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Brighton considering public safety tax

Brighton Police Chief Matt Domenico laid out his request for a dedicated $1.9 million in new taxes devoted to public safety Feb. 28. “We have had a pretty significant increase in population … more

New take on boosting food security in Brighton

Andrew Sword stepped in to take on the executive director role for Brighton Shares the Harvest on February 1 after it had been closed this spring. "Our Board had decided last fall to shut down … more

Seniors and the disabled get help with exterior home repairs

Seniors over 60 and persons with permanent disabilities who are homeowners can apply for help with minor repairs with the 18th Annual Help for Homes HFH community project on Saturday, May … more

RTD looking to lower fares, attract more riders

RTD is in the process of lowering and simplifying costs, with new, lower fares a possibility by the first quarter of 2024 and if approved by the board. It came out of their Fare Study and Equity … more

Another swatting incident, another false alarm in Brighton

For the second time in as many weeks, Brighton police said there is no credible evidence to indicate a threat to an area school. The latest involves Pennock Elementary. It ended shortly before … more

Brighton, Commerce City police departments capture sex-assault suspect

UPDATE at 12:15 p.m. March 3 -- The Commerce City and Brighton police departments’ sexual assault task force arrested 47-year-old Jason Mickel Brigham March 2. A press statement said … more

Talking ‘Twin Victories’, new generation speaks

For now, Gabrielle Martin, speaks for her father as well as herself. “Here we are in 2023, and we are still talking about getting recognition for the Tuskegee Airmen,” Martin said. “You talk … more

Successful mill levy means new safety director in 27J

27J Schools made good on its promise to begin a school safety program. Late last month, the district made its first step in that direction by hiring its first director of safety and security. He … more

Where to find cold-weather shelter for the homeless in Denver metro area

Life-threatening temperatures rolled into the Denver metro area again in late February, prompting local authorities and community organizations to open their doors for people without homes. more

Adams County honored for first -ever Pride event

Adams County had its first-ever Pride event last June at Riverdale Park featuring plenty of families, vendors, entertainment and a colorful parade. Now that celebration has earned the county … more

Threats to schools across Denver area unfounded, apparent hoaxes

Law-enforcement agencies say they found no credibility to threats made to schools across Colorado, including several in the Denver area. The Sheriff’s Office in Clear Creek County, … more

Lodging tax revenues bounce back

Brighton cultural and economic development efforts are getting a financial boost from a reinvigorated lodging tax. City Councilors allocated $410,000 to four groups, including the Brighton … more

Steep fines for Brighton water scofflaws gets nod

Brighton residents will face stiffer fines for flouting summer watering restrictions between May 1 and Sept. 30, City Councilors agreed at their meeting Feb. 21. Councilors approve the first … more

Lent begins with ashes

Brighton Catholics joined Christians across the world Feb . 22 to mark the beginning of the season of Lent, receiving ashes on their foreheads at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Lent is the 40 day period – plus six Sundays – leading … more

Brighton HS safe after reported threat

Brighton police say there was no credible threat to students or the area around Brighton High School following a report of threats to the school. Officers responded to the school around 8:40 a.m. … more

North Metro Fire seeking nominations

North Metro Fire is seeking nominations for their board of directors by Feb. 24.  “I really want to encourage my fellow constituents of North Metro Fire Rescue District to self-nominate … more

2023 Denver metro summer camp guide

County and community programs Arapahoe County Libraries Locations: Multiple locations in Centennial, Englewood, Aurora and Littleton Website: Details: Each year, … more

Centura Health announces its breakup with others

On Valentine’s Day, one of the largest hospital systems in Colorado announced that it is getting a divorce. For more than a quarter-century, Centura Health has operated as a partnership between … more

How much money is being spent by chair candidates?

How much money are the candidates to lead the Colorado GOP and Colorado Democratic Party raising and spending? We don’t know and we won’t find out. That’s because there’s no state law or … more

Political funder aims to change primaries

Kent Thiry, who has poured millions of dollars into democracy-related initiatives in Colorado intended to boost the power of moderate voters and make political contests more competitive, is … more
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