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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Field of Honor® focuses on honoring veterans who have served our nation at home and abroad. Law enforcement officers, Fire & EMS, and frontline workers have similarly earned our gratitude through their service and sacrifice – now more than ever.
The Field of Honor® honors veterans , first responders - Public Safety , Fire & EMS - and frontline workers who have earned our gratitude. Now more than ever, it is appropriate to honor our heroes with the display of the flag that they honored through their service and sacrifice to our c…
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.
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.
This March, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a $9 million settlement with Suncor for air pollution violations at their Commerce City oil refinery.
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.