join its team of lifeguards for the summer, with more than 20 positions still available. The Oasis offers flexible hours, competitive pay, a free pass to the Brighton Recreation Center, opp...

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

Rocky Mountain PBS to feature Brighton Buddhist Church

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The historic Brighton Buddhist Church will be featured on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. as part of the "Colorado Experience" series.

The episode looks at the history and transformation of the church into the brewery that it&...

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

Brighton Youth Commission and Brighton Youth Corps recruiting new members

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The Brighton Youth Commission (BYC) is recruiting for open positions on both the Commission and the Brighton Youth Corps of Volunteers.  Interested applicants can apply by clicking this link. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 18 at 5 ...

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

ARTfest at The Armory open to the public

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The public is invited to view the City of Brighton’s community art show ARTfest titled “Celebrating the Arts” through Tuesday, July 6 at the Armory Performing Arts Center (300 Strong Street). The exhibit is free to the public...

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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 15, 2021

Brighton Recreation Center to change to level blue

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The Brighton Recreation Center will be making several adjustments to align with Adams County moving to Level Blue on the COVID-19 dial. On Saturday, May 1, the Rec Center will move forward with providing extended hours, the return of several key programs,...

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

Vendors and sponsorships wanted for Summerfest

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The City of Brighton’s largest community festival, Summerfest, is set to return to Carmichael Park on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ahead of this date, the City is seeking vendors and sponsorships for the festival. Events will include family-frien...

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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 14, 2021

Season passes for Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park available for purchase

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After much anticipation, the City of Brighton is excited to announce the Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park will be open for the 2021 season from Saturday, June 5 - Sunday, August 8. Ahead of the opening, Oasis season passes are now available for purchase...

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

Join the City of Brighton's 2021 Earth Day & Arbor Day Events

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In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City of Brighton will be hosting a series of events starting on April 20 to promote environmental protection and sustainability and the planting and preservation of trees. The community is invited to participate in...

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

City of Brighton to give away free saplings and seeds on Earth Day

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To celebrate Earth Day and the upcoming Arbor Day, the City of Brighton will be giving away free saplings and planting seeds to Brighton residents on Thursday, April 22 outside City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue). Distribution will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will b...

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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

Brighton Recreation Center extends Annual Pass Sale

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Due to the weekend snowstorm and related facility closures, the Brighton Recreation Center is offering an extension of its Annual Pass Sale through Friday, March  26. The sale offers a 21-percent discount off annual memberships to the Rec Center....

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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: March 15, 2021

Snowstorm cleanup could take several days

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3/19/21, 9 a.m. UPDATE: 

SNOW REMOVAL UPDATE: Overnight, our Public Works team continued to perform work on primary, secondary, neighborhood and residential roads and streets throughout the City and in the downtown areas. Crews today will be touch...

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

Brighton residents urged to use caution with snow-damaged trees

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The City of Brighton would like to remind residents to use caution when dealing with trees after this weekend’s snowstorm. Significant snowfall has accumulated on tree branches, which has the potential to damage trees.

Here are some tips when dealing with ...

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

Police Make Arrest in Aggravated Assault Investigation

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Brighton Police detectives are investigating a dispute between two men that led to one man firing a handgun. During the afternoon of Sunday, March 7, dispatch received several calls from witnesses about a shooting in the area of Highway 85 and Bromley Lan...

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

Brighton Recreation Center launches summer sport offerings on March 15

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Don’t miss out on a sport-filled summer! The Brighton Recreation Center will launch registration for all summer adult and youth sport offerings starting on Monday, March 15. League deadlines vary with seasons ranging from six to 10 weeks. Registration for...

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

Growing Grads 2021 Virtual College and Career Fair set for April

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The City of Brighton’s Growing Grads program will be hosting its second Virtual College and Career Fair on Wednesday, April 21 from 4-8 p.m. High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend and explore post-secondary options. Due to cont...

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

Brighton Parks and Recreation job fair coming in March

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The Brighton Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a job fair on Monday, March 1 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Recreation Center Gymnasium (555 N. 11th Avenue). Individuals seeking employment with skill sets that match open positions (training is avail...

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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 8, 2021

Cemetery staff to begin Spring Cleanup in March

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Starting on March 1, City of Brighton Cemetery staff will begin their “Spring Cleanup" responsibilities. To make way for cemetery maintenance like mowing, aerating and overseeding, staff will be removing decorations from graves — ...

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

Submissions wanted for annual Arbor Day Fifth Grade Poster Contest

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The City of Brighton is hosting the annual Arbor Day Fifth Grade Poster Contest to give students the chance to show their creativity to raise awareness of trees and their important environmental role. The contest is statewide, but will also be held at a c...

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

Garden in a Box kits soon for sale

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Get ready to plant a garden for a greener future! The City of Brighton Utilities Department in partnership with Resource Central invites the public to purchase a plant through the Garden In A Box Program. Through this partnership, City of Brighton utility...

