Category Archives: Community

Weld holds “Let’s Talk Month” to foster sex-education dialogue

Fall is in the air—temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing and families are talking about sex.  (And if they aren’t, they need to be!)  October is Let’s Talk Month, a time to emphasize the importance of communication between parents and … Continue reading

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Fort Collins seeking authority over “excessively” cluttered properties

Coloradoan — Stay out of my life. This slice of Earth is mine. How I live is none of your business, and you’re not welcome here. That message is clear to all the senses when visitors approach John Stevens’ home … Continue reading

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Weld United Way 211 service connects flood recovery services, victims and volunteers

United Way of Weld County’s 2-1-1 Information & Referral Service provides access to services to people all across Weld County. In times of disaster, such as the Windsor Tornado in 2008 and the current flooding that has devastated the entire … Continue reading

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Report says Colorado flooding “likely a 100 year flood”

Coloradoan – The flood that ravaged Colorado earlier this month was “unprecedented,” according to a preliminary assessment issued by government and university scientists Wednesday. The report, which also stated that the flooding was “probably unmatched in at least 35 years,” … Continue reading

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Rodarte Commmunity Center partners with Colorado Rapids, Noble Energy

The Rodarte Community Center, part of the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department, is partnering with Noble Energy and the Colorado Rapids to provide some community outreach events. Players will be hosting a clinic for the Rodarte Community … Continue reading

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Fritzler Corn Maze highlights American unity, through good times and bad

For the past 14 years Glenn Fritzler and his family have unveiled a corn maze design that seems appropriate for Colorado or current events, and this year is no different as the design is intended to represent the struggles and … Continue reading

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Sept. 17 History Fest cancelled

Due to the intense rainfall over the last week, the City of Greeley History Museums has cancelled History Fest for Tuesday, September 17 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The remaining days Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of History Fest will … Continue reading

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UPDATE Greeley – High Water Updates 1:00 PM

New Information:   River Levels Overnight and into this morning river levels have dropped significantly.  Anticipate fluctuations throughout the day as a result of Sunday rain along the north Front Range now reaching Greeley.   Roads Reopened this morning 5th … Continue reading

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Prevention key to avoiding West Nile virus in flood aftermath

With the recent heavy rainfall and flooding along with increased standing water throughout our county, there is now a bigger concern about the rapid growth of mosquitoes and the increased risk for contracting West Nile Virus (WNC).   This period … Continue reading

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Platteville Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

A horse in Platteville sick with West Nile virus shows that humans are not the only species impacted by the disease. According to Colorado State University, horses infected with West Nile virus are not an infection risk for other horses, … Continue reading

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Loveland celebrates start of new $15 million service center

Reporter Herald — For those in the Loveland public works department, the shovels hitting the ground and dirt flying on Wednesday morning was final confirmation that the long-awaited expansion of the service center was happening at last.   Before that, … Continue reading

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Loveland fracking petition heading to court

Reporter Herald — Now facing a lawsuit, Loveland city councilors on Tuesday hotly debated their options for a citizen-initiated ordinance that seeks a moratorium on fracking within the city.   The discussion, which continued past deadline late Tuesday night, came … Continue reading

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Fort Collins council supports delay on marijuana businesses

Coloradoan — Retail marijuana stores won’t be allowed in Fort Collins soon, but their opening dates may not be as far off as expected.   The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would … Continue reading

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Leprino consolidating string cheese operations in Colorado

Denver-based Leprino Foods Co.  is consolidating its string cheese operations in Colorado, a move that includes the closure of its Ravenna, Neb. facility in early November, the company announced. Much of the consolidation will occur at the Leprino facility in Ft. … Continue reading

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High Park Fire mitigation work to begin August 18

GREELEY –On August 18, trucks will once again begin hauling tons of wood mulch to staging sites in Poudre and Rist Canyons, where helicopters will drop the material on non-federally-owned hillsides that were badly burned during last year’s High Park … Continue reading

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Greeley vet ticketed for treating human patient

Greeley Tribune — A local veterinarian was ticketed Wednesday, accused of treating a man who came to him complaining of pain in his toes.   A medical professional at North Colorado Medical Center informed police in June that a man … Continue reading

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Loveland to hold Old Fashioned Corn Festival

Loveland Reporter Herald — The Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival, an event of roasted corn, games for children, corny parade floats, and bicycle mania, is just a week away. The festival will be downtown this year on Fourth Street instead … Continue reading

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Pets ‘n’ Popsicles at the Plumb Farm Learning Center

Pets ‘n’ Popsicles returns to the Plumb Farm with dozens of furry farm animals.  From August 5 – 18, a variety of domestic animals will be visiting the farm, such as goats, horses, pigs, sheep, ponies and rabbits. The event … Continue reading

