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Brighton picks winners in annual plow naming contest

Nine students won the naming of the City of Brighton snow plow contest. The winners will be recognized on December 6 at the city council meeting.  "Judging this contest has become quite a …

Fort Lupton council adopts 2023 budget

Fort Lupton City Council approved the 2023 budget during a Nov. 29 regular meeting at City Hall. The budget contains $72 million in revenue spread out over several funds, including the general …

Fort Lupton council: Money outgoing, incoming dot council agenda

Fort Lupton City Council approved a loan of no more than $25 million from the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority for tap fees, part of planned wastewater treatment plant …

Thornton residents concerned as antisemitic hate letter appears in mailboxes

Thornton residents in the Hunters Glenn neighborhood received white supremaist, antisemitic, anti-immigrant and homophobic flyers in their mailboxes the night of Nov. 8.  “I don’t …

Teachers protest order to reorganize Adams 14 district

The next installment of the dispute between the Adams 14 School District and the Colorado board of education was in the form of a Nov. 19 rally outside Adams City High School. About 30 teachers …

Polis salutes Fort Lupton High School for growth in student achievement

Polis salutes Fort Lupton High School for growth in student achievement Fort Lupton High School was among 21 high schools in the state to receive the state’s Bright Spot award from Gov. …

Hainey, Stroia capture top spots in Brighton's annual turkey trot

A thousand or so runners and walkers turned out in subfreezing temperatures Nov. 19 for Brighton's annual turkey trot. The event, which was a qualifier for next spring's Boulder Bolder race, was …
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Differences and devotion during Chile's constitutional reform

Colorado-based Chilean siblings reflect on their experiences and opinions during recent constitutional process

On Sept. 4, Chileans across the world anxiously checked their social media feeds and Whatsapp group chats, wondering about the future of their country. Would Chile adopt a new constitution?
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An annual Fort Lupton tradition bringing holiday joy to needy families wrapped its collection and delivered its goodies Dec. 8. The Optimist Club hosted its annual Angel Tree project, placing four …
There’s a podcast now for almost everything — listeners can get guidance on tackling mental health challenges, learn about practically any period of history and develop strategies for a fantasy …
The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board moved to make an official recommendation to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to change the name of Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky. 
Voters in November also sought to reduce their taxes and, taken together, the changes could lead to difficult decisions down the road.
Reality is simple: Local businesses are at a disadvantage when competing with the price and convenience of Amazon and online shopping offered through the big-box stores such as Walmart and …
Sports

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …

Officials’ pay for local schools contains a number of variables 

High-school officials’ fees are among the lowest among nearby states, according to Riverdale Ridge athletic director Aaron Reisen.  The pay scale depends on the level of game (junior …

Trejo siblings stand out in first year cross country season 

For many years, Fort Lupton High School has had a small cross country team.  Despite that being no different this year, the Bluedevils had a good season, as head cross country coach Karch …

Football: Frederick moves into postseason

AURORA -- Frederick High School earned the 11th seed in this year's class 3A state football playoff draw and will travel to Summit High School in the first round. Date and game time have not been …

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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 Dec. 3

Girls wrestling GREELEY -- Fort Lupton's Rylee Balcazar captured first place among 110-pounders at the Greeley West girls tournament Dec. 2. She pinned all four of her opponents, including Larhae …

Frederick HS scoreboard Dec. 9

Boys basketball Frederick routed Pueblo East 86-28 in the opening round of the Mustang Classic at Ponderosa High School Dec. 8. Matias Aldana topped the Golden Eagles with 23 points. JJ Strojinc …

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Let the Arvada Center light the way to holiday cheer

Finding the right way to spend a night out during the holiday season is a tale as old as time. While there is no shortage of overtly holiday-themed activities to select from, maybe you’re in the …

Welcome the holiday season to the Denver area

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! At this time of year, people are constantly searching for fun ways to explore the metro area and all it has to offer — maybe you have family in from out of town …

Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop.

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening …
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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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