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CCP Congratulates Robin Kring, 2023 Brick Award Recipient

Updated: Dec 17, 2023


TonyJean Kile, chairman of the Brighton Historic Preservation Commission, presented Clear Creek Publishing (CCP) author, Robin Kring, with a 2023 Brick Award at Tuesday’s Brighton City Council. The Brick Awards were presented by the Commission to honorees that have dedicated significant time to historic preservation and/or the Brighton Museum. Kring was recognized with a 2023 Brick Award for her efforts to encourage interest and preservation of Brighton’s history and treasured places, helping to generate community pride and heritage.

The Commission also recognized 2023 recipients Sage Neumann, for his contributions to promoting Brighton historic preservation, and Barbara Heumann, for her extensive volunteer contributions at the City of Brighton Museum.


Passion for Saving Brighton's Treasured Places


Kring has authored several Brighton histories and is a frequent local history presenter and tour guide, and is a volunteer for the City of Brighton Museum and Brighton Cultural Arts Commission. Kring formerly served on the Brighton Historical Preservation Commission, in two separate terms in 2009 and 2016, and led to Colorado Preservation, Inc. “2015 Most Endangered Places Team” to document and photograph Brighton’s Great Western Sugar Factory complex.


Kring's Local History Writings


Kring’s local history books and historical preservation publications, include: 𝘈 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘋𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦’𝘴 𝘛𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦; 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘺𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘰𝘯’𝘴 𝘕𝘢𝘮𝘦; 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘰’𝘴 “𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘭𝘥:” 𝘉𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘚𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳; 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘰𝘯’𝘴 “𝘚𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳 𝘚𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴” ― 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘚𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳 𝘉𝘦𝘦𝘵 𝘋𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘞𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘚𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘺; 𝘈 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘌𝘭𝘮𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥: 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 (𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘥𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦) 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺'𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵-𝘵𝘰-𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯, and “𝘛𝘰 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦? 𝘈 𝘎𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘰𝘯’𝘴 𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴.”

Most recently Kring authored histories on the 20 subjects featured in the “𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘍𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘻𝘢" 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭. Currently, Kring authors the Brighton History Detective® Blog and is currently writing a book featuring the postcard history of Brighton.

For a complete listing of Clear Creek Publishing books and publications, by Robin Kring, visit:

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