Community News

  • 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.



  • Colorado You Got Talent state talent auditions March 1

    Auditions for the 2014 Colorado You Got Talent competition will be held for Weld County March 1.

    The event is the largest statewide community event in Colorado and this year, CYGT will travel to all 64 counties from March to June to allow every town and city an opportunity to participate.

    The fifth season kicks off with auditions on March 1 at the High Plains Public Library at Fort Lupton High School, 425 S. Denver Ave. in Fort Lupton. Competitors from all  

  • Interfaith Quilters benefit sale Feb. 28

    Interfaith Quilters of Longmont is celebrating the 28th year of offering hand- and machine-quilted quilts for sale to benefit the O.U.R. Center and the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley.

  • Holiday helping hands
  • Carbon Valley Santa Cops program benefits 187 children

    FIRESTONE — Wrapping paper, ribbons and gift tags were in abundance Saturday morning, Dec. 14, as volunteers gave of their time to wrap hundreds of gifts for the annual Santa Cops program.

    The program is an annual effort by the Firestone, Frederick and Dacono police departments to provide toys, clothing and gifts for children in the Carbon Valley area who may not otherwise have a gift during the holiday season.

  • Bryce Borders, Kristi Ritter named Firestone's employees of the year for 2013

    FIRESTONE — Firestone Town Manager Wesley LaVanchy earlier this month named Kristi Ritter and Bryce Borders as Employees of the Year for 2013 for their exceptional leadership and work ethic.

    The awards were presented on Dec. 14, 2013, by both LaVanchy and Firestone Mayor Chad Auer.

  • Used cooking oil recycling available

        As the deep-fried turkey has grown in popularity, so too have the problems caused by inappropriately disposing of gallons of used cooking oil.
        Weld County Household Hazardous Waste program provides free collection of used cooking oil (not grease) at 5500 Highway 52, Dacono, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and the first and third Saturdays of each month.
        For details, call 970-304-6415, ext. 2226, or visit www.weldhealth.org.

  • Survey asks Frederick residents for input on parks, open spaces

         The Frederick Parks, Open Space and Trails Commission is seeking feedback from residents regarding future park features for two parks that they are currently in the process of master planning.
        Both Centennial Park at 630 8th Street and Frederick Recreation Area at 8201 Colorado Boulevard have room to grow and therefore are being master planned to best use the space available.

  • Firestone Cultural Committee partners with library to present Firestone Art & Music Show Jan. 18

        The Firestone Cultural Committee announced last month it is partnering with the Carbon Valley Regional Library to host the Firestone Art & Music Show in January.
        The show will highlight Carbon Valley artists throughout December and January, with a reception set for Jan. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave., Firestone.

  • Carbon Valley Holiday Festival set for Dec. 7

        Santa, Santa’s Workshop and thousands of twinkling lights will all be part of the third annual Carbon Valley Holiday Festival on Dec. 7. The communities of Firestone, Dacono and Frederick will once again team up this year to bring a day full of events from noon to 8 p.m.