Today's News

  • Growth of BMX in Dacono culminates with Mile High Nationals

    DACONO — Those in the know say Colorado has a hearty BMX scene, and Dacono’s newly remodeled BMX track is just one of many fine facilities in the Centennial state.

    But Dacono city officials and local riders who call the Tri-Town region and the Dacono BMX course their home think their track – complete with a picturesque plains-and-mountains view – is the best. In just a few days, they’ll get to test that theory.

  • Bridging the gap

    FORT LUPTON — Brenda Rask, dean of the Aims Community College Fort Lupton campus, knows firsthand the value of career and technical education, commonly known as CTE. 

    After all, the dean’s daughter, Sydnie Rask, a 2008 graduate of Fort Lupton High School, was a product of a CTE welding program at the Aims main campus in Greeley. Now she’s the owner of her own welding company, LLR, or Little Lady Rask Welding.


  • Brit McCurry presented with Carbon Valley Help Center Giving Heart Award

    FIRESTONE — Brit McCurry, branch manager for the Firestone First Bank location, was presented July 8 with the Giving Heart Award by the Carbon Valley Help Center.


    Presenting the award was Help Center President Fred Skates and Volunteer Coordinator Gloria Walsh. McCurry lead a recent food drive at First Bank to collect food and monetary donations for the Help Center.

  • Poetic justice?

    FREDERICK — Once Frederick’s summer preseason football camp concluded July 23, several players changed clothes — as well as assignments — and helped run a youth football camp at Frederick High School.

    “The transition from being a player to being a coach isn’t too hard,” said Eric Worley. “Even though we are seniors, we still don’t know everything about what we are doing. There is always room for improvement.”


  • Firestone works on street chip-seal upgrades

    FIRESTONE — A portion of Firestone streets are undergoing chip sealing and striping after the Firestone Board of Trustees approved the expenditures at its July 9 meeting.


    The surface improvements will help extend the useful life of the roadways and rehabilitate the aging pavement markings.

    Several sections of roadways that will receive improvements include:

  • Bat found in Firestone tests positive for rabies

    FIRESTONE — A bat picked up by the Firestone Police Department Animal Control division on July 23 has tested positive for the rabies virus.

    Officials say the bat was brought inside a Firestone home by the family car. The cat owners were unable to provide proof of rabies vaccinations for the cat, resulting in the cat being euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease. Residents of the home are undergoing rabies vaccinations.

  • Man pleads guilty to accessory in Johns case

    Greeley — Justin O’Donnell, 24, pleaded guilty Friday, July 25, in Weld County District Court to accessory to a crime — a Class 4 felony — in connection with the deaths of Sheri Pachello and Alisha Johns.


  • Study shows lower auto insurance rates for Weld County

    WELD COUNTY — Car owners and drivers in Weld County pay some of the lowest annual auto insurance premiums in the state, according to a recent study by a national consumer finance website.


  • Plenty of room for Weld 4-H programs to grow

    WELD COUNTY — Weld County has a “good-sized” 4-H Youth Development program, according to Keith Maxey, director of the Colorado State University Extension’s Weld County office.

    But there’s still plenty of room left to grow.

    Maxey said Weld’s nearly century-old program is still going strong, but said the 1,000 or so current youth members make up only about 2 percent of the more than 50,000 eligible boys and girls living in the county.

  • Weld Co. observing National Immunization Awareness Month throughout August

    GREELEY — Immunization is an important aspect of preventive medicine, appropriate for people of all ages. Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines, cases of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in Colorado annually.