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Elizabeth High School graduates group of all-female valedictorians

Elizabeth High School class of 2022 was honored to have nine valedictorians, those who exemplify the pinnacle of academic scholarship. This year, the distinguished group was made up of entirely of women. more

Elizabeth students, police pitch in for Big Help Day

April 27 was Big Help Day for Elizabeth High School, a yearly event designed for students to give back to their community and surrounding areas. more

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. more

Goats munch to lower fire risk in Elbert County

The Spring Valley Ranch community in the northern Elizabeth area has adopted a natural approach to fire mitigation this year, bringing in goats to devour the tall grasses that were creating a wildfire risk. more

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 … more

The number of LGBTQ foster kids is on the rise

Diamond Kobylinski spent almost his entire childhood in foster homes, from age 2 to 17. The worst, though, was when one set of foster parents changed their mind about adopting him after Kobylinski … more

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 … more

What’s in fentanyl ‘accountability and prevention’ bill?

With just hours to spare in its 2022 lawmaking term, the Colorado legislature on May 11 sent House Bill 1326, the Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act, to Gov. Jared Polis to be signed into … more

Democrats abandon pursuit of wildfire building code

A contentious effort to set stiffer construction standards for homes built in wildfire-prone parts of Colorado was abandoned as the 2022 lawmaking term came to a close with too many other proposals … more

96-year sentence for man who shot Fort Lupton police officer

GREELEY -- The man who shot a Fort Lupton Police Department sergeant two years ago drew a 96-year prison sentence. Weld County District Court Judge Vincente Vigil pronounced sentence for … more

Elizabeth historic preservation survey shares responses

The Town of Elizabeth Historic Advisory Board met on April 18 to discuss the results of the Historic Preservation Survey that took place throughout early April. more

Legislation a ‘gutted’ win for mobile home park residents

When HB22-1287 passed earlier this year, mobile home park residents thought they garnered an important win. And they did. Sorta. more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Elbert craft fair, plant sale benefit school

The Elbert School was the beneficiary of funds raised April 30 in the 12th annual Elbert Booster Club event — a craft fair and plant sale. more

SLIDES: History comes alive at Fort Lupton's South Platte Historic Park

The time to recreate and re-enact history was May 7 at the 16th annual Fort Lupton Heritage Fair at the South Platte Valley Historical Park. The event was a historical timeline with re-enactor camps … more

From Ukraine to Larkspur: A family adjusts to life in Douglas County

Maryna and Oleksandr Sheveria miss Ukrainian bread. They miss the taste and the texture of the freshly baked crust. They miss their home and their dog and their two cats. They miss the mundane … more

Craft highlights historic preservation amid Independence development

Recently some residents have expressed their concerns regarding the preservation of historic structures in Elbert County. With the newly developed Elizabeth West, the Gold Creek Ranch farmhouse … more

Kiowa Schools waiting for decision on Indians mascot

The Kiowa School District will find out May 19 whether its efforts to satisfy the terms of a 2021 state law will allow it to keep its Kiowa Indians mascot and iconography. more
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