Local News

  • Snow causes delays for Aims CC

    Aims Community College and Fort Lupton Re-8 schools had to delay the opening of their campuses Jan. 5 because of snow.

    Campuses were due to open at 10 a.m. at Aims CC. Re-8 schools were on a one-hour delay.

    The snow posed too great a risk for schools in the St. Vrain School District. Schools there were closed for the day.

    In nearby Brighton, School District 27J's childcare services were not available because of the poor weather. District offices were closed as well.

  • Fort Lupton and Frederick Police Blotter Jan.11 - Jan. 15

    Reports reflect calls to the Fort Lupton and Frederick police departments. The reports do not indicate whether or not an arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.


    Fort Lupton

    Jan. 14

    Vandalism - 164 Third St.

    Harassment - 804 Denver Ave.

    Suspicious activity - 101 Denver Ave.

    Burglary alarm - 2950 Ninth St.


    Jan. 13

    Suspicious vehicle - Ninth Street at Weld County Road 31

  • Firestone mayor lays out plans for 2017

    McClure Avenue road work and water management are two of the top areas of focus in Firestone in 2017, Mayor Paul Sorensen said in a recent report.

    In all, Firestone officials plan to focus on five prominent projects in the coming year Sorensen said:


  • Fort Lupton child with cerebral palsy to undergo specialized treatment

    Analiyah Sanchez has faced incredible challenges in her life since she was born less than two years ago.

  • Fundraiser to be held for Fort Lupton child

    Analiyah Sanchez, who is almost 2 years old, will travel to Los Angeles, California, with her family on Sunday, Feb. 19, to start an intense three-week treatment for cerebral palsy.

    Sanchez was accepted into the Neurological and Physical Abilitation (NAPA) Center where she will receive physical and speech therapy.

    Sanchez’s mother Brenna Ana said her daughter has suffered from tremendous developmental delays since birth.

  • Family raises money for reward in case of missing Fort Lupton man

    A reward is being offered for information leading to the whereabouts of a Fort Lupton man missing since Christmas morning.

    Family and friends of Bryann Erives Medrano, 23, started a Go Fund Me page on Friday, Dec. 30, with a goal of $10,000. As of Thursday, Jan. 12, 15 people have donated to the effort, raising $480.

    Here is the link to the Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/bring-bryann-home

  • News briefs from Fort Lupton and Carbon Valley for week of Jan. 11

    Chamber of Commerce banquest planned for Jan. 20

    The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

  • New manufacturing facility planned for Fort Lupton

    As many as 200 new jobs could come to Fort Lupton, officials say, after GEP Investments Inc. recently paid $2.5 million for 39 acres at 13525 County Road 8.

    Trans-West Inc. head George Eidsness is listed as the registered agent of GEP Investments, which is based in Brighton, according to documents filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.

  • Fort Lupton man obtains lawyer in alleged gun threat case

    A Fort Lupton man who allegedly threatened students in October by making a gun shape with his hands has hired a lawyer for his upcoming court date on Thursday, Jan. 19.

    Rupert Rodello, 29, is charged with two misdemeanors – interference with staff, faculty or students of educational institutions and obstruction of a police officer – for an incident on Tuesday, Oct. 4, near Fort Lupton High School.

  • South Platte River Trail to move forward in 2017

    MetroWest Report

    Fort Lupton officials plan to start building the South Platte River Trail this spring from Pearson Park north to 14th Street along the South Platte River.

    Various state and federal grants could be used to start the project in 2017, said Aaron Herrera, assistant city manager.

    Some day, the trail is planned to link up to similar trails to the north and south along the river that could ultimately stretch across Colorado from the Wyoming border to the New Mexico border.