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Today's News

  • More than 100 show support for Kaylor

    More than 100 residents packed the Fort Lupton High School auditorium to voice often raucous support for Alan Kaylor, the Weld Re-8 superintendent, at a school board meeting Monday, Sept. 25.

    Earlier in the day, a person associated with the school district said school board members might ask Kaylor for his resignation at the meeting without explaining why.

  • Softball: Frederick rolls past Mead

    FREDERICK – Frederick's softball team used a combination of slap hits and power to beat Mead 12-2 in five innings Sept. 21 on the Warriors' field.

    Brittlyn and Madalyn Massey provided five hits, most of which were of the small-ball variety. Lorenna Hernandez and Kaitlyn Reagin provided the punch with two-run home runs.

    Seven of the Warriors' runs came with two outs.

  • Voters to consider city-run broadband service

    City-run cable TV and internet services may be in Fort Lupton’s future.

    Residents will vote in November on whether they want cable TV, internet and other broadband cable services to be offered through a city-run utility. City council members recently decided to put the measure on the Nov. 7 ballot.

    “If, eventually, we want to make it our utility, we can provide internet service,” said Christopher Cross, assistant city administrator. “(We) can probably do it faster and cheaper, supposedly.”

  • Weld Re-8 school district receives low performance marks

    Colorado Department of Education “report cards” for school districts

    Data is compiled from state standardized tests

    1. Exceeds state academic standards and expectations

    1 Meets state academic standards and expectations

    2 Approaching state academic standards and expectations

    3 Does not meet state academic standards and expectations

  • School board discusses hiring policies

    School board members held a special, closed-door meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, to discuss "employee issues" after they complained at a meeting earlier this month about personnel changes made this summer.

    School board president Carol McDermott declined to give details of what took place in the meeting, which was more than 2 1/2 hours long.

  • Weld Re-8 to host "sexting" forum

    Weld County officials want teenagers and parents to learn about a new Colorado law about juvenile "sexting" that goes into effect in January.

    The Weld County District Attorney's Office and Weld Re-8 school district officials will discuss the new law at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the Fort Lupton Middle School Auditorium, 201 S. McKinley Ave. Weld County officials plan to hold similar information sessions about the law at schools around the county from Johnstown to Greeley.

  • Softball: Fort Lupton's win streak continues

    Fort Lupton's softball team sits atop a five-game winning streak.

    FLHS shut out Denver West 17-0 Sept. 20 on the Bluedevils' field. No stats were available for either team.

    In the streak, the Bluedevils scored 60 runs and gave up 10.

  • Residents want planned new splash park

    City officials say they plan to build a new, outdoor splash park at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center after receiving an overwhelmingly positive response to the idea from residents.

    About 97 percent of 400 respondents supported the splash park idea in a recent public survey on the City of Fort Lupton website. Splash parks, also known as spray parks and splash pads, typically feature waterfalls, fountains, and water shooters on a flat outdoor surface.

  • Voters to consider city-run broadband service

    City-run cable TV and internet services may be in Fort Lupton’s future.

    Residents will vote in November on whether they want cable TV, internet and other broadband cable services to be offered through a city-run utility. City council members recently decided to put the measure on the Nov. 7 ballot.

    “If, eventually, we want to make it our utility, we can provide internet service,” said Christopher Cross, assistant city administrator. “(We) can probably do it faster and cheaper, supposedly.”

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