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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.
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 …

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 …
Matthew Cotter

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 …

This year’s legislative session saw two bills that would protect and assist residents, like those in Golden Hills Mobile Home Park in Golden. One created a $35 million revolving loan that would help park residents organize and purchase their communities. The other set to stabilize lot rents. That bill, although it provides other important protections, was gutted.

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.
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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 …

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 …

Weld Re-8 ponders use of Narcan for emergencies

The Weld Re-8 School District nurse wants the district to allow the use of Narcan in emergency situations. Paula Samide made the request of the school board during an April 28 …

Olivia Charpie, a student studying at Emily Griffith Technical College, cuts a client’s hair at Emily’s Salon & Barbershop.

Cutting hair and slicing vegetables

A men’s haircut for as little as $10. A stuffed omelet for about one-half the cost of what a diner charges. A $20 massage. These are among the many bargains to be had at the Emily Griffith …
Business
Casey Nunnelly, left, and Sabina Rizzo are cousins and Denver-based entrepreneurs. The duo set out to make an energy bar that was as delicious as it was healthy, and came up with their Byte Bars.

A tasty and healthy energy bar

Casey Nunnelly and Sabina Rizzo knew there had to be a way to make healthy energy bars taste better. Unsatisfied with products on the market, they set out to make their own. And in August 2019, they …
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.
Welton Street Café’s family owners and restaurant staff gather for a photo for their GoFundMe campaign. The restaurant is asking for the community’s help to support its move to a larger, newer space.

A part of Five Points’ legacy

When someone walks into Welton Street Café, they’re not just customers. “Welton Street Café means family,” said Fathima Dickerson, one of the restaurant’s co-owners. “We are here for …
Beth Ginsburg, co-owner of Zaidy's Deli & Bakery, and Gerard Rudofsky, former owner of the Jewish deli in Denver, celebrate opening the restaurant's new location at 600 S. Holly St. in August.

Gerard Rudofky ‘A community treasure’

Gerard Rudofsky loves working at Zaidy’s Deli & Bakery, which he formerly owned. He is 81, but has little interest in retiring. Besides, there are many longtime friends to greet as they pack …

United Power announces intent to leave Tri State

United Power Files Notice of Intent to Leave Tri-State Generation and Transmission   Brighton, Colo. – United Power, a rural electric cooperative based in Brighton, …
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