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2018 Weld County news stories

Commissioners oppose Proposition 112
Commissioners oppose Proposition 112
09/17/2018
The hearing room was filled beyond capacity as oil and gas industry employees came to support the Commissioners resolution opposing Proposition 112.
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Weld continues representation on Child Welfare Allocation Committee
Weld continues representation on Child Welfare Allocation Committee
09/13/2018
Commissioner Kirkmeyer appointed as one of two At-Large representatives on the Colorado Welfare Allocation Committee (CWAC).
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Workforce Development Month
Workforce Development Month
09/11/2018
September has been proclaimed as Workforce Development Month by the Board of County Commissioners.
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September is National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month
09/07/2018
Do you have an emergency plan for your family? Having a plan is crucial for handling an event and the recovery after.
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Portion of Poudre Trail to close while repair work begins
Portion of Poudre Trail to close while repair work begins
09/04/2018
Repair work begins on a stretch of the Poudre Trail originally damaged by the 2013 flood.
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State upgrades to DHS systems slated for next week
State upgrades to DHS systems slated for next week
08/31/2018
State upgrades for two Human Services programs aim to provide better service to the public.
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Committee recommendations to be on November ballot
Committee recommendations to be on November ballot
08/15/2018
All nine proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter will be placed on the November ballot.
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Board credits Assessor's Office on job performance in 2018
Board credits Assessor's Office on job performance in 2018
08/13/2018
Only three cases were brought to the Board of Equalization this year; a credit to the Assessor's Office's ability to work with the public.
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Weld County to help LaSalle address safety concerns on Main St.
Weld County to help LaSalle address safety concerns on Main St.
08/10/2018
This week the Board of Commissioners approved moving forward with plans to help address safety concerns on Main St.
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Board hears presentation by Home Rule Charter Review Committee
Board hears presentation by Home Rule Charter Review Committee
07/23/2018
A presentation by the Home Rule Charter Review Committee brought forward nine recommendations for Commissioners to consider as ballot questions this November.
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Portion of WCR 105 to undergo construction
Portion of WCR 105 to undergo construction
07/19/2018
Residents in the northern part of Weld County can look forward to improvements coming soon to Weld County Road 105.
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County offices closed for Independence Day
County offices closed for Independence Day
06/28/2018
County offices closed for Independence Day
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Weld County is recruiting child care providers
Weld County is recruiting child care providers
06/19/2018
Learn what Weld County is doing to eliminate what has been called a "child care desert".
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Commissioners join 250 other county leaders at "Routes to County Success"
Commissioners join 250 other county leaders at "Routes to County Success"
06/12/2018
Last week, the Board of County Commissioners joined 250 county leaders in attending the Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) Foundation Summer Conference.
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County comes together to officially welcome home Vietnam Veterans
County comes together to officially welcome home Vietnam Veterans
06/05/2018
Over one hundred people gathered Saturday morning to officially welcome home veterans of the Vietnam War.
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Railroad-crossing closures along Highway 85
Railroad-crossing closures along Highway 85
06/04/2018
Applications regarding the closure of five Union Pacific railroad crossings along the Highway 85 corridor have been submitted.
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Families honored during Foster Care Month
Families honored during Foster Care Month
05/31/2018
To conclude Foster Care Month, all 64 current Weld County foster families received May Baskets.
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County works with communities to install warning sirens
County works with communities to install warning sirens
05/22/2018
The lack of warning to any of the communities the tornado barreled through spurred action for sirens.
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This is what we train for
This is what we train for
05/21/2018
It wasn’t until staff got the radar pulled up at the EOC that they realized the severity of the situation: an EF3 tornado.
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"My stomach traded places with my heart."
"My stomach traded places with my heart."
05/20/2018
What then Deputy DA Rob Miller saw on the way to his son's daycare center made his heart start to race.
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Riding the storm out: A reporter’s eye-witness account of the tornado
Riding the storm out: A reporter’s eye-witness account of the tornado
05/20/2018
He said he was going to shoot the tornado from the back of the live truck.
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Tornado’s damage extends beyond buildings
Tornado’s damage extends beyond buildings
05/19/2018
County Commissioner steps up to assist with mental health response after 2008 tornado.
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Planning and training benefit Gilcrest in 2008 tornado response
Planning and training benefit Gilcrest in 2008 tornado response
05/19/2018
Building relationships among people and agencies helped two small towns handle the aftermath of the 2008 tornado.
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Platteville community rallies after the storm
Platteville community rallies after the storm
05/18/2018
Daniel Bass was cleaning up after laying pipeline east of Windsor before rain moved in on May 22, 2008, when he received the page.
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All the right ingredients to make a tornado
All the right ingredients to make a tornado
05/17/2018
Most tornadoes in Weld County are small and predictable. What made the May 22, 2008, tornado different?
