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  • Hot wheels
  • Former Brighton Collegiate teacher gets 90-day jail sentence, probation

    BRIGHTON — A former Brighton Collegiate High School teacher convicted of attempted sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust will spend 90 days in the Adams County Jail and then likely be deported back to his native Ireland.

  • Accident closes part of U.S. 85

    BRIGHTON -- The northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 85 were closed at 112th Avenue Friday morning after a rollover accident.

    The car rolled off the west side of the highway. Details of the accident were not immediately clear, though television pictures appeared to show that the car was split in half as a result of the accident..

    Traffic was rerouted along 112th Avenue east of the accident scene. Interstate 76 was also an alternate route while police continued an on-scene investigation.

    More details as they become available.

  • Still on the Job
  • Off to the Inaugural

    Tuesday’s presidential inaugural ceremonies and celebrations included four Fort Lupton High School students among the crowds—and crowd control that was made in Fort Lupton.

    The students, Paige Haberkon, Lia Butler-Ickler, Cassie Gardner and Desirae Tooz, were excited last week by their upcoming trip that they had been planning for a year; while, Doug Aden, the owner of BSI Crowd Control on Denver Avenue, was taking a deep breath after a rush order that had him, his three employees and two teenage sons scurrying to fill.

  • Aurora Water officials try to buffer criticism of Prairie Waters project

    Aurora Water, owner of the controversial Prairie Waters project, is feeling the pinch of a protective Weld County these days and wants to show that they are not the enemy of farmers and developers, but rather a partner in the future of the region.

    Senior Public Information Officer Gabrielle Johnston and Manager of Public Relations Greg Baker attempted to clarify Aurora’s position in the community while dispelling the notion that they are simply another big player seeking Weld resources.

  • Update: Accident victim freed; investigation continues

    BRIGHTON – Officers said the victim of a collision this afternoon south of Brighton is on his way to an area hospital by medical helicopter.

    The accident that caused the rescue operation was at 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85. The victim was trapped under the dashboard of a vehicle for almost an hour.

    The area is still congested because of an on-scene investigation. A sergeant at the scene said the road would be cleared just as soon as detectives take some more pictures.

  • Update: Rescue efforts continue at accident

    BRIGHTON – Authorities continue their rescue efforts for a person who is trapped under the dashboard of his vehicle at 124th and U.S. Highway 85.

    Emergency crews asked for a medical helicopter. Police closed Highway 85 at 120th Avenue so that rescue operations could continue. The accident happened shortly after 1:30 Friday afternoon. The details are sketchy.

    The best alternate is 120th Avenue west to Brighton Road and then north into town.

    More details as they become available.

  • Beyond the lights and sirens

    The bedroom is pitch dark. It is sometime in the early morning hours. How long have you been sleeping? As your eyes try to focus, you wonder why you are suddenly awake. Your heart is racing. Your bed sheets are soaked with sweat. Was it a bad dream? All at once, panic takes hold of you. You’re gulping for precious air. You realize that you are having trouble breathing! You reach for your spouse. The horrified look in her eyes confirms that your situation can’t be good. Seconds seems like hours…

    Help is on the way. But what does that mean?

  • Sheriff’s investigators hunt clues in Bennett slayings

    FORT LUPTON – Aqua Hot employees could count on many things from Harold “Hap” Enander, and one of those was a Norwegian joke at their weekly Monday meetings.

    Blue eyes sparkling, he would relate his latest tale of “Ole and Lena” the main characters in most Norwegian jokes, then enjoy it right along with the employees. They were staples for the man who was proud of his heritage and enjoyed the jokes that poked fun at it.

    Friends and co-workers remember those fond memories now.