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Minor injuries reported after car, train collide

South Adams County fire officials said injuries from a train-vs.-car collison Jan. 31 were minor. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Easst 58th Avenue and Brighton Road. Details on …

Frederick’s Purcell commits to Wyoming

The combination of schooling, football and family ties at the University of Wyoming was too much for Frederick’s Lafai Purcell to ignore. He announced his commitment on Twitter, and he'll sign …

Thorpe, former area school teacher, dies

 Andrea Thorpe, a former teacher in the Fort Lupton school system, died Jan. 11 at the age of 76. She was born July 17, 1946, in Duluth, Minnesota. Her family eventually settled in Des …

Dog trainer opens 11,200 square foot facility

As a new pet owner, Chris Pelle wanted to train his young German Shepherd for personal protection. At first, he did it as a hobby, working with friends and acquaintances. "I've always been very …

Girls basketball: Frederick wins Longs Peak League contest over Fort Morgan

Frederick beat Fort Morgan 81-3 in a Longs Peak League contest Jan. 26 in Frederick. Savanna Staff led the Golden Eagles with 39 points. Gabby Jima was next with 10, and Kaylee Gardner came off …

Boys basketball: Frederick stays undefeated after win over Fort Morgan

In times when it’s difficult to find unanimity on much of anything, the Frederick High School boys basketball team agrees on this. Improved defense will be a key to the Golden Eagles’ …

CHSAA says goodbye to two departed administrators

DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association had to take care of some sad business before its legislative council meeting Jan. 24. It said goodbye to a pair of administrators, …

High-school officials’ fees to increase

The long, sought-after pay increases for high-school game officials are officially in play. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, which makes CHSAA’s …
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Emotional learning through the fine arts, and how it's helping healthcare workers

For the past 20 years, talk of addressing mental health issues within the healthcare industry circled around without much emphasis. That’s beginning to change, and it’s starting with the fine arts. 

Sock It To 'EM

When two friends joined forces to donate socks to homeless shelters in January 2012, they had no idea it would lead them on a path to creating a nonprofit that has collected nearly one million pairs …

Inner city kids take to the slopes

Coloradans can always look to the West and see the mountains in the distance, but for some who live in the inner cities of Colorado, actually getting to the mountains can be a bigger task.

Taking the climb in Denver

Hundreds of the nation’s most elite athletes in indoor rock climbing just had their version of the Super Bowl in Denver. As the Olympic sport expands across the U.S. and Colorado, USA Climbing’s …
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Weld County will add another roundabout, this time at the intersection of Weld County Road 74 and WCR 33 to control traffic heavy traffic safely, according to a news release.  "County Road 74 …
By some measures, the Denver metro area has one of the most competitive hospital markets in the country. Large health systems duke it out every year for supremacy in the multibillion-dollar …
Asking someone their age is considered impolite. But asking a job candidate? That’s perfectly legal. A bill at the state legislature would change that, at least in Colorado, and prohibit companies …
Mary Rose Donahue keeps a box of scissors in her classroom, not for arts and crafts projects with her students but for the same reason she also stores a baseball bat and a first-aid kit complete with …
Fort Lupton Police Blotter Here are the police reports for Jan.14 to Jan. 20 to the Fort Lupton Police Department. Not every call made to the police is not listed on this report. January 14 A …
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Snow means closures

Update 9:15 p.m. Jan. 17 The snow is falling, which means closures are beginning to start. 27J Schools, Adams 14 Schools, Adams 12 Schools District 50 Schools and the Weld Re-8 School District …

Boys wrestling: Three Golden Eagles place in Frederick's tournament

FREDERICK -- The 2023 version of the Golden Eagle Invitational wrestling tournament is under way at Frederick High School. Fourteen teams sent wrestlers to the daylong meet. The finals are later …

Girls wrestling: Fort Lupton's Balcazar working toward state title repeat

“Rylee is a tough worker. She puts in the time, she works with all the girls. She makes all the girls in wrestling much better.” As Fort Lupton High School girls wrestling head coach …

Borgmann, former CHSAA assistant commissioner, dies

When former Colorado High School Activities Association assistant Commissioner Bert Borgmann died Jan. 9, Skyview girls basketball coach Chris Kemm summed up the feelings of many who are involved in …

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Fort Lupton Cross country Aug. 20: @Windsor, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23: @Town Center Park, Denver, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 2: @Broomfield County Commons, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9: @Monfort Park, 4 p.m. Sept. 17: @Monfort …

Fort Lupton HS scoreboard Feb. 2

Girls wrestling Fort Lupton got past Severance 45-30 on the Golden Knights' mats. On-mat winners for the Bluedevils were Genevieve Hunt (125 pounds), Valeria Villalobos (130), Aneesa Chavez …

Frederick HS scoreboard Feb. 2

Boys basketball Frederick made it 17 wins in as many starts by beating Northridge 88-55 on the Golden Eagles' floor Jan. 31. Luke Justice poured in 26 points for Frederick. Harry Singh added …

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New members of guild share art

Eighteen artists have joined the longtime Littleton Fine Arts Guild in the past year and the organization features their works in a new exhibit, through March 5. The LFAG operates the historic Depot …

Award-winning author to speak with readers

Arapahoe Libraries announces that award-winning author Kristin Hannah will speak via Zoom with readers at 6 p.m. on Jan 19. Her popular title, “The Nightingale,” is scheduled for early 2023 film …

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global …

NYE options for every kind of partier

Celebrating the new year can be a tricky proposition — some people really love going out and doing a big party with lots of folks, music and lights. For others, it’s a quiet night in with a few …
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Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she …

Brighton Dia de los Muertos

The Grupo Azteca Huitzilopochtli from Mexico opened Brighton's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with a stunning performance wearing feather headdresses and colorful costumes …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …
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