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  • Say a little prayer



    About 40 students gathered Sept. 23 outside Fort Lupton High School, for the national “See You At The Pole” faith-based event, part of a global week of student prayer. Each individual student was encouraged to come forth and say an individual prayer with the group.                              

  • Fort Lupton water main leak

    FORT LUPTON — The city of Fort Lupton announced this week a water main leak that will close down a stretch of city street for about two weeks.

  • Clean Up Day
  • FL City Council keeps it short

    FORT LUPTON — Fort Lupton city council held a nearly seven-minute long meeting Sept. 28 to discuss, however briefly, zoning changes for a new subdivision southeast of the city, and an operational change for Coyote Creek Golf Course.

    Council approved an application from Villano Bros. Farms, Inc., which proposed creating a minor subdivision of 23 acres, more or less, split into four lots of approximately 5.85 acres.  

  • Officials looking to register all aeds

    FORT LUPTON — In America, there is a cardiac arrest victim every 80 seconds, and the average response time to those events by first responders is roughly four minutes. Local fire and ambulance officials are hoping to shorten that window, considerably.

    “Imagine holding your breath for four minutes,” North Colorado Paramedic Services chief Dave Bressler said.

  • Horse virus still strong due to prolonged summer weather

    BROOMFIELD — The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 46 locations in 14 counties under quarantine after horses, mules, and cattle herds tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis.

    Of the 46 current premises under quarantine due to VS diagnoses, nine are in Weld County. Another five locations in Weld County have had quarantines lifted since the last report.

  • Commissioner Kirkmeyer appointed to freight council

    MetroWest report


    WELD COUNTY — Weld County Commissioner Chairwoman Barbara Kirkmeyer has been selected to be on the Colorado Department of Transportation Freight Advisory Council by Debra Perkins-Smith, CDOT director of transportation development. 

  • Three dead after series of Highway 85 crashes

    FORT LUPTON — A total of three motorists in two separate events were killed Sept. 25 while driving on U.S. Highway 85 — one early in the morning and the other that afternoon, near Fort Lupton.

    Two motorcyclists on a single motorcycle were killed north of Fort Lupton in a crash between a semi-trailer and the motorcycle Friday afternoon.

  • Emergency resources cooperative bond agencies together in training

    MetroWest report

    FORT LUPTON — Multiple law enforcement and emergency management agencies, along with representatives from and contractors working within the transportation and oil and gas sectors, met for a First Responder HazMat Fair, Sept. 18 and 19, at the Fort Lupton Fire Training Center.

  • Lawsuit filed over plant plans

    WELD COUNTY — Last week, eight neighboring homeowners and businesses filed a lawsuit against Weld County commissioners for their approval of Martin Marietta Materials’ plan to build an asphalt plant near the intersection of County Road 13 and U.S. Highway 34.