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News in Adams County, Colorado

Former prosecutor sets sights on AG office
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:16:36 -0700

STERLING — Don Quick, the Democratic challenger for Colorado Attorney General, is running because "I know the good that the office can do.

Drug ring offered ‘side of meth’ out of Denver food truck
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:12:10 -0700

ADAMS COUNTY — Five was the lucky number in what was one of the biggest methamphetamine busts in state history, according to the Colorado Attorney General. The state announced a seizure of 55 pounds of meth on Monday, with Attorney General John W. Suthers saying five wiretaps helped cap off five weeks of work. Suthers said […]

Job Fair In Adams County Is Over But Jobs Are Still Available
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:26:23 -0700

Nearly 5,000 jobs were available at a job fair that was held in Adams County on Wednesday and those who missed the fair can apply online.

Weld County had largest percentage increase in employment nationally
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:25:25 -0700

Hiring in Weld County continues to outpace employment gains among the nation's 339 largest counties, led by new jobs in construction and oil and gas, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

SunShare and Hyland Hills Water World Sign one of the Nation's Largest Community Solar Agreements
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:21:00 -0700

DENVER, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver-based SunShare announced today it has contracted with Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District to provide Water World,  the largest community owned water park in the country, and its other district properties with 1.4 megawatts of clean, reliable energy from its Adams County Community Solar Garden. SunShare is one of the nation's first Community ...

Eagle County welcomes new human resources director
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:31:54 -0700

EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County is welcoming Jacci McKenna as its new director of human resources. She will begin her position Monday. McKenna comes to the county from Kaiser Permanente, Colorado Region in Denver, where she served as senior director of human resources.

Weld onion growers cultivate solutions for wet weather
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:47:45 -0700

For a water-sensitive crops like onions, the early arrival of winter weather in Weld County could sour expectations for strong volume this season. Wet summer conditions delayed crop maturity and left what would be a bountiful September harvest behind schedule.

Colorado Taco-Truck Meth Suspects Face Hearing
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:17:20 -0700

The meth seized in this week's indictment in Colorado would provide at least 1,000 doses, or many times that number if diluted for street sale.

Police probe threats to Colorado school board member's child
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:33:07 -0700

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado are investigating alleged threats made to a school board member's child in the state's second-largest school district, where hundreds of students protested this week over proposed curriculum changes, authorities said on Thursday. Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, said an investigator has been assigned to ...

Meth tacos: 17 indicted in Colorado bust of alleged drug ring
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:26:53 -0700

A joint federal and local law enforcement drug operation has resulted in the indictment of 17 people and the seizure of 55 pounds of methamphetamine in an alleged international drug ring that authorities say sold the drug out of a taco truck.