In 1972, Cathy Taggart, of the Galeton 4-H Club, won grand champion for her veterinary science project at the Weld County Fair. She removed the stomach from a cow, cleaned it, dried it and varnished it to show how Bossy’s stomach works and that it is made up of four compartments. Fun and interesting projects will be displayed at the 100th Weld County Fair this week, July 25 - 30.
There’s a big need in Weld County for child care providers, and that means there’s a big opportunity for you! Whether you already provide child care for your friend, family or neighbor, or if you’ve always wanted to stay home with your own children while earning income caring for others’ kiddos, we can help you every step of the way! Please join Weld County and United Way of Weld County
Retinal imaging has been around for quite some time in various areas such as ophthalmology for humans. However, the Weld County Fair uses retinal imaging to verify identification of livestock. Learn more about this at http://www.weldcountyfair.com/100th_wcf
New technology is coming soon to the Weld County Motor Vehicle Department! Please be patient with us while we prepare. The Ft. Lupton, Del Camino, and Greeley Motor Vehicle office will be closed Aug 1-5 while we update our systems. Online renewal and kiosk renewal will be available during the closure. www.weldmotorvehicle.com
Residents in the northern part of Weld County can look forward to improvements coming soon to Weld County Road 105. Last week, The Board of Commissioners approved temporary closure of WCR 105 between Highway 14 and Weld County Road 390 while construction occurs. Construction will include paving and the creation of a “T” intersection which will allow for safer and easier access to Highway 14 from county road 105. Read
THIRTY-SIX PEOPLE SICKENED WITH VOMITING AND DIARRHEA AT SUMMER CAMP Thirty-two youth, ages 10-17, and 4 adults, became sick with vomiting and diarrhea over the past few days. The students were attending a summer enrichment camp at the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley. University officials quickly isolated the sick campers and staff and began immediate disinfection of the dining hall and resident areas housing the campers. Samples from several
This week we welcomed 12 new deputies into the law enforcement family. The deputies will be assigned to the Detention Division. Congratulations!!! Please join us in congratulating our new deputies.
Every year in the United States, an average of 37 children die after being left in hot cars. But this tragedy can be prevented - Look before you lock and ACT! A - Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in
Please join Employment Services of Weld County for an employer workshop, “Supporting Breastfeeding Employees, what every employer needs to know” as presented by Mick Schwan, MS. RD. of the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment. The event will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 315 N. 11th Avenue, Building B, Greeley, CO. This workshop is a no cost service provided
WELD COUNTY – ROAD MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION and RECLAMATION CLOSURES: CR 41 from CR 76 to CR 78 7/31/2018 thru 8/3/2018 culvert install CR 41 from CR 80 to HWY 14 7/24/2018 thru 7/27/2018 culvert replacement CR 49 from CR 74 to CR 76 7/24/2018 thru 7/27/2018 culvert install CR 49 from I- 76 Frontage Road 2/22/2018 on indefinitely flooding South to CR 14.75 CR 52 from CR 65 to CR
Watching his sister’s various projects get judged was more than his young attention span could take, so he roamed around the fairgrounds longing to participate rather than sit still. That mundane experience at the fair was forgotten a few years later, in 1947, when Chuck Sylvester became old enough to participate. He not only participated, he excelled at every opportunity. Read the rest of the story at http://www.weldcountyfair.com/100th_wcf
Where are they now: As the 2015 Weld County Fair Shining Star, Kristen Schmidt was chosen because of her passion for agriculture. This was exemplified when she traveled the country talking to Future Farmers of America (FFA) members about agriculture as the 2014-2015 National FFA Vice President. “The fun part of it is, I pretty much get to love on people for 365 days,” she said in an interview for
Thank you to the Greeley Fire Department - Greeley, Colorado for assisting our Animal Control Officers in rescuing a cow that was stuck in a cattle guard this morning. You guys did an outstanding job!!! We also like to thank the oil field workers who assisted in operating the front loader. The cow did not have any broken legs and will make a full recovery. Great Team Work!!!
Your invited to join us for a hiring event presented by Employment Services of Weld County, and Interim Healthcare. Company representatives will be on-site. The event will be held on Thursday, July 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The event will be held at 315 North 11th Avenue, Building B, Greeley, CO, 80631. Available positions include: Care Giver-7427268 and Certified Nursing Assistant-7427293. Visit www.connectingcolorado.com and enter the job numbers
Holstein cattle are one of the most widespread breeds of dairy cattle. Did you know that no two Holstein cows have the exact same pattern of spots? Just like our fingerprints, Holstein cattle’s patchwork of spots, are unique to each cow. Also, surprising, according to FarmFlavor.com, soybeans are a main ingredient in crayons. One acre of soybeans yields 82,368 crayons. It’s amazing how agriculture comes full circle; use some crayons
If you would like to make a positive, life-long impact on our community’s most vulnerable and hurting members, please join us for an informational open house this Thursday, July 19, from 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. at our Del Camino Human Services Office, located at 4209 Weld County Road 24 1/2, in Longmont. A short presentation begins at 4:45 p.m. and staff will be available to answer questions and offer guidance on
There’s a big need in Weld County for child care providers, and that means there’s a big opportunity for you! Whether you already provide child care for your friend, family or neighbor, or if you’ve always wanted to stay home with your own children while earning income caring for others’ kiddos, we can help you every step of the way! Please join us to learn more about REACH child care
Golden Banner is a native, perennial plant that can grow up to two feet tall. Growing best in full sun, Golden Banner grows readily on sandy and loamy soils. It flowers in the spring and early summer. A member of the bean family it can be toxic if consumed. For more information on plants, go to www.weldweeds.org.
On summer nights throughout the ’70s, it was not uncommon to hear the melodies of rising country music stars at Island Grove Regional Park during the Weld County Fair including the voice of the “Queen of Country Music” Kitty Wells. Read more at www.weldcountyfair.com
The Extension Office has a long history rooted in ag. It has transformed itself from a one-man staff in the early 1900s to a staff capable of overseeing a fair that plays host to more than 45,000 visitors annually. Read more at www.weldcountyfair.com http://ow.ly/7kCE30kOSxf