Posts Tagged ‘Weld County’

2015 Buick Regal Turbo FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The Buick Regal was introduced 42 years ago, and the mid-size sedan has been sold pretty much every year since then, and is currently marketed as an upscale sport sedan.  The car is placed by Buick between its Verano and LaCrosse offerings, and is 6” longer than the Verano in both wheelbase and length (107.8”/190.2”).  […]

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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 seat currently held by Cory Gardner, who is running for the Senate seat.   In […]

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Weld County Representatives sponsor bill to ban abortion

WND –  In a move that has stunned abortion-rights advocates who pushed through a repeal of state criminal penalties last year, Colorado lawmakers have proposed a bill that “prohibits abortion and makes a violation a class 3 felony.” HB 1133, sponsored by Republican Steve Humphrey of Severance, Colo., is a response to a move last […]

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reduced mill levy saves Weld residents money

WELD COUNTY, CO – For the 20th year, real property owners in Weld County will receive a reduction in the mill levy from Weld County government. This has resulted in a reduction of $278 million dollars from Weld County tax payers.   “The Commissioners are proud to be in the financial position to continue to […]

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Colorado sheriff “rebellion” catching on in other states

Colorado sheriffs who earlier this year stated they were not going to enforce a series of strict gun control laws passed by Democrats who control both chambers of the state legislature appear to have sparked a similar movement by other sheriffs around the country.   Earlier this year, following arm-twisting by Vice President Joe Biden, […]

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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 Ken Buck. The committee that puts on the event also raises money for college scholarships […]

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Western slope support “game-changer” for 51st state initiative

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said recent interest in support for the 51st state movement from western slope counties  is a “game-changer” in the debate over water issues should residents succeed in forming a 51st state.   “We are now getting support from counties on the Western slope, this is a game-changer,” Conway said. “The way […]

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Are 51st state opponents attempting to declare votes illegitimate?

It appears critics may be attempting to adopt a strategy to prevent the votes from being counted on the issue after the election, with a call by a former county commissioner  to pressure Weld County commissioners to refuse to count the votes on ballot initiative 1A which asks residents if they want the commissioners to […]

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2013 Buick Regal Premium 1 Turbo FWD Sedan by Stu Wright

The Buick Regal has been manufactured by General Motors for over 40 years and is currently in its fifth generation configuration.  The test Regal I recently borrowed from Weld County Garage came in white diamond tricoat metallic paint and featured a cashmere and cocoa leather interior. I lived in Orlando in 1973 and considered purchasing […]

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Financing the 51st State

By Weld County Commissioner Bill Garcia —   When discussing a 51st State, questions arise regarding finances and budgets.  An excellent point from which to begin this discussion is the findings of I-News, an arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, which prepared a study regarding fiscal aspects of a new state’s formation.  This study found the […]

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“Just get more lobbyists,” opponent of 51st state says during forum

By Jack Minor –   Participants in a forum to inform voters about the pros and cons of a 51st state perfectly illustrated the reason Colorado’s rural residents feel  urban legislators are ignoring them.   “No one has been disenfranchised. It may be that sometimes there is overreach and that happened. Take it easy, this […]

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LESS FUNDING + MORE MANDATES + EROSION OF LOCAL CONTROL = UNACCEPTABLE RESULTS

By Weld Commissioner Mike Freeman–   With regard to the formation of a 51st state, no issue is more important than education. A new state with new educational goals would provide our children with the schooling they deserve and a system that returns funds to classrooms and control to local school boards. In fact, the […]

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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 state, 2-1-1 has provided access to updated road closures, shelters and recovery information.   United […]

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

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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 heartaches we all face as Americans.   This year the Fritzler maze features a profile […]

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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, animals or humans. However, the same Culex mosquito bites that infect horses are also a […]

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51st state idea resulting from decades old issues

by Jack Minor —   While the move by residents in several Colorado counties to secede from the state has been described as frustration over recent moves by the legislature in Denver, a retired political scientist and author says the move actually is a symptom of a much larger undercurrent of frustration that Republicans are […]

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Weld commissioners listen to residents, put 51st state issue on ballot

