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Today's News

  • Several exposed to pepper spray at FL Public School Library

    FORT LUPTON -- Police say as many as 30 students were exposed to a chemical irritant inside the Fort Lupton School Library Sept. 1.

    It happened around 5 p.m. Officers said one juvenile sprayed a canister of a pepper-spray type product inside the libray. The building was evacuated.

    Crews cleared the building of the odor while medical teams evaluated the youngsters. No one required advanced medical treatment. All were released to their parents.

  • Re-8 directors approve bond measure

    FORT LUPTON — This November, voters in the Weld RE-8 School District will decide whether or not to build a permanent Quest Academy. Officials see a permanent Quest facility as key to the success of the district’s future.

    Board members unanimously agreed during last Monday’s regular school board meeting to put a bond measure up to the voters to fund a new school.

  • Mexico officials bring beasts to local sanctuary

    KEENESBURG — A dozen new furry residents found their forever home in Colorado last week.

    Dubbed the “Journey to Freedom,” eight lions, two lynx, a mountain lion and coyote arrived Aug. 26 from Mexico to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. PROFEPA, Mexico’s environmental protection agency, teamed up with the sanctuary to bring the animals to the no-kill shelter outside Keenesburg.

  • First human case of West Nile diagnosed in WeldCo woman

    WELD COUNTY —The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed the first reported human case of West Nile Virus in the county in 2015.  

    A 36-year-old Greeley woman was diagnosed with the more serious neuroinvasive form of the disease after developing symptoms in mid-August. She was hospitalized and has since been released.

  • Frederick eyes tax measure to lure hospitality industry

    FREDERICK — The Town of Frederick Board of Trustees voted last week to approve a resolution for a ballot measure asking residents whether or not they want to put in place a 4 percent excise tax to be paid by hotel guests, in the event that a hotel is built in Frederick. The measure will be on the 2015 November ballot.

  • Rebuilding the banks

     

     

     Work on rebuilding Weld County Road 6 near Highway 85 continues with contractors reinforcing the bridge that washed out during this spring’s flooding. Crews have installed new retaining walls and have begun replacing the washed out bank with broken concrete and fill. The contractor onsite is hopeful that the project will be completed and the roadway reopened within the next few weeks. 

  • Three candidates vie for pair of Ward 1 council seats

    FORT LUPTON — Four city council seats are available this November for all three wards.

    This year’s elections will not be without some interesting side stories: David Crespin, who became the city’s youngest council member earlier this year when he was appointed to fill in for departed council member, Kevin Schwickrath, will now ask voters to make him the youngest elected official in city history.

  • Tastes like chicken

    FORT LUPTON ­— During last week’s school board meeting, District A board member Troy Boscia said he visited several schools to see how the new lunch program was implemented.

  • New administrator’s aim is teacher retention

    FORT LUPTON — Nearly 30 teachers and staff — more than three-quarters of the new educators in the district — introduced themselves to the Weld RE-8 school board Aug. 24 at the board of education’s regular meeting on Reynolds Avenue.

  • WeldCo Clerk/Recorder announces new voting, DMV websites

    WELD COUNTY — Weld County Clerk and Recorder Carly Koppes has announced two new websites for the Clerk and Recorder office: The Weld County Election department’s new website is www.weldvotes.com; and the Weld County Motor Vehicle department’s new website is www.weldmotorvehicle.com.