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Opinion

  • Amanda Ufheil-Somers

    Guest Column

     

    Once again, a U.S. president vows to eliminate an extremist militia in the Middle East to make the region, and Americans, safe.

  • Editor:

    The weekend of Sept. 6, the city of Fort Lupton celebrated the traditional Trappers Days. The whole city participates and the community celebrates its diversity. Small town America at its best. The South Platte Valley Historical Society served its annual pancake breakfast at the fire hall parking lot. This event is attended by many of the residents of Fort Lupton and also some of our Weld County public officials. 

  • Editor:

    We would like to express our sincere thanks for the many beautiful cards we received for our 60th anniversary.

    To all our friends and family members, your thoughtfulness and best wishes made out special day so happy. Thank you all so very much, we love you.

    Lawrence and Maureen Case

  • Editor:

    In response to the recent criticisms of the Concerned Citizens for the Education of Our Students (CCES) regarding the resignation of Superintendent Payler, the following facts are presented:

    Of nine Weld County school districts, Fort Lupton is at the bottom with a TCAP cumulative average of 45 percent. 

    Of 12 Weld County high schools, Fort Lupton is again at the bottom of the list with out 74.5 percent of our students graduating in four years.

  • Marge Baker

    Guest Column

     

    One of the many privileges of living in a democracy is the ability of each of us to have an equal say about how we are governed. Through elections, our lawmakers can be held accountable for how well they fight for the interests of the people they represent.

  • Fall Clean-Up Day, set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Public Works Shop at 800 12th Ave. in Fort Lupton, offers residents a convenient opportunity to dispose of unused household items and yard debris (No household trash, concrete, Freon based appliances, or electronics will be accepted; some items may require a fee). There is a suggested donation of $10, and there is a $5 fee for each tire dropped off.

  • Jennifer Forker

    Guest column

    We often talk about the ripple effect of suicide — that it affects so many people beyond the individual’s immediate family and friends — but we often forget to include our co-workers among those who are grief-stricken by a loss related to suicide. Yet most of us spend 40 hours or more a week at our workplace. 

  • Timothy Karr

    Guest Column

     

    There was no vacation for the Internet this summer.

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    The work of the Concerned Citizens for the Education of Our Students has just begun:

    • Hiring a new superintendent, with experience with a community with the demographics of Fort Lupton, able to work with all the stakeholders in the Re-8 district to improve the education level of our children and raise the expectation levels and challenge our students.

  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora

    This editorial that follows is about the U.S addiction to foreign oil and how it imperils our economic and national security. We must and can end that addiction through a renewed emphasis upon various forms of energy development here within North America where we have reliable partners in Canada and Mexico, our own abundant energy resources, and, if unleashed, the entrepreneurial, spirit to use energy more efficiently.

  • Editor:

    Weld County has seen phenomenal growth in the past 10 years.  Since 2004, our assessed value has grown from $2.9 billion to $9 billion in 2014, a 210% increase.  Weld County now ranks as the second largest Colorado county in total assessed value – behind only Denver. 

  • Emily Schwartz Greco 

    and William A. Collins

     

    What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil.

  • Glenn Mollette

    Guest Column

     

    The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money.

  • I am honored to share with you the medical assistance offered by United Way of Weld County. 

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    Dear Fort Lupton Community,

    Thank you. It has been my honor and pleasure to serve the students, staff and community of Fort Lupton for over a decade.

    The challenges have been many, but a great team of dedicated professionals with our students always at forefront of every conversation, have tackled the many hurdles that were placed before them.

  • Trudy Lieberman

    Rural health News Service

    Evidence continues to pile up that Medicare Advantage plans are no advantage for taxpayers.

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    Stan Martin

    Mary is a longtime unincorporated Adams County resident living in the Welby area.

    Mary is desperate and scared. After numerous messages and failed attempts to receive answers from the county, Mary frantically searches the web and googles “stormwater invoice.”

  • Editor:

    Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair.

    Perhaps you sent a floral spray,

    If so, saw it there.

    Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend would say.

    Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.

      Whatever you did to console our hearts,