Today's News

  • United Way's PASO program nurtures new ways of caring

    FORT LUPTON — You can tell the bond between young Soyla and her childcare provider is strong by the way the preschooler clings to Elsa Castillo’s leg as the caregiver shows off a spare bedroom that has been transformed into the young girl’s tidy classroom.

    That tight bond is often assumed: A childcare provider’s nurture is generally one of those things taken for granted when a person leaves their child in the care of another. Parents believe, rightfully so, that the basic emotional and physical needs of that child will be met.

  • Firefighters recall work at GroundZero as Sept. 11 remembrance held in Carbon Valley

    FREDERICK — Frederick-Firestone Fire Chief Ted Poszywak said the damp and chilly weather that set the tone for the district’s Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony in Frederick was similar to what it was like the second day he was on site in New York City following the terror attack that killed thousands.

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  • Berthoud romps to football win over Fort Lupton

    FORT LUPTON — Things didn’t go well for Fort Lupton’s football team on many fronts in Friday night’s homecoming loss to Berthoud High School.

    Elijah Vargas, the starting quarterback, completed just one pass before he was sent to the sidelines with an ankle injury. His replacement was Isaiah Padilla, who also wound up on the sidelines with an injury. Padilla was the top rusher for the Bluedevils with 23 yards on 13 carries. 

  • Firestone joins campaign to promote Lassy Project child safety app

    FIRESTONE — The tight-knit Firestone community is upping the ante on children’s safety by promoting participation in a project designed to help prevent child abductions.

  • LeBlanc family honored as 2014 parade grand marshalls

    FORT LUPTON — Rather than one single honoree for this year’s Trapper Day parade, organizers instead opted to honor the LeBlanc family as their grand marshalls for the 2014 parade.


    Genevieve LeBlanc

    Genevieve Nordell LeBlanc has been a long-time resident of Fort Lupton, the fifth of eight generations raised here. 

  • Winners named from 2014 Fort Lupton Optimist Club Duck Race

    FORT LUPTON — The Fort Lupton Optimist Club held their annual Ducks Across the Rockies duck race on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the corner of Weld County Roads 6 and 19.

    This year water levels were higher and running faster and didn’t seem to bother the ducks at all — but it had all Optimist hands in the water trying to retrieve them as some swam under, over and around the trap after trapping the top nine. It was not a long wait to catch the last duck.

  • Preparedness in flood’s wake

    SOUTHERN WELD COUNTY — When the rain stopped and the floodwaters receded last September, residents of Weld County were the lucky ones — at least by comparison.

    Looking back, the people of Fort Lupton and the Tri-Towns came away from flooding that began in the early morning hours of Sept. 12 relatively unscathed when compared to those further north in places like Evans and Milliken, or to the west in Boulder and Larimer counties. 

  • Trapper tradition

    FORT LUPTON — The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce honored the following individuals during Saturday’s Trapper Days Parade:

  • Frederick makes it 11 straight softball wins

    BRIGHTON -- Savannah Hall had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs as undefeated and top-rated Frederick High School knocked off second-rated Wheat Ridge 5-3 in girls softball at the Brighton Youth Sports Complex Sept. 9.

    The game was rescheduled from the Erie Tournament of Champions earlier in the season.

    Hall drove in runs in the first and third innings and hit a solo home run to left in the fifth.