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Today's News

  • Crime on the decline in Weld County

    WELD COUNTY — Weld County continued to buck statewide trends as it posted its second straight year of declining crime statistics, while the state as a whole moved ever-so-slightly in the opposite direction.

    Places such as Fort Lupton and the Tri-Towns continued to show a decline for the second straight year in regard to the most common crimes, like assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft, according to statistics released last month by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. 

  • School districts face stiff competition from oil, gas industry for good drivers

    FORT LUPTON — Following big news Aug. 11 of the resignation of Weld Re-8’s superintendent was a brief but troubling discussion regarding the future of school-funded student transportation along the Front Range.

    Responding to a board member’s inquiry, outgoing superintendent Mark Payler told the panel that Fort Lupton and other Colorado school districts are facing a real challenge to find certified bus drivers because of a workforce shift to the more-lucrative oil and gas fields.

  • Small-business inventive program approves funds for first Weld County business

    WELD COUNTY — Earlier this month, the Weld County Board of Commissioners approved funding for the first local business for its Small Business Incentive Plan. Expedition Water Solutions will receive Economic Development Funds to help cover fees incurred during the USR process.

  • School districts face stiff competition from oil, gas industry for good drivers

    FORT LUPTON — Following big news Aug. 11 of the resignation of Weld Re-8’s superintendent was a brief but troubling discussion regarding the future of school-funded student transportation along the Front Range.

    Responding to a board member’s inquiry, outgoing superintendent Mark Payler told the panel that Fort Lupton and other Colorado school districts are facing a real challenge to find certified bus drivers because of a workforce shift to the more-lucrative oil and gas fields.

  • Egg-splosion of interest in rent-a-chicken

    LOCHBUIE — Jim Perry and Jann Symons didn’t quite know what they were getting into when they launched their rent-a-chicken business at Henny Penny Farm. In the the few weeks since opening, the couple has taken hundreds of phone calls, have 30 customers committed for this year and have started a waiting list for when their set up launches again next year. 

  • State regulators say legal pot production lagging behind hopes

     

     

    Katie Kuntz

    Rocky Mountain PBS I-News

     

    After seven months of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, the newest goal of state regulators is to increase the amount of marijuana produced and sold by legal retailers. 

  • Gov. Hickenlooper announces statewide mental health crisis line

    DENVER — Last week Gov. John Hickenlooper, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, announced the launch of Colorado’s first-ever statewide mental health crisis hotline

    Mental health professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 844-493-TALK (8255) to provide solutions and support to Coloradans in crisis. 

  • Fiesta Day at the Frederick Market Aug. 28

    Fifth Street will take on some Latin flavor with specialty food and live music when Fiesta Day at the Frederick Market rolls into Downtown Frederick from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

  • Rinn United Methodist sponsors community sale, vendor’s expo Sept. 6

     If you like sales but get tired of traveling from place to place on a Saturday, have we got the answer for you. Rinn United Methodist Church, 3783 Weld County Road 20 in Frederick, is planning a Community Sale & Vendors Expo from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the parking lot at the church. Many of our regular craft vendors and others will be there from our regular December Craft Sale, as well as some new folks that have something to share. Refreshment stand will be available.

  • Firestone Art & Music Show set for Oct. 11

    Last week the Firestone Cultural Committee announced it will again partner with the Carbon Valley Regional Library to host the second Firestone Art & Music Show, highlighting artists from the communities of Firestone, Frederick, Dacono and Mead.