Today's News

  • State wrestling tournament in words

        DENVER – The state wrestling tournament takes place each year at Pepsi Center.

        While the action on the mat was enthralling, it is only part of what makes the three days so special.

        Here’s a word’s-eye view of this year’s spectacular of prep wrestling.

    7:15 p.m. Feb. 18

        It’s a special time for the state’s best wrestlers when they come together for the state tournament.

  • Near drowning at CV rec center

    FREDERICK – A young child nearly drowned Wednesday at the Carbon Valley Recreation Center.

    It happened around 1:15 p.m. Witnesses said the boy was unconscious and not breathing. Rec center officials said one of the lifeguards, Kyle St. Michel, performed CPR on the victim until helped arrived. By the time the Frederick Fire Department arrived at the facility, the victim was alert and breathing. An ambulance took him to Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette. His condition was not known late Wednesday night.

  • Frank vows return to state 4A tournament

    MONUMENT – Frederick boys basketball coach Larry Frank thinks the Warriors should be in the state 4A tournament each year.

        “There’s no excuse. We should be in this dance every year,” Frank said after his team’s season came to an end at Palmer Ridge High School Feb. 23. “We have the talent. It’s obviously my job to get them there. I didn’t get it done tonight. I don’t think I got them prepared as well as I should have.”

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  • Commissions bring out Frederick’s artistic side

    As a growing community, beautification can be a major aspect in drawing people and businesses to the area. Knowing this, the town of Frederick established an arts commission as well as the town of Frederick’s Art in Public Places Program more than a decade ago.

  • Udall staff coming to Fort Lupton

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A representative of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) will hold office hours from 4 to 6:30 p.m., March 3 at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

        Pam Shaddock, Udall’s Northeast Colorado regional director, will be available to answer questions and help Coloradoans who need assistance with issues involving federal agencies. Residents from South Weld and Adams counties are encouraged to attend.

        For information or answers to specific questions, call 970-356-5586.


  • Forum gives residents chance to discuss home rule

    At Firestone’s public forum hosted by the town trustees Saturday, residents raised a number of questions and comments on the local government’s plans, inner-workings and issues.

        According to Wes LaVanchy, town manager, around 10 people attended the forum.

        “Overall, it went well,” he said. “There was very positive discussion, a lot of inquiries into how things worked, and whether the town would consider taking on a few projects.”

  • No problems in aftermath of school shooting

    FORT LUPTON – Area schools were on a higher state of alert last week after two teenage students were shot outside a Jefferson County middle school. One remained in Children’s Hospital in Aurora late in the week.

        Fort Lupton Police Chief Ron Grannis said there were no problems around that city’s schools.

        “Everything was fine,” he said. “We did some extra patrol and tried to be vigilant is all.”

  • Interfaith Quilters warm up the Front Range with annual show

    Coming up this weekend, the Interfaith Quilters are hosting their annual quilt show and sale with a Friday preview of the more than 500 colorful quilts they’ve completed this year.

        For $5, people can attend the preview at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 803 Third Ave., Longmont, from 6-8 p.m. While no sales take place during the preview, the ticket also includes Saturday’s admission. For those who can only make Saturday’s show (hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the admission is $1.

  • (Organic) meat and (purple) potatoes are staples of annual agriculture conference

    Ah, the pleasant life of a small farmer – plucking organic heirloom tomatoes, meeting new friends at farmers’ markets, raising the family in Colorado’s fresh country air.

        It’s a dream of many, but one few ever achieve.

        At the Colorado Agriculture Big and Small sustainable agriculture conference at the Adams County Fairgrounds Feb. 25 to 27, three dozen speakers shared their knowledge – and some lessons learned the hard way – with nearly 100 farmers and would-be farmers.