Today's News

  • Fort Lupton's Vasquez makes move from player to coach

    BRUSH – Former Fort Lupton football player Jalen Vasquez stepped into a new role for his alma mater this fall – that of an assistant coach.

    “I learned the game from a different perspective,” he said. “And that was awesome.”

    Vasquez, who graduated from FLHS in 2014, became interested in coaching through a tip from his younger brother, Lorenzo.

  • Few remain of once thriving Japanese population

    At one time Fort Lupton was home to hundreds of Japanese people.

    Enticed by a vision of a better life and prosperity, millions of Japanese flocked to America in the early part of the 20th century.

    “Promise of better land, better life than they had in Japan,” said Gene Watada, 73, a second-generation American citizen whose parents, Matajiro and En, emigrated from Japan around 1917.

    One thing always struck Watada - that his parents had disdain for complainers - people they described as ‘mon tu.’

  • Fort Lupton resident facing charges after evading police

    Police arrested Fort Lupton resident Joshua Sanchez Saturday, Nov. 4, for multiple drug and traffic violations as well as a domestic violence charge of violating a protection order.

    It all started when authorities responded to a report of domestic violence in the 100 block of Lantern Drive. They found no one home, but soon saw Sanchez driving nearby. Since the police knew that Sanchez didn’t have a valid license, they pursued him, said John Fryar, Fort Lupton police chief.

  • Small Business Saturday returns to Fort Lupton Nov. 25

    Black Friday –the annual post-Thanksgiving day shopping frenzy, seems as well-known holiday as any.

    But just as important to the local economy is Small Business Saturday.

    “I just love small business. I love the courage it takes. It brings one more bit of notability to these people to encourage them in their pursuit,” said Natalie Cummings, executive director for the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce.

  • Republican candidates share similar views

    Republican candidates agreed more than they dissented on issues such as energy, water, business and marijuana regulation at a gubernatorial forum at “the fort” - Fort Lancaster - Nov. 13.

    Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman was the only Republican governor candidate of eight Republican candidates who have announced they’re running, who did not attend the event at 2001 Historic Parkway. The event was put on by the Republican Women of Weld, a nonprofit group.

  • Construction starts on new Platteville gas plant

    Up to 300 workers are expected to install a $395 million natural gas processing plant for DCP Midstream Partners LP near Platteville.

    Construction engineering company Saulsbury Industries, of Odessa, Texas, is expected to build the Mewbourn 3 plant at 18455 County Road 35 about nine miles northeast of Platteville. Crews started work on the site last week.

  • Council approves RV, boat storage facility

    A new RV and boat storage facility is expected to open just west of Fort Lupton in the near future.

    The 44-acre Route 52 RV and Boat Storage facility at 10741 Colorado Highway 52 is planned to include 1,903 spaces for vehicles. In addition, city council members recently approved an 800-square-foot office and a 1,200-square-foot repair shop at the site.

    The site about 1.7 miles west of Pearson Park is planned to be built in phases. It would include fencing and buffering to separate it from neighboring land.

  • Three new faces join school board

    In the hotly contested Weld Re-8 school board election, three new faces will join the board and one current member will keep her seat, according to unofficial results from the Weld County Clerk and Recorder.

  • Stieber will be new Fort Lupton mayor

    Lifelong resident Zo Stieber will be Fort Lupton's new mayor, winning over fellow city council member Bob McWilliams, according to unofficial elections results from the Weld County Clerk and Recorder's office.

  • Quest Academy students sign future Ken Homyak school.

    Students from Quest Academy in Dacono sign the floor of the future art room at Ken Homyak PK-8 Academy, 3927 York St. in Dacono. Haselden Construction workers are building the $17.5 million school, which is set to open next August.