Community News

  • Small acreage land stewardship course Jan. 19

       LOVELAND — Take care of your land, and your land will help take care of you, your neighbors, and the environment. That’s the premise behind Colorado State Extension’s Small Acreage Stewardship nine-week course, starting Jan. 19 at the McKee 4-H Building at the Larimer County Fairgrounds, on Interstate-25, near Loveland.
        Each two-hour workshop, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will focus on a specific goal, beginning with a long-range plan for the land.

  • Third annual Beef Cattle Seminar Feb. 20

        GREELEY — The Weld County Extension and Weld County Livestock Association are presenting the third annual Beef Cattle Seminar starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 20, at the 4-H Building, Island Grove Regional Park, in Greeley.
        Topics will include beef cattle market outlook, Johne’s Disease, veterinary feed directives, and a beef taste panel (see website for final topics). 
        Check in begins at 9 a.m., with programs running from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is due by Feb. 17.

  • Little Britches Rodeo returns June 4-5

    The Little Britches Rodeo is set for a return appearance at the Adams County Fairgrounds, East 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85, the weekend of June 4.

    The events start at 10 a.m., June 4, and continue at 9 a.m., June 5. All-around and reserve all-around buckles will be presented to all divisions both days.

    The youngest age division is the Little Wrangers ( 5- to 9-year-olds). Boys and girls compete together in barrels, poles, flags and goat tail untying.

  • Weld County news in brief

    WeldCo Commish declares Bill of Rights Day

        WELD COUNTY — During their Monday meeting, the Weld County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, as Bill of Rights Day to mark the 224th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution.

  • WE SALUTE YOU: Dacono Vets Park top of list

    Lee Strubinger

    DACONO — Wind from the north ripped through the jackets of the few Carbon Valley residents who stood around to watch local veterans raise the state and American flag in Dacono a week after Veterans Day.
        “[The flag raising] was suppose to happen on Veterans Day, to be more symbolic,” Dacono City Administrator A.J. Euckert said. “But the weather prevented that from happening.”

  • Halliburton digs deep for Carbon Valley Santa Cops

        CARBON VALLEY — Halliburton’s Fort Lupton operations presented a $10,000 check to the Carbon Valley Santa Cops program Dec. 8, to be shared between the Firestone, Frederick and Dacono Police Departments.
        The program provides toys and warm winter clothing for children who may not otherwise have a gift under the tree. The funds were raised from sponsorship proceeds from the 22nd annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament, held in Houston, in October.

  • Delays anticipated in 14th street project

    Lee Strubinger

        FORT LUPTON — After a bout of weather delays and a motor vehicle accident at the site, city officials said 14th Street construction should be completed some time just before spring.
         “There was an accident there last week and that threw the schedule off just a bit,” assistant city manager Aaron Herrera said. “Then we had the weather that also didn’t help. So, we’re probably looking at beginning of March, if we’re lucky.”

  • Community in Brief

    Weld County offices holiday closures
    WELD COUNTY — Weld County Government Offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday.
    Offices will again be closed on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. Offices will remain open during regularly scheduled hours all other times.

    Library Board
    trustees sought

  • Chainsaws & Chuckwagons: Artists sharpen skills at new event
  • FLFD says: ‘Fill the boot’