GOP contenders defend gas industry

Colorado’s oil and gas industry was well represented Jan. 6 as five Republicans seeking their party’s nomination for Colorado governor met in Fort Lupton. “(Gov. Jared) Polis killed the oil and …

WeldCo, South Dakota authorities seeking fugitive

Weld County sheriff's deputies are searching for a South Dakota man who left a traffic stop in Longmont last week. The suspect is Dustin Daniel Staeffler, 40, of Rapid City. He has arrest warrants for …

Reaching for the stars and the exoplanets

The city of Fort Lupton brings the stars to the museum with the national traveling exhibit “Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds.” The place is the Fort Lupton Museum, 453 First St. …

Butterfly Pavilion focuses on Birdwings

Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion will feature a unique species through Jan. 31, the Birdwing butterflies. The Pavilion invites visitors to “Beauty of the Birdwing” to immerse themselves among …

A recycled bench with a new purpose

The Weld Legacy Trail received a recycled bench made of over 500 pounds of recycled plastic donated from the Carbon Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, …
Five apply to run marijuana businesses in town
Five businesses applied for the four available slots for medical and retail marijuana establishments.  During Fort Lupton City Council’s first meeting of the year Jan. 4, City Clerk Mari Pena told …
Ft. Lupton council OKs water-rate increase
Fort Lupton City Council approved an increase in water rates during its first meeting of the new year Jan. 4.  Customers who use between 12,000 and 20,000 gallons of water per month will pay $7.12, …
Brighton introduces new aquatics hotline

The city of Brighton's aquatics department responded to the increasing number of COVID cases and resulting staffing issues with a new aquatics hotline .. 303-655-2251.   The city said it …

Front Range blood supplies running low

The American Red Cross has been sending up the red flag, stressing that there is a nationwide blood shortage and Colorado is no different. In fact, along the Front Range, hospitals are managing but …

Soccer: Golden goal sends Bluedevils to second round of state playoffs

DENVER -- Fort Lupton's Santiago Gonzalez was a busy young man Oct. 27. He and his teammates played 86-plus minutes of scoreless soccer in the opening round of the state 3A soccer playoffs at …

FLHS tabs Bergquist as new baseball coach

With promises of lessons on hard work, self-pride and a way to “strike out properly,” Ted Bergquist met some of his new Fort Lupton High School baseball players Jan. 13. He replaces Cory Miller, …

Local wrestlers earn top rankings

  Nine Fort Lupton wrestlers are among the top-rated class 3A wrestlers in their weight classes, according to On the Mat magazine Jan. 13. They are 113-pounder Donovan Birmingham (No. 11), …

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Adams 14 schools return to in-person learning Jan. 18

COMMERCE CITY -- Students and staff in the Adams 14 School District return to in-person learning Tuesday, Jan. 18. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Monday, Jan. 17, is a federal …

Remote learning a possibility in Brighton schools

It's a case of same song, new verses, new year when it comes to the 27J schools system and COVID-19 concerns. Because of the rising number of COVID cases this winter -- largely because of the …

Brighton, Tri County Health offer COVID vaccination clinics

  The city of Brighton teamed up with Tri county Health to offer free vaccination clinics at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave. They are available from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. …
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2021’s best albums use music as bridge, inspiration

Much like the year immediately preceding it, 2021 posed more than its share of challenges. As individuals, community members and global citizens, we all had to be more thoughtful than ever about what …
Among performers slated for this year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathing is Texas native singer and songwriter Jean Prescott.

Poetry Gathering beckons well-versed cowboys, cowgirls to Golden

If you’re a hankerin’ for a weekend rich in the storied history of the American West, then gather ‘round the campfire for the 2022 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, coming up Jan. 15 and 16 at the American Mountaineering Center in downtown Golden.
The view looking east on Dec. 29 from the intersection of Powhaton Road and 26th Avenue, not far from Adams County's highest-elevation point.

Highest-elevation points in metro Denver counties sit at some unexpected places

To outdoor-recreation enthusiasts, Colorado is known for its fourteeners: mountain peaks that exceed 14,000 feet. But take a drive through the Denver area, and you might notice how the elevation …
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Benchmark Theatre confronts our American darkness

The Jan. 6 capitol insurrection is one of the darkest days in the history of the country — one that we’re still reeling from and trying to figure out to prevent from happening again.
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