• Cartoon theme marks FLHS homecoming week

    If you like cartoons from the past 50 or 60 years, then this year's homecoming festivities at Fort Lupton High School are just right for you.

    "Cartoons through the Decades" is the theme for this year's homecoming. Suggested wardrobe is pajamas (Monday, Sept. 11); dress in your favorite cartoon T-shirt (Tuesday, Sept. 12); dress like a hippie (Wednesday, Sept. 13); dress like the 1980s (Thursday, Sept. 14); and dress in Bluedevil gear (Friday, Sept. 15).

  • More than 100 show support for Kaylor

    More than 100 residents packed the Fort Lupton High School auditorium to voice often raucous support for Alan Kaylor, the Weld Re-8 superintendent, at a school board meeting Monday, Sept. 25.

    Earlier in the day, a person associated with the school district said school board members might ask Kaylor for his resignation at the meeting without explaining why.

  • Fort Lupton High School student commits suicide

    “It’s almost like she looked like a cartoon character, that’s how pretty she was,” said Fernando Martinez, as he described Ariella Richardson. “She had the prettiest eyes.”

    Martinez was friends with the Fort Lupton High School sophomore Ariella, 16, who committed suicide the morning of Monday, Oct. 9, according to her father Byron Richardson. It was her first year at Fort Lupton High School. Martinez is a student at a Greeley high school.

  • School district gets reading help from Sterling

    For some children, reading and writing can be a source of dread and frustration,

    where they stare at confusing and sometimes meaningless symbols.


    Now, the Weld Re-8 School District will pay $100,000 per year to have the

    private company Sterling Literacy Consulting in Denver train teachers in all five

    schools in the district so they can better help students with reading and writing.


  • Library to host ‘fire and ice,’ bunko events

    The Fort Lupton Public and School Library is bringing in 2018 with a shake, rattle, and pop, hosting two different events Friday, Jan. 19.

    The library will host a bunko party with prizes at 5:30 p.m. at the library at 425 S. Denver Ave. Bunko is a dice game generally played with teams of four, attempting to score points with three dice.

  • High-school student raising funds for Georgia DECA trip

    A Fort Lupton High School student wants your help so she can go to a school conference in Georgia to showcase her business skills.

    Junior Sydney Trujillo wants to raise $2,000 to attend a Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, in April.

    Students from around the country compete against each other with presentations on marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. The conference in Georgia gathers DECA high-schoolers from throughout the world to compete and network with top business leaders.

  • Weld Re-8 considers future district growth

    A planned 900 new homes in the Sweetgrass neighborhood near York Street and Weld County Road 8 in Dacono has residents and school district officials talking about how to handle potential student growth.

  • Boys and Girls Club shows 'dream' tree

    Celebrating the holidays and the act of giving, Boys and Girls Clubs of Weld County hosted a Christmas party Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Twombly Elementary.

  • Bee at Butler

    Butler Elementary students put the, “I before E, except after C” rule to the test Thursday, Dec. 21 in the school’s second annual spelling bee.

    When it was all said and done, 2016 champion Marissa Hussion defended her title, nimbly spelling the word “practically” for first place and bragging rights.

  • Weld Re-8 battles with teacher retention

    Though few would argue the school district encompasses a traditional suburban area, it competes with traditional suburban school districts like St. Vrain and School District 27J with a more suburban-size populace and higher income base for teachers.

    “We’re still rural but we’re not like out in the east. I can drive five miles down the road and make $15,000 more a year,” said Butler Elementary School teacher Bobbi Baeza.

    As a result, Weld Re-8 is often looked as a stepping stone career move for many teachers rather than a permanent home.