Community News

  • Cherub Choir every Monday through Dec. 14

    The Cherub Choir comes to Crossroads Church, 1115 First St., offers a fun, free music enrichment program for children ages 2 to 5 every Monday through Dec. 14. It starts at 9 a.m. and lasts a little bit less than an hour.

    Children get the chance to participate in such activities as singing, learning music theory, playing instruments, listening to stories and doing crafts.

    Call 303-452-5332 with questions.

  • Veteran organization helps find peace, hope

    by Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Greg Goettsch’s odyssey toward the start of Qualified Listeners started as a young Navy veteran who served three tours in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972. When he returned, he was subjected to protests, disrespect and discrimination by America for serving in the Vietnam war.

  • Briefs

    RTD approves fare increase

    The Regional Transportation District approved increases to fares and pass programs that will take effect early next year.

    Local fares will be $3. The regional fare jumps to $5.25, and the fare to Denver International Airport jumps to $10.50. The board also approved a low-income fare program and an increase in the discount for riders between 6 and 19 years of age.

    Preschool storytime

  • Hudson citizens to vote on allowing recreational marijuana sales in town

    By Sean Kennedy

    Staff writer

    With election season drawing closer, voters in Hudson will have several local ballot initiatives to consider approving, in addition to a host of candidates for town council.

    Ballot initiatives

  • CDOT petitions for future railroad crossing closures

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Colorado Department of Transportation, on behalf of Weld County, submitted applications to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to close certain Union Pacific railroad crossings east and west of the U.S. Highway 85 corridor.

    The railroad crossings under consideration in Weld County are roads WCR 2.5, 29, 46, 72 and 104. The petition closures are only for the railroad crossings, not the roads. The county will continue to take care of maintenance.

  • Briefs

    Train to be a master gardener

    If you want tips and tricks about how to grow things in Colorado, a master gardener program put on by the Colorado State University Extension office in Weld County could be just the ticket.Weld County master gardener fall training classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 18 to Nov. 29 in Broomfield. To get more details, including where the class will meet, contact Amy Lentz, the Colorado State University Extension agent, at alentz@weldco.gov.

    Fire Pit Fridays

  • Library district board openings; deadline is Oct. 5

    The High Plains Library District Board needs to fill two open positions on the board of trustees.  The application deadline is Oct. 5. The two terms begin Jan. 1 and end Dec. 31, 2023.

    This is a governing board which determines the policies of the library in relation to community needs, requires proper standards be maintained, provides adequate financing for the library operation and provides necessary buildings and equipment for activities of the library.

  • FLHS bingo Sept. 22

    The next rounds of Fort Lupton High School’s booster club fundraising bingo night are 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 22. Games begin at 6 p.m. in the school commons.

    It costs $6 a pack. Progressive cards are $1. 

  • Turtle Trek Sept. 15

    The Lambert Foundation’s seventh annual Turtle Trek Remembrance run/walk steps off Saturday, Sept. 15, at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton.

    The 15K race starts at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K events start at 9 a.m.

  • Autumnal equinox ceremony Sept. 22

    St. Brigit Episcopal Church,  110 Johnson St., Frederick, will host an autumnal equinox program at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.