http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en More than a century of service for Odd Fellows http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/more-century-service-odd-fellows <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_comm_oddfellows1_102914.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton Independent Order of Odd Fellows trustee Roger Standard cuts a ribbon Oct. 17 in front of the Odd Fellows&#039; Third Street building as part of a celebration of 100 years at that location. Looking on are (from left) Fort Lupton Police Chief Ken Poncelow, Fort Lupton Lodge 100 grand leader Anita Delaney and Odd Fellow member Kristi Connolly. The ribbon cutting was followed up by refreshments and live music from the Fort Lupton High School jazz band. The Fort Lupton chapter of Odd Fellows was created in 1900." title="Fort Lupton Independent Order of Odd Fellows trustee Roger Standard cuts a ribbon Oct. 17 in front of the Odd Fellows&#039; Third Street building as part of a celebration of 100 years at that location. Looking on are (from left) Fort Lupton Police Chief Ken Poncelow, Fort Lupton Lodge 100 grand leader Anita Delaney and Odd Fellow member Kristi Connolly. The ribbon cutting was followed up by refreshments and live music from the Fort Lupton High School jazz band. The Fort Lupton chapter of Odd Fellows was created in 1900." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <em><strong><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Lodge&rsquo;s 2014 Winter&nbsp;</span></strong></em></p> <p class="p1"> <em><strong>Vendor Fair set for Nov. 8</strong></em></p> <p class="p2"> <em><strong>The Fort Lupton Odd Fellows Lodge #100 is hosting its 2014 Winter Vendor Fair at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, at 709 Third St. in Fort Lupton. The Odd Fellows are offering the lodge to vendors of all types &mdash; direct sell, home crafters, and hobbyists. Come and support our local direct sell business &nbsