Today's Features

  •     Dezira Sotelo and Derik Aragon, of Brighton, announce the birth of their son, Aidan Achilles Aragon. 
        Aidan was born Dec. 15, at Platte Valley Medical Center, in Brighton, weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces. 
        Grandparents are Holly Johnson, of Thornton, David Sotelo, of Westminster, Rayna Sanchez, of Brighton, and John Aragon. 
        Great-grandparents are Debbie and David Schuck, of Brighton, and Edna Hernandez. 
    Aidan joins sibling Anthony Aragon, 2.  

  •     Patricia Robles and Armando Hernandez, of Brighton, announce the birth of their son Guillermo Octavio Hernandez-Robles. 
        Guillermo was born Dec. 20, at Platte Valley Medical Center, in Brighton, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and measuring 21.5 inches. 
        Guillermo joins siblings Gael, 3, and Gypsy, 9. 


  •    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  •     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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

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  •     Rebecca and Antonio Quintana, of Brighton, announce the birth of their son, Antonio Lesao Quintana Jr.
        Antonio was born Nov. 30, at Platte Valley Medical Center, in Brighton, weighing 8 pounds, and measured 21 ½ inches.
        Antonio’s grandparents are Randy Quintana (deceased), Lori Johnson (deceased), and Robert Chavez and Julie Alvarado, both of Thornton.
        Great-grandparents are Evon Shain, of Thornton, and Ellen Marti, of Richland Center, Wis.

  •     Stephanie and Jose Tena, of Brighton, announce the birth of their daughter, Zeaveh Michelle Tena.
        Zeaveh was born Nov. 25, at Platte Valley Medical Center, in Brighton, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 20 ¼ inches.
        Grandparents are Cheri Hughes, of Brighton, and Maria and Jose Ontiveros.
        Great-grandparents are Dave Barnes and Pedro Martinez.
        Zeaveh joins Alex, 9, Alyssa, 5, Daphne, 5, and Zaiden, 1.