Lightning strike sets tanker on fire

Brighton Fire Rescue officials said lightning appears to be the cause of a May 5 tanker fire near U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 6. As of 2 p.m., the fire was still burning. It started …

Becerra becomes a piece of Fort Lupton history

With a stroke of the pen, Fort Lupton High School's Alondra Becerra became the first female wrestler from the Bluedevils to sign a college letter of intent to continue in the sport. She signed on …

'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' in the 1860s

Vintage baseball from the 1860s came to the South Platte Valley Historic Park in Fort Lupton May 1. There were parts of the game that looked the same; others not so much. The Colorado Vintage Base …
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Council votes to talk with Metro Wastewater
Fort Lupton City Administrator Chris Cross summed up the feelings of many about the subject of mandatory wastewater plant improvements April 20.  “I wish there was a clear-cut answer. There …
RE-8 adopts two-year calendar
The Weld Re-8 Board of Education approved calendars for the next two school years during its April 22 meeting. School starts the third week in August each year. There’s a week off for Thanksgiving …
In-person graduation? Yes? Attendance? Up in the air
The Weld Re-8 Board of Education would love to see in-person graduation for Fort Lupton High School Memorial Day weekend. FLHS officials are making plans to do just that. But the question before the …
State 3A soccer: Colorado Academy outlasts Bluedevils
LITTLETON -- Kyle Reddy experienced two batches of feelings after his Fort Lupton High School soccer team lost in the opening round of the state 3A soccer playoffs. He was proud of his team that …
Fort Lupton HS finds new football coach
Fort Lupton's new football coach is Joey O'Connor. He takes over for Dustin Duff, who stepped aside earlier this year. O'Connor was the Bluedevils' offensive coordinator in 2020. He's a graduate …
RE-8 adopts two-year calendar
The Weld Re-8 Board of Education approved calendars for the next two school years during its April 22 meeting. School starts the third week in August each year. There’s a week off for Thanksgiving …
Council votes to talk with Metro Wastewater
Fort Lupton City Administrator Chris Cross summed up the feelings of many about the subject of mandatory wastewater plant improvements April 20.  “I wish there was a clear-cut answer. There …
In-person graduation? Yes? Attendance? Up in the air
The Weld Re-8 Board of Education would love to see in-person graduation for Fort Lupton High School Memorial Day weekend. FLHS officials are making plans to do just that. But the question before the …
State 3A soccer: Colorado Academy outlasts Bluedevils
LITTLETON -- Kyle Reddy experienced two batches of feelings after his Fort Lupton High School soccer team lost in the opening round of the state 3A soccer playoffs. He was proud of his team that …
Fort Lupton HS finds new football coach
Fort Lupton's new football coach is Joey O'Connor. He takes over for Dustin Duff, who stepped aside earlier this year. O'Connor was the Bluedevils' offensive coordinator in 2020. He's a graduate …

Domestic violence Suspect-at-large

Concerns about a reported domestic violence incident early May 4 led Brighton Police to surround an apartment complex in the southwestern part of the city. The Brighton Police Department were called …

‘Each phase of the disease was different’

Jonathan Seib is a Charge Nurse and Clinical Coordinator for the Intermediate Care and Medical Surgery unit at Platte Valley Medical Center for about three years. Seib was a news reporter before but …

Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the …

Cideries squeeze into craft beverage scene

Imagine it’s a hot Colorado day and adults are looking for alcoholic beverages to help beat the heat. Many seek out beer, seltzers and cocktails. But, for Sam Al-Jassim and many others, the answer …

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Thornton Council approves weed deliveries

Thornton-based marijuana dispensaries can now deliver product within city limits. Thornton City Council approved an ordinance with a 6-2 vote at an April 27 meeting, making Thornton the third city in …

Special meeting requested on face mask use

Two members of the Weld RE-8 board of education want a special meeting to talk about mask mandates. As of May 3, none was forthcoming. The two, Cody LeBlanc and Jaime Sierra,  said they …
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Our journey in journalism started in the early 1980s, as recent college graduates — me, as a reporter at The Miami Herald, then one of the country’s largest papers; Jerry in the newspaper’s …
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House concerts provide live music alternative

One of the first responses many people give when they’re asked what they’ve missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic is live music, and while it appears that this summer will feature more …
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New Thornton Arts exhibit unites range of cultures

Audiences aren’t the only ones missing cultural events like art shows during the pandemic shutdown - the creatives have also been missing the opportunities to have their work seen and connected …
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Miners Alley returns with a little zen

It may be more than a year later than hoped for, but Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is finally getting a new season off the ground - and it’s doing so with the world premiere of a show written …
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