Today's News

  • Fort Lupton baseball takes less than perfect rout

    ENGLEWOOD -- Fort Lupton baseball is now 9-4 on the season with a 16-4 rout over Englewood Wednesday, April 18. The game wasn’t pretty, though, with many blown Bluedevils' opportunities throughout.

  • Weld Re-8 school board creates boundary for Quest Academy

    Students who live within a new school boundary will get first dibs on going to the new Ken Homyak PK-8 school at 3927 York St., Dacono, when it opens in the fall.

    All other students in the Weld Re-8 School District can choose to go to the school, too, if any openings remain. The new school is expected to hold 520 students, almost triple the number currently enrolled at Quest Academy, 3100 Sweetgrass Parkway.

  • Hoff wants high schoolers to buckle up, drive smart

    Car safety is an issue that hits home especially hard for Fort Lupton High School Assistant Principal Jeffrey Hoff.

    His late son, 14-year-old Gavin Hoff, died in a car accident in 2016 despite wearing his seat belt.

  • Second-graders ask city council for bike lanes

    It’s not often you see a 7-year-old speak before a city council, but even more rare is when that second-grader calls for change to his or her community.

  • Domestic dispute cuts into Fort Lupton home

    Two Fort Lupton citizens face domestic violence-related charges for harassing each other by cutting power cords in their home.
    Jorge Hildalgo-Contreras became upset while watching TV in his house on the 300 block of Dexter Avenue, because of the volume Gricelda Mendoza-Bilbao was playing music in the nearby kitchen, according to police reports.
    "She wouldn't turn it down, so he grabbed his pair of scissors and cut the cord on the radio, went back to the living room. She took the scissors and cut the power cords to the television," said John Fryar, Fort Lupton police chief.

  • Power lines down on County Road 27
  • Fort Lupton man threatens officers

    A Fort Lupton man is accused of fleeing from officers and making threats to police officers Thursday, March 29.

    Authorities saw Ernest Fuentes, 33, driving around town and attempted to pull him over. They knew that Fuentes had a restrained license after talking to him less than a month earlier, said Fort Lupton Police Chief John Fryar.

  • Two men found with meth, burglary tools

    Two men found with methamphetamine and burglary tools in Fort Lupton are now spending time in the Weld County Jail in Greeley.

    Authorities  said Gabriel Chacon and Salvador Rubio exhibited “suspicious” behavior while on foot near the corner of Ninth Street and Lancaster Avenue.

    “Normally, when people are walking they have a pre-determined location, they’re not just walking back and forth,” said John Fryar, Fort Lupton police chief.

  • Summit Bodyworks job fair

    Summit Bodyworks, owned by Brighton-based Transwest Truck Trailer RV, already has a location in Commerce City, but will open the new Fort Lupton building in August. The Fort Lupton site is planned to employ at least 85 employees working on truck and van body manufacturing, installation, assembly, and service.

    To learn more, contact Shoua Vue at 303-301-7516.

  • Historical park needs water, sewer

    While the South Platte Valley Historical Park features an authentic 19th-century fort, a trapper cabin and a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, two things it doesn’t have are running water and sewer lines.

    Now, volunteers and city officials want to change that, with a $292,000 plan to extend city lines to the site at 2001 Historic Park Way northwest of downtown. Once the new water and sewer lines are in, the historical society plans to build a 2,000-square-foot visitor center on the historic park grounds.