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Posted 6/8/10

Off-duty deputy uninjured     BRIGHTON – An off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a minor injury accident at 10th Avenue and Bridge Street near downtown …

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News Briefs


Off-duty deputy uninjured

    BRIGHTON – An off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a minor injury accident at 10th Avenue and Bridge Street near downtown Brighton. It happened shortly before 3:45 p.m. Friday. Sgt. Candi Baker said the deputy was driving her own car and was not injured seriously.

Brighton Housing Authority designated as a high performer

    The Brighton Housing Authority was certified as a “High Performer” by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. BHA received a final score of 100 percent on its Section 8 Management Assessment Program evaluation conducted by HUD for fiscal year 2009.

    “The Brighton Housing Authority is very pleased to receive this certification from HUD,” said Joseph A. Espinosa, Brighton Housing Authority director of operations and development. “The ‘High Performer’ status represents the continued strive for excellence the Brighton Housing Authority works toward on a daily basis and it is gratifying to see BHA staff being recognized for their outstanding effort.”

    The designation of a “High Performer” is based on an outstanding SEMAP score of 90 percent or better. The Authority’s next required SEMAP certification will be for fiscal year 2010.

    The Brighton Housing Authority is a public corporation with boards appointed by city council. The BHA mission is to provide affordable housing to low- and moderate-income people. In addition to public housing, housing authorities also provide other types of subsidized housing. The Brighton Housing Authority serves the entire city of Brighton.

New name for former charter high school

    The former Brighton Collegiate High School will have a new name when it opens its doors to students in the fall. The school will be called Eagle Ridge Academy.

    We like the acronym ERA and will be marketing the school as “Eagle Ridge Academy – a new ERA,” said school operator Bob Hughes.

    Hughes said a review of school staff is continuing and all positions are under evaluation.

    “There are many exceptional people at Brighton Collegiate and some hard choices are going to have to be made,” he said.

    Enrollment is under way at Eagle Ridge for the 2010-2011 school year. The school will offer a college preparatory curriculum that will feature a science, technology, engineering and math focus. STEM students will receive in-depth classes in those four curriculum areas along with the college prep program. The school will continue a previous partnership with Front Range Community College for a dual-enrollment program so students can take college level classes and receive both high school and college credit. Call 303-345-4380 or e-mail for information.

Local charities can apply for Wells Fargo grants

    DENVER – Grant applications are being accepted for the 17th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund.

    Wells Fargo will contribute to more than 200 qualified community-based non-profit organizations. Eligible organizations must be a certified non profit and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less. Wells Fargo gave $4.3 million to about 1,000 organizations in our state. Applications are available at all Wells Fargo stores throughout the state and are due June 30. For additional information or to receive an application by mail, organizations can contact their local Wells Fargo branch.

Bleeker Vigessa to “tilt up” new building

    Local construction company Bleeker Vigessa Brown holds a tilt-up party at 4 p.m., June 3, at the site of its under-construction office building, 1339 S. Fourth Ave. Observes will be able to watch the walls of the office building rise into place.


    A photo caption in the May 26 Brighton Standard Blade contained incorrect information about the age of James McCoy. He is 81.

    The name of City Councilman Rob Farina was incorrect in the May 26 Brighton Standard Blade.



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