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  • Truck tips over; no one injured

    FORT LUPTON -- Fort Lupton firefighters were kept busy April 13 with a series of motor vehicle accidents.

    At the second of three accidents, a semi truck pulling a trailer filled with manure overturned when it slid off the roadway on WCR 23 north of WCR 18.

    The driver was not injured but firefighters remained on scene for nearly one hour assisting the Colorado State Patrol with traffic.

  • Home explosion hurts two workers

    Frederick-Firestone firefighters think an April 4 home explosion was the result of natural gas leaking from the kitchen stove.

    It happened in the 11000 block of Cherryvale Street around 11:10 a.m. Officials said the two homeowners were in the basement when the explosion happened. They got out safely. But two workers who were making repairs to the roof were injured. They were at a local hospital as of April 4. Their names and conditions were not known.

    Officials evacuated homes in the area over concerns of a potential gas leak. 

  • 9Health Fair in Fort Lupton set for May 2

    Residents are urged to make plans now to attend the 9Health Fair slated for 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 2, at Fort Lupton High School.

    This 9Health Fair has recruited a multitude of medical professionals who volunteer their time to offer free and low-cost health screening to Colorado families.

    The 9Health Fair will include the following health screenings for adults:

  • Fort Lupton Clean-Up Day set for Saturday, April 25

    FORT LUPTON — Fort Lupton’s Clean-Up Day, slated for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, offers residents a free and convenient opportunity to dispose of unused household items and yard debris.

    City of Fort Lupton residents may drop off up to two truckloads of items, and will need to show a copy of their utility bill or drivers license to prove residency. 

  • Free Easter egg hunt at Crossroads Church in Fort Lupton

    FORT LUPTON — The Crossroads Church at 1115 First St. in Fort Lupton, will host a family Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10 a.m. April 4, 2015.

    Everyone is welcome, but only children fifth grade and under may participate in the hunt. There will be Candy, a Black Light Show, and a chance to win door prizes. 

  • VFW Hearty Breakfasts set for April 18 in Frederick

    FREDERICk — The next VFW Hearty Breakfast is scheduled for 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Prairie Greens Clubhouse, 7781 Mountain View in Frederick. Cost is $7 per person. 

  • Federal regulators investigating coal-loaded train derailment in Hudson

    HUDSON — Crews continued working Monday, March 23, to clear a railway near Hudson after a 120-car Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed Sunday, March 22.

  • Fort Lupton seeking out new loan, lower rate on water plant debt

    FORT LUPTON — After 20 years, Fort Lupton is on its own now.

    At least that’s the gist of a letter sent in August of last year from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who requested that Fort Lupton refinance loans procured via the department in 1995 and 1997.

  • Fort Lupton office to expand services for domestic violence victims

    FORT LUPTON — In Colorado, nearly half of all homicides are the result of domestic violence, with those crimes generally committed by an intimate or former partner, and victims being disproportionately women. 

    In the state’s 19th Judicial District, which includes all of Weld County, more than 100 domestic violence cases come through the courts each month. 

  • Fort Lupton school board faces recusal, public comment conundrums

    FORT LUPTON — At an April 13 meeting where two new board vacancies were declared — and with barely a quorum to speak of — Weld Re-8’s board president announced that a new appointee from District G has been invited to join the short-handed panel of directors.