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I’ m from EPA and I’m here to help Colorado

In the footsteps of the great poitical satirists of our time, the next great comedian will undoubtedly bring audiences to their feet with applause for the use of the phrase,” EPA Expertise. ” The reality is that IF an engineer … Continue reading

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EPA rules ‘Waters of the U.S.’ threatens all private property

by Craig Masters Under the EPA proposed new Waters of the U.S. rule, not one single acre in America is safe from the exact kind of federal trooper confrontation which took place this past week in Bunkerville, Nevada.  Using the … Continue reading

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Terrorist trial in Denver

by Craig Masters Jamshid Muhtorov is charged in Denver Federal Court as a terrorist. But, as recent as 2007, the UN supported Muhtorov’s status as a political refugee from the oppressive Uzbekistan government and the U.S., under the Bush administration, granted … 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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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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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.) … Continue reading

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Fast and Furiously – Obama attacks Free Speech

by Craig Masters Did you see this one coming? Muslim leaders from all over the world setting aside their violence against each other for a week of unity – against Americans’ Freedom of Speech. John Irish writes it this way … Continue reading

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Dearfield Day to be held Sept. 22

DEARFIELD — The 5th annual Dearfield Day celebration and a 5K run will be held at the historic Dearfield townsite on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  The 2012 celebration includes a 5K “Ghost Town Run” coordinated by Colorado State University students.  … Continue reading

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Govt. ignores influence of sexual abstinence in recent report

by Jack Minor —   The out of wedlock teen birth rate fell again in 2010, however, the government agency that issued the report completely ignores the effect abstinence education had on reducing the rate. The report says the birth … Continue reading

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District 6 “bans” sodas from school lunchrooms

by Jack Minor – Parents have expressed concerns over a recent notice advising them not to allow their children to bring sodas to school. In a recent newsletter, parents were told that as, per a policy passed by the school … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Firm awarded district contract recommending school improvements sits on board awarding funds

Wilson by Jack Minor – An employee with an architectural firm that was recently given a contract by the Greeley/Evans school board to conduct a study on school renovations also sits on the state board that will approve the grant … Continue reading

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Nutrition news: Pizza is a vegetable

by Jack Minor – District 6 children could soon be begging for their vegetables if Congress has its way. A spending bill has a provision re-classifying pizza as a vegetable. Congress is pushing the new classification as pushback on the … Continue reading

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Marine Corps clarifies “don’t pee towards Mecca” stories

by Jack Minor – The Marine Corps has said a recent news story about Marines being told not to pee towards Mecca does not reflect Corps training or doctrine. The North County Times recently reported a story on Marines at … Continue reading

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Greeley West High School presents “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Staff Reports —   Greeley West High School Theatre presents the classic play, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19.   This powerful drama, based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, still prods our national moral conscience … Continue reading

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40 Years – A solid success for Gadhafi

Did absolute power corrupt Gaddafi, absolutely! Gaddafi with Nassar in 1969. By Craig Masters When Gadhafi rose to power, Barack Obama was only a baby. The young Gadhafi promised hope and change for the “people” who were being exploited by the wealthy. … Continue reading

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Roggy preparing Spartans for opener at Montbello

Story and Photos By Jim Merriott “We have just a little over 100 boys out for the football team this year,” said Greeley West High head football coach Mark Roggy. “I guess around 30-35 players at this point will see … Continue reading

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Greeley Stampede schedule and pricing

by Vanessa Dominguez Admission to the Greeley Stampede is free for children inder six. Children ages 6-12 and attendees over 61 are $2. Anyone else is a flat $5 fee. A family of four would spend $14 in admission and $10 … Continue reading

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Woodrow W. (Woody) Russell

  February 18, 1924 ~ April 23, 2011   Woodrow (Woody) Russell, 87, of Greeley, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011.  He was born February 18, 1924, to William and Margaret (Branson) Russell in Slaughter, Kentucky.   Mr. Russell was … Continue reading

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Majority of Dayspring students part of dramatic production

By Jack Minor   Dayspring Christian Academy’s upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast involves students from a  diverse range of interests including those in the athletic and academic departments.  Lindy Welch, head of the drama department, has been teaching at … 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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District 6 Charter Approved with Reservations

By Mike Bauman  On April 11, 2011, the District 6 Board of Education approved the contract for West Ridge Academy Charter School.  West Ridge will be required to set aside 40% of its first year enrollment for students from Dos … 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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Could Japanese Radiation Reach the US?

By Mike Bauman With the flow and direction of the jet stream, some are asking if radiation leaked from Japanese nuclear reactors could contaminate the United States. Experts with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NCR) stated on Sunday that it … 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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Bank of the West Robbed

At about 3:09 p.m. Bank of the West located at 1111 11th Street was robbed. The suspect is described as a single white male adult 5’ 6” – 5’ 8” wearing a puffy blue colored Northface ski jacket, baseball cap … Continue reading

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School lunch: hmmm– not so bad!

Esther Ybaben and Marissa Chapon, a student volunteer, work on the Tierra Del Sol line at Northridge High School. Story and photo By Jack Minor Parents who hear their children complain about school lunches have reason to rejoice because School … 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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Tea party proves force to be reckoned with

Story and photo By Jack Minor While the elections around the country were not a shutout for the Republican Party one thing is certain, the tea party movement has proven it is a force to be reckoned with. During the … Continue reading

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Greeley-Evans | Weld County School District 6 November 8, 2010

Board meeting agenda for Monday, Nov. 8 The Board of Education will meet Monday, Nov. 8, at the District 6 Administration Building, 1025 Ninth Ave. The agenda includes a public work session at 3:30 p.m., a public comment period regarding … Continue reading

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VFW members irate over PAC endorsements

By Jack Minor Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars are upset that the Political Action Committee formed to represent them has refused to endorse candidates more closely aligned with their interests and instead is choosing to endorse incumbents. The … Continue reading

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Bride-to-Be participates in local version of “Biggest Loser” program

  Story by Jack Minor A local bride-to-be has teamed with Work Out West to participate in a local version of the biggest loser television show. Debby Pinkerton is getting married on January 8 and she came  to Work Out … Continue reading

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Veteran teacher helps teens drive for success

Story and Photo By Jack Minor When school districts stopped offering Drivers Education courses, Duane Anderson saw a need and an opportunity. Anderson taught Drivers Ed at Greeley West for eight years and driving safety at Aims for a year … Continue reading

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