Local News

  • Colo. ahead of EPA emissions curve

    FORT LUPTON — Proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules that seek to cut methane emissions are unlikely to have much effect on the Colorado oil and gas industry.

    The proposal calls for the oil and gas industry to reduce greenhouse gas releases by 40 to 45 percent, compared to 2012 levels, by 2025. The EPA will focus on methane leaks, and will require technologies that limit the release of GHGs.

  • WeldCo added to list for cases of horse virus

    WELD COUNTY — Less than a month after the Colorado Department of Agriculture announced that an infectious horse virus had crossed over the Rockies from the Western Slope and just days after the Weld County and Adams County fairs, officials now say vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed in a total of 12 counties, including Weld.

  • Voters to decide on term limits in election

    FORT LUPTON — Several citizens in Fort Lupton are hoping a new term limit proposal pegged for the November election will help council operate better in the long run.

    Earlier this year, petitioners gathered and submitted 275 signatures to city clerk Nanette Fornof. Of the 185 signatures needed to present a measure on the ballot, Fornof said 209 of the signatures were approved.

  • Crashes up at Hwy 85 and 14th Street intersection

    FORT LUPTON — “We’ve had another fatality there with a motorcycle,” is the way Fort Lupton Police Chief Kenneth Poncelow described the intersection of Highway 85 and WCR 14½.

  • Solar, wind and O&G all welcome in Fort Lupton

    FORT LUPTON — Three hundred days of sunshine seems misleading considering the strong El Niño this year. But that’s not stopping one Nashville-based solar company from moving into Fort Lupton.

  • A ‘moo’-ving testimony for sunny weather and wildflowers



    A herd of happy cows are also the benefactors of a wetter-than-average spring that contributed this season to a lot more vegetation and growth than in some summers. Here, cows in a pasture off Highway 52 enjoy some still-yellow wildflowers to munch on.   

  • Motorcyclists urged to use caution on Hwy 85

    WELD COUNTY — This is the time of year for a lot of motorcycle events — both in the Centennial state and elsewhere. US Highway 85 tends to get a lot of motorcycle traffic, and so the Colorado Department of Transportation is urging motorcyclists to use extra care while riding traveling the route in coming months.

  • United Way of Weld County adds four new board of directors

    GREELEY — United Way of Weld County recently announced its local roster of new and continuing board members, as well as its officers and committee leadership members for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    Joining the board of directors are Mike Bond, Guaranty Bank; Dave Bruni, U.S. Bank; Tobias Guzman, University of Northern Colorado; and Sara Seely, First National Bank.

  • Two wins for Carbon Valley’s rec district

    FREDERICK – The Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District picked up a pair of first-place awards from the Special District Association of Colorado.

  • Fort Lupton’s oil/gas growth celebrated

    FORT LUPTON — There’s no such thing as a free lunch, except when Anadarko comes to town.

    Community leaders, business owners, city officials and the like gathered Aug. 11 at the Fort Lupton Firehouse Station 2, to hear about Anadarko’s investment in the city, as well as Weld County at large.