• Frederick dispatches class of 2017
  • Aims Community College to choose new executive campus director

    Aims Community College – Fort Lupton branch’s hiring committee is expected to choose between an insider and a candidate from California to lead the campus into the future.

    Job candidate Julie Luekenga currently works at Aims – Fort Lupton; Elyane Harney currently teaches business classes at Central Washington University in Seattle. Each spoke at a public forum Thursday, July 6, about why she should be the new executive campus director. 

  • Aims to host two finalists for executive campus director

    One finalist is an insider to be executive campus director of the Aims Community College’s Fort Lupton campus, the other is an outsider. 

    Finalist Julie Luekenga has worked at Aims since 2014. She’s currently the school’s academic resource center assistant director and an adjunct instructor. Finalist Elyane Harney teaches business classes at Central Washington University in Seattle. The two women will talk at a public forum slated for 8:45 a.m. Thursday, July 6.

  • Two new schools, two new names

    Two new names chosen for Weld Re-8's two upcoming schools reflect town heritage and district leadership.

    The new Kenneth Homyak PK-8 School is going up in Dacono and Little Trappers Preschool is being built in Fort Lupton. "PK" stands for pre-kindergarten, or preschool; "8" stands for eighth grade.

    “I love them. I think it’s awesome,” said Alan Kaylor, Weld Re-8 superintendent.

  • Carbon Valley Dreamers wants volunteers

    For Madeline Nelson, 9, of Firestone, school always has been an academic and social challenge.

    “Like kindergarten, first grade, she’d have one friend, and that is it,” said her mother Sara Nelson, 30.

    This school year was different for the third-grader.

    “I had more practice with dreamers and stuff. We did a lot of math, and we had to read stuff a lot,” Madeline explained.

  • Weld Re-8 wants help naming two new schools


    Weld Re-8 School Board members want your help to name two new schools under construction – a $6.8 million preschool/administration building in Fort Lupton and a $17.5 million K-8 school in Dacono.

  • Migrant children attend summer program, festival

    Changing schools, learning a new town, and having to make new friends almost every year can make things difficult for the children of migrants to call any one place home. 

    Every summer, the Weld-Re8 school district puts on a weeklong migrant program to provide a sense of community and belonging to such children. About 45 migrant children from preschool to 12th grade participated in literacy, math, reading and writing classes and art, games, and crafts at Fort Lupton Middle School in this year’s program.

  • Final preschool/administration center price tag: $6.8 million

    The school district will pay up to $6.8 million for a new preschool/administration building and up to $9.3 million to remodel Fort Lupton High School, board members decided at a May 8 meeting.

    School board members said that the “guaranteed maximum price” would be $6,776,938 for a new, 20,000-square-foot preschool and administration center at the southeast corner of Fulton Avenue and Dexter Street and $9,269,848 for upgrades at the high school.

  • Each Weld-Re8 student to receive over $500 more next school year

    Weld Re-8 school district is set to receive a funding boost in its next budget thanks to the state legislature.

    That was one piece of news board members received Monday, May 22 as Weld Re-8 school board held their final meeting of the school year at the district office.

  • Butler students get published

    Three lines, 17 syllables.

    Eight students at Butler Elementary in Fort Lupton will be honored on a national stage for their haiku poetry.

    Fourth-graders taught by Erin Jeffries submitted their writings to Young American Poetry Digest. Almost every student who submitted work had it chosen. The magazine publishes works from children throughout the nation.