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Today's News

  • Tornado touches down; no reports of injuries

    FORT LUPTON — What has been forecasted as a wild week of summer storms, Fort Lupton got the worst of what was in store for the Front Range Monday as a tornado touched down near U.S. 85 and Weld County Road 18.

     

    Authorities spotted a funnel cloud near the North Station around 3:45 p.m., which prompted activation of the city’s tornado warning sirens.

  • Aims keeps a focus on bridging gap

    FORT LUPTON — Brenda Rask, dean of the Aims Community College Fort Lupton campus, knows firsthand the value of career and technical education, commonly known as CTE. 

     

    After all, the dean’s daughter, Sydnie Rask, a 2008 graduate of Fort Lupton High School, was a product of a CTE welding program at the Aims main campus in Greeley. Now she’s the owner of her own welding company, LLR, or Little Lady Rask Welding.

  • Study shows lower auto insurance rates for Weld County

    WELD COUNTY — Car owners and drivers in Weld County pay some of the lowest annual auto insurance premiums in the state, according to a recent study by a national consumer finance website.

     

  • Last year? Ancient history for 2014-15 FLHS soccer team

    FORT LUPTON — The lineup may not be set. There may well be some questions about the members of the roster.

     

    One thing is for certain, though. Fort Lupton boys soccer coach Archie Suniga put last year’s success to bed late last year.

  • Council approves flood repair costs

    FORT LUPTON — Repair costs linked to the September 2013 floods continue to linger even in Fort Lupton, where city council on July 21 approved a nearly $32,000 leak test mandated by the state.

    Council members, sans Mayor Tommy Holton, who was absent, approved a motion to permit J&T Consulting to conduct a state-mandated 90-day test at the Perry Pit service pond at a cost “not to exceed” $31,670.

  • Man pleads guilty to accessory in Johns killings

    Greeley — Justin O’Donnell, 24, pleaded guilty Friday, July 25, in Weld County District Court to Accessory to a Crime — a Class 4 felony — in connection with the deaths of Sheri Pachello and Alisha Johns.

     

  • Plenty of room for Weld 4-H programs to grow

    WELD COUNTY — Weld County has a “good-sized” 4-H Youth Development program, according to Keith Maxey, director of the Colorado State University Extension’s Weld County office.

    But there’s still plenty of room left to grow.

    Maxey said Weld’s nearly century-old program is still going strong, but said the 1,000 or so current youth members make up only about 2 percent of the more than 50,000 eligible boys and girls living in the county.

  • Weld Co. observing National Immunization Awareness Month throughout August

    GREELEY — Immunization is an important aspect of preventive medicine, appropriate for people of all ages. Despite the availability of safe and effective vaccines, cases of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in Colorado annually.

  • First United Methodist welcomes Rev. Kay Marsh as new pastor

    FORT LUPTON — First United Methodist Church of Fort Lupton on July 1 welcomed their new pastor, Rev. Kay Palmer Marsh, and her husband, Rich Marsh, attorney in Longmont and Chancellor of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church.

     

  • Weld County Wellness Program recognized for excellence

    WELD COUNTY — Weld County’s Safety and Wellness Program was recognized as one of the top three in its network by Cigna Health at the 2014 Cigna Forum at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver on July 17.

      Weld County Employee Health and Productivity Specialist Staci Datteri-Frey and Benefits Manager Jewel Vaughn attended the event on behalf of the county.