Today's News

  • Rash of car break-ins hits Fort Lupton

    Six “automobile prowl” cases – where thieves find parked cars to steal from - were reported in Fort Lupton between Oct. 12 and 14.

    The unusual spike in car break-ins happened at locations across the city. All vehicles were left unlocked and were hit under the cover of darkness, police said.

    Two incidents were reported Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 340 Third St. and 248 S. Park Ave., only blocks away from the police department.

  • Fort Lupton man faces two misdemeanors

    Fort Lupton resident Rupert Rodello was formally charged Monday, Oct. 17, with obstruction of a peace officer and interference with an educational institution.

    Rodello, 29, allegedly made threats to several students on Oct. 4, causing officials to put three Fort Lupton schools in a temporary lockdown. Rodello’s sister and mother appeared with him on Oct. 17 to receive paperwork of the formal charges in a court clerk's office. 

  • A Woman's Place is ready to help

    October is domestic violence awareness month - but for workers at A Woman’s Place in Fort Lupton, engaging with the issue is a year-round, full-time job.

    A Woman’s Place offers short-term, emergency services such as safe shelter and a 24/7 crisis hotlineto domestic violence victims. The group also offers long-term resources such as counseling, free legal advocacy and access to the “Seeking Safety” program, which offers tips on how to safely leave an abusive relationship, said Jaime Dale, an outreach advocate at A Women’s Place.

  • Cross country: Marquez off to state meet

    GREELEY – Antonio Marquez' freshman year at Fort Lupton High School earned a memorable achievement Oct. 20 in Greeley.

    Marquez finished ninth at the class 3A Region 2 cross country meet at Monfort Park and qualified for the state meet in Colorado Springs, which is Oct. 29. His time was 17:13.

  • What to expect for 2016 election

    Colorado voters will see a long list of issues on this year’s ballot, including matters of life and death.

    One state constitutional amendment looks to establish a new Colorado health-care system. Another would facilitate medically assisted death for terminally ill adults.

    While this presidential election year has been dominated by the high-profile race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Fort Lupton residents face at least one local ballot question – whether or not to end term limits for city council members and the mayor.

  • Oil, gas production rebounds during slow market

    Oil and gas industry production in Weld County appears to be inching back up again, after a downtown for the past year and a half, said Troy Swain, the oil and gas liaison for Weld County.

     “Right now, it looks like we’re adding rigs,” Swain said. “We’ve stabilized, and it looks like they’re starting to add some rigs back right now.”

    Of course the upward turn could change at any time, said Swain, who was hired in 2015 to handle planning issues related to oil and gas projects.

  • National prescription drug take-back day is Oct. 22

    You can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Dacono Police Department, 512 Cherry St.

    The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Unacceptable items include illegal drugs, needles, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, pressurized containers and any chemotherapy or radioactive substances.

  • Firestone unveils plans for $10.5M police, court building

    Architect Jeffrey Sheppard presented designs for a proposed up-to-$10.5 million Firestone public safety facility to Firestone officials on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

    Voters in November will be asked to approve two-part sales and use tax increase totaling 0.85 percent to pay for the new, 27,000-square-foot building.

  • New stop signs coming to ‘hot spot’ intersections

    Seven county crossroads will be signed with new, four-way stops, including several close to Fort Lupton.

    The new, four-way stops will be put up at “hot spot” locations for heavy traffic and above-average accident counts, according to the Weld County public works department. They include:


    1.     Weld County Road 8 at Weld County Road 37 southeast of Fort Lupton near Hudson

  • Firestone to buy water reservoir to meet future growth demand

    Firestone’s board of trustees plans to spend $3,482,400 to buy 61 acres of land with an 1,100-acre-foot water reservoir to meet projected water growth needs.

    The new, untreated water is planned to be used to irrigate parks and other public lands, which currently are irrigated with treated water. In other words, having the new, untreated water supply means the trustees can plan to use the treated water supply for current demands and new households.