Today's News

  • A lotta love, turkey, to give




    Volunteers from Fort Lupton’s United Methodist Church and Gray Oil, as well as others in the community, all braved cold temperatures and overnight snowfall Saturday morning to distribute and deliver more than 375 Thanksgiving boxes to local families in need. The church and Gray Oil worked in conjunction with the Epworth Foundation, which has provided more than 60,000 Thanksgiving meals since 2005.

  • Gov. appoints local fire chief to training board

    FORT LUPTON — Last week, Gov. John Hickelooper announced appointments to several statewide boards and commissions. A local fire chief was reappointed to the Fire Service Training and Certification Advisory Board.

  • Feels like home to all
  • Flag raising kicks off Dacono Vets Park



  • New irrigation slated for Coyote Creek GC

     FORT LUPTON — The irrigation system at the city-owned Coyote Creek Golf Course has had its challenges. That’s according to officials who brought forth a proposal to install a new watering system at the course.
        “That’s politely saying so,” General Manager Tyler Tarpley said.


    Due to a delay involving MetroWest Newspaper's printing company, the Brighton Standard Blade and the Fort Lupton Press will be delivered late. The printer has been in contact with MetroWest's Circulation Department and publisher to rectify the situation.

  • Outgoing school board prez delivers early parting shots

        FORT LUPTON — The outgoing Weld RE-8 school board president spent the first few minutes of last Monday night’s school board workshop meeting defending his two years as the leader of the district’s board of education — and defending former district superintendent Mark Payler, who was the top administrator Mike Simone was elected in 2011.
        But now, Simone has been defeated, losing in the Nov. 3 local election to Susan Browne in the race for District E.

  • Council votes for final touches on lift station

    FORT LUPTON — The final touches on a more than $1 million water station project were approved by Fort Lupton City Council.
        During last Monday’s regularly scheduled city council meeting, officials approved purchasing 150 feet worth of fencing where Grand Avenue dead ends, to complete the South Lift Station project. The project requires fencing for security purposes.

  • City transfers money to FLURA

    FORT LUPTON — City officials are preparing to hand over the Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority  to a separate board run by local officials and constituents.
        Last Monday, council transferred more than $40,000 dollars into FLURA’s coffers to help the authority get started.
        “This is just seed money to get FLURA off the ground,” Assistant City Planner Aaron Herrera said.

  • Thousands of CO students opted out of PARCC



    Eric Gorski

    Chalkbeat Colorado

        COLORADO — More than 65,000 Colorado students were held out of last spring’s PARCC tests by their parents, according to newly released data that for the first time documents the strength of the so-called opt-out movement in the state.