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WELD COUNTY AND ANADARKO PARTNER TO BRING WATER TO WATTENBERG

The residents of the unincorporated town of Wattenberg located in south western Weld County recently found themselves without safe water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation due to elevated nitrate levels in their water system. Nitrate in drinking water is a serious health concern, especially for infants less than six months old and the elderly.

Upon hearing about the issue in Wattenberg, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer directed the Department of Public Health and Environment to have potable drinking water delivered to the residents, renting a potable water trailer capable of holding 6,000 gallons of water.

“As soon as we heard about the situation in Wattenberg, we took steps to get safe drinking water out to the residents,” said Commissioner Kirkmeyer. “This is no different than anything else Weld County would do for any of its residents in a time of crisis.

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I-225 reopens at Parker Road after accident, diesel fuel spill

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  • A Honda became lodged under a semi, forcing the closure of southbound Interstate 225 at Parker Road on Thursday, April 10, 2014. (Credit: SkyFOX)

Parker police sound alarm about police impersonator

PARKER, Colo. — Parker Police sound the alarm on a man pretending to be a police officer.

The phony officer pulled a woman over for speeding Wednesday morning on Parker Road near Pine Lane.

Police want to get the word out in case this guy tries again.

It was a flashing red and blue emergency light that caused the victim to pull over on the shoulder of the busy highway.

But something was off about the proclaimed policeman.

“The things he asked her would be consistent with a traffic stop. However, he was not wearing a uniform. He did not state what agency he was from. He did not produce a badge. He displayed no weapon. So those are other indicators you may look for,” says Parker Police Officer Dawn Cashman.

Plus, he was driving a black truck with a larger, silver tool box in the bed and an extension ladder that stretched over the cab.

He got her personal information. Then, luckily, let her go.

Congressman Polis Pledges Support for North I-25 Coalition

Congressman Polis Pledges Support for North I-25 Coalition

Congressman Jared Polis met with members of the Northern I-25 Coalition this morning at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and committed to assisting the Coalition in their efforts to get the Northern I-25 corridor included in the 2014 reauthorization of the Federal Transportation Bill. Polis joined Senator Michael Bennet and Congressman Cory Gardner in making this project a priority.

“In terms of being ready to go, it’ll certainly be my top transportation priority in the district,” said Polis. “It’s ready to go, and I’m here to help.

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Evans Thanks Weld County with Award For Assistance During Flood

Evans Thanks Weld County with Award For Assistance During Flood

City of Evans Mayor Lyle Achziger presented the Board of Weld County Commissioners with a plaque Wednesday morning during the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting, recognizing the help and services Weld County provided to Evans during the 2013 September flood. Achziger also presented the Board with a framed letter of gratitude for its recovery work in Evans following the flood.

“We are grateful that you, our county leadership, helped in ways above and beyond, which redefined above and beyond,” Achziger read from the letter while addressing the Board.

Evans Thanks Weld County with Award For Assistance During Flood

Evans Thanks Weld County with Award For Assistance During Flood

City of Evans Mayor Lyle Achziger presented the Board of Weld County Commissioners with a plaque Wednesday morning during the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting, recognizing the help and services Weld County provided to Evans during the 2013 September flood. Achziger also presented the Board with a framed letter of gratitude for its recovery work in Evans following the flood.

“We are grateful that you, our county leadership, helped in ways above and beyond, which redefined above and beyond,” Achziger read from the letter while addressing the Board.

Officials have plan to keep kids healthier at child care centers

DENVER – More than 8 percent of kids between the ages of 2 and 4 in Colorado are overweight. Health officials have a new plan to keep kids in child care centers healthier.

It begins with parents. Don’t be afraid to ask your child care provider about their nutrition and exercise program.

The Colorado Department of Public Health is providing these great toolkits to child care centers. They include recipes, menus and even games to teach kids about nutrition.

The idea is to get all child care centers on board to give our kids the right start. Health experts say kids need meals with low-fat milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and lean protein.

They also make sure to the sodium, sugar and saturated fat.