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Football Program Could Be Cut If Weld RE-8 School District Can’t Afford It

FORT LUPTON, Colo. (CBS4) – As the Weld RE-8 school district navigates cutting their budget for the 2022-2023 school year, some fear the district will eliminate athletics from some schools, specifically the football team at Fort Lupton High School. In a brainstorming school board meeting, one member suggested eliminating the high school’s football team as a way to save money, the district confirms. However, Superintendent Alan Kaylor said that was just one of many different ideas that were mentioned during the meeting, and nothing was confirmed or officially cut. “It really upsets me. I understand it costs money,” said Sherry Derbigny, the...
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Adams County deputy, wife charged in daughter's death

FREDERICK, Colorado — An Adams County deputy and his wife both face charges in connection with the death of their three-year-old daughter, according to the Weld County District Attorney's Office. The Frederick Police Department (FPD) issued summons to Elaine and Brett Eskam charging each of them with six counts...
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Colorado law enforcement officer charged in daughter’s shooting death

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado law enforcement officer and his wife are both charged in the recent shooting death of their young daughter. Police rushed to a home in the Front Range town of Frederick on May 8 after getting a 911 call reporting a shooting. They found a 3-year-old child suffering critical injuries. Despite life-saving efforts at a nearby hospital, she later died. She has since been identified as Avery Elaine Eskam.
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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 sentenced 21-year-old Matthew Cotter last week after a jury convicted Cotter of ambushing and trying to kill two Fort Lupton police officers, Sgt. Christopher Pelton, who was shot in the face, and for shooting at Sgt. Jeremy Sagner. The two were injured during a call about an armed man who was trying to contact someone inside a Fort Lupton home.
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‘Getting Very Desperate’: Parents Who Rely On Food Banks Struggle To Find Baby Formula

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – As a national shortage of baby formula continues to impact young parents across Colorado, now the issue has started to reach a crisis level. Many parents who are financially stable have started to contact area food banks in search of formula. (credit: CBS) According to Weld Food Bank in northern Colorado, their staff has not had one single can of formula donated in nearly a month, meaning parents of all financial backgrounds are competing for the same goods elsewhere. Some staff with Weld Food Bank said their typical visitors already have a hard time affording pricey foods...
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