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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 14, 2021

Brighton Recreation Center to return to reservation system for basketball gymnasium

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To further ensure the safety of patrons in light of the ongoing pandemic, the Brighton Recreation Center will return to a reservation system for use of its basketball gymnasium starting Friday, Jan. 15. Reservations will be required for the following days...

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

Council Member Tim Watts appointed to serve on National League of Cities committee

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City of Brighton Council Member Tim Watts has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee. Watts has been elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for ...

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

Non-Potable Pond Pump Station project to kick off on Jan. 25

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On Jan. 25, construction will begin to replace the existing non-potable pump station that irrigates parks along Southern Street. The $2.2 million project will provide a reliable solution to the non-potable irrigation system along Southern St., help reduce...

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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

Brighton Recreation Center announces early 2021 sports programs

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The Brighton Recreation Center is gearing up for 2021 with new and returning annual sports programs. From a new Basketball Skills Challenge to the Skyhawks Sports Clinics, below are the programs coming starting January 2021. COVID-19 health and safety gui...

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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

Go green and recycle your Christmas tree

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The City of Brighton will offer Christmas tree recycling from Dec. 26 - Jan. 15 at the following locations:

•Brighton Park south parking lot (9th Avenue and Midland Street)•Brighton Sports Complex (1111 Judicial Center Drive)•Ken...

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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 4, 2020

Call for nominations for the 2021 Adams County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards

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The mayors and commissioners of Adams County are asking for 2021 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, 2020

Change of plans for Festival of Lights Drive-Thru Parade

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Due to lack of participation, the City of Brighton has decided to change its plans for the Festival of Lights Drive-Thru Parade and will instead host Santa Claus for a drive through Brighton’s neighborhoods. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there were only a...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Medical Center Drive to be closed for construction

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Medical Center Drive will be closed a couple of weeks for mill and overlay work. The City of Brighton and Asphalt Specialties Co. will be working on approximately three-quarters of a mile of the corridor from 1800 Medical Center (the road to Comfort Inn &...

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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 of Brighton launches third round of business rent and mortgage grant

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**UPDATE: There is now a waitlist for the third round of the City's business rent and mortgage assistant grant. This is due to the allocated funds for this grant being fully awarded. Individuals on the waitlist will be prioritized in the event of...

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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 30, 2020

City of Brighton COVID-19 rapid testing site extended through Dec. 19

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Due to high demand for testing, the City of Brighton is extending its mobile COVID-19 rapid testing site for a second time through Saturday, Dec. 19. The test site is located at Riverdale Regional Park (9755 Henderson Road) and hours of operation will rem...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Brighton Municipal Court going virtual in December

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The Brighton Municipal Court will be holding most court sessions virtually via Zoom effective Tuesday, Dec. 8. Defendants who are summoned to appear for court will use the QLess application on their mobile device or through the link found on the court web...

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

Reserve your spot for the City’s Festival of Lights Drive-Thru Parade

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As the City of Brighton prepares to host its 25th Annual Festival of Lights Parade as a drive-thru, new details are available for spectators who plan to enjoy the dazzling display of lights. The drive-thru parade route will begin at Tower Road and Souther...

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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 23, 2020

Trees for 2021 Tree Program available for order

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The City of Brighton’s Tree Program is returning in 2021 with seven species of trees available for purchase. The species of trees available are selected specifically for Brighton’s water demands and soil conditions. The tree program is...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

BEDC, North Metro SBDC and Brighton Chamber to offer digital marketing strategy classes

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In an effort to assist our local businesses in the changing landscape that has persisted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brighton Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has partnered with the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Burea...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

City of Brighton begins work on Manhole Rehabilitation Project

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The City of Brighton Utilities Department has kicked off work on its 2020 Manhole Rehabilitation project. The $397,000 project will include the rehabilitation of 214 manholes as part of the continuation of an on-going rehabilitation plan. The project take...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

11th annual Shop Small Saturday coming soon

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The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau has been chosen as a Shop Small “Neighborhood Champion” through the American Express Shop Small campaign. We are pleased to announce this special event brought to you throug...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

City of Brighton COVID-19 rapid testing site extended through Dec. 5

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Due to demand for testing, the City of Brighton is extending its mobile COVID-19 rapid testing site at Riverdale Regional Park (9755 Henderson Road) through Saturday, Dec. 5. Testing days and hours will remain the same, Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. ...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2020

City of Brighton announces second round of Brighton Household Rent and Mortgage Assistance Grant

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**UPDATE: There is now a waitlist for the City of Brighton's second round of Household Rent and Mortgage Assistance. Due to an overwhelming number of applications, the City has awarded all of the funds allocated for this grant. Individuals on the...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2020

City of Brighton reopens rent and mortgage grant for eligible businesses and nonprofits

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This grant is made possible through funds from the federal CARES Act, which Adams County is distributing to local municipalities to assist businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

**Due to high volume, funds for this program have been fully ...

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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 13, 2020

City of Brighton to turn Festival of Lights Parade into drive-thru display

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The City of Brighton invites the community to show us its brightest nighttime displays at the 2020 Festival of Lights Drive-Thru Parade in East Brighton from 5- 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. Due to COVID-19, the City will not be able to host its traditiona...

