Today's News

  • Jay McDonald named new Weld Public Works director

    GREELEY — The Weld County Board of Commissioners last month named Jay McDonald as the new director of the Weld County Public Works department.

    “We had many strong candidates, from both inside and outside our organization, apply for this position,” said Commissioner Chairman Douglas Rademacher. “In the end, it was decided by the Board that Jay was the best person to fill the position of Director. We are confident he will continue to lead this department in an efficient and proactive manner.”

  • Mason James Montoya

    Summer Quillen and Antonio Montoya, of Commerce City, announce the birth of a son, Mason James Montoya. Mason was born March 14, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measuring 21 inches.

    Grandparents are Melony Quillen, of Commerce City, Guy Dunning, of Cañon City, Shurlisa Jones, of Northglenn, and Ben Montoya, of Northglenn. Great-grandparents are Pamela and Kenneth Quillen, of Commerce City.

  • Dorismar Anahi Hernandez

    Liliana and Sergio Hernandez, of Brighton, announce the birth of a daughter, Dorismar Anahi Hernandez. Dorismar was born March 14, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 8 pounds, 9.5 ounces, and measuring 20.5 inches.

    Grandparents are Audelio and Paula Morales, of Brighton, and Alfredo Hernandez and Gloria Cisneros, of Mexico. Great-grandfather is Gregorio Salomon, of Longmont.

    Dorismar joins her sister, Karyme Hernandez, 19 months.



  • Analesly Dimas Mundo

     Gilberta Mundo and Eusebio Dimas announce the birth of a daughter, Analesly Dimas Mundo. Analesly was born March 16, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    Analesly joins her siblings, Geovanny Dimas, 13, and Jailynn Dimas, 16.


  • Payton Otto Berns

    Anastacia Spray and Ronald Berns announce the birth of a son, Payton Otto Berns. Payton was born March 15, 2014, at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, weighing 4 pounds, 11 ounces.

    Grandparents are Ruth and Gary Spray, of Summit Lake, Wisc., and Barbara and Otto Berns, of Colorado.

    Payton joins his sisters, Emily, 13, Molly, 8, and Katie, 6.



  • FHS’ Rebecca Vincent earns FHSU scholarship

    FREDERICK — A member of the class of 2014 is headed to Fort Hays State University for collegiate studies with a bit of financial assistance.

    Rebecca Vincent was among the many students recognized last month at a Student Recognition Program in Denver for FHSU.

    Vincent, the daughter of Troy and Alison Vincent of Frederick, accepted a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in leadership studies. 

  • Tumbleweed drop-off for Frederick and Firestone

    Residents in Firestone and Frederick can dispose of tumbleweeds at locations in both towns.

    Firestone residents are now able to dispose of tumbleweeds free of charge through the Town. Residents are welcome to drop off tumbleweeds at the Firestone Public Works facility at 7500 Pine Cone Ave. business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Residents are asked to show proof of residency.

    Tumbleweeds will be burned at a later date when weather conditions deem safe.   

  • Wizards cast spell over Frederick in prep baseball

    Northridge scored three times in the last of the sixth inning to beat Frederick 5-4 March 24. It was the Warriors’ first loss of the season.

    Eric Worley went 2-for-4 with a triple. He drove in a run and scored once. Lane Hiser, who had two hits, had an RBI double in the first inning. Brandon Zuniga struck out eight in five innings of relief pitching.


  • FHS senior awarded Boettcher scholarship

    FREDERICK — Ginny Creager knew there was good news in the mail before she even opened it.

    “I knew that if it was a big envelope, then I’d got it,” Creager said. “The small envelopes are the rejections, the big envelopes are the award packets”

    The large envelope contained news that Creager, a Frederick High School senior, would receive a full-ride scholarship to any four-year college in the state.


  • Chad Auer reflects as his days as mayor wind down

    FIRESTONE — As Chad Auer nears the end of his final term as mayor, he doesn’t shy from talking about the big battle when he was first elected six years ago: the legal fight with Longmont over the town’s boundary.