• Local students named to Wyoming honor rolls

    Two local students recently were among the 277 students from Colorado named to the 2014 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls at the University of Wyoming.

    Both Tamara Elizabeth Deichert, of Firestone, and Jordan Lee Ash, of Fort Lupton, were among those honored.

  • St. Vrain Vailley ed foundation partners with FRCC Foundation to offer scholarships

    LONGMONT — The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, in partnership with the Front Range Community College Foundation, last month announced that up to 10 $1,000 scholarships are available to current or recent graduates (within three years of graduation) of St. Vrain Valley high schools. 

    These scholarships will be awarded to graduates who are planning to attend Front Range Community College as full-time students and have a 2.5 GPA. Students who participated in the College Now concurrent enrollment program in high school will be given preference.

  • Citizens group puts pressure on Payler, Simone backs super on scores

     FORT LUPTON — For the second time in a little more than two weeks, a group of “concerned citizens” went before Fort Lupton school board members June 26 calling for the resignation of Weld Re-8 Superintendent Mark Payler, based on what they said is a continued lack of student achievement.

  • Crayons to Calculators organizers encourage residents to pack backpacks for SVVSD students

    Longmont — More than 9,000 children in the St. Vrain Valley School District are on the federal lunch assistance program, a common indicator of family poverty. Many of these children routinely start school without basic school supplies for learning.  

    Last year, through the Crayons to Calculators program, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley provided about 4,200 backpacks to ensure that an increasing number of our students have the supplies they need to succeed.

  • Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District announces scholarship winners

    FREDERICK — Five local high school seniors were awarded scholarships from the Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District on May 22 for academic excellence, and preparations for an higher education. 

    Executive Director Ross Blackmer surprised the winners at the Frederick High School Senior Award Ceremony. The five scholarship recipients were Sabrina Duey, Christopher Erwin, Allyson Reid, Krystal Burke and Courtney Bassett. 

  • Area students accept scholarships to Fort Hays State University

    HAYS, Kan. — Area students have accepted scholarships to Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., for the 2014-2015 school year. 

    Rachael Gabbard, a 2014 Frederick High School graduate, accepted a $700 Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award. Gabbard, daughter of Amy Gabbard, Frederick, and Chuck Gabbard, Firestone, plans to major in nursing.

  • SVVSD sponsors 10th annual Summer Nutrition Meal Program through July 31

    St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Nutrition Services is gearing up for its 10th annual Summer Meal Program. Many families rely on free and reduced lunch programs throughout the school year.

    This program was developed to extend support to those children in need of regular nutrition.

    Meals will be provided to all children between the age of 1 and 18; registration within SVVSD is not required. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Adult meals are $3.50.

  • Reid awarded DAR’s Wilma Dunn Scholarship

    Allyson Nicole Reid, a graduate of Frederick High School, has been awarded a $1,000 Wilma Dunn Scholarship from the Longs Peak Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. She will be attending the University of Northern Colorado this fall, majoring in special education.


    Allyson is the daughter of William and Michelle Reid.

  • Area students qualify for CSC dean’s list

    CHADRON, NEB. — Caroline Johnson, of Firestone, was among the students named to the  Chadron State College’s spring 2014 dean’s list.

    In order to qualify for the list, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled in 12 hours of coursework.

  • Twenty local students among graduating class of spring 2014 at Northern Colorado

    GREELEY — Twenty students from the Carbon Valley and Fort Lupton area were among about 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during the spring 2014 commencement May 9 and 10 at the University of Northern Colorado.



    • Cristen Failoni, bachelor of arts in elementary teaching.  

    • Jeffrey Hoyle, bachelor of arts in elementary teaching.

    • Jessica Quinn, bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies.