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  • Fall colors come to town
  • Together again: Father, son reunite after 47 years

    It was a reunion between father and son, 47 years in the making.

    Donald L. Wolfe and his son, Donald E. Wolfe, were reunited on July 15 in Brighton after spending most of their lives apart, separated after a divorce that saw the younger Donald and his two siblings whisked away by their mother to Kansas, and ultimately to Fair Grove, Missouri, where she settled down with her new husband. That was in 1965.

  • Wild mustangs become unicorns at High Hopes Ponies

    By Michel Hansen
    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    A new pure-white mustang might just be the perfect unicorn in training for Kristy Peterson, 36 and her business partner Maurielle Whalen, 31.
    Peterson and Whalen offer unicorn pony parties through their business High Hopes Ponies and Horses in Hudson, at 39111 E. 128th Ave.

  • Get s’more out of Friday night

    By Andrea Tritschler
    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Illuminated by the flames of the bonfire, families gathered around for stories, jokes and s’mores during the final Friday Night Campfire Tales at Barr Lake State Park.

  • 'Everyone knows it's windy'

    The beginning of colder weather arrived in the Brighton/Fort Lupton area Oct. 17. And it came in the form of strong, northerly winds.

    Reporter Tony White said blowing dust reduced visibility along U.S. Highway 85 between Fort Lupton and Brighton at midafternoon.

    Temperatures are supposed to hit the mid-60s Oct. 18 and drop into the upper 50s by Wednesday. But as is typical this time of the year, warmer weather returns in time for the weekend.

  • Master gardener class deadline is Nov. 30

    Want to get tips about how to garden on the Front Range?
    Sign up for the Colorado Master Gardeners in Weld County program. The group is taking applications through Oct. 28 for its spring 2017 class, which will be held in Loveland and in Greeley on Fridays from Jan. 13 to March 31.
    Master gardeners are part of a Colorado State University outreach program.

  • A not-so-haunted Halloween

    “The Running Dead” zombie run looks to be one of the signature events in the region for Halloween 2016.
    It’s being sponsored by the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Frederick Recreation Area, 8201 Colorado Blvd.

  • Detour on Tower Road to continue next couple months

    There’s a detour in place for those using Tower Road between 96th and 88th avenues for the next two months.
    The road is closed for a widening project that will include a 10-foot wide recreational path and a sidewalk on the east side of Tower Road.

  • 2016 election returns posted

    As of 9:50 p.m.

    Question 2B – Mayoral term limits

    1. Yes .. 34%
    2. No .. 66%

    Question 2C – Council term limits

    1. Yes .. 32%
    2. No .. 68%

    Re-8 question 3E – school funding

    1. Yes .. 49.64%
    2. No .. 50.36%

    Weld County commissioner District 3

    District 1

  • Carbon Valley Chamber elects three to board

    Chamber members elected three new board members recently to the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce to take the seats of three who are stepping down.

    Melody Mills, Rich Kenner and Amy Norton are the three who were elected. Three other candidates in the election decided not to pursue seats, said Julia Davis, executive director. The first meeting is expected to be the board’s annual retreat, planned for Thursday, Dec. 8, Davis said.