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Alzheimer's can be a lonely disease for aging adults.

Loneliness may play early role in Alzheimer’s, Colorado researcher says

Dr. Rebecca Mullen had been seeing a patient for about four years, and she noticed he was becoming more and more lonely — he would come to see her more often just for a social connection. Then, he started to experience a rapid decline in his memory and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Noble Haskell at home

VIDEO: Son of former Brighton HS coach making progress after serious injuries

Here is the latest video showing the progress of Noble Haskell. He was injured seriously in a car crash last year. "Noble has been working so hard at his physical therapies," said his father, Eli …
Rhonda Miles of Brighton was the first customer through the doors of the newly opened Brighton Natural Grocers on Bromley Street Sept. 30. Miles, who lives just up the road at the nearby Windmill Ranch, said she was in line at 2:30 a.m. for the 8:30 a.m. opening, although she said she was joined by friends and neighbors she dubbed the Windmill Ranchettes soon after. The store opened with customers lined up around the building waiting to get in.

Brighton Natural Grocers opens on Bromley

Shoppers lined up around three-quarters of Natural Grocer's newest location at S. 8th Avenue and Bromley Lane Sept. 30 for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of store. The company offered gift card …
Dr. Chavira

The Hearing Place provides Spanish speaking care

A chain of northern Colorado hearing and audiology doctors will likely sound a little better to its Spanish speaking customers with the addition of new audiologist Dr. Mariela Chavira, Chavira …

RE-8 selects new auditing firm

Staffing issues at an international accounting and consulting firm has the Weld RE-8 School Board scrambling to find a group to lead their annual audit next year. Shortly before it was set to …
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Cody LeBlanc

Weld Re-8 approves opt-in approach for sex ed classes

Parents would have to sign off on future Weld RE-8 health and family life/sex education classes for their kids if the district ever offers them, the Board of Education decided Sept. 22. The …
Weld RE-8 Superintendent Alan Kaylor's is to remain in his role for at least another year.

Re-8 approves 2022-2023 superintendent contract

Weld RE-8 Superintendent Alan Kaylor will get a two percent raise in his new contract, the district Board of Education agreed Sept. 22. The RE-8 board approved the new contract for Superintendent …

Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School despite circulated threats

The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.   In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent …
Adams City High School

Adams City HS gets all-clear for regular day Sept. 22

Adams City High School students returned to class Sept. 22 after an unsubstantiated threat closed the building the day before. A combined investigation between Adams  District 14 officials …

Brighton High School Cheerleaders.

Brighton High School homecoming by parade, by royalty, by football

Brighton High School celebrated homecoming week with a parade and the theme “Here’s to the Good Years” from Oct 16 to 21. The students and teachers celebrated Spirit Week by …
Business
Nikki Rolando cuts the ribbon with Mayor Greg Mills, council members, Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and the community celebrating her new store.

Goats milk mean healthy skin at Brighton boutique

What started as a lark at a 2019 meet-up has become a new storefront in Brighton. Goat Bubbles Bath & Body hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony with the community of Brighton on Sept. 15. "I …
Homes sit in a neighborhood in Littleton, part of the notably expensive Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see short-term drop; unclear how long downslide will last

Home prices in the metro area and statewide have shown some early signs that they may be breaking the pandemic-era trend of steep increases.
Emma Klausmer sliding down the whimsical indoor slide.

New indoor playground opens in Fort Lupton

Cassidy Sigala and her sister-law, Alayina Baca, were stay-at-home moms and noticed that indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks were not designed for little kids. “I noticed for the younger …
Platte Valley Medical Group Practice Manager Barb Trujillo and SCL Front Range Vice President of Operations Boris Kalikstein hold the scissors to cut the bright yellow ribbon on the practice's new Brighton location on Aug. 23.

Platte Valley cuts ribbon on new medical clinic

It's only a four-mile difference but Platte Valley Medical center staff said they hope their new Medical Clinic will mean big things for the Brighton community's health. “I know it sounds …

Soaring home prices in metro Denver are now growing at slower rates.

Colorado supply of homes rises, prices still climb — just more slowly

From June 2021 to June this year, the number of active listings for single-family homes in the Denver metro area jumped up by about 52%. Statewide, the number saw about a 43% uptick. But despite the larger pool of options, home prices continue to climb.
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