• Local students earn UNC dean’s citation

    Two local students were among those to earn the Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence in the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado for the 2014 spring semester.

    Chase Champs, of Dacono, and Angelica Jauregui, of Fort Lupton, earned the honor.

    To qualify for the citation, business majors must attain a grade point average of at least 3.50 while taking at least 12 credits for the semester.

  • Maintenance closure Aug. 23 to Sept. 1

    The Carbon Valley Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance from Aug. 23 through Sept. 1. The facility reopens Sept. 2.

  • Free school supplies available through the Crayons to Calculators Program

    LONGMONT — The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, through the Crayons to Calculators program,  announced earlier this month that free backpacks full of basic school supplies are available at all local public schools for students in need.

    Parents and students should contact their individual schools to obtain backpacks. 

  • Kyle Scott graduates Air Force basic training

    Air Force Airman Kyle I. Scott graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Scott is the son of Dale I. Scott, of Firestone. He is a 2013 graduate of Frederick High School.

  • Back-to-school night at Frederick Market Aug. 7

    FREDERICK — The Frederick Market will be hosting a back-to-school night from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, along Fifth Street in Downtown Frederick.

    While kids are playing games and using up their end-of-summer energy with games provided by the Carbon Valley Recreation District, parents can get healthy foods from Market vendors and lunch packing tips from the Frederick HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Committee.

    The Carbon Valley Regional Library will also be on hand with information about their after-school programming.

  • Los graduates from University of Wyoming

    One local student was among the 13,800 students to receive a degree during the spring semester graduation at the University of Wyoming.

    Jessica Lauren Los, of Firestone, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in family and consumer sciences.

  • St. Vrain Vailley ed foundation partners with FRCC Foundation to offer scholarships

    LONGMONT — The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, in partnership with the Front Range Community College Foundation, last month announced that up to 10 $1,000 scholarships are available to current or recent graduates (within three years of graduation) of St. Vrain Valley high schools. 

    These scholarships will be awarded to graduates who are planning to attend Front Range Community College as full-time students and have a 2.5 GPA. Students who participated in the College Now concurrent enrollment program in high school will be given preference.

  • Local students named to Wyoming honor rolls

    Two local students recently were among the 277 students from Colorado named to the 2014 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls at the University of Wyoming.

    Both Tamara Elizabeth Deichert, of Firestone, and Jordan Lee Ash, of Fort Lupton, were among those honored.

  • Citizens group puts pressure on Payler, Simone backs super on scores

     FORT LUPTON — For the second time in a little more than two weeks, a group of “concerned citizens” went before Fort Lupton school board members June 26 calling for the resignation of Weld Re-8 Superintendent Mark Payler, based on what they said is a continued lack of student achievement.

  • Crayons to Calculators organizers encourage residents to pack backpacks for SVVSD students

    Longmont — More than 9,000 children in the St. Vrain Valley School District are on the federal lunch assistance program, a common indicator of family poverty. Many of these children routinely start school without basic school supplies for learning.  

    Last year, through the Crayons to Calculators program, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley provided about 4,200 backpacks to ensure that an increasing number of our students have the supplies they need to succeed.