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Today's News

  • Turkey Trot is Nov. 19

    Brighton’s 32nd annual Turkey Trot steps off at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Brighton Recreation Center.
    It’s a 5K walk/run and serves as a qualifying race for next spring’s Bolder Boulder.
    Early bird fees ae $30 for adults and $20 for youths and seniors. Race-day fees are $33 for adults and $25 for youths and seniors. The fee includes a T-shirt, breakfast and entry for prize drawings.

  • Warriors’ softball season comes to end

    AURORA – Considering the start to Frederick’s softball season – including the absence of a couple of key players – a state playoff berth was quite the reward for the Warriors.

  • Freshman’s next cross country race is a big one

    GREELEY – As they say in show business, it wasn’t a bad opening act for Fort Lupton freshman Antonio Marquez this cross country season.
    Marquez qualified for the state 3A cross country meet in Colorado Springs with a ninth-place showing at the regional meet Oct. 20 in Greeley.

  • Together again: Father, son reunite after 47 years

    It was a reunion between father and son, 47 years in the making.

    Donald L. Wolfe and his son, Donald E. Wolfe, were reunited on July 15 in Brighton after spending most of their lives apart, separated after a divorce that saw the younger Donald and his two siblings whisked away by their mother to Kansas, and ultimately to Fair Grove, Missouri, where she settled down with her new husband. That was in 1965.

  • Carbon Valley events Oct. 26 to Dec. 3

    All listings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please send your event listings at least one week in advance of the publication date to: bpotter@metrowestnewspapers.com.

    Oct. 28
    Enjoy lots of family-friendly activities at Halloween Safe Night from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Regional Sports Complex, 6850 Tilbury Ave, Firestone.

    Oct. 29

  • A not-so-haunted Halloween

    “The Running Dead” zombie run looks to be one of the signature events in the region for Halloween 2016.
    It’s being sponsored by the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Frederick Recreation Area, 8201 Colorado Blvd.

  • LAEF scholarships deadline Oct. 31

    Scholarships are available for high school students from the Latin American Education Foundation.
    The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 31. The application requires several written components and uploaded documents. It’s open to all Colorado residents of Hispanic origin or actively involved in the Hispanic community. The minimum grade point average for consideration is 3.0.
    Call 303-446-0541 or email RRangel@LLAEF.org for more information.
     

  • Master gardener class deadline is Nov. 30

    Want to get tips about how to garden on the Front Range?
    Sign up for the Colorado Master Gardeners in Weld County program. The group is taking applications through Oct. 28 for its spring 2017 class, which will be held in Loveland and in Greeley on Fridays from Jan. 13 to March 31.
    Master gardeners are part of a Colorado State University outreach program.

  • Local Halloween events

    Halloween and seasonal events around the region

    Oct. 28
    Go on a haunted hay ride “if you dare” in Pearson Park, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the north side of Colorado Highway 52 just west of U.S. Highway 85. Hosted by the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. Cost: $3 for kids and adults, children 3 and under are free.

    Oct. 29
    Enjoy the fun festival atmosphere at Commerce City’s annual Creepy Hollows Fall Festival and Fright Night at the Commerce City Recreation Center.

  • Fort Lupton events Oct. 26 to Nov. 2

    All listings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please send your event listings at least one week in advance of the publication date to: bpotter@metrowestnewspapers.com.

    Oct. 26

    Learn about anime at the teen club at 3:30 pm at the Fort Lupton Public and School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave. Call 303-857-7180 for more information.

    Learn how to use the PowerPoint computer program at 3:30 p.m. at the Fort Lupton Public and School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave. Call 303-857-7180 for more information.