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Today's News

  • Fort Lupton gets photo op

        FORT LUPTON — The city of Fort Lupton is about to get its picture taken, and it is not a photo of city staff. This will be a photo of the actual city that will be put to use for city operations.
        In partnering with the Denver Regional Council of Governments on its Denver Regional Aerial Photography Project, the city will get photographed approximately 121 square miles of land in and around Fort Lupton.

  • Snowstorm cancels Weld Re-8, Aims classes

     WELD COUNTY -- A monster snowstorm prompted Weld Re-8 to cancel classes and before- and after-school activities Tuesday.

    The storm also closed the Aims Community College campus. It was expected to deposit up to a foot of snow in locations around the metro area. Gusty winds blew up to 35 knots in some places, according to the National Weather Service.

    City of Fort Lupton offices are closed. Frederick, Dacono and Firestone town offices all opened mid-morning and were expected to remain open throughout the day.

  • Wrestling: Sandoval claims 120-pound title at Brighton Invitational

    BRIGHTON -- Fort Lupton's Jody Sandoval II took home the championship of the 120-pound bracket at the Brighton Invitational wrestling tournament Jan. 30. He won all three of his matches by pinfall. Sandoval earned a bye in the first round. His longest match lasted 1:42, and that was in the finals against Burlington's Cody Jacobsen.

    Darian Rosales (132) and Ruben Rodriguez (113) took fourth place at their respective weights.

    As a team, the Bluedevils finished ninth.

  • Kaylor tabbed as next Weld Re-8 superintendent

        FORT LUPTON — Fort Lupton High School's principal will become the new superintendent of the Weld Re-8 School District this summer.

    Alan Kaylor, who has been the principal since 2013, was tabbed to be the new head of the district Jan. 16. He takes the new job July 1.

    "I am humbled and honored," Kaylor said in a text message.

  • Train collides with car; no injuries reported

    BRIGHTON -- A Union Pacific train and a car collided Feb. 3 just south of downtown Brighton.

    The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. at U.S. 85 and Bromley Lane. Firefighters on the scene say there were no serious injuires.

    Rescue personnel told reporter Lee Strubinger that two cars collided. The force of the crash sent one of the vehicles onto the tracks.

  • Firestone now allows potbellied pigs as pets

     FIRESTONE— There is no love quite like the love from a dog or a cat or a … potbellied pig?

    Potbellied pigs and rabbits have formally been added to the list of allowable residential pets in Firestone, following a recent vote by the board of trustees.

    Firestone Mayor Paul Sorensen said the need for the measure came when town officials noticed that a resident had a potbellied pig as a pet. Since there was nothing in the code that allowed swine in town, officials decided to draft an ordinance that would allow it, he said.

  • Board to consider changing Fort Lupton High School eligibility policy

    FORT LUPTON — Weld Re-8’s high school eligibility policy for extracurricular activities, including sports, drama, band, etc., is considered to be one of the toughest policies in the region.

    Now, some high school officials want to change the policy, but the change is being met with resistance by the school board.

  • Every Creature Counts shelter remembers co-founder Sam Booker

     FORT LUPTON— Long-time animal rescue advocate Sam Booker passed away on Jan. 18.

    Booker and his wife, Lisa, co-founded Every Creature Counts, the no-kill animal shelter located at 1245 Factory Drive Circle.

    The shelter posted a message recently to honor Booker and ask people for donations in his name.

    “After the 2012 death of his wife, Lisa, Sam stayed focused on continuing the vision and mission they both had established in 1992 for ECC,” the message said.

  • Help choose the new Fort Lupton High School principal

    FORT LUPTON — Officials are searching for a new principal for Fort Lupton High School.

  • War of the Burger comes to Fort Lupton

    FORT LUPTON—A battle for future customers in Fort Lupton appears to be the latest salvo in the national “Burger War” between Burger King and Wendy’s.

    Wendy’s franchise officials announced plans to infiltrate the city in August, after the company received approval to demolish The Branding Iron restaurant at 11 First St. and build its own fortress.

    The new Wendy’s location is just a stone’s throw away from a Burger King restaurant across Highway 52 at 25 S. Grand Ave.