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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.

  • 199 homes planned for new neighborhood

    A developer plans to build as many as 199 new homes starting next spring on a 77-acre piece of land north of Weld County Road 12 and west of Weld County Road 29 1/2.

    Fort Lupton city council members approved a development plan for the $70 million Mountain Sky subdivision on Monday, July 17. A newly created metropolitan district for the project is expected to generate about $8.7 million to pay for roads, water and electricity infrastructure on the land.

  • Fort Lupton citywide yard sale, other briefs

    Citywide yard sale 

    planned for July 14,15

    Find bargain deals at the Fort Lupton citywide yard sale all day Friday and Saturday.

    Contact city hall workers at: 720-466-6100 or the Fort Lupton Press to find out the 30 listed addresses. Addresses also are on the city website’s “Spotlite” section.  

    Hope at Miracle House

    raises money for shelter

  • Tire failure kills one, injures another on U.S. Highway 85

    A failed tire is believed to have caused a single-vehicle crash in Fort Lupton that killed a Greeley man and left a Greeley woman seriously injured.

    Horacio Salinas, 57, was driving his 2007 Ford Explorer south on U.S. Highway 85 near Fort Lupton when his tire failed around 1:13 p.m. Monday, July 3, according to a Fort Lupton police report. The Explorer rolled off the highway around mile marker 240, according to multiple witnesses.

    Salinas survived the crash, but died hours later at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, according to the police report.

  • Two men arrested for stealing $13,000 in oil and gas equipment

    Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered about $13,000 worth of equipment stolen from oil and gas sites in unincorporated Weld County, Mead and New Raymer.

    Corey Burnsed, 31, of Brighton and William Patrick Scott, 38, of Keenesburg, were arrested on Tuesday, June 27.

    Burnsed has been charged with theft and tampering with oil and gas equipment. Scott has been charged with theft, possession of a Schedule II substance and tampering with oil and gas equipment.

  • Brighton-Fort Lupton road to get upgrade

    Commuters can expect increased traffic on the main business route between Brighton and Fort Lupton in the near future.

    Workers will widen Weld County Road 27 and add shoulders in a $1.4 million project planned to start in July. Intermittent one-lane closures are planned, potentially  leading to frequent traffic stops, according to Tom Holton, Fort Lupton mayor. The road upgrade is planned for a three-mile stretch between Kahil Street and Weld County Road 6 ¼.  

  • $27.5 million animal shelter is a ‘done deal’

    The $27.5 million Adams County animal shelter project at the Adams County Fairgrounds will move forward, despite continued complaints from residents.

    During a public meeting at the Waymire Dome on Tuesday, May 23, residents expressed their discontent with Adams County officials when they disclosed that the shelter was a ‘done deal.’

    “What are we even doing here!?” most in the crowd of over 50 exclaimed.

  • Weld County elected officials speak in Fort Lupton

    A rise in marijuana-related crime and DUIs and a plan for a new addition to the Weld County Jail were key issues discussed at a meeting Saturday, May 20, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center.

    Weld County elected officials held the meeting to help residents feel more involved in government issues, said Sean Conway, a Weld County commissioner.

  • Off to the real world – Fort Lupton style