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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.

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Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (CVATA), the professional organization of Colorado agriculture education teachers, announced today that Rockie Ernst, Wiggins High School Agriculture Education teacher and FFA Advisor, was named the winner of the Outstanding Service Citation Award for Colorado at their annual summer conference banquet. 

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"It is our opportunity to help craft the direction we want to go in our future. I am looking forward to growing a robust grassroots effort to benefit Morgan County Rural Electric Association for years to come."

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On the evening of May 6th, Destination Ministries, joined by the Community United Methodist Church, held a celebration of the National Day of Prayer at Schey Park in Keenesburg.

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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.

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Dave Kisker "follows the science" behind some of the recent politics and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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. 

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Dave Kisker offers his thoughts on how the local government is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, and what can be done to improve the situation.

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Can't find the perfect gift for your loved ones? Try a fresh, beautiful and unique arrangement from Edwards Flowerland this holiday season! Find them in Fort Morgan, CO or online at https://www.edwardsflowerland.com/

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Take this coupon and make way for a perfect holiday! Check out Edwards Market in Fort Morgan, CO or find them online at https://www.edwardsmarket.com/

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There is a popular saying that states “giving is better than receiving”.  While Colorado Gives Day has passed, there are still opportunities to support some very special nonprofit organizations that provide much needed services in northeast Colorado.

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With bright twinkling lights calling attention to a Christmas message to a giant mascot waiving at passing traffic, several Fort Morgan area businesses and organizations are carrying on a holiday tradition in downtown Fort Morgan this month.

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Instead of a “bah humbug” outlook or sense of boredom take over, consider these tips by Kayla Rutledge of SignUp Genius supported with suggestions and local recommendations from Sandy Engle, Executive Director of the Fort Morgan Area Chamber of Commerce.

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The 2021 "A Healthier Weigh" challenge is set to begin in Morgan County in early January. This challenge encourages increasing activity, making wise food choices, and living a healthier lifestyle in 2021. The annual 12-week Health and Fitness Challenge will take on a theme of Make 2021 Your Healthiest Year!  Surely this year we have all learned the importance of improving and maintaining our health; and this program is designed to help you focus on your health.

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Overall, when looking for a good source of protein, eggs are always a good option.

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The Josephson Institute of Ethics has developed a curriculum which identifies six core values which may help to better describe the value of youth livestock projects. This curriculum also presents the idea that people develop and strengthen character by practicing certain behaviors just as muscles are built through exercise.