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Conservationists, oil and gas officials come together on safety concerns

Greeley Tribune — The us-versus-them debate is over, and it’s time to deliver a new message to an ever-skeptical public about the safety of oil and gas drilling in Colorado, officials said Wednesday at the Rocky Mountain Energy Forum. “It’s … Continue reading

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Johnstown to get new gun facility

Loveland Reporter Herald — Before long, shooting enthusiasts will have the choice of six Loveland-area stores east of U.S. 287 where they can buy guns, and two large indoor shooting ranges. The Johnstown Town Council’s approval this week of the … Continue reading

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Ft. Collins police pay better than other agencies

Ft. Collins Coloradoan – Police officers in Northern Colorado get paid pretty well, with rookies typically making more than $50,000 per year. Even accounting for inflation, officers make more than ever, but they’re expected to do more than ever at a … Continue reading

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Language in “gay” laws setting stage for pedophilia rights

By Jack Minor –   As legislators and other government officials promote “gay” friendly laws, they are unwittingly laying the foundation for special protections for pedophiles, including the right to work with children, family advocates warn.   Linda Harvey of … Continue reading

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Larimer Humane Society turns in signatures for tax increase issue

(Ft. Collins Coloradoan) — Larimer Humane Society is one step closer to a new shelter. The local animal welfare organization submitted 18,000 signatures on a petition asking voters for a sales tax increase on the November ballot. If at least … Continue reading

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Deer Trail considering letting residents shoot down drones

By Matt Lacy –   DEER TRAIL – Town officials in Deer Trail are considering issuing hunting licenses as well as bounties to residents for shooting down unmanned government drones, ABC Denver reports.   The proposed ordinance was drafted by … Continue reading

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Greeley man gets 24 years for child pornography

GREELEY– In Weld County District Court on Wednesday, James Michael Streit was sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child and failure to register as a sex offender.   District Attorney Ken Buck’s Office prosecuted Streit … Continue reading

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Ft. Morgan speaker “excited” about Obamacare coming to Colorado

Fort Morgan Times — Brenda LaCombe knows how disheartening it has been for people who cannot afford health insurance but also make too much money for current government assistance. Her previous job was assisting people attempting to get enrolled in … Continue reading

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Fort Collins planning on improving flow on Harmony Road

Ft. Collins Coloradoan – As Harmony Road goes, so goes the city. Love it or hate it, Harmony Road by design serves as an employment and economic hub for the city of Fort Collins. Success for one breeds success for … Continue reading

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District 6 students to get new principals

Four schools in Greeley-Evans School District 6 will have new leaders for the 2013-14 school year.   Insoon Olson will take the reins of Northridge High School. Olson comes to District 6 from Silver Creek High School in Longmont, where … Continue reading

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AG acknowledges Colorado Sheriff’s right on magazine ban

By Peter Grady –   The Colorado Attorney General’s office has tacitly acknowledged that Weld County Sheriff John Cooke as well as a majority of the state’s sheriffs are right when they attempted to warn that a proposed magazine ban … Continue reading

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County to host Community Water Night July 17th

The Weld County community health campaign, Make TODAY Count!, is hosting a free Community Water Night. It will be held on Wednesday, July 17th, from 6-8pm. It will take place at Ubuntu Community Gardens & Orchard at Family of Christ … Continue reading

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Greeley Ice Haus closed for resurfacing

The Greeley Ice Haus, part of the City of Greeley’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department, closed on June 26 to begin the daunting task of resurfacing the ice rink. The process in which they create an ice rink is quite … Continue reading

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County officials warn residents to take steps to prevent West Nile virus

Weld County, CO – Health officials continue to monitor mosquito traps for the presence of West Nile virus. “So far, our overall mosquito presence is low” says Dr. Mark Wallace, Executive Director for the Weld County Health Department “and we … Continue reading

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Faith Bible Baptist Church to hold bible series on civil unions

by Peter Grady –   Faith Bible Baptist Church in Greeley will begin teaching a series of lessons on civil unions in light of the bible.   Pastor Matt Walters will be conducting the bible study on Sunday evenings at … Continue reading

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Greeley announces “fun in the sun” with Summer schedule

GREELEY, CO) – Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and all the fun in the sun. Outdoor Pools and Splash Parks in Greeley open on Thursday, May 23 this year, the day after the last day of … Continue reading

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Weld officials to conduct emergency siren test

The Weld County Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with local communities, will conduct a test of the emergency warning siren system in Weld County at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 18 2013. The test will last for several minutes … Continue reading

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