Tornado touches down in Firestone; no apparent injuries

FIRESTONE -- A tornado touched down in Firestone late June 7. It caused damage to businesses and property, blew over some power lines and dislodged at least one piece of plywood but didn't cause any …

Library plot purchase rankles Holton

Fort Lupton City Council approved the purchase of two acres of land for a new Fort Lupton Public & School Library June 1. The vote was 5-0. Councilman Tommy Holton abstained.He and City Attorney …

Re-8 board opts to sign off on library purchase

The Weld Re-8 board of education decided to put its signature on the purchase of two acres of land for a new Fort Lupton Public & School Library. The June 3 vote came after a brief executive …
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Sidewalk. Sidewalk. Who's got the sidewalk?
A missing sidewalk caught the attention of Fort Lupton City Council during its May 5 meeting.Councilman Tommy ?Holton wondered what happened to the sidewalk on the east side of Fort Lupton High …
Who signs on the line for new library ownership?
Fort Lupton City Council, the city attorney and the Weld Re-8 board of education did not agree who should sign the title if and when the library moves to the north side of town. The library wants …
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 …
Garage sale dispute in Westminster results in no charges

 BRIGHTON -- The 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office will not file charges against a man involved in a dispute at a garage sale. The incident happened in Westminster June 5. The DA"s …

DA Brian Mason considers mental health a top priority

Brian Mason, 17th Judicial District Attorney, is getting out in front of Colorado’s mental health crisis in somewhat unconventional ways for a DA. “This doesn’t sound like a traditional program …

Truer words may have never been spoken

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” — Falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln When I …

Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was …

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Crash closes Highway 2 in Commerce City

State Highway 2 remains closed at East 96th Avenue after an early morning four-car crash involving a fuel tanker. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Local media reported the tanker wound up in someone's …

Colorado lifts COVID capacity restrictions for large indoor crowds

A month and a half after Colorado let its “dial” of coronavirus restrictions expire, the state has also lifted capacity restrictions on large indoor gatherings, a limit that remained after the …
The city of Thornton is trying to deliver water from rights in the Larimer County’s Cache la Poudre River by constructing a water pipeline from Larimer County through Weld County to Thornton. The city faced another major setback when the Weld County Board of Commissioners denied the city's application to build a segment of the pipeline in Weld. Thornton recently filed a civil complaint in response.

Thornton files civil complaint against Weld County board over pipeline vote

The city of Thornton formally went to court against the Weld County Board of Commissioners after the board denied the city's application to build a water pipeline through the county. The board's …
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The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on …

Protecting your skin while not staying in

Coloradans love to tout the state’s sunshine with the warmth and mood boost it provides, but the sun’s rays also are something to be reckoned with, especially as we get into the swing of summer. …
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A million-dollar night of musical theater

The Arvada Center is celebrating the return of live musical theater with an experience that will be novel for both performers and audiences — musical theater outside. For the first time in 19 …
Denver fifth grader Selby Dolan’s poster recently won both the Denver Arbor Day Poster Contest and the 2021 Colorado Arbor Day Poster Contest.

Denver student wins Arbor Day poster contests

Selby Dolan, a fifth grader who attends the Creativity Challenge Community (C3) school in Denver’s Cory-Merrill neighborhood, recently won both the Denver Arbor Day Poster Contest and the 2021 …
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