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Pediatrics Academy Supports Gay Marriage

by Mike McCune —   Let me be precise on my position on gay marriage: I abhor the concept with every fiber of my soul. That this is not a universally-supported position I understand but if it were, please explain how … Continue reading

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Pastor, church in Oklahoma threatened with death, destruction for standing against homosexuality

by Jack Minor –   In a disturbing trend, “gay” groups are becoming more violent towards those who do not accept their lifestyle.   Last week, a pastor in Oklahoma received multiple death threats after he spoke for two minutes … Continue reading

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Air Force Academy apologizes for e-mail promoting toy drive

    by Jack Minor –   The Air Force Academy has issued an apology after cadets sent an e-mail promoting a toy drive for children.   The e-mail, which was not coercive, was sent by cadets to other cadets … Continue reading

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District to host citizens academy

Staff Reports —   Community members in Greeley and Evans who are interested in learning more about the operation of local schools and the school district are invited to participate in the 2011-12 District 6 Citizens Academy. The Academy begins … Continue reading

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Evans Senior Center

   There will be NO SENIOR LUNCH ON JULY 5TH at the senior centers….please make a note and plan to make your reservation for the 12th of July. We have suspended our Senior Breakfast for the summer….we will resume on … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from the Spectacle of the West Ridge Academy Enrollment?

By Mike Bauman Last week people from every demographic and ethnicity waited in line for more than 24 hours to participate in what one observer described as an “Oklahoma Land Rush” –like race to ensure the best place in line.  … Continue reading

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Board reluctantly approves new charter school

Judy Kron expresses concern Westridge Charter Academy will not represent the “demographics of the district” story and photo by Jack Minor  After months of animosity toward the idea of a new charter school, the board voted to approve it despite … Continue reading

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Parents Lining up for West Ridge Open Enrollment

By Mike Bauman As early as 8:45 on Thursday April 14, parents were lining up to enroll children  into West Ridge Academy.  At that time, there were approximately a dozen cars with waiting parents sitting in them in the parking … Continue reading

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Effective Parenting

After reading endless books on parenting, listening to advice from family members, and trying all of the methods, you may be even more confused than when you first began. Parenting is a journey and everyone seems to have their own … Continue reading

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City of Greeley Ends Dance Classes

By Mike Bauman As of January 1, 2011, dance students are no longer able to enroll in the Greeley Recreation Academy of Dance Arts (GRADA).  Greeley Rec will no longer be offering dance classes.  Have no fear, however, dance classes will … Continue reading

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CDE – West Ridge Charter not a Conversion

By Mike Bauman In a letter dated February 7, 2011, Colorado Department of Education Public School Finance Director, Leanne Emm, determined that the proposed charter school, West Ridge Academy, was not a private school conversion as defined in Colorado law. … Continue reading

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School Board continues pattern of hostility toward charters

By Mike Bauman Treachery lurks in honeyed words. -Danish Proverb Monday night the District 6 Board of Education voted to deny Union Colony Preparatory School’s application to add a K-5 track to their existing successful program. The West Ridge Academy … Continue reading

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Local residents overwhelmingly support charter school expansion

Story and photo By Jack Minor Residents at a public forum regarding the approval of two new charter schools overwhelmingly showed their support for the proposal on Monday, Nov. 8. The hearing was held regarding two new applications for charter … Continue reading

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Expert Speaks out on D6/MVA Direct Instruction

By Mike Bauman Much hay has been made of late by self-appointed experts in our community regarding two charter school applications before the School Board that propose the use of Direct Instruction curriculum.  Opponents have stated that D6 already uses direct … Continue reading

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Board of Education to hold listening session Oct. 25

Meeting to be held in the Greeley West High School library; is open to all Greeley and Evans residents 6:30—7:15 p.m.  Public comment regarding two new charter school applications 7:15—8 p.m.  Public comment on any education topic of interest The … Continue reading

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District 6 seeks community members for Citizens Academy

School District 6 is pleased to announce the creation of a 2010-11 Citizens Academy for community members in Greeley and Evans who are interested in learning more about how our schools and district operate. Academy participants will tour elementary, middle … Continue reading

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School Board Applicant Gregory Pierson

By Mike Bauman The Greeley Gazette contacted School Board applicant Gregory Pierson.  Here is what he had to say: I have been a professional educator for the past forty years.  I have extensive experience as a middle school and high … Continue reading

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Why Pay for What’s Free

By Mike Bauman Every member of the community pays for education through a variety of taxes and fees.  So why would some parents choose to pay hundreds of dollars per month extra to send their children to a tuition based … Continue reading

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When your baby starts teething

By Vanessa Dominguez Your baby’s first tooth should appear when he is between four to seven months old. Not long before a tooth appears you may notice fussiness and drooling, these are classic signs of teething. When the first tooth … Continue reading

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2010 Stampede Independence Day Parade

Award Winners Horace Greeley Award (Best Overall Entry) Winner: Evans VFW Independence Award (Best Community Float) Winner: Dayspring Christian Academy Grand Marshall’s Award (Most Creative) Winner: Flags on Parade / Weld Veteran’s Memorial Longhorn Award (Best Equestrian Entry) Winner: Priefert … Continue reading

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Planned Union Colony Charter Expansion Denied

By Mike Bauman This week parents of students at Mountain View Academy received a letter advising that, after nearly six months of waiting, the school District 6 Administration had denied Union Colony Preparatory School’s request to combine with MVA to … Continue reading

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Planned Union Colony Charter Expansion Denied

By Mike Bauman This week parents of students at Mountain View Academy received a letter advising that, after nearly six months of waiting, the school District 6 Administration had denied Union Colony Preparatory School’s request to combine with MVA to … Continue reading

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Greeley Recreation Academy of Dance Arts Spring Recital; Poetry in Motion

Photos and Story, By Mike Bauman The Greeley Recreation Academy of Dance Arts held their spring recital, aptly entitled, “Poetry in Motion” this past weekend at the Union Colony Civic Center. Dancers ranging in age from three to 60 + … Continue reading

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Sun Safety Tips – National Sun Safety Week is June 1-7, 2010

National Sun Safety Week is June 1-7, 2010 and with summer almost here, Weld County residents will spend more time outdoors enjoying the sunny weather.  Outdoor physical activity is encouraged, but residents should exercise precaution when spending time in the … Continue reading

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Three Spartans heading to Air Force Academy

     Of the tens of thousands of high school seniors across the country who seek appointments to one of the nation’s military academies, few are chosen. It’s a source of pride for a school to have one or two students … Continue reading

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Private school does more with less

By Mike Bauman, For the Greeley Gazette On West 20th Street sits an unassuming little school run by motivated teachers with a diverse population of students. Mountain View Academy was formed in 1994 by a group of teachers who had … Continue reading

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