Today's News

  • Wanted: Construction firm for Weld 8

              Project manager? Check. Architect? Check.

              General contractor? Not yet.                       

  • All-too-familiar cause brings Frederick community together

    The Frederick community has been down this road before.

    Many times before.

    About 200 students, parents and friends of Edyssen Lace’Up Dasig gathered in the parking lot of Rocky Mountain Christian Church May 2 to say goodbye.

    Dasig, a freshman at Frederick High School, died April 28. He’s the sixth Frederick High School student to die in the last two school years. Four of the others committed suicide.

  • Progress is slow and steady for FLHS baseball

    “Progress” may not be the word some would use after a team loses a baseball game 20-19.

    But that’s what Fort Lupton coach Jeff Allen saw April 27 after a three-hour affair against Alameda.

  • 'Re-enactors' make event come alive -- literally

              From 10th-century Vikings, and Minute Men in the American Revolution, to the G.I.s in World War II, the Heritage Fair in Fort Lupton is expected to span the highlights of history.

              This weekend, you can experience what life was like at various points in history at the Heritage Fair. The event will be set up as a historic timeline with “re-enactor camps: spanning key historic events. 

  • Architect firm chosen to design new Quest Academy

             Architect Adele Willson will soon get the chance to dream big, really big, for the Weld Re-8 school district.

             Willson works for Denver-based Hord Coplan Macht, the architectural firm hired for $38,500 to design blueprints for a new Quest Academy K-8 school. The firm also may update facilities across the school district.

  • Kidz Quiltz wants to stitch together financial help

                “To quilt” is to “bring together with lines of stitching to form a bed covering or a warm garment,” according to the dictionary.

                For the last decade, Kidz Quiltz founders Wilma and Lyle Hamilton have brought together thousands of folks - from Mormon missionaries to juvenile delinquents, senior citizens to adolescents - to make quilts for children who survived natural disasters.

  • Baseball slugfest goes Alameda's way

    Alameda and Fort Lupton high schools rolled all over the Bluedevils' field April 27 before the Pirates won 20-19.

    Alameda scored four runs in the seventh inning to pick up the win. FLHS countered with a three-spot in the last of the seventh and had the tying run on second base. But AHS' Hunter Roberts got a game-ending groundout.

  • FLMS wins 'Game Plan for Success' contest

             Fort Lupton Middle School students got a visit from professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe on April 22.

  • Fort Lupton student makes Columbine threats

    A student who made threatening statements about the 1999 Columbine High School massacre was taken into police custody last week, after a group of Fort Lupton High School students told the principal.

    The student did not have access to weapons and was remorseful and tearful when confronted by Alan Kaylor, Fort Lupton High School principal, according to Kaylor. The student’s name was not released.

    A group of students told Kaylor that they heard the student make the threats around 7:15 a.m. April 21.

  • Vestal serves as public works director, engineer

             When public works director Roy Vestal interviewed for his job, he was asked if he’d rather take the director position or become the city’s engineer.

             Vestal’s response was that he’d like to do both.

             Vestal started the public works director job in January. Now that he has settled in, he has taken on the duties of a city engineer as well. He holds a Colorado engineering license.