Berthoud, CO

Young Bear Barrels Into Loveland Safeway and Then Out Again

It was not your average Friday at the Safeway off of Wilson and Eisenhower in Loveland on Friday, June 24, 2022. Shoppers and staffers were treated to an usual shopper. Luckily, this young bear looked more like a big dog than a bear, otherwise it may have been a very frightening situation. Let's call the bear "Sophia," as, according to the Reporter-Herald, she headed straight to the pasta aisle.
Picture for Young Bear Barrels Into Loveland Safeway and Then Out Again

COVER STORY | Colorado ends free DMV driving tests, forces drivers to spend hundreds at private companies

It took two months and around $175 for Vivian Tran to get her driver's license in the summer of 2020. Tran said she scheduled her written test in May and took it at the DMV in June – only to learn she had to go somewhere else for the road test. She eventually secured a walk-in test at a private driving school in July, though she had to wait five hours to take it. Tran then traveled from Aurora to Boulder to find an available DMV to process her test, finally getting her license at the end of July.
Picture for COVER STORY | Colorado ends free DMV driving tests, forces drivers to spend hundreds at private companies

Saturday morning hot air balloon lift off canceled.

Saturday morning balloon lift off and morning activities are CANCELED. After early morning meetings with our balloon meister, and advice from the FAA, it has been determined unsafe to fly. Early morning cold front is pushing in cloudy conditions and wind gusts. UNSAFE TO FLY. Evening Balloon Bash is moving...
Colorado Daily

Residents gather to condemn U.S. Supreme Court’s decision

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, more than 100 people gathered in downtown Longmont along Main Street and 6th Avenue to protest. In addition to carrying a sign that said, “Nobody should be forced to go through this,” Elsa Frey also was carrying her 40-week-old unborn baby at Friday’s event.

Cooking With Beer – Oskar Blues Grilled Beer Can Chicken

Grilled foods take on new meaning when made with serious beer. And Beer Can Chicken is a classic that’s easy to pull off!. This tasty recipe comes from the Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, Colorado qannd it uses the brewery’s iconic Dale’s Pale Ale, an assertive yet balanced 6.5% ABV American Pale Ale and the first canned craft beer in the nation.
Colorado Daily

Greeley resident hopes to secure GOP nomination for CU Regents

A Greeley resident is running for a seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents with the intention of making college a better experience for first-generation students. Mark VanDriel, a Republican, was born and raised in Greeley and is a CU Boulder graduate. He has been an educator for 13 years, primarily working as a history professor at the University of South Carolina, before returning to his hometown.

Butterfly Pavilion expands in Broomfield, hopes to be world-renown facility

A rendering of the outside of the new Butterfly Pavilion, which will open in Broomfield, CO. in 2025.Courtesy of Butterfly Pavilion. (Broomfield, CO) Since 1995, the Butterfly Pavilion has taught countless people how to understand and appreciate invertebrates. Now, the Pavilion is expanding to a space more than double its current size to expand its research and education programs.

Did You Know? Most Fireworks Are Illegal In Colorado

I'll admit, this is news to me. America's birthday (July 4) is celebrated in the form of countless traditions every year, but one tradition that a majority of Americans seem to partake in annually, without fail, is the lighting of fireworks. (for the record, this isn't the part that is...

Colorado’s Fairgrounds Bridge is More Than a Historic Landmark

No beautiful day in Loveland should go without a walk around Old Fairgrounds Park: the river, the picnic area, the splash park for the kids and Fairgrounds Bridge. I grew up in Loveland and now live in Downtown, very close to [Old] Fairgrounds Park. Recently, on a very nice afternoon, I went for a walk over to the park and walked along Fairgrounds Bridge. It is a very cool structure, and it's been in Loveland for over 100 years.

Choreographic Ritual Performance

A component of Wilkins’ dance and social justice work, The Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging. This work is designed to create brave and courageous spaces to bring together intergenerational members within a community to reflect on stories that inform our sense of belonging and community today, and dreams for a better future. This is the culminating event for a series of community-engagement activities collectively called Systems for Care and Repair. Each activity is connected to The Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging, an ongoing and always shifting dance and social change work, confronting, and celebrating heritage, resiliency, justice, and hope.

Lawn Care Woes: Time to X-scape

Tim Van Schmidt | New SCENE   I have been pretty dutiful about mowing my lawn. If you look at yard work as exercise, then I have gotten a lot of exercise over the years. [...] This post Lawn Care Woes: Time to X-scape previously appeared on North Forty News.

FILManthropy Brings Together Family-Friendly Nights, Great Movies, Craft Beer, And Summer

The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center has launched an outdoor summer movie series at Performance Park. This Monday, June 27, features Star Wars: A New Hope. The next film is A Princess Bride on Monday, July 11. This series is hosted by the Nonprofit Resource Center, benefits local businesses and nonprofits, offers a family-friendly event under the night sky, and saunters right onto summer’s Top 10 to-do list.
Steamboat Pilot & Today

Obituary: Beverly Olson

Beverly Faye (Lambourne) Olson, died peacefully at home in Longmont, Colorado on February 2, 2022. She was born December 2, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Carrie Smith and Douglas E. Lambourne. She graduated from South High and the University of Utah, where she met her husband Emmett ‘K’ Olson. After graduation she taught 2nd grade at Oquirrh Elementary school.