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Today's News

  • Hot air balloon festival lands in Frederick June 24-26

    Three days of hot air balloons over Frederick starts June 24 with three consecutive days of festivities in Centennial Park.

    Dozens of hot air balloons will take to the sky every morning at sunrise at the park at 630 Eighth St in Frederick.

  • New road to recovery using integrated therapies

    At an exercise studio in north Denver, Carlos Flores sits on a stationary workout bike, his feet strapped to motorized pedals that move his legs.

    Flores, 23, was paralyzed from the chest down in a car wreck in 2012, just months after graduating from Frederick High School, where he was a standout football player.

    Since then, he has regained a considerable amount of mobility and strength in his body through a combination of weight training and integrated therapy.

  • BMX celebrated as Olympic event in Dacono with free event

    Dacono BMX celebrated their signature sport as an Olympic event by inviting the public to participate in a free race on Friday, June 24 at their track, located at 113 S. Forest St. in Dacono.

    The festivities began with registration and practice runs from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., with time trials and group races starting directly after that. Participants were asked to bring a working bicycle, long-sleeve shirts, pants and a helmet. Racers were paired in groups based on their age and ability.

  • The future is bright for solar field in Fort Lupton

    Jerry Marizza at United Power Inc. doesn’t care if you believe in global warming or not – he says solar farms just make good business sense.

    A new 13-megawatt solar farm east of Fort Lupton near Colorado Highway 52 is expected to stabilize future customer rates, for example, said Marizza, energy program coordinator at United Power, which has offices in Fort Lupton, Brighton and Golden.

  • One year’s experience enough for college track

    He ran track for part of one year in high school.

    But that was enough for Colby (Kan.) Community College to sign Fort Lupton’s Isaiah Padilla to a letter of intent.

    “Mr. Kaylor (Fort Lupton High School principal and soon-to-be Weld Re-8 Superintendent Alan Kaylor) introduced me to this college,” Padilla said. “I respect all of his decisions. He said I would really like this college. He tried to help me figure out what was best for me.”

  • Dacono to hold free BMX race

    Dacono BMX is celebrating its signature sport becoming an Olympic event by holding a public, free race on Friday, June 24, at the track at 113 S. Forest St. 

    The nonprofit group of volunteers held a rider’s clinic for participants June 23 where riders learned how to navigate the race track safely. A free practice time followed the clinic through 8 p.m.

    Race festivities start at 5 p.m. Friday with registration and practice time. The race is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

  • Canine unit connects, protects Frederick community

    By Michel Hansen

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Bo, a Belgian Malinois, was the Frederick Police Department’s first canine.

    Officer Andy Fairbanks was Bo’s handler, starting the town’s first Canine (K-9) Unit more than a decade ago. A K-9 unit gives police departments a more broad set of techniques to apprehend suspects and find narcotics, police say. The dogs can help make situations more safe for police and residents, they say.

  • A windy night in town

    Winds roared through Fort Lupton late June 21. 

    In one instance, the Fort Lupton Fire Department said a tree fell on top of a car. No injuries were reported. One gust blew the roof off a storage unit near South Denver Avenue and Kahil Street. A tree at Fort Lupton Middle School also topped over because of the winds.

  • Flying high

    An impressive collection of flight-worthy replica aircraft and historic memorabilia are hidden inside the Vintage Aero Flying Museum in a colony of nondescript airplane hangars at Platte Valley Airpark.

    Such planes and aviation history are rarely found all in one place, let alone at a tiny airport in Fort Lupton. Outside, small planes pass by on the thin runway, the buzz of propellers fading in and out.

  • Frederick Market events at Crist Park

    Frederick Market

    moves to Crist Park

    Local produce vendors are showing off their wares again this summer on Thursdays at the Frederick Market in Crist Park, 105 Fifth St. in Frederick

    Local acoustic artists will play at the market every week. You can shop from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays through August and from 4 to 7 p.m. in September.

    Special events include:

    July 7 – Art Matters

    Aug, 11 – Frederick Olympics