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County remembers 2008 tornado with series of stories
County remembers 2008 tornado with series of stories
05/17/2018
To commemorate the 10-year anniversary, Weld County will publish a series of firsthand accounts of that storm.
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May proclaimed Foster Care Month
May proclaimed Foster Care Month
05/10/2018
In recognition of our wonderful foster and kinship care families, the Board has proclaimed May Foster Care Month.
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Community agencies honored for work to prevent child abuse
Community agencies honored for work to prevent child abuse
05/02/2018
As a celebratory conclusion to Child Abuse Prevention Month, county honors prevention partners.
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Third Vietnam veterans pinning ceremony scheduled
Third Vietnam veterans pinning ceremony scheduled
04/30/2018
Weld Commissioners will again honor Vietnam Veterans in June pinning ceremony.
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Commissioner Cozad among those named a 2018 Woman of Distinction
Commissioner Cozad among those named a 2018 Woman of Distinction
04/19/2018
Congratulations to Commissioner Cozad for being honored for public service!
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Work on WCR 49 honored by industry
Work on WCR 49 honored by industry
04/16/2018
Weld County received two prestigious awards from industry peers for work on WCR 49.
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Meeting dates set for Charter Review Committee
Meeting dates set for Charter Review Committee
03/22/2018
Community meeting dates to gather public input regarding the Home Rule Charter are set for April and May.
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Cozad to help address air quality issues by serving on council
Cozad to help address air quality issues by serving on council
03/19/2018
The Governor's office has appointed Commissioner Julie Cozad as the NFRMPO representative on the Regional Air Quality Council.
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Get involved in county government
Get involved in county government
03/16/2018
Volunteers positively impact county government, so do you have the time and desire to be on an advisory board?
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Cumulonimbus season is approaching - are you prepared?
Cumulonimbus season is approaching - are you prepared?
03/06/2018
Each year, Weld County skies are overtaken by cumulonimbus. Do you know how to spot them?
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Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee Appointed by Commissioners
Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee Appointed by Commissioners
03/05/2018
Nine Weld County residents were appointed today to the Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee
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Foster and kinship care holiday party donors honored
Foster and kinship care holiday party donors honored
03/02/2018
DHS recognized the men and women who made the 2017 foster and kinship care holiday parties a success.
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Bigger location, more space to facilitate easier elections process
Bigger location, more space to facilitate easier elections process
03/02/2018
Commissioners got to tour the newly remodeled space in the Chase Building that will house election equipment.
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By 2050, one in 12 people living in Colorado will call Weld County home
By 2050, one in 12 people living in Colorado will call Weld County home
02/26/2018
How does county government prepare? Commissioners must be active in strategic planning.
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Community is stepping up to help with foster care
Community is stepping up to help with foster care
02/20/2018
Since August, twelve families have become certified to provide loving homes for young people in Weld County foster care.
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Appointments to Human Services Advisory Commission
Appointments to Human Services Advisory Commission
02/08/2018
Four new members to the newly-created Human Services Advisory Commission were named this week.
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Advisory board volunteers recognized for their service
Advisory board volunteers recognized for their service
02/08/2018
This week we thanked community members who've served and who've stepped up to serve on various boards.
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Weld County Faith Partnership Council Celebrates 10th Anniversary with newsletter
Weld County Faith Partnership Council Celebrates 10th Anniversary with newsletter
02/06/2018
Ten years ago, the Board of Weld County Commissioners took on a project few government entities dared: a partnership with the faith-based community.
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Applications now being accepted for Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee
Applications now being accepted for Ad Hoc Charter Review Committee
01/31/2018
This committee will be charged with reviewing the Weld County Home Rule Charter and recommending amendments to the Commissioners.
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Hats off to Employment Services of Weld County GED Grads
Hats off to Employment Services of Weld County GED Grads
01/25/2018
Last week marked a triumphant celebration for Employment Services of Weld County GED graduates.
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Public wifi in all county buildings
Public wifi in all county buildings
01/24/2018
Access to the internet via wifi is now available in all county buildings following commissioner approval late last year and a successful test run earlier this month.
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Open houses scheduled regarding safety improvements along Highway 85
Open houses scheduled regarding safety improvements along Highway 85
01/17/2018
Mark you calendars for next week to learn about safety improvements to this corridor.
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Highland Cheer Team honored by board
Highland Cheer Team honored by board
01/15/2018
The board proclaimed today Highland Huskies Day in recognition of their Cheer Team winning state!
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Volunteer board members honored for their service to Weld County
Volunteer board members honored for their service to Weld County
01/12/2018
Weld County Commissioners thanked and issued Recognition of Services Awards to two individuals for their time, effort and service.
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2018 Chair, Pro-Tem and department coordinators selected
2018 Chair, Pro-Tem and department coordinators selected
01/03/2018
Per the charter, the Commissioners elected a new Chairman of the Board, Pro-Tem and Coordinators
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