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

City of Brighton seeks wreath sponsorships for Wreaths Across America

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Every December, Wreaths Across America (WAA) honors fallen military members by placing a wreath on the graves of veterans. To honor this tradition, the City of Brighton is again joining Wreaths Across America on Saturday, Dec. 19 to lay remembrance wreath...

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

Tri-County Health Department issues curfew in new public health order

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In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Adams County, the Tri-County Health Department has issued a new public health order for the county that includes new restrictions, including a curfew for everyone except essential workers to...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Growing Grads College and Career Fair going virtual

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Individuals seeking to pursue post-secondary education are invited to attend the first City of Brighton, Office of Youth Services’ Growing Grads College and Career Virtual Fair on Monday, Nov. 30 from 5 - 8 p.m. Due to COVID-19 social distancing...

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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: November 4, 2020

Growing Grads FAFSA Nights coming November through January

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The City of Brighton Office of Youth Services’ Growing Grads program is hosting a series of FAFSA Nights to provide students seeking postsecondary education assistance to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At these s...

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

Brighton mobile rapid COVID-19 testing site changed to Riverdale Regional Park

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To meet the demand of growing turnouts for testing, the City of Brighton has changed its mobile COVID-19 rapid testing site to Riverdale Regional Park located at 9755 Henderson Road, effective Tuesday, Nov. 2. Testing days and times remain the same on Tue...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Police seek assistance in organized crime ring

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In October of 2017, Brighton Police Detective Arehart began investigating a check fraud that occurred at a bank in Brighton. Several months later, Commerce City Detective Brunner began investigating a similar case that occurred at a check cashing business...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Tri-County Health Department issues public health order to mitigate rise in COVID-19 cases

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The City of Brighton, Adams County and the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) are working together to mitigate the rise in COVID-19 cases. According to the TCHD, the percent positivity rate for Adams County stands at 7.9-percent, with the two-week COVID-...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

2020 Turkey Trot 5K goes virtual

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The annual Turkey Trot is back this fall as a virtual 5K set for Nov. 21-28. Participants will have the week to complete the run, which can be done from anywhere (area residents may wish to use the suggested routes below).  Registration is $13 pe...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Police make arrest in animal cruelty case

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On October 9, 2020, Brighton Police arrested 31-year-old Brighton man, Ramiro Ramirez, on charges of Aggravated Animal Cruelty and Tampering with Evidence.  

Ramirez is accused of fatally assaulting his family’s pet German Shepherd after...

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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: October 6, 2020

City Council supports extension of countywide sales tax for open space, bridge and road improvements

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Brighton residents will be voting on two countywide sales tax extensions at the Nov. 3 General Election. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, City Council voted to approve two resolutions to express support for 1) the permanent extension of an existing countywide sales ta...

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

City Council approves adoption of new building codes

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On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the Brighton City Council approved the adoption of the 2018 International Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Energy Conservation, Property Maintenance, Existing Building, Swimming Pool and Spa Code, Fire Codes and t...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Help protect your pet from coyote encounters

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In light of a recent incident in which a dog was attacked by a coyote in the Crown Homes Subdivision, the City's Community Services Division would like to remind the public the importance of protecting your pets. See guidelines below:

HELP PROTECT...

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

Volunteers needed for Oct. 16 Tree Planting Project

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The City of Brighton and its partners from the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado are gearing up for their second tree planting project of the year on Friday, Oct. 16 and are seeking volunteers from the community to help plant trees. The event is set to take...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Brighton City Council votes to censure Council Member Kris Jordinelli

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In a Special City Council meeting on Sept. 22, Brighton City Council voted 6-1 to approve a resolution to censure the conduct, condition and actions of Council Member Kris Jordinelli for his conduct at the Sept. 15 City Council meeting. In accordance with...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City of Brighton warns of COVID-19 Assistance Grants email scam

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The City of Brighton has been informed that residents are receiving emails letting them know they have been approved for a COVID-19 Assistance Grant and need to set up a new bank account to receive funds. While the City does notify residents of awards via...

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City of Brighton Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Arrest made in child abuse investigation

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Brighton police detectives have arrested 30-year-old Robert Joseph Slater Sheetz of Brighton on a felony charge of Child Abuse causing serious bodily injury. 

Sheetz was arrested after police were called to Children’s Hospital on a child...

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

Mobile rapid COVID-19 testing site coming to Brighton

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Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, the City of Brighton will offer no cost, drive-up COVID-19 rapid testing to residents who reside within a Brighton zip code and/or employees of a Brighton business who are currently working within the City of Brighton. The m...

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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