Posts Tagged ‘Evans’

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 a 911 call.   “We take very seriously anyone who hurts or tries to hurt […]

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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 records, the Greeley man punched a driver on a Greeley-Evans Transportation District bus after the […]

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Evans Senior Center Feb. 20, 2012

by Betty Grauberger —   With sights set high, we are eagerly awaiting the final verdict…..as of now we believe that we will be starting up our Friday Lunch Program with Weld County Senior Nutrition beginning on Friday, March 1st…..keep tuned in and we will advise you by next week as to our progress. (and […]

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District 6 plunges to “priority improvement” status under Lang’s leadership

by Peter Grady –   District 6 announced a shocking bit of news Monday evening when it was revealed that the educational program under Superintendent Ranelle Lang has resulted in the Greeley-Evans school district being dropped to one step from the bottom of the state accreditation list.   At Monday’s board meeting it was revealed […]

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Fed Thinking Links Policy to Unemployment Rate

by Mike McCune —   Have A Happy Thanksgiving. The normal Friday Rant is replaced by this one, three days early, as we will be taking a long holiday break. See you again, Monday, Nov. 26–Mike   Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker is known for swimming upstream against most of Chairman Ben Bernanke’s wild […]

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Numbers for 3A don’t quite add up

by Jack Minor –   While voters are being asked to approve a tax increase to build a replacement school for John Evans, a closer look at the numbers being given to voters for the cost of the project apparently do not add up, with actual costs to the taxpayer being greater than what is […]

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District received funds for asbestos abatement, has no record where funds went

by Jack Minor –   Officials with School District 6 say the district had received funds for asbestos abatement for schools such as John Evans some years ago from a lawsuit, but now there is no record of the settlement or how the funds were spent.   An elected official, who wishes to remain anonymous, […]

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District 6 has history of not being wise stewards of their finances

by Brett Reese —     I asked the editor of the Northern Colorado Gazette to reprint my letter of Feb 2011 to help us all decide whether or not to trust this administration…   As easy and fun as it would be to air out the many silly antics my colleagues on the Greeley/Evans […]

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Something to ponder on the bond issue for a new John Evans school

Questions on the tax increase for a new John Evans     The      proposed site at 65th        Ave and 37th St would require a      minimum of $ 4-6 million for infrastructure (taps, curb, gutter sidewalks      ect.) in addition to the cost of the building.   The      current site already has […]

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Rise in food stamp rolls causing problems for local revenues

by Matt Lacy –   The increase in food stamp recipients under President Obama’s economy is causing an unintended consequence as local municipalities find themselves dealing with the loss of tax revenue resulting from the purchases.   The number of people on food stamps has increased to a record 46.7 million people in June while […]

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Evans Senior Center 9/16/2012

by Betty Grauberger–   EVANS — Dining Around with Donn and Bev on has been changed to October 3rd leaving at 10:00 a.m. to have lunch at the Mount Vernon Country Club.   Transportation $10.00 paid in advance upon registration and Brunch is on your own.   Sign up early as these events fill quickly. Next trip…..BRANSON, […]

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District 6 goes into campaign mode for 3A

by Jack Minor –   The Greeley/Evans District 6 Board of Education appears to be going into a full blown campaign mode in an attempt to get voters to approve a bond issue this November.   At September’s Parent Teacher Organization at Scott Elementary, board member Judy Kron made a pitch for a bond issue […]

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Evans Senior Center 9/2/2012

Evans Senior Center by Betty Grauberger   HAVE A WONDERFUL LABOR DAY WEEKEND!   AND GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.! CALLING ALL VETS….Our next meeting will be September 1st at the Golden Corral in Evans/Greeley at 7:30 a.m.   Come and join us for fellowship, fun and breakfast. Don’t forget to bring those family heirlooms and treasures for […]

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Bond issue District’s to lose, conservative leader says

by Jack Minor –   A local leader of a conservative group says while he agrees that John Evans Middle School needs to be torn down, if voters do not pass a bond issue this November school board officials will have no one to blame but themselves.   The District 6 board of Education will […]

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D6 board acknowledges trust issue as ballot language approved

by Jack Minor –   Acknowledging there is a trust issue with the Greeley/Evans District 6 school board and the community, the board approved the official language for a November ballot question asking voters for a bond issue that would help the district obtain $29 million to replace John Evans Middle school.   Prior to […]

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Journey church provides help to John Evans middle school

by Jack Minor –   In an example how individuals, rather than government funding can help our local schools, members of a local church recently helped John Evans middle school prepare for the upcoming school year.   At Monday’s special board meeting, District Superintendent Ranelle Lang read from an e-mail noting how Journey Christian Church […]

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Evans Police locate abducted child

EVANS- The Evans Police Department was able to successfully locate a missing 9 year old who was reportedly abducted Sunday evening.   Police officers in Evans were notified at around 8:30 p.m. that a 9 year old girl had been missing from the 2900 block of Glendale since 8 pm on Aug. 5.   Following […]

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Evans Senior Center 8/5/2012

Evans Senior Center by Betty Grauberger   CALLING ALL VETS….Our next meeting will be August 4th at the Golden Corral in Evans/Greeley at 7:30 a.m.   Come and join us for fellowship, fun and breakfast. Next dining around with Donn and Bev will be A SURPRISE….A MYSTERY TRIP….ALL OF $2.00 FOR TRANSPORTATION.  DATE WILL BE AUGUST […]

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District, Tribune ignores common sense solutions over John Evans issue

by Brett Reese —   After reading the Greeley tribune story of July 20th about raising property taxes to tear down and rebuild John Evans Middle school, I was convinced the three lattes a year sacrifice each of us would have to make for this school was an easy decision.  And, as always, The Tribune couched […]

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Evans Senior Center 7/22/2012

Evans Senior Center by Betty Grauberger   Next dining around with Donn and Bev will be to the Little Bear Inn north of Cheyenne on Wednesday, July 25th leaving Evans at 3:40 p.m.   Cost for transportation is $10.00 with dinner on your own.   You may sign up at the Rec Desk at the Evans Community […]

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Rabies infected animals highlight need to keep pets shots up to date

by Sarah Evans –   Animals are an important part of our lives. Pet animals, such as dogs and cats provide companionship, comfort, and can help us lead healthier lives. They are cherished members of the family and are often part of a loving household. Horses, cattle and other livestock contribute significantly to the economy […]

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Evan Senior Center 7/8/2012

CALLING ALL VETS….Our next meeting will be August 4th at the Golden Corral in Evans/Greeley at 7:30 a.m.   Come and join us for fellowship, fun and breakfast. Since our caterer for Friday lunch will be out of town on the third Friday in July or July 20th to be exact so we will not have […]

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Weld County dedicates Fallen Officers Memorial

by Jack Minor –   Saying he hopes never to add another name to the list, Weld County Sheriff John Cooke dedicated the Weld County Fallen Officers’ Memorial Monday morning at Bittersweet Park.   The timing of the dedication came at a tragic time. Last evening, Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis was murdered while attempting […]

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Iowa-Neb. NAACP leader resigns over “gay marriage” issue

Following the NAACP’s endorsement of “gay” marriage, the head of the Iowa and Nebraska branches of the organization has tendered his resignation over the issue.     Keith Ratliff Sr.,pastor of Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa, said he made the decision to resign from the National Association for the Advancement of […]

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Evans “Playful City USA” four years in a row

      For the 4th consecutive year, the city of Evans has earned the distinction of being a “Playful City USA” by a group that empowers communities to build playgrounds.   The American Academy of Pediatrics says that play is critical to brain development. It allows children to use their creativity while simultaneously developing […]

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Greeley’s Pirate 104.7 – #4 in America

by Matt Lacy – A recent and extensive Federal Communications Commission report reveals that Greeley’s Pirate 104.7 FM is ranked number 4 out of 1,000 radio stations nationwide in its class. Several criteria and measuring mechanisms were used in the study, including official Arbitron ratings. Pirate Radio is a Low Power  FM (LPFM) station and […]

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Evans collects 150 lbs. of expired prescription drugs

by Jack Minor –   Working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Evans Police and Fire Departments were able to collect a large supply of potentially dangerous controlled substances from area residents last weekend. The DEA established the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in 2008 to encourage residents to go through their medicine […]

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Renter’s threats result in restraining order

by Jack Minor – A restraining order has been filed against a tenant of Brett Reese after he allegedly threatened physical violence against him for attempting to collect on a late rent payment. The restraining order was issued by Judge Michelle Meyer against George Tiba, 29, of Evans. The order prohibits Tiba from coming within […]

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Evans Senior Center April 8-15

Staff Reports —   by Betty Grauberger   What a wonderful response we have had to our upcoming Fall Color trip to the beautiful ISLE OF COUDRES in the Charlevoix Region of Quebec, Canada in the St. Lawrence Seaway.   If you have never been to this area, we would encourage you to come along especially […]

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Evans Senior Center

Staff Reports — by Betty Grauberger   Senior Breakfasts are once again on the first Thursday each month here at the senior center.   $4.50 for all you can eat and no reservations required.   See you on the 5th of April. There will be NO LUNCHES ON FRIDAY in April.   We will resume in May on […]

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Evans hiring lifeguards for Summer

Staff Reports —   The city of Evans is currently hiring lifeguards, swim instructors, front desk attendants, assistant managers and a pool manager. The Evans City Council has decided to open the Evans Municipal Pool for the 2012 season. Our re-opening party will start at 4pm on Friday, May 25. More information will follow. Memberships […]

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Evans Senior Center 3/20/2012

by Betty Grauberger   New York City participants……your pre-trip meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the City of Evans Community Complex.   You will need to attend or have someone pick up your paperwork on that day.   Senior Breakfasts are once again on the first Thursday each month here at […]

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Evans Senior Center 3/7/2012

by Betty Grauberger   New York City participants……your pre-trip meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the City of Evans Community Complex.   You will need to attend or have someone pick up your paperwork on that day. Senior Breakfasts are once again on the first Thursday each month here at […]

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Santorum tells Weld residents Obama does not believe America is unique among nations

by Jack Minor – During Saturday’s Lincoln Day Dinner held by the Weld GOP, presidential candidate Rick Santorum trumpeted American exceptionalism boldly declaring that our founding documents were not the same as other countries’. Speaking to a record crowd of almost 650 Republican voters at the party’s annual fundraiser and gathering, Santorum made the case […]

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Blame for failing schools in District 6 lies on leadership, not students

An opinion in support of students by Craig Masters After reviewing performances of the schools and the December District 6 school board meeting, I submitted an op-ed calling for the board to immediately fire Superintendent Lang and set the priority of the district away from its course of the past several years under the disgraceful […]

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