Matt Sparx’s Blog

The Fort Collins Peach Festival is Coming
I grew up in Colorado hating peaches. Last year was the very first time I have ever had Palisade peaches, and I will shout it from the highest of mountains that they changed my life! Palisade peaches are nothing like anything I have ever had before and I am looking forward to having even more this y…
Truck Driver Fell Asleep in Weld County School Bus Accident
An accident involving a school bus yesterday in Weld County was caused by a driver of a truck falling asleep at the wheel. The accident occurred near the area of Weld County road 49 and Weld County Road 22 near Hudson.
The bus was transporting 40 people back home from Elitch Gardens in Denver when th…
School Bus Crash in Weld County Injures 38
A Weld County District 6 school bus was in a rollover crash this afternoon in Weld County near Hudson. According to 9 News, 38 people are injured.
The accident occured near Weld County road 49 and Weld County Road 24 3/4. According to the article, there were 29 students, 4 chaperones, a child of a ch…
Reward Offered for Mountain Goat Poacher
A $5,000 reward is being offered for the arrest of citation of the poachers that killed two you mountain goats that were shot and killed on Quandary Peak Trail in Summit County, Colorado.
The mountain goats were found on the Fourth of July around three miles up the trail...
Weld Woman Bitten By Rabid Kitten
An Evans woman was bitten by a kitten that has rabies at City Park. It is not clear if the woman approached the kitten or if the kitten came to her.
The kitten's mother and its siblings were trapped and taken for rabies testing. Rabies is a fatal disease if it is left untreated...
Colorado Hiker Licked by a Mountain Goat
Wildlife in Colorado is, well, pretty wild! Just ask a hiker from Colorado as she was licked by a mountain goat recently. Apparently, mountain goats like salt... a lot! One of the elements of perspiration is salt, so of course a mountain goat would be attracted to it...
I Saw My First Bear Ever on Vacation
It has been a 36 year hunt... Every time we go up to the mountains, there is a hope that I would see a bear for the first time ever in the wild. Well, last week that happened! My mom, sister and niece came in from Jacksonville for a visit over the Fourth of July and of course we had to go to Rocky M…
21 People in Weld County Treated for Rabies
A Weld County woman thought it would be a good idea to bring home a baby raccoon that was abandoned by its mother. That baby raccoon tested positive for rabies, so 21 people had to be treated with rabies exposure.
Officials are telling citizens to reduce the risk of rabies, to vaccinate your pets and…
Aspen Replaces Fireworks Show With Drones
If you were planning on going to Aspen for the Fourth of July this year, you might be in for a bit of a shock if you are looking to see fireworks. Aspen has opted to replace the fireworks show with a drone show this year.
In the video above is a taste of what you will be seeing in Aspen on the Fourth…
Loose Calf in Evans Evades Police
Here is a MOOving story about a calf that just wanted to run free! Evans Police responded to a report of a loose calf around 37th Street and 1st Avenue on Thursday that was headed toward Highway 85.
Four officers tried to capture the loose baby moo, but were unsuccessful in their attempts...
Weld County Animal Shelter Holding Special Adoption Event
The Humane Society of Weld County is nearly at capacity for adoptable pets and they need to make room. If you have been considering adding a new fur baby to your family, now might be the purrfect time! The Humane Society of Weld County will be holding a "Let's Make a Deal" eve…
I Can’t Stop Watching #WhattheFluff Videos
If you like watching dog videos, you will love these videos of dogs being confused by the #WhatTheFluff challenge that has been all over Facebook and Yourtube lately.
The #WhatTheFluff challenge is where you take a sheet or a blanket and hold it up showing your dog that you are there and then droppin…

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