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Brighton is growing, rather quickly, and there’s just no denying it. From school over-crowding issues to larger employers—especially in the energy, transportation, and retail sectors—relocating to our area, and of course, with the new home developments popping up in pretty much all directions, we tend to forget the fact that Brighton still retains a lot of that small town charm that larger, far more developed municipalities lack.

Observing last month’s Annual Brighton Fire Rescue District Pancake Breakfast and Open Houses at our five stations really brought this home for me! As it happens, we have residents of Brighton employed as fire fighters in some of the surrounding fire districts. They are a bit envious of the fact that they don’t have that level of opportunity to engage in community building activities the way the Brighton fire fighters do. Fire departments in neighboring cities cover much more densely populated areas, and as such, the prospect of doing things like offering free, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to the public becomes logistically unrealistic.

Our area is one of the fastest growing, not only in Colorado, but across the nation. Although many residents don’t embrace the concept, Brighton is now technically a suburb of the Denver Metro area. How much longer we will be able to enjoy the little things that come with small town charm remains to be seen. But it’s safe to say that the more we fully engage and support our community, the better the chance of preserving that charm for as long as possible.

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