http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Community Connections http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/content/community-connections <img src="http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/sites/www.cvfarmerandminer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_edu_aims1.0.6_072314.jpg" alt="These two boys were among a group of about 15 regional fifth-graders who took part in a career and technical education demonstration July 14 at the Platte Building facilities of the Fort Lupton Campus of Aim Community College. A spate of new CTE classes tailored to regional workforce needs have boosted enrollment at the South Campus, and Aims staff associate Lani Sorenson said demonstrations for younger students help ensure healthy enrollments - and a strong workforce - for the future. &quot;We do this because we need students, as they&#039;re going into high school, to think about what they want to be when they grow up,&quot; she said." title="These two boys were among a group of about 15 regional fifth-graders who took part in a career and technical education demonstration July 14 at the Platte Building facilities of the Fort Lupton Campus of Aim Community College. A spate of new CTE classes tailored to regional workforce needs have boosted enrollment at the South Campus, and Aims staff associate Lani Sorenson said demonstrations for younger students help ensure healthy enrollments - and a strong workforce - for the future. &quot;We do this because we need students, as they&#039;re going into high school, to think about what they want to be when they grow up,&quot; she said." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash; </b>Aims Community College&rsquo;s South Campus in Fort Lupton will be celebrating its 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary in October. And Aug. 14 will be the one-year anniversary of the ribbon cutting on the campus&rsquo; Platte Building, a sleek and modern structure adorning the eastern half of the tidy campus.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">But even with those milestone moments just around the corner, some administration staff got together July 8 and threw a little party because, well, just because.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> While one city doubles down on recreational marijuana shop ban, demand grows statewide http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/content/while-one-city-doubles-down-recreational-marijuana-shop-ban-demand-grows-statewide <img src="http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/sites/www.cvfarmerandminer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_daconomeds_web_071614.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> <b>COMMERCE CITY &mdash; </b>While Amendment 64 made it legal to possess, recreational marijuana still isn&rsquo;t getting the okay for being sold within the city limits.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">During the July 7 meeting, City Council members approved on final reading a continuation of the city&rsquo;s moratorium on recreational marijuana-related businesses in the city.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Aurora racetrack’s plan to add slots has state’s casinos grumbling over gaming http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/content/aurora-racetrack%E2%80%99s-plan-add-slots-has-state%E2%80%99s-casinos-grumbling-over-gaming <img src="http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/sites/www.cvfarmerandminer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_casino_072314.jpg" alt="Slot machines, such as these at Johnny Z&amp;#039;s Casino in Central City, Colo., on Thursday, July 17, 2014, are the heart of a ballot initiative to expand gambling to racetracks in Colorado. More than $11 million dollars has been spent by supporters and opponents of the initiative that has yet been qualified for the ballot." title="Slot machines, such as these at Johnny Z&amp;#039;s Casino in Central City, Colo., on Thursday, July 17, 2014, are the heart of a ballot initiative to expand gambling to racetracks in Colorado. More than $11 million dollars has been spent by supporters and opponents of the initiative that has yet been qualified for the ballot." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Katie Kuntz</strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">A</span><span class="s1">&nbsp;Co</span><span class="s2">lorado racetrack has the chance to become the state&rsquo;s largest casino this November, and it&rsquo;s quickly creating the most expensive issue fight in the state&rsquo;s 2014 election.</span></p> Keith wants on-field success, off-field dreams this season http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/content/keith-wants-field-success-field-dreams-season <img src="http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/sites/www.cvfarmerandminer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fm_sp_keith_072314.jpg" alt="Kris Keith" title="Kris Keith" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <b>FREDERICK &mdash;</b> Frederick High School Athletic Director Kris Keith fits the mold of all admini<span class="s2">strators this time of the year.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">He wants a successful athletic program, a state title or two and a good experience for his student-athletes.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">He also wants something else from his charges.&nbsp;</span></p> Public meetings slated to get resident feedback on CV Park & Recreation District master plan http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/content/public-meetings-slated-get-resident-feedback-cv-park-recreation-district-master-plan <p> <b>FREDERICK &mdash; </b>The Carbon Valley Park and Recreation District is conducting a master plan project and wants input from all community residents, business owners, sports groups and other interests.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The district will host four public meetings. They will be:</span></p> Work resumes cautiously at well under earthquake watch http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/content/work-resumes-cautiously-well-under-earthquake-watch <p> <b>WELD COUNTY &mdash;</b> Results determining whether injection wells are causing earthquakes in Weld County were inconclusive.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Consequently, officials last week offered a compromise decision regarding the operation of a wastewater injection well near Greeley, temporarily shut down and investigated in late June following three separate cases of seismic activity within a month.</span></p> State’s highest court orders Adams, Denver clerks to not issue same-sex marriage licenses http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/content/state%E2%80%99s-highest-court-orders-adams-denver-clerks-not-issue-same-sex-marriage-licenses <img src="http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/sites/www.cvfarmerandminer.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_gaymarriage_071614_0.jpg" alt="Members of Soulforce of Colorado protest the May 26, 2009, ruling by the California Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Prop. 8 has since been stuck down, and Colorado&#039;s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional last week by an Adams County judge, although the decision was stayed pending appeals. " title="Members of Soulforce of Colorado protest the May 26, 2009, ruling by the California Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Prop. 8 has since been stuck down, and Colorado&#039;s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional last week by an Adams County judge, although the decision was stayed pending appeals. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>DENVER &mdash;</b> The quickly evolving legal battle over Colorado&rsquo;s ban on same-sex marriage shifted again late last week as the Colorado Supreme Court ordered two county clerks not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.</p> Front Range Orthopedics & Spine Opens fourth Location in Frederick http://www.cvfarmerandminer.com/content/front-range-orthopedics-spine-opens-fourth-location-frederick <p> <strong>FREDERICK &mdash;</strong> Front Range Orthopedics &amp; Spine recently opened its fourth location in Frederick along the Interstate 25 corridor at the Highway 52 exit.</p> <p class="p4"> &ldquo;With the rapid growth that is taking place in the area, we wanted to be a part of it. Frederick and the Carbon Valley area are a great community and we are pleased to serve as the &nbsp;orthopedic and spine anchor,&rdquo; said Dave Demchuk, Front Range Orthopedics &amp; &nbsp;Spine CEO.</p>