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.
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
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.
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.
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.
On September 26th & 27th the Western Plains Historic Preservation Association (WPHPA) hosted displays of prehistoric artifacts and demonstrations at the old YMCA facility at the Sunrise Mine in Sunrise, Wyoming.
William (Bill) Erickson passed away on September 24, 2020. Bill was born to (William) Bill and Juanita (Russell) Erickson in Gill, Colorado on July 3, 1929. His family moved to the Galeton area in 1942. After graduating from Galeton High School in 1947, he attended Colorado A & M (now Co…
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.
Officials encourage Greeley residents to take part in a nationwide challenge to conserve water, save energy, reduce pollution, and make a pledge to save water at mywaterpledge.com throughout August.
The Loveland Archaeological Society has announced the cancellation of the 86th Annual Loveland Stone Age Fair at the Budweiser Events Center at the The Ranch with was scheduled for September 26th and 27th due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Colorado health regulations.
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…
GREELEY - Author Sherrie Peif - The pullout from a private/public financing option by the Weld County Board of Commissioners has some crying foul, claiming political payback, and others saying the program is just too big a risk to taxpayers.
Northern Colorado Regional Airport will receive nearly $17 million as part of the federal government's $10 billion CARES Act to help public airports address the coronavirus crisis.
A brr kind of weekend, but that did not stop the Northern Colorado Model Railroad club from holding its Christmas season Train Show at the Larimer County Fairgrounds in Loveland.
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.
The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) awarded Brenda Carns, Director of Eaton Public Library, the Jean Maio Award for Adult Literacy, and Lanny Clary of Northern Plains Public Library a posthumous Outstanding Trustee of the Year Award. Carns and Clary were recognized during the Association’s annual conference in Loveland last week.
The little Weld County town of Cornish, 17 miles northeast of Greeley, held the first Stone Age Fair in 1934 at the Cornish School, to display the amazing array of Native American artifacts which had been exposed by the Dust Bowl extended drought of the early 1930's and collected by the area residents.
This Youth Engineering and Science Festival – YES!fest promised to be a fun and educational festival for the whole family. Booths and Exhibitors from across many engineering fields were on hand to provide hands-on activities for all age levels. Yes!fest sought to create a change of attitude towards engineering as a meaningful potential career option and emphasize its relevance in our everyday lives. The inaugural community engineering festival took place at the Greeley Recreation Center in down Greeley. Was it a success? You judge, there were over 500 attendees! A tremendous success for a first time event.