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  • 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.

  • Riding bikes on a cloudy summer night

    Fort Lupton resident Nick Delgado tried to get his three kids to wear their bike helmets when they left the house, but they weren’t having any of it.

    Delgado said he knew his kids could borrow helmets at the last Fort Lupton Family Bike Night of the season on Aug. 23, though, so he let it ride. Organizers planned the community ride to offer some fun exercise for residents.

  • Delays continue at busy Firestone intersection

    Drivers continue to endure delays at the Colorado Boulevard and Pine Cone Avenue intersection, after a single-car accident toppled a traffic signal there on Aug. 20.

    The asphalt truck driver involved in the crash was not injured. Drivers currently encounter a four-way stop at the intersection; left-hand turns are prohibited.

    Kristi Ritter, a town spokeswoman, apologized for the disruption.

  • New Weld DA spokesman is former TV reporter

    Tyler Hill is the new community relations director at the Weld County District Attorney’s office.

    He started on Aug. 15 after Kimberly Corban, his predecessor, left to take a job based out of Washington, D.C. She will continue to work from Colorado.

  • Firestone police building could rise in Central Park

    Residents can comment on the design for the planned Firestone public safety building at a community meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1.

    Denver-based Roth Sheppard Architects is expected to show off the design for a new police department and municipal court building at the meeting, which will be at the town hall, 151 Grant Ave. City officials in July decided to put a measure on the ballot to ask voters to approve funding for the new project.

  • Urban renewal board pushes for survey results

    Nearly 50 residents have weighed in on three potential projects to spruce up downtown Fort Lupton.

    Residents rated three projects almost equally in a survey when asked to rank them from most important to least important:

    1.     Spruce up storefronts along Denver Avenue and Colorado Highway 52.

    2.     Install street furniture, signs, trash cans, landscaping planters and banners on Denver  Avenue and Colorado Highway 52.

  • Firestone residents wanted

    Firestone officials are looking for a new planning commissioner and a new member for the Parks, Trails and Recreation Advisory Board after two recent resignations.

    Kevin Bixler served on the Firestone Planning Commission since June 2012 but is moving out of Firestone’s jurisdiction, disqualifying him to hold public office in town. In the Parks, Trails and Recreation Advisory Board case, resident John Damsma is staying in town, but has taken a seat on the Firestone Board of Trustees.