Local News

  • Study shows lower auto insurance rates for Weld County

    WELD COUNTY — Car owners and drivers in Weld County pay some of the lowest annual auto insurance premiums in the state, according to a recent study by a national consumer finance website.


  • Council approves flood repair costs

    FORT LUPTON — Repair costs linked to the September 2013 floods continue to linger even in Fort Lupton, where city council on July 21 approved a nearly $32,000 leak test mandated by the state.

    Council members, sans Mayor Tommy Holton, who was absent, approved a motion to permit J&T Consulting to conduct a state-mandated 90-day test at the Perry Pit service pond at a cost “not to exceed” $31,670.

  • Plenty of room for Weld 4-H programs to grow

    WELD COUNTY — Weld County has a “good-sized” 4-H Youth Development program, according to Keith Maxey, director of the Colorado State University Extension’s Weld County office.

    But there’s still plenty of room left to grow.

    Maxey said Weld’s nearly century-old program is still going strong, but said the 1,000 or so current youth members make up only about 2 percent of the more than 50,000 eligible boys and girls living in the county.

  • Weld Co. observing National Immunization Awareness Month throughout August

    GREELEY — Immunization is an important aspect of preventive medicine, appropriate for people of all ages. Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines, cases of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in Colorado annually.

  • First United Methodist welcomes Rev. Kay Marsh as new pastor

    FORT LUPTON — First United Methodist Church of Fort Lupton on July 1 welcomed their new pastor, Rev. Kay Palmer Marsh, and her husband, Rich Marsh, attorney in Longmont and Chancellor of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church.


  • Weld County Wellness Program recognized for excellence

    WELD COUNTY — Weld County’s Safety and Wellness Program was recognized as one of the top three in its network by Cigna Health at the 2014 Cigna Forum at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver on July 17.

      Weld County Employee Health and Productivity Specialist Staci Datteri-Frey and Benefits Manager Jewel Vaughn attended the event on behalf of the county.

  • Community connections

    FORT LUPTON — Aims Community College’s South Campus in Fort Lupton will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in October. And Aug. 14 will be the one-year anniversary of the ribbon cutting on the campus’ Platte Building, a sleek and modern structure adorning the eastern half of the tidy campus.

    But even with those milestone moments just around the corner, some administration staff got together July 8 and threw a little party because, well, just because.


  • Work resumes cautiously at well under earthquake watch

    WELD COUNTY — Results determining whether injection wells are causing earthquakes in Weld County were inconclusive.

    Consequently, officials last week offered a compromise decision regarding the operation of a wastewater injection well near Greeley, temporarily shut down and investigated in late June following three separate cases of seismic activity within a month.

  • Sheriff recognizes concealed-carry milestone

    GREELEY — Weld County Sheriff John Cooke is pleased to announce that Jeanette Coleman, of Windsor, is the 10,000th concealed handgun permit holder for Weld County.


  • State’s highest court orders Adams, Denver clerks to not issue same-sex marriage licenses

    DENVER — The quickly evolving legal battle over Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage shifted again late last week as the Colorado Supreme Court ordered two county clerks not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.