http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Cerettos shift into new gear http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/cerettos-shift-new-gear <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_ceretto1.jpg" alt="The Ceretto family recently gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the shop." title="The Ceretto family recently gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the shop." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> R&amp;M Services has remained a constant at the corner First Street and Denver Avenue since 1958.</p> <p> How do you stay afloat in a small rural community for 70 years? Ron Ceretto, 79, who has worked at his family&rsquo;s business since its first day of operation, Jan. 1, 1947, says the recipe is simple.</p> <p> &ldquo;We just worked and tried to be honest. My dad made us be honest. He taught us how to do it right,&rdquo; said Ron Ceretto.</p> State softball tournament first for Fort Lupton HS http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/state-softball-tournament-first-fort-lupton-hs <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_softball2_101817.jpg" alt="The celebration is on after Fort Lupton clinched its first state softball tournament berth oct. 14 in Eaton." title="The celebration is on after Fort Lupton clinched its first state softball tournament berth oct. 14 in Eaton." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> EATON &ndash; Fort Lupton earned its first berth in a state softball tournament Oct. 14 with a 14-5 win against Basalt.&nbsp;</p> <p> FLHS never trailed. The Bluedevils scored seven times in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach. Aiyana Bravo had a two-run double in the decisive rally. Jordyn Nash had a base hit, and Destiny Dominguez drew a bases-loaded walk.</p> Early results in from historic homes survey http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/early-results-historic-homes-survey <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_historichomes1_101817.png" alt="A home at 414 Harrison Ave. could have the most potential historic significance of any residence in Fort Lupton. It is one of three cottages built in a set." title="A home at 414 Harrison Ave. could have the most potential historic significance of any residence in Fort Lupton. It is one of three cottages built in a set." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Homes potentially eligible for historic designation:</p> <p> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 414 Harrison Ave.</p> <p> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 714 Harrison Ave.</p> <p> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 139 Park Ave.</p> Softball: Frederick returns to state 4A tournament http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/softball-frederick-returns-state-4a-tournament <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_fredsfbl1_101817.jpg" alt="Frederick&#039;s Tori Dufour comes up throwing as center fielder Aspen Dufour comes over for a potential assist in the Warriors&#039; 6-3 win against Ponderosa Oct. 14 in Frederick." title="Frederick&#039;s Tori Dufour comes up throwing as center fielder Aspen Dufour comes over for a potential assist in the Warriors&#039; 6-3 win against Ponderosa Oct. 14 in Frederick." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Frederick&#39;s softball team is back in familiar territory.</p> <p> The Warriors moved to the state 4A softball tournament with a pair of wins. FHS beat Pueblo East 11-0 and downed Ponderosa 6-3. Stats were not immediately available for either game.</p> <p> FHS drew a seventh seed and faces 10th-seeded Mullen at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Aurora Sports Park, East Colfax Avenue and Tower Road. The winner gets either Golden or Elizabeth in the quarterfinals.</p> <p> More in the Oct. 18 issue of the Fort Lupton Press.</p> Fort Lupton High School student commits suicide http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-high-school-student-commits-suicide <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_ariella_101817.jpg" alt="16-year old Ariella Richardson took her own life on Monday, Oct. 9." title="16-year old Ariella Richardson took her own life on Monday, Oct. 9." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s almost like she looked like a cartoon character, that&rsquo;s how pretty she was,&rdquo; said Fernando Martinez, as he described Ariella Richardson. &ldquo;She had the prettiest eyes.&rdquo;</p> <p> Martinez was friends with the Fort Lupton High School sophomore Ariella, 16, who committed suicide the morning of Monday, Oct. 9, according to her father Byron Richardson. It was her first year at Fort Lupton High School. Martinez is a student at a Greeley high school.</p> Lenz Sport capitalizes on next big adventure wave http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/lenz-sport-capitalizes-next-big-adventure-wave <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_01251.jpg" alt="A ski bike features a traditional bike frame with two small skis that take the place of wheels." title="A ski bike features a traditional bike frame with two small skis that take the place of wheels." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Devin Lenz&rsquo;s bicycles made for the ski slopes landed him a spot on CNBC&rsquo;s Adventure Capitalist TV show recently.</p> <p> Operating from his workshop at Lenz Sport at County Road 27 in Fort Lupton, Lenz is leaping into an untapped niche market. According to Lenz, he is one of only one or two other manufacturers making full ski bikes in America, and the only in Colorado. Most ski bike companies sell kits that allow users to combine their pre-existing bike with skis, or are based in China. He started making them in 2005.</p> Candidates talk growth, schools, communication at forum http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/candidates-talk-growth-schools-communication-forum <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_forum3_101817.jpg" alt="Six Weld Re-8 school board candidates answered questions from the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce." title="Six Weld Re-8 school board candidates answered questions from the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> City growth, how to improve schools and how to build better relationships in the community were all hot topics at the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 11.</p> <p> Mayoral candidates Zo Stieber and Bob McWilliams, and Weld Re-8 school board candidates Heather Taylor, Gabriel Saucedo, Matthew Adame, Michelle Bettger, Kehle Griego, and Nalleli Valverde all spoke. School board incumbent Janice Wilkin did not participate.</p> <p> Stieber said infrastructure and land annexation are priorities she has championed for Fort Lupton.</p> Oil well fire burns near Vestas plant http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/oil-well-fire-burns-near-vestas-plant <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_news_wellfire_101817.jpg" alt="Brighton Fire District says this oil well fire north of Brighton will burn for a while. It started shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12." title="Brighton Fire District says this oil well fire north of Brighton will burn for a while. It started shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12." align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><p style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Brighton Fire Rescue District continued to investigate the cause of an oil well fire southeast of the Vestas plant Oct. 12.</span></p> <p style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> It started shortly before 2:15 p.m. in the 13400 block of Weld County Road 4. The well belongs to Great Western Gas and Oil Co.</p>