Striking a defiant tone against critics who have called them foolish, crybabies and other names, Weld County commissioners in Colorado voted unanimously to let the state’s residents vote on whether to pursue the idea of becoming the 51st state.   “The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years,” Bill Garcia, chairman of the […]

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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 after Greeley police investigated the convicted sex offender for downloading and producing child pornography, according […]

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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 by Democrats was on its face unconstitutional.   During the recent legislative session Democrats in […]

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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 Presbyterian Church, 2410 35th Ave in Greeley.   The Make TODAY Count! campaign is a […]

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Citizens could vote on Weld secession movement in Nov.

GREELEY, Colo. – A county in Colorado that was immortalized in the novel and  1978 miniseries “Centennial” once again could achieve fame as it finds itself in  a unique position among America’s counties – considering a bid to become the  51st state.   Weld County is one of the nation’s largest counties, and at nearly […]

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Building for the future of a free Northern Colorado

by Craig Masters This November the residents of Weld County will have the opportunity to cast a vote to decide to follow a path of their own choosing; not at all unlike the colonists in 1776 who chose to fight for liberty or support the British government and its increasing taxes. July 4th marks another […]

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Weld freshman noted for conservative stance

By Jack Minor –   Freshman state legislators from Weld County have said they are honored to have the distinction of being known among the most conservative elected officials at the state house.   A recent column in the Denver Post by Tim Hoover  titled Colorado Democrats’ voting bloc reigns in the 2013 legislative session […]

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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 have not found mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus—so far.”  However, as summer begins, the […]

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Emergency personnel help boy trapped under wood pile

Emergency responders were requested to a rural residence near the intersections of WCR 41 and WCR 8 on Wednesday evening. An 8 year old boy was found by his parents pinned under a pile of wood that he had been playing on. Upon arrival at the scene, Weld County Sheriff’s Deputies and other rescue personnel […]

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Sheriff candidate says office needs to shift focus from tickets to catching bad guys

by Jack Minor —   A local law-enforcement official, who is one of the candidates in the running to replace Weld County Sheriff John Cooke says he believes the department is more concerned with raising revenue from writing traffic tickets than protecting the citizens of Weld County from dangerous fugitives.   Keith Olson, the Chief […]

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Armored car spills coins on Hwy 66

Weld County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the report of a Brink’s armored car that was parked in a lane of traffic on Hwy 66 near WCR 7. The armored car looked as if it had spilled something from the rear of the vehicle. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered that a the rear doors of the […]

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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 to make sure the sirens are working properly. The siren system is used to alert […]

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Weld snow plow drivers made “4 trips around the world” this winter

WELD COUNTY, CO – The seasons have changed, and the numbers are in. During the 2012-2013 winter, Weld County Department of Public Works snow plow drivers (including graders with plows) drove approximately 100,000 miles clearing the roads for the traveling public – which equates to driving approximately four times around the Earth at the equator. […]

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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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Weld Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony to be held Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013 a ceremony will be held at the Fallen Officer’s Memorial at Bittersweet Park located at 16th Street and 35th Avenue .   The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. and will recognize seven dedicated troopers, officers and deputies who served their communities and gave their lives in service to […]

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Weld County Posse heading to Washington

The Weld County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse is embarking on a journey to the National Peace Officers Memorial Week in Washington D. C., May 2013. The Sheriff’s Posse will be traveling to Washington D.C. to honor the six law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their communities in Colorado during 2012. Colorado ranked third […]

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Cooke, other sheriffs sue Colorado over gun control laws

by Jack Minor —   Revealing the disconnect between Colorado politicians and the law enforcement  officers who are charged with making sure the state’s laws are followed, more  than half of the sheriffs in the state are planning to file a lawsuit against  recent gun control laws passed by Democratic lawmakers.   The lawsuit was […]

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Ft. Collins DBA snubs local business in favor of large media outlets

by Jack Minor –   A local radio station in Fort Collins has been told it will not be able to have a float in the local St. Patrick’s Day parade, while other stations owned by national organizations outside the state are being allowed to participate.   The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association is promoting […]

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