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  • Attic fire displaces family

    Fort Lupton fire investigators aren't sure what started an attic fire June 14.

    It happened around 11;45 p.m. in the 200 block of South Grand Avenue. Brighton Fire Rescue District crews assisted.

    Fort Lupton fire officials said damage was at a minimum, although the incident displaced a family. Crews needed less than half an hour to bring the fire under control.

  • Two-alarm fire hits downtown Brighton

    Fort Lupton firefighters were among those who battled a fire that raged for four hours in the 300 block of North Main Street the afternoon of Friday, June 2.

    The fire most likely was caused by welding work being done on an SUV in the vehicle maintenance area at the Llantera la Michoacana tire shop, according to Natalie Ridderbos, Brighton fire district spokesperson. Brighton, South Adams, Thornton, North Metro and Hudson firefighters also fought the two-alarm structure fire for hours, after it started around 3:45 p.m.

  • Voters to consider city-run broadband service

    City-run cable TV and internet services may be in Fort Lupton’s future.

    Residents will vote in November on whether they want cable TV, internet and other broadband cable services to be offered through a city-run utility. City council members recently decided to put the measure on the Nov. 7 ballot.

    “If, eventually, we want to make it our utility, we can provide internet service,” said Christopher Cross, assistant city administrator. “(We) can probably do it faster and cheaper, supposedly.”

  • Oil tank catches fire

     Brighton Fire Rescue District officials said an oil-tank fire Sept. 20 caused no injuries. The cause is unclear.

    It started shortly after 9 p.m. near Weld County Road 4 and the Vestas wind turbine plant in north Brighton.

    District spokeswoman Natalie Ridderbos said crews from South Adams County and the Fort Lupton fire protection districts shut off valves and oil flow to the affected tank.

  • Royalty
  • Strike up the band

    Fort Lupton High School saluted "The Flintstones," "The Smurfs, "The Mickey Mouse Club" and "Popeye," among other cartoon characters, during its homecoming week activities.

    The annual parade stepped off Sept. 15. Youngsters from the fourth grade on through the high school sat atop floats, tossed candy at the crowd on the street and prepped themselves for the homecoming win against The Pinnacle later in the evening.

  • 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).

  • All officials keep seats in Frederick recall election

    All elected officials remained in their seats after a Frederick recall election held by mail-in ballot.

    In an unofficial tally released Tuesday, Sept. 5, Mayor Tony Carey and Town of Frederick Board of Trustees members Salvatore “Sam” DeSantis, Rocky Figurilli, Donna Hudziak, and Fred Skates all retained their seats. Final election results are expected to be announced Thursday, Sept. 14, to give time for military and absentee ballots to be counted.

  • Trapper Days Quilt Show

    Trapper Days quilt show

    Quilters can have their quilts displayed and documented in the

    Trapper Days Quilt Show Saturday, Sept. 9, atthe Fort Lupton Public and School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave.

  • City council loans $4,500 to Lost Creek Guide newspaper publisher

    Fort Lupton city council members recently voted to give a $4,500 loan to a new, daily online newspaper - an arrangement that appears to be the only one of its kind in the state.

    “What we’re looking for is a one-stop spot for the city and general area of what’s going on,” Christopher Cross, assistant city administrator, said to explain the arrangement, which was approved at a city council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8.