Today's News

  • Tardy audit may cost Weld Re-8

    The Weld Re-8 School District is staring at a risk to losing its' Colorado Department of Education (CDE) funding. This is because third-party auditor Steven Plutt of Littleton based Plutt Rogers and Company PC is still reviewing the district's 2016/17 financial audit despite being given a three month extension to complete the work.

    Plutt's audit report, expected to be delivered to the district school board Monday, Feb. 12, will be delayed another three to four days, as announced by Superintendent Alan Kaylor at the beginning of the meeting.

  • Lochbuie residents to get ‘in-town’ rec center rate

    Residents of Lochbuie can now enjoy all the same perks that Fort Lupton residents get at the Fort

    Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

    City council members gave the green light recently to Lochbuie residents to receive in-town resident

    rates, just as if they lived within city boundaries. Lochbuie officials plan to reimburse Fort Lupton the

  • State 3A wrestling .. Day 2

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    DENVER – Fort Lupton's two quarterfinalists in the state 3A wrestling tournament came up short in their matches Feb. 16 at Pepsi Center.

    Valley High School's Javier Gonzalez beat Fort Lupton's Jacob Duran 5-3 in the quarterfinals of the 120-pound bracket.

  • A stump reborn through friendship

    Rising out of David Martinez’s yard at 144 Second St. stands a piece of wood that sings, hoots, swims, and growls.

    Thanks to wood carver Robert Lyon, a chestnut-brown bear, a white-capped eagle, an aquamarine fish and a stoic owl, now stand guard over what was once just an old tree stump.

    “It meant a lot to me. I had a stump - something that was an eyesore,” said Martinez.

    Starting with what was originally an estimated 40-foot elm tree base, Lyon hacked and chain-sawed his masterpiece over the course of just one week.

  • Missing man turns up safe

    Frederick police announced they found a missing 61-year-old man.

    Steven Wedmore suffers from what Weld County authorities called "serious medical issues." Authorities found him about 40 minutes after a countywide Code Red call.

    There were no details on Widmore's disappearance or how authorities were able to find him.

  • Marathon bee turns up a winner

    2018 Weld Re-8 spelling bee finalists

    First place: Eleno De La Torre (fifth grade)

    Second place: Kyden Kelley (fifth grade)

    Third place: Erick Aguirre Garcia (fourth grade)

    Other participants

    Maddax Farrer (eighth grade)

    Jack Pendleton (fourth grade)

    Joel Marrufo (fourth grade)

  • Basketball: Tough day for FLHS at Pepsi Center

    DENVER – Fort Lupton's basketball teams made a road trip to Pepsi Center in Denver Feb. 13, but neither could come away with a win.

    Fort Morgan beat the Bluedevils 56-16 in the girls game. Haley Lewis had 26 points for the Mutangs. Hilda Rivera led thje Bluedevils with eight. Breanna Carrol and Gianna Tijerina scored four.

    The Mustangs outscored Fort Lupton 49-34 in the nightcap. FMHS made it easy with a 22-0 run in the first quarter. No stats were available for the boys game.

  • Mayor’s youth council to link government with schools

    Zo Stieber, recently elected Fort Lupton mayor, is wasting no time in office. First on her mind are the students of Fort Lupton that she hopes to better incorporate within Fort Lupton city government.

    “A lot of times kids think they have nothing to do with the city and the city has nothing do with them, and that’s just not true,” said Stieber.

    Stieber is developing a youth council that would give students internships and apprenticeships within Fort Lupton city government.

  • Middle schoolers learn survival techniques

    Middle schoolers learn

    survival techniques

    Fort Lupton Middle School sixth-graders who learned survival techniques are now ready for whatever nature may throw at them.

    U.S. Army soldiers recently taught the students how to tie knots, how to pack a backpack when going into the woods, and what ready-to-eat meals taste like.

    The session came as the students read “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen, a survival story about a 13-year-old.


  • Fornof retires from city clerk job

    Longtime city clerk Nanette Fornof is stepping down from her post, but she won’t be far away.

    Fornof will continue to work with the city twice a week on special projects and to provide extra help. Planning technician Mari Pena will take over Fornof’s city clerk duties.

    It was easy to see the impact Fornof has made on the city at a farewell for her at a city council meeting Monday, Feb. 5.