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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weld County is a big old place. Emphasis on old. The longer I live here, (since 2005) the more I realize that the groups, families and interests that have done things here in Weld County, in the past, are still in operation today.
Over the last 20 years or so, we have observed the deep ideological divide that has evolved in our Country, driven partly by social media. Accusations of “fake news”, misogyny, racism, “science denial”, “deplorables”, “selfish bastards”, “libtards”, “baby killers” and other, similar invectives have become routine attacks by one tribe against another.
Instead, I would argue that the real missing link in our country today is leadership.
If you have ever attended a land use hearing before the Weld County Commissioners, you will have observed a quasi-judicial, several step process concluding with a decision to approve or deny the application.
No matter what the new school year will look like this fall, one thing is for certain. The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture will continue its mission of connecting educators and students to their food, fiber, fuel, and natural resources through the Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom® program.
The first step to tackling any problem is seeing it, and that is especially true with COVID-19 — widespread testing is key to seeing the bigger picture in the fight against this virus. Our country’s wellbeing — medically and financially — relies on our ability to see where the illness is and…
The High Plains Library District (HPLD) Board has approved the purchase of the Greeley Tribune Building located at 501 8th Avenue in Greeley, CO. The transaction was finalized October 30.