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New telephone area code overlay added in Denver metro area

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has approved a new area code overlay 983 that will serve the Denver Metropolitan area, Brighton, Thornton, Westminster, Castle Rock, Columbine, Englewood, …
The Kiowa School District will keep its Indians mascot and imagery after a May 19 vote by the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs board. The district went through several procedures in recent months to get an exemption from a state law that generally bans Native American mascots.

Kiowa Schools will keep Indians mascot

The Kiowa School District won its year-long battle to keep its Indians mascot on May 19, when the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs voted to allow the district to keep the Indians name and imagery.
Eagle Ridge graduate Nathaniel Hershey has one hand on the diploma and one hand on his "tassel" at the school's commencement program at Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley May 18.

SLiDES: Eagle Ridge grads head to the real world

Mayor Zo Stieber

Fort Lupton City Council eyes rec center expansion

Fort Lupton City Council approved two parts to a proposal to expand the city's recreation center during a regular meeting May 17. The first was an eight-member, ad hoc committee to design the …

When will COVID vaccines be approved for young kids?

In his practice as a pediatrician, Dr. Sean O’Leary gets a lot of calls from worried parents. And, lately, one kind of call has begun to stand out. “The parents I hear from are the ones who are …
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Fort Lupton quarterback William Alvarado looks for some extra yards during a game last season.

Fort Lupton football program may be on the chopping block

The Weld Re-8 board of education pointed its budget eyes toward the Fort Lupton High School athletic program during a May 12 workshop. The area of specific interest was the Bluedevils' football …

Adams 14 loses state accreditation, must partner for reorganization

DENVER -- The Adams 14 School District will reorganine, thanks to a pair of actions from the state board of education May 10. The board removed the district's accreditation and ordered it to …
Angeles Navarro catches up with members of the community during a May 6 honoring her 31 years as a teacher in the Weld Re-8 School District.

Fort Lupton teacher honored after 31 years in the school district

For 31 years, Angeles Navarro taught many generations of students in the Weld Re-8 School District from elementary to high school.  Navarro migrated from Guanajuato, Mexico to Fort Lupton and …
Environmental Designs Marketing Director Abel Andres Salinas talks about his line of work to a student during a career fair at Brighton High School May 5. Representatives from emergency services, the military, hotels and restaurants and education spent the morning talking about potential careers.

Career talk at Brighton High School

Representatives from emergency services, the military, area hotels and restaurants and education spent the morning talking about potential careers with students from Brighton  High School May 4.

Parents to Re-8 board: School bullying has to stop 

To paraphrase the late actor Peter Finch in the movie “Network,” a handful of Weld RE-8 School District parents are mad about bullying and they’re not going to take …
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The sales team cutting the ribbon at the new Sephora store, left Sasha Mauser, Alex Maestas, Sierra Bennett Team Leader, Allison Swarr, and Fonda McFarlin.

Sephora opens at Prairie Center Parkway

Ladies and men, a new Sephora store opened in the Kohls store on April 29th. “I’m blown away and it looks amazing.  It's drawing in lots of extra customers, we look forward on …
Former Fort Lupton High School student Jesus Manriquez talks IT work to a group of FLHS students at the school's career fair April 21. Manriquez works in the IT department for 27J Schools. Representatives from colleges, universities, the armed services, local fire departments and hair salons talked with FLHS students about possible career ventures.

Talking shop at Fort Lupton HS career day

Taste of Fort Lupton returns

After a one-year hiatus, Fort Lupton’s Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its second annual celebration of local food and restaurants. “It’s a wonderful dinner of samples of the very best food …
The frozen yogurt topping bar greets guests entering Hearthfire Books and Treats in Evergreen.

Creating community: Bookstores adapt by focusing on new ways to reach readers

Book clubs are no longer confined to living rooms, and bookstores offer much more than just books with a whole new realm opening up for gatherings centered around reading.

Brighton Ford presents a donation of $20,000 to Almost Home on Dec 7, 2021 on Colorado Gives Day.  Pictured are Brighton Ford's Monica Kidd with Almost Home representatives and Brighton Ford's Stacy Mead.

Brighton Ford helps Almost Home

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