When Broken is Where We Live.

Do you love this article? Show the author your support by hearting. 0 Heart it! Do you love this article? Show the author your support by hearting. There is no shortcut or light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes we have to endure regret, loss, heartbreak, rejection or failure and there is nothing we can do to change it. Sometimes life just hurts. Sometimes we just have to live in the brokenness and sit with the pieces of our hearts rather than trying to put them back together. I used to b

Homeless for the holidays

Morgan County homelessness is on the rise. Commonly unseen and often misjudged, local homeless residents speak out. Floyd reflects on his struggles during his time spent living on the streets of Fort Morgan. ( Vicki Severson / Fort Morgan Times ) Morgan County homelessness is on the rise. Commonly unseen and often misjudged, local homeless residents speak out. "When you're homeless, you lose your identity. Your culture, prior social status, who you used to be no longer matters . You're just h

A Jaffe – Matheus Fine Watches & Jewelry

At Matheu’s, we recognize the importance of your choice in the perfect engagement ring and the distinct, individual decision that is involved in choosing a ring she will wear for the rest of her life. A Jaffe engagement rings are the industry standard in exceptional craftsmanship and quality. Standing on a heritage of over 120 years, A. Jaffe rings are a time honored tradition. Abraham Jaffe, a 26 year old entrepreneur, opened the original A. Jaffe store on Maiden Lane in downtown New York City

One day walking in the shoes of a high school student

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of "A Day in the Life," a new occasional series documenting life in the diverse shoes of Morgan County residents. Ever wonder what it would be like to go back to high school? I had the opportunity to shadow a student for a day and document my experience, and my idea of teenage life is changed. 7:45 a.m. The morning starts quite a bit earlier than my day as a journalist typically begins. I drag myself to Brush High School, chugging my coffee and actu

One day walking beside the thin blue line

"Did I always want to be in law enforcement? No. I did other things for a number of years but I hit this point where I wanted something more. I wanted to know that I made a difference, that I did something everyday that meant something. I wanted to know that I was helping people," Morgan County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Chris Griggs said, and he speaks the truth for many who choose a career in law enforcement. What exactly is it like to walk the thin blue line? I was given the honor of followin

Remembering Chelbi

"She was a nut. Always smiling and laughing. The kinda kid that just wouldn't give up. Even after a year of chemotherapy, I never saw her complain once," Chelbi Holt's "Papa" recalled of his granddaughter. A vigil was held Wednesday night for Chelbi Rae Holt. Chelbi passed away on Dec. 28 at the age of 14, after a long battle with cancer. The gymnasium at Brush High School was full of friends and family. Guests wore glow sticks, said by friends to represent Chelbi's bright light. Several classm

Chasing chaos

A day in the life of a storm chaser When tornado sirens go off and a town is warned to take cover, storm chasers take to the back roads and open land for a spectacular show. This weekend I had the exhilarating experience of spending a day in the life of a storm chaser. I can honestly say it was one of the most intense and exciting days I've ever had. Thomas Cooper, Colorado storm chaser and owner of Lightbox Images Photography, grew up in Fort Morgan. He recalls being a young boy, hiding in ba

Moses leaves a legacy in Brush

"The first time I saw Moses the dog, was at a birthday party. He was so very kind to all of us humans, even though we're all just a bunch of nit-wits," reflected Vicky Bath, resident of Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush. Bath was a long time friend of Moses, the resident labradoodle at the care center, who recently passed away. Moses was brought to the care center to be a live-in therapy dog. Bath had daily visits with Moses and recalls him as one would recall a dear friend, with great lo

There's a new crop coming to town

According to United Cannabis Chief Operating Officer Chad Ruby, his company, which is new to Morgan County, is bringing with it new jobs, farming opportunities and economic benefits. What it is not bringing, according to Ruby, is pot. A little off-the-beaten-path in Weldona, an old building is being repurposed for a brand new multi-million dollar facility. The project is being funded entirely by United Cannabis and built by local subcontractors. The facility will process hemp grown by local far

Minors involved in rollover crash in Brush

Brush fire and police personnel, along with a Morgan County Ambulance crew, respond to a rollover accident on Friday involving minors. ( Vicki Severson / Fort Morgan Times ) At least two minors were involved in a rollover crash on Friday afternoon, just west of the intersection of Eaton and Custer streets in Brush. The accident involved a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Ram. The Mustang was on its top as EMS personnel arrived, according to EMS staff. A fuel leak was discovered coming from the Dodge R

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