United Power joined a small group of elite cooperatives in June when it surpassed 100,000 meters served off its lines. It became just the second Colorado co-op, and 31st nationally, to cross the meter milestone. To commemorate the achievement, the co-op hosted an Open House Celebration for members at its Carbon Valley Service Center, located off the I-25 Frontage Road just west of Firestone and Frederick, on August 28.
Last week, the current Colorado Governor eagerly signed new transportation “sustainability” legislation into law. Transportation is the second largest household expense for families, seniors, young couples, the poor and disadvantaged. The Governor’s action represents a significant tax increa…
The 10th annual Frederick In Flight Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place Friday, June 25, Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27. Hot air balloon lifts are at 6 am each day, and a Saturday evening Glow Party all taking place in Centennial Park (630 8th St.) from 5 pm to 9 pm. Bring your family and friends for great memories and amazing photo opportunities!
It has truly been an extraordinary and challenging year in St. Vrain Valley Schools, and I want to share my deep appreciation to our students, teachers, staff, families, business partners, and other community members who have shown their unwavering commitment to the advancement of our schools.
Aims Community College will offer free tuition opportunities this summer semester for residents who live within the Aims tax district. The College is offering free tuition to help the community recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy and protecting that right should not be about party or politics. Least of all, protecting this right, which is a value I share, should never be done in a partisan manner.
The Northern Water Municipal Subdistrict has voted to approve a settlement of a federal lawsuit over Chimney Hollow Reservoir.
The Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Board is pleased to announce that the Board has named Natalie Cummings as President and CEO of the organization effective June 1, 2021.
Spreading the healing legacy and the impact of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall, The Wall That Heals, and Mobile Education Center will be coming to Brighton Sept. 2 - 5, 2021. The Wall will be located at Carmichael Park (650 Southern St.) and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public. In order to make this event a success, the City of Brighton is seeking approximately 150-200 volunteers.
Below are questions we’ve been hearing from the public and property owners in the vicinity of the proposed facility. This page will be updated with new questions and answers, so please check back. Feel free to ask a question that is not on this page by using the question/comment form.
Boulder County is currently proposing to design and construct a countywide composting facility at the old Rainbow Nursery, which is located on the east side of US Highway 287 just south of CO Highway 52 (map below).
While it is highly doubtful that Weld County will ultimately leave Colorado and become a part of Wyoming as recently proposed by a citizens group called “Weld County Wyoming,” the motivation behind the proposal is understandable.
As the the long-delayed 2021 Colorado legislative session gets underway, legislators are proposing to ban county commissioners from serving on county boards of health.
Windsor Mayor Paul Rennemeyer told residents on Monday that he wants them to stop questioning decisions made by town government as part of the ongoing state of emergency around COVID-19.
Every winter, an average of six people are killed in Colorado due to an avalanche. This season—which is far from over—ten have been killed by avalanches in the state so far, including the two who died over Valentine’s Day weekend near Vail. Avalanches are particularly bad in Colorado this year because the snowpack is weaker than it’s been in almost a decade, due to a snowstorm we got in October that hasn’t bonded well with other layers on top of it.
Weld County’s flood insurance rate map update is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Weld County with more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance.
In winter, people use various ways to keep their homes warm. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), heating equipment is the leading cause of fires in U.S. homes and nearly half of all home heating fires occur in December, January, and February. The Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) is offering Coloradans these safety tips when using furnaces, space heaters, and fireplaces, to heat their homes
It has been a strong start to our second semester as we have welcomed students back into our classrooms for both in-person and online learning. I have had the opportunity to visit many schools over the past three weeks and could not be more proud of our students, teachers, and staff for their outstanding work. In strong partnership with our state and county health agencies, we continue to closely monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community.
On Thursday, January 21st, 2021. Aims Community College held a Beam Signing event for the new Welcome Center. A brisk day, where the hot chocolate was a big hit. The beam was signed by VIP’s, staff, students and faculty. The beam will ultimately be placed near the top of the three-story Welcome Center.
A new Welcome Center is under construction at Aims Community College. The building, expected to open in December 2021, will house Student Services, an auditorium and offer spaces for student collaboration and community gatherings.
Approved by the college’s Board of Trustees in August 2018, the 106,000-square-foot facility is being built on the Greeley Campus. The entirety of the project is being paid for with reserve and operating budgets with no additional cost to taxpayers.
‘For six years, Coloradans have been represented by this remarkable person, who lives and works with relentless focus and infectious joy. Globe-trotting diplomacy. A thick stack of signature bills signed into law. And generational accomplishments that were only possible because he was here.’
President Trump’s decisive election victory in my home state of Florida offers an important lesson for Republicans nationwide: If we show voters that Republicans are the party of working-class Americans, a party that reaches out to people of all races and creeds, and a party that fights for …
The effort by the City of Fort Lupton and the Citizen’s Advisory committee was impressive. The broad support, across all levels of the community was apparent. Hats off to an effort that shows we can work together to make our community a better place to live, remembering those who have served and those that continue to serve. A job well done by the Committee and all the people of Fort Lupton.
Members of the Windsor Police Department might seem less shaven or they might don blue streaked hair this month. That’s because it’s No Shave November, a month dedicated to supporting more than 15,500 Colorado Special Olympic athletes.
At the Town Council Meeting on Monday night, the Town Council approved $15,000 worth of financial support to three local food pantries. Council has been active in finding ways to support local businesses and Johnstown residents throughout the pandemic. Supporting local food pantries provides greater resources to the area.
A good friend likes to say that “when someone shows you who they are, believe them…” Perhaps this is just a more personal way to observe that “actions speak louder than words”. But, in either case, this principle should be part of how we decide to cast our votes, not only in this election, but always.
During the three-day weekend at the Sunrise Mine facility, where the Stone Age Fair -Sunrise Edition archeology event was hosted by the Western Plains Historic Preservation Association (WPHPA), a fundraising event to support the Powars II site and preserve the memorabilia of Dr. George Frison was also hosted.
I am endorsing Mike Welch for Weld County Commissioner for District 3 as a person who will stand up for the citizens of District 3. We need leadership, not a follower of the crowd. I remind you that your vote is important. Use it.
Mike Welch will be an independent voice at that table, advocating for all the citizens of District 3. He can be elected but you must vote. If you do not vote, and let Lori Saine win, you are giving up your voice at the County Commissioner table. Do not let that happen. Vote for Mike Welch for Weld County Commissioner for District 3.