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Today's News

  • Vietnam tribute draws veterans to Dacono

    Flanked by rows of American flags on one side and a long, black wall bearing the names of fallen U.S. soldiers on the other, a crowd gathered to recently to honor Vietnam warriors who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

    Civilians and military personnel attended the opening ceremony of a four-day outdoor exhibition of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 3440 E. Interstate 25 frontage road in Dacono.

  • Mestizo dancers celebrate Mexican heritage

    The Colorado Mestizo Dancers celebrated Mexican Independence Day on Saturday, Sept. 17 with a cultural festival at Barr Lake which included several dance performances which uniquely celebrated Mexican culture and heritage.

    Gary Garcia of Denver stared Colorado Mestizo Dancers 28 years ago to continue the art of mestizo dancing, which celebrates Mexican history and society through traditional clothing, songs and dance.

    Garcia said that Mestizo dancing keeps younger generations connected to their cultural past.

  • The Academy takes homecoming win from Fort Lupton

    The Academy turned back Fort Lupton 34-14 Sept. 23, spoiling the Bluedevils' homecoming.

    Joel Franco completed 12 of 17 passes for 167 yards. He also ran for a team-high 101 yards on six carries and scored two touchdowns.

    His favorite receiver was Isaiah Sanchez, who caught nine passes for 117 yards.

    No stats were available for FLHS. But we will have more on the game in the Sept. 28 issue of the Fort Lupton Press.

    – reporting by Tony White

  • Herrera is happy to be back

    Cancer survivor and assistant city administrator Aaron Herrera spoke recently at a recent Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    The chamber crowd was happy to see Herrera, 35, since he has been away from his job since this spring to focus on his battle with cancer. 

    On March 9, Herrera was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as paraganglioma, which manifested itself in his body as two malignant tumors.

  • Man stabs woman at Hudson home

    MetroWest Report

    Sheriff's deputies detained a man who allegedly stabbed a woman multiple times during an argument at a Hudson residence on Sunday, Sept. 25.

    The woman was airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center in critical condition, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Her name was not released.

  • Marquez takes second at Martinez Mercury Classic

    BRIGHTON – Fort Lupton's Antonio Marquez took second place in the boys race at the John Martinez Mercury Classic at the Adams County Fairgrounds Sept. 22. His time was 17:53.

    Hector Lopez was ninth in a time of 18:35. John Howard was 28th, posting a time of 19:51. Daniel Lujan was 58th in the field with a time of 22:26, and Anthony Martinez finished 78th in a time of 24:23.

    Two girls participated for the Bluedevils in the meet. Monica Marquez was 12th in a time of 23:40. Gabrielle Norby was 56th. She posted a time of 30:02.

  • Warriors strut their stuff in homecoming parade

    Frederick's annual homecoming parade provided a lively start to the balance of the Warriors' celebration this weekend.

    After the parade wound through downtown and out toward the school, there was a communiuty barbecue with plenty og good and entertainment.

    The big item on the agenda was the Warriors' homecoming football game against Northridge. The second-biggest item on the agenda is the Warriors' homecoming dance Sept. 24.

  • Weld County Council looks to fill vacant seat

    The Weld County Council oversight board is looking for a new District 3 representative after Marjorie Klein resigned Aug. 31.

    Klein, a Fort Lupton resident, in a letter to the board, said she would resign her seat to focus on her health and her business. The five-member council reviews all aspects of county government, including doing audits of various departments.

    District 3 represents Fort Lupton, Gilcrest, Keenesburg, Kersey, Gilcrest and sections of Dacono, Evans and Greeley.

  • Three women charged in burglary, kidnapping case

    Three Fort Lupton women were formally charged with burglary, attempted kidnapping and other crimes in a court hearing in Greeley on Sept. 20.

    The charges stem from an incident on the morning of Sept. 7 in which the three women allegedly went to another woman's home in Fort Lupton, assaulted her and attempted to take her to a separate location, according to Officer Doug Perry, a spokesman for the Fort Lupton Police Department.

  • Mead man charged with murder

    Ronald Budler, 49, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after sheriff’s deputies found a 51-year-old woman dead at a home in the 100 block of Hunters Cove Road in Mead.

    Budler told police he shot Shawna Naimoli, 51, 

    The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head not typical of a self-inflicted death, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said in a press statement.