• FLHS students get recognition in Northern Colorado art show

           The 47th Annual Northern Colorado High School Art Exhibit continues until April 25 at the Farr Library in Greeley.  

    Participants from 11 Northern Colorado High Schools where judged on concept, technique and visual quality.  

  • FLHS class of '74 40-year reunion June 7

    If you know any alumni who attended Fort Lupton High School in the class of 1974, please contact Qwen Frisen Ceretto at 720-236-8802. The reunion is schedulated for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Mike and Qwen’s home, 13144 Weld County Road 12, Fort Lupton.

  • Local students named First-Year Scholars at University of Northern Colorado

    The following local students have been recognized as First-Year Scholars for the fall 2013 semester at the University of Northern Colorado:

    • Cheyenne Hove, of Fort Lupton;

    • Alberto Beltran, of Hudson.

    To be named a First-Year Scholar, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for their first semester at UNC.  

  • Weld Re-8 School District preschool registration open

    Registration is now open for Weld Re-8 School District preschool.

    Children must be 4 by Aug. 1, 2014. Some children who turn 3 by Aug. 1 and have child and/or family eligibility factors that affect overall learning readiness may also qualify for preschool.


    Families may pick up an enrollment packet at Butler or  

    Twombly Elementary School offices and schedule a registration appointment.

    Registration Appointment Dates are in Fort Lupton at the following locations:

  • District Accountability Committee Celebrations, February 2014

    The Weld RE-8 District Accountability Committee met on Feb. 3, 2014 and would like to share some celebrations from our schools with the Ft. Lupton Community.


    Fort Lupton High

    The High School recently brought back the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes & Students) who participated in the Celebration of Life ceremony for Stefanie Player. While they started on this sad note, we hope that the FCA will play an integral role in creating additional positive changes at the high achool.

  • Local students named to deans honor roll at Fort Hays State

    Two local students are among the 1,111 students named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2013 semester. 

    Megan R. Jachetta, of Brighton, is a senior majoring in elementary education. Zachary C. Nash, of Fort Lupton, is a senior majoring in justice studies.

    To be eligible, students must have enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester. Full-time on-campus and virtual students are eligible.

  • Weld Re-8 District Accountability Committee Celebrations - January 2014

     Butler Elementary

    Mrs. Jones and staff hosted a Family Reading Night that had 140 children and families who participated. The event, “A Pirate’s Night before Christmas,” involved stories and poetry, and each child created an ornament.  

    Several door prizes were given out, and every child left with a pirate’s gold coin.


  • CSU Extension offers Colo. Energy Master program

    WELD COUNTY — Colorado State University Extension opened registration for its annual Colorado Energy Master program.

    The program offers participants up to 30 hours of energy education in three different courses covering topics such as energy sources, energy policy, climate change, transportation alternatives, home energy efficiency, passive house construction, and renewable energy.

  • Local students earn degrees from University of N. Colorado

     The following local students were among about 900 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado during fall 2013 commencement ceremonies Dec. 13-14:

    From Frederick: Penny Dutka graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

    From Fort Lupton: Mandi Fitzjohn graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in nursing. John Rocha earned a Master of Arts degree in higher education/student affairs leadership.  

  • Taylor Schulze accepted to Cornell College

    MOUNT VERNON, IOWA — Taylor Schulze of Fort Lupton has been accepted to Cornell College, a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

    Taylor also earned the Dean’s Scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments.