Local News

  • Firefighters turn back house fire

    Frederick-Firestone firefighters needed less than 15 minutes to bring a fire inside a residence under control Aug. 26.

    The fire was on Cimarron Drive in the Booth Farms subdivision. It started around 3:45 p.m.

    The cause of the fire isn't known. Those inside were able to escape safely; however, a witness reported the family dog may not have made it out alive.

  • Safety message for residents at National Night Out

    Hundreds of people checked out the helicopter, face-painting booths and a water bucket attraction at the Fort Lupton National Night Out event on Aug. 2.

    Fort Lupton police put on the safety awareness event at Koshio Park , 131 McKinley Ave. They offered up free hamburgers and hot dogs, information and an inflatable bouncy castle. City officials gave away six brand-new bicycles in a free raffle held at the event. 

  • Residents – what amenities do you want downtown?

    New flower planters and signs are some of the amenities mentioned in a survey being done by the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority

    The survey is being done to gather public input on future projects for the city, officials say. It’s on the city’s website, http://www.fortlupton.org/www.fortlupton.org, where both an online and printable version are available.

  • Clinton touts jobs plan in Adams County speech

    It was a diverse crowd - men who donned turbans, and some who wore cowboy hats and boots, teenagers and older women. 

    All different cultures and walks of life seemed to be represented when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Adams City High School, 7200 Quebec Parkway in Commerce City.

    Some die-hard fans arrived as early as noon. Many wore “Madame President” T-shirts.

  • Colleague: New library leader is a visionary

    Sarah Frank sees herself as much more than a librarian.

    The new director of the Fort Lupton Public and School Library is looking at things other libraries in the region do to cater to their constituents. For example, she’s looking for public input on “maker space” programming on things like sewing and 3D printing classes and planning to expand the amount of existing computer space. She plans to expand the library’s Spanish-language materials, too.

  • Building facelifts are No. 1 in urban renewal survey

    Some buildings on Denver Avenue could soon get facelifts, following a survey done by the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority.

  • Cemetery walk to bring Fort Lupton’s past to life

    Learn about Fort Lupton’s settlers and forefathers in a guided walk through Hillside Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

    Actors dressed in period-era regalia will play notable locals buried at the cemetery, bringing their stories to life. Although not buried in Fort Lupton, the city’s namesake, Lancaster Lupton, will greet visitors upon their arrival at the cemetery’s west gate entrance. Actors will portray family members from families such as the Winbournes, Twombleys and Koshios.

  • Motorcycle crash kills one

    An Arvada woman died in a single-vehicle motorcycle wreck on southbound State Highway 85, about half a mile south of Fort Lupton, around 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 27. Fort Lupton’s Police Department and Fire Protection District, along with the Colorado State Patrol, responded to the call.

  • Weld County Council looks to fill vacant seat

    The Weld County Council oversight board is looking for a new District 3 representative after Marjorie Klein resigned Aug. 31.

    Klein, a Fort Lupton resident, in a letter to the board, said she would resign her seat to focus on her health and her business. The five-member council reviews all aspects of county government, including doing audits of various departments.

    District 3 represents Fort Lupton, Gilcrest, Keenesburg, Kersey, Gilcrest and sections of Dacono, Evans and Greeley.

  • Herrera is happy to be back

    Cancer survivor and assistant city administrator Aaron Herrera spoke recently at a recent Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    The chamber crowd was happy to see Herrera, 35, since he has been away from his job since this spring to focus on his battle with cancer. 

    On March 9, Herrera was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as paraganglioma, which manifested itself in his body as two malignant tumors.