Local News

  • Train collides with car; no injuries reported

    BRIGHTON -- A Union Pacific train and a car collided Feb. 3 just south of downtown Brighton.

    The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. at U.S. 85 and Bromley Lane. Firefighters on the scene say there were no serious injuires.

    Rescue personnel told reporter Lee Strubinger that two cars collided. The force of the crash sent one of the vehicles onto the tracks.

  • Transplants continue to call Colorado home

    Bente Birkeland and Burt Hubbard Rocky Mountain PBS I-News

        “Colorful Colorado” may one day need to be referred to as “Crowded Colorado,” given the number of people anticipated moving here during the next 25 years.
        A sight many see as they enter the state, this Colorful Colorado sign can be seen along Route 40 as you enter into Moffat County from Utah.

  • 2015 state population grows by 100K to nearly 5.5 million

    DENVER – State estimates released Dec. 22 by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that Colorado’s population increased by almost 101,000 people between July 2014 and July 2015. 
        Colorado’s population increase ranked seventh in the nation behind Texas, Florida, California, Georgia, Washington and North Carolina. Since 2010, Colorado’s population has increased by 408,320, ranking eighth in the United States for total population change.

  • WeldCo finance award

        The Weld County Board of Commissioners announced last week that the Weld County Accounting Department has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for the 34th consecutive year. Weld County received this award, which is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2014. The CAFR is the annual comprehensive look at the county’s finances.

  • Advisory board residents recognized

        This week, the Weld County Board of Commissioners recognized several residents who have volunteered their time to serve on various advisory boards including the Weld County Fair Board; North Colorado Medical Center board of trustees; the Families, Youth and Children Commission; and the Faith Partnership Council.

  • First 2016 meeting focuses on water

    FORT LUPTON — Water is the source of life. It was also the main topic of last week’s regularly scheduled Fort Lupton city council meeting on Monday. The topic of water had many subsections, including water storage, city wells and the potential for another northern Colorado water supply.

  • City appoints new public works director

    FORT LUPTON — The city of Fort Lupton has hired a new public works director. Roy Vestal, of Denver, took the reins of the city’s leader for all things concerning streets, parks, drainage, development and much more.

  • DOLA grant provides for new Hudson town hall; Firestone request denied

    HUDSON — With the help of a state grant, the town of Hudson will get to build a new town hall building and, if everything goes as planned, break ground for the structure this summer.
        In December, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs announced the award of $31.1 million to 32 local governments as part of the Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program.

  • Fort Lupton gets photo op

        FORT LUPTON — The city of Fort Lupton is about to get its picture taken, and it is not a photo of city staff. This will be a photo of the actual city that will be put to use for city operations.
        In partnering with the Denver Regional Council of Governments on its Denver Regional Aerial Photography Project, the city will get photographed approximately 121 square miles of land in and around Fort Lupton.

  • 2015 saw Dacono prep for future

    DACONO — Before the city of Dacono rang in the New Year, officials got some serious business finished for 2015, including next year’s budget, setting a mill levy, establishing boundaries of the urban renewal area and hearing about a proposed park for the Sweetgrass subdivision.