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Today's News

  • Trial date set in kidnap case

    Fort Lupton resident Vivian Manning faces trial in August on charges of attempted kidnapping and assault on another woman last fall.

    Manning, 42, Diana Gallegos, 45, and Jessica Gallegos, 23, all were charged in connection with the incident Sept. 7. The three women allegedly went to another woman’s home in Fort Lupton, assaulted her and attempted to take her to another place, according to Officer Doug Perry, a spokesman for the Fort Lupton Police Department.

  • Local athletes take state track meet by storm

    The 2017 Colorado High School Activities Association state track meet took place under blustery, yet mild conditions at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood, providing an excellent weekend for one the state’s biggest prep sports events.
    Frederick's Kelly Aragon was exceptional in girls 4A high jump, earning third place. The senior topped out at 5 feet 4 inches, only 2 inches shy of the top place finisher.

  • Putting a face with a name

    Fort Lupton and Cambridge, England, have about as little as common as hamburgers and fish and chips.

    But one thing they do share is former Fort Lupton resident Cornelius G. Hoeglin.

    Earlier this spring Fort Lupton Museum Supervisor Debra Ray Thompson received a message from the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, a United Kingdom site that honors WWII vets whose bodies were lost in action.

  • Johnson sisters start clinical trial

    Two Fort Lupton sisters have had good results from a clinical trial they’re doing in Missouri to try to find a cure for a rare, life-threatening form of diabetes.

    Sydny 22, and Severyn Johnson 7, have Wolfram syndrome – a genetic disease that causes childhood-onset diabetes, vision and hearing loss, protein and balance deficiencies in the brain, breathing issues, fatigue and an overall decline in life expectancy.

    But the two sisters said they feel like they have more energy and slightly better vision since starting the trial.

  • Oil tank battery fire kills one, hurts three

    MEAD – One person died and three others sustained injuries after an oil tank battery caught fire May 25.

    It happened around 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of state Highway 66 and Weld County Road 13,

  • Frederick High School puts 'plan b' in place for graduation

    Frederick High School plans to make a call on an outdoor graduation program by 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27. The program begins at 10 a.m.

    If the weather forecast is poor, then the ceremony will head indoors to the school gym. Any overflow crowd will be able to watch the proceedings from the school auditorium.

    Here's a letter that FHS principal Brian Young sent home to families .. 

     

    Dear graduating seniors and families,

     

  • Butler students get published

    Three lines, 17 syllables.

    Eight students at Butler Elementary in Fort Lupton will be honored on a national stage for their haiku poetry.

    Fourth-graders taught by Erin Jeffries submitted their writings to Young American Poetry Digest. Almost every student who submitted work had it chosen. The magazine publishes works from children throughout the nation.

  • Fort Lupton students build book boxes for community

    In Fort Lupton, a big idea revolves around little libraries.

    Students in engineering classes at Fort Lupton High School recently built 11 boxes to hold books for the Little Free Library project. Fort Lupton Public and School Library staffers and town workers will place filled boxes around town as well as in the Aristocrat Ranchettes neighborhood and in Wattenberg.

  • Mark Martinez honored with jersey dedication

    Former resident Mark Martinez played and coached countless games on Firestone softball fields before he died in an explosion at his house on April 17, so it seemed only fitting that a memorial be held for him there.

  • Rec Center pool reopens for summer with new mural

    A new beach has popped up in Fort Lupton, and it’s not a reservoir, creek, or puddle.

    It’s on the new mural at the Recreation Center’s indoor pool, which has transformed an otherwise blank, forgettable wall into a tropical beach scene.

    “The guards really like it because they said (the wall) was boring,” said Mikayla Norby, the painter of the wall.