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  • Water's fine for an Easter egg hunt
  • Commissioners remove High Plains trustees

    GREELEY — The Weld County Board of Commissioners passed two resolutions April 14, removing the current High Plains Library District Board of Trustees and appointing new members to the board for the interim.

    The commissioners were split on the decision, with some commissioners citing community complaints about service being the main driver of the decision.

  • Friends, colleagues pay tribue to Norcross during historic Fort memorial

    FORT LUPTON — Family friend, trusted ally, political confidant – the many roles of Stanley David Norcross, former mayor and council member of Fort Lupton, were recounted at a memorial service at the city’s historic fort April 10.

    Norcross died April 2 at his home after a brief illness.


  • Fort Lupton Optimist Garage Sale set for May 17

     Saturday, May 17, is the date for the annual Ft. Lupton Optimist Club garage sale at R&M Services, 622 First Ave. in Ft. Lupton. The selling hours will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    In case of rain, the sale will be held on Sunday, May 18. Organizers are looking for household items in good working condition. Children’s clothing and toys are highly saleable. All donations are tax deductible and receipts are offered. Proceeds go toward the Fort Lupton Optimist Club senior scholarships. 

  • Renfroe bests Buck for top line in CD4; Kirkmeyer says she has enough signatures

    GREELEY — Citing her signature-collecting efforts in her bid for Congress, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer removed her name from nomination at the 4th Congressional District Republican Assembly last week.

    Kirkmeyer did, however, meet with delegates at the meeting and explain her motivations for seeking the seat currently held by Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running for U.S. Senate.

  • Little help for those with mental illness, developmental disabilities




    Kristin Jones

    I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS


    A raised red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith’s forehead.

    It is the physical mark of a besieged mind. 


  • Colorado-Big Thompson water quota raised to 60 percent

    BERTHOUD — Citing the need to balance the region’s water demands with the importance of maintaining future reservoir supplies, the Northern Water Board of Directors voted April 11 to increase the Colorado-Big Thompson Project quota allocation to 60 percent.

    The approval increased available C-BT water supplies by 10 percent, or 31,000 acre feet, from the initial 50 percent quota made available in November 2013. 

  • County accounting department receives financial reporting award

    For the 32nd consecutive year, the Weld County Accounting Department was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

    Weld County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, produced by the accounting team, was judged by an impartial panel to see if it met the high standards of the GFOA program, including “demonstrating a constructive ‘spirit of full disclosure,’ to clearly communicate its financial story.” 

  • Well-pumping bill from Renfroe, Brophy fails in Senate committee

    BRIGHTON — Senior water rights holders along the South Platte River hailed the failure of Senate Bill 147 in the Senate Agriculture Committee last week.

    SB 147 — sponsored by state Sens. Scott Renfroe, Greg Brophy and Kevin Lundberg and state Reps. Lori Saine and Randy Fischer — would have allowed wells to pump in violation of current state law that protects senior agricultural water rights.

  • Fort Lupton teen wins contest promoting safe driving

    FORT LUPTON — The scene is all too familiar: A driver — distracted by a smart phone and with a child in the back — fails to notice a red light and sideswipes a car in the intersection.

    The accident, in this case, is not a real collision, but an artistic depiction by Kenia Melero Castillo, a student at Fort Lupton High School, who drew the scene as part of a Weld County poster contest.