http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Simone issues stern statement as Re-8 preps for post-Payler era http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/simone-issues-stern-statement-re-8-preps-post-payler-era <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_edu_paylerpic_082714_1.jpg" alt="Outgoing superintendent Mark Payler poses with a parting gift during his final meeting presiding over Weld Re-8 School District Aug. 25 at the district building on Reynolds Avenue. Payler announced at the Aug. 11 school board meeting his decision to resign after more than a decade at the helm of Fort Lupton schools." title="Outgoing superintendent Mark Payler poses with a parting gift during his final meeting presiding over Weld Re-8 School District Aug. 25 at the district building on Reynolds Avenue. Payler announced at the Aug. 11 school board meeting his decision to resign after more than a decade at the helm of Fort Lupton schools." align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> The </span><span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">ongoing saga of longtime administrator Mark Payler continued to play out very publicly, though probably for the last time, during an Aug. 25 board meeting intended as a celebration of new faces and improved assessment scores.</span></p> Aims ag program gaining momentum http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/aims-ag-program-gaining-momentum <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_edu_aimsagclub_082714.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><p> <span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><strong>FORT LUPTON &mdash;</strong> It&rsquo;s been only a</span><span class="s1" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">bout a year and a half since Aims Community College began offering an agriculture program, and already some anecdotal evidence between instructors suggests it is planting seeds of opportunity.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Success stories tend to be the benchmark by which a curriculum is judged, and a few notable stories are coming out of the South Campus in Fort Lupton.</span></p> Zero Week not kind to Bluedevils http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/zero-week-not-kind-bluedevils <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_fbl2_082714.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton&#039;s Preslee Miller (44) and Lorenzo Antuna (88) try to contain Centaurus Matthew Axelrod in the backfield during the first half of Friday night&#039;s game at Centaurus High School.  " title="Fort Lupton&#039;s Preslee Miller (44) and Lorenzo Antuna (88) try to contain Centaurus Matthew Axelrod in the backfield during the first half of Friday night&#039;s game at Centaurus High School.  " align="left" hspace="6" width="83" height="85" /><p> <span class="s3" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><b>LAF</b></span><span class="s4" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"><b>AYETTE &mdash;</b> Owen Mellen combined the traits of two sports Aug. 22.</span></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s4">The Fort Lupton senior was a wide receiver pressed into service as the tallest player in several &ldquo;jump-ball&rdquo; passing situations for the Fort Lupton football team.</span></p> Foundation goes ‘above and beyond’ to assist Wagner family of Frederick http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/foundation-goes-%E2%80%98above-and-beyond%E2%80%99-assist-wagner-family-frederick <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_comm_dreamvacation_082714.jpg" alt="The Wagners of Frederick pose for a picture during a recent trip to Davenport, Fla., courtesy of the Sunshine Foundation. The foundation helps families with special needs children by providing special moments or vacations the family might otherwise never be able to achieve. Mother Kimberly Wagner (right) said her 8-year-old autistic son Cooper (center, with backpack) opened up more than usual and responded well to the trip - particularly Legoland - making it a lot of fun for the whole family." title="The Wagners of Frederick pose for a picture during a recent trip to Davenport, Fla., courtesy of the Sunshine Foundation. The foundation helps families with special needs children by providing special moments or vacations the family might otherwise never be able to achieve. Mother Kimberly Wagner (right) said her 8-year-old autistic son Cooper (center, with backpack) opened up more than usual and responded well to the trip - particularly Legoland - making it a lot of fun for the whole family." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FREDERICK &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Kimberly Wagner said her family has had a </span><span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">hard time traveling together at all since her and her husband Kevin&rsquo;s 8-year-old son, Cooper, was diagnosed with autism some five years ago.</span></p> Academic improvements allow Weld Re-8 to receive performance framework rankings boost http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/academic-improvements-allow-weld-re-8-receive-performance-framework-rankings-boost <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Just days after th</span><span class="s1" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">e Weld Re-8 superintendent resigned amid claims he wasn&rsquo;t doing enough to help students achieve academic success, the state&rsquo;s board of education delivered a seemingly contradictory message.</span></p> Carbon Valley Farmer & Miner being absorbed into Fort Lupton Press as of Sept. 1 http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/carbon-valley-farmer-miner-being-absorbed-fort-lupton-press-sept-1 <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Publication of the </span><i style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carbon Valley Farmer &amp; Miner</i><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">, a weekly newspaper of MetroWest Newspapers serving Frederick, Firestone, Dacono and the surrounding area, will cease in its current form effective Sept. 1.</span></p> Fort Lupton High School’s school store aims to reopen http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-high-school%E2%80%99s-school-store-aims-reopen <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">ERIE &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> It&rsquo;s been a while since Fort Lupton&rsquo;s school store was open for business.</span></p> <p class="p3"> That may change this year if the school&rsquo;s chapters of Future Business Leaders of America and D<span class="s2">ECA have anything to say about it.</span></p> Frederick graduates map out their business future with application for O&G industry and much more http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/frederick-graduates-map-out-their-business-future-application-og-industry-and-much-more <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fml_scottdavedds_082714.jpg" alt="From left, Scott and David Carter" title="From left, Scott and David Carter" align="left" hspace="6" width="98" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">LAKEWOOD &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Two brothers and Frederick High School grads providing nearly two decades&rsquo; worth of digital data services have now developed a mapping application they said is easy to use, even for the most technologically impaired.</span></p>