Today's News

  • Sweetgrass neighborhood lands spot on this year’s Denver Parade of Homes

    DACONO — On the heels of numerous local and statewide news reports touting Weld County’s growth — and just a few months after Tri-Town neighbor Firestone was named one of the best cities for home ownership in Colorado — Dacono is receiving some real estate accolades of its own.

    A home in the Sweetgrass neighborhood will be featured in the Mile High City’s upcoming Parade of Homes, which begins Aug. 7 and runs through Labor Day.

  • Rail accidents amid state’s oil, gas boom prompt new safety measures from U.S. DOT

    WELD COUNTY — The U.S. Department of Transportation on July 23 released details of a proposal to improve the safety of rail transportation of flammable materials, including crude oil.

    Crude oil spills as a result of rail incidents hit an all-time high in the United States in 2013 as the nation’s industry continued to see a renaissance in exploration and development amid stagnant infrastructure growth. 

  • Correction

    In the July 30 edition of the Carbon Valley Farmer & Miner, we forgot to indentify Frederick football player Eric Worley in a picture dealing with the team’s participation in a youth football camp at the school.

    We regret the error and inconvenience. Email corrections to news@metrowestnewspapers.com.

  • Growth of BMX in Dacono culminates with Mile High Nationals

    DACONO — Those in the know say Colorado has a hearty BMX scene, and Dacono’s newly remodeled BMX track is just one of many fine facilities in the Centennial state.

    But Dacono city officials and local riders who call the Tri-Town region and the Dacono BMX course their home think their track – complete with a picturesque plains-and-mountains view – is the best. In just a few days, they’ll get to test that theory.

  • Man pleads guilty to accessory in Johns case

    Greeley — Justin O’Donnell, 24, pleaded guilty Friday, July 25, in Weld County District Court to accessory to a crime — a Class 4 felony — in connection with the deaths of Sheri Pachello and Alisha Johns.


  • Bat found in Firestone tests positive for rabies

    FIRESTONE — A bat picked up by the Firestone Police Department Animal Control division on July 23 has tested positive for the rabies virus.

    Officials say the bat was brought inside a Firestone home by the family car. The cat owners were unable to provide proof of rabies vaccinations for the cat, resulting in the cat being euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease. Residents of the home are undergoing rabies vaccinations.

  • REVIEW: In 12 years, Richard Linklater crafts an epic slice of American life in ‘Boyhood’

    Director Richard Linklater’s best films expertly blur the lines between fact and fiction, pseudo-realities of nostalgia (“Dazed & Confused”) and sustained memory (the “Before” trilogy).


    His latest film, “Boyhood,” accomplishes this as perfectly as any film he’s made by using the same actors in the same roles over a 12-year span of filmmaking to tell the story of Texas boy Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his journey from pillow-fighting 6-year-old to college freshman.

  • Flag football

    Sign-ups continue at the Carbon Valley Recreation District for this fall’s peewee flag football program.

    It’s designed for first- and second-graders. The center also offers micro football for kingergarteners.

    Call 303-833-3660, ext. 11. 

  • 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.

  • TeenAge Republicans Of Weld County meeting Aug. 12

    TeenAge Republicans of Weld County has a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, Carl’s Jr. in Greeley, 720 10th St.

    We invite anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 to join us. Please RSVP to Cody LeBlanc at 303-720-2350.