Tag Archives: County District

Shakeup: Buck and Gardner switching places

By Jack Minor –   In a bizarre twist, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has announced he is pulling out of the race for the Senate nomination against Mark Udall and will instead run for the 4th Congressional District … Continue reading

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Hickenlooper in crosshairs over Obamacare numbers

By Jack Minor –   Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper finds himself facing another obstacle to his reelection campaign as his administration finds itself accused of stacking an investigative panel over charges Sen. Mark Udall pressured state insurance regulators to edit … Continue reading

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Buck plays Santa for Migrant children

The Migrant Christmas Fiesta, now in its 16th year, was held at Northridge High School on Sunday, November 15. At the event, hundreds of migrant children received gifts from Santa, one of whom was played by Weld County District Attorney … Continue reading

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Rockwell sentenced to 144 years for Evans shooting incident

Greeley, CO – Today in Weld County District Court, Matthew Gene Rockwell (DOB: 4/13/86) was sentenced to 144 years in prison for beating his girlfriend then shooting at police officers and paramedics he had beckoned to his Evans home with … 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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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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Hickenlooper, a coward without a compass of conviction

By Craig Masters Governor Hickenlooper demonstrated once again this week just how unqualified he is to be a leader – let alone a governor. In deciding not to decide the resolution to the capital punishment case of Nathan Dunlap, Hickenlooper … Continue reading

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Man convicted of felony for punching city bus driver

GREELEY, Colo. – Today in Weld County District Court, a jury convicted Rojorio Roy Naranjo of endangering public transportation, a Class 3 felony, and harassment, a Class 3 misdemeanor, for punching a city bus driver. According to police and court … Continue reading

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Buck defends continuing prosecution of marijuana users

by Jack Minor –   Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck has defended his decision to continue prosecuting marijuana users saying despite passage of an amendment legalizing the drug’s use, it is currently still illegal and he has a duty … Continue reading

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Obama bill pay scam highlights culture of dependence

by Peter Grady –   A new scam saying that president Obama will help individuals pay their utility bills indicates the extent to which people are dependent on the government for support.   While multiple scams often make their rounds … Continue reading

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Greeley man gets 15 years for child abuse

GREELEY – On Friday, a Weld County District Court Judge sentenced Anthony Mendoza to 15 years in prison after he pled guilty on April 13 to one count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injuries.   According to police … Continue reading

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Greeley gang member gets 40 years for attempted murder of teen

by Matt Lacy –   GREELEY— Gang member Jacob Vigil was sentenced to 40 years in prison today in Weld County District Court for his role in stabbing a 17 year old teenager. The stabbing took place on July 3, … Continue reading

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Colorado Supreme Court ruling moves sexual assault case forward

by Peter Grady– A case against involving an alleged sexual assault on a child will be moving forward following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling in favor of an appeal filed by Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck. The case involved … Continue reading

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Evans man sentenced to 24 years in prison for second degree burglary

Staff Reports —     GREELEY, Colo. – This morning in Weld County District Court, Richard Fleming of Evans (DOB 07/08/1978) was sentenced to 24 years in prison for second degree burglary, a class three felony. Fleming pled to the … Continue reading

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Greeley man sentenced to 18 years in prison

Staff Reports —   GREELEY, Colo. – On Wednesday morning, October 19, 2011, in Weld County District Court, Ernest Williams (DOB 06/15/83) of Greeley was sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison for two separate criminal cases. On … Continue reading

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Weld sheriff deputy, gangster die in shootout

43-year-old Deputy Sheriff Sam Brownlee was shot and killed after a high speed pursuit that ended at Cave Creek subdivision in Evans. The suspect, 20-year-old Rueben Reyes, was being chased by police after reports of a domestic dispute. He stole … Continue reading

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Pizza Hut Robber Sentenced to 15 Years

Story by Jack Minor A Milliken man who, last month, pled guilty  to robbing a Greeley Pizza Hut was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Weld County District Court yesterday. On January 13, an employee at the 4637 29th St. Pizza … Continue reading

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DA will not press charges in Greeley mall incident

By Jack Minor The Weld County District Attorney’s Office decided today that charges will not be filed against 30 year old Peter Lain of Evans related to the crash that occurred at the Greeley Mall on July 10, 2010. Lain … Continue reading

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Norton Ad Misleads Voters

By Mike Bauman  In a campaign commercial being aired by Senate Candidate Jane Norton, she asserts, “Here’s the truth. In state government, I cut budgets.”  A check of the facts reveals this to be a lie.  Norton ran the Colorado … Continue reading

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Norton Misleads in Campaign Commercial

By Mike Bauman In a campaign commercial being aired by Senate Candidate Jane Norton, she asserts, “Here’s the truth. In state government, I cut budgets.” A check of the facts reveals this to be a lie.  Norton ran the Colorado … Continue reading

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Arraignment Set for Police Lt. Charged with Perjury

By Jack Minor A Ft. Collins police lieutenant who was charged with perjury is scheduled for arraignment July 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Larimer County District Courthouse. A Larimer County Grand Jury filed an indictment on June 30 charging … Continue reading

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Dismal weather did not prevent DA volunteers from updating safehouse room

By Jack Minor Despite chilly temperatures and constant rain, the spirits of seven Weld County District Attorney’s Office employees were not dampened on Saturday when they arrived at A Woman’s Place to update a room. A Woman’s Place serves victims … Continue reading

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Officers cleared in Double Clutch shooting

By Jack Minor The Weld County District Attorney’s office issued a report stating it has completed its investigation into an officer involved shooting that occurred in Evans on May 16, concluding that officers acted properly and no charges will be … Continue reading

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DA’s office helps women dress for success

By Jack Minor During the month of May the Weld County District Attorney’s office helped gather clothing for a local charity that provides professional clothing to women entering the workforce. The office conducted a clothing drive which resulted in over … Continue reading

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Man receives 12 years in prison for aggravated robbery

By Jack Minor Daniel Cardanas was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Weld County District Court for participating in an aggravated robbery last fall.Greeley police officers responded to a weapons incident near 9th Ave and 11th St on September … Continue reading

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