Today's News

  • HOME/GARDEN .. Guarantee your garden starts off on the right foot

    As winter slowly winds down, many gardeners cannot wait to soak up the springtime sun and get their hands dirty in the garden. Such excitement is not just good for gardeners, but can benefit the garden in the months to come as well.

    Late winter or early spring is a great time to get a head start on the gardening season. Even if gardening season is still around the corner, completing the following projects can ensure your garden gets off on the right foot.

    Clear debris

  • HOME/GARDEN .. Repairing dead grass

    A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating.

  • HOME/GARDEN… Local Home Depot stores offering water conservation workshops April 26

    It’s the season for home improvements, but dry weather conditions can shift priority projects this spring. Water conservation is on everyone’s mind, challenging local DIYers to get creative and inspiring The Home Depot to host a nationwide series of Water Conservation Workshops on Saturday, April 26.

    The Home Depot’s local Workshop leader can share know-how about clever ways to stay water-conscious this year, including:

  • Hoops, wrestling changes on the agenda for CHSAA Legislative Council

    AURORA — Frederick’s basketball teams may find a smaller state playoff field for the class 4A state tournaments next season.

    The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, the decision-making authority for CHSAA, is expected to discuss cutting the playoff field by one-third during its spring meeting April 17. It starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Red Lion Inn, I-225 and Parker Road, Aurora.

  • COLUMN: You pay taxes. Why doesn't General Electric?

    Frank Clemente

    Guest Column


    You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do, too. It’s the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn’t some of America’s largest corporations pay their fair share too?

  • COLUMN: When in doubt, learn mental health first aid

    Lindy Schultz

    Guest Column


    Let’s say you suspect a young person may be experiencing a mental-health crisis. You know you want to help … but you may not feel confident or equipped to open the conversation. Perhaps you waiver, thinking, “What if I say the wrong thing?  I could make the situation worse.”  

  • Kai Aidan Bustos

    Roxanne Ybarra, of Henderson, and Adam Bustos, of Pueblo, announce the birth of a son, Kai Aidan Bustos. Kai was born April 9, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and measuring 20 inches.

    Grandparents are Mia Ybarra, of Henderson, Michael Fernandez, of Aurora, and Freda and Phillip Bustos, of Pueblo. Great-grandparents are Angie Salinas, of Pueblo, and Prisalla and Lalo Fernandez, of Capulin, Colo.

  • Amairany Baltazar Franco

    Stefaany Franco Villa and Jaime Baltazar Laguna, of Brighton, announce the birth of a daughter, Amairany Baltazar Franco. Amairany was born April 9, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 8 pounds.

    Grandparents are Ramiro Franco Salas and Juana Griselda Villa, both of Brighton.


  • Daniella De Luna

    Nora E. Morales and Luis F. De Luna, of Brighton, announce the birth of a daughet, Daniella De Luna. Daniella was born April 5, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

    Grandparents are Maria Isabel Morales and Martin Quezada, of Brighton, and Martha and Jesus De Luna, of Mexico.

    Daniella joins her siblings, Dalilah De Luna, 8, and Luis Enrique De Luna, 5.


  • Adalynn Kay Michel

    Apryl and Kyle Michel, of Brighton, announce the birth of a daughter, Adalynn Kay Michel. Adalynn was born March 31, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measuring 21.25 inches.

    Grandparents are Laura Parsons, of Brighton, and Rob and Jodi, of Brighton. Great-grandparents are Bob and Irene Michel, Jim and Sharon Jaeger, Manly and Nancy Weidman, Merry Wernsman, and Malcolm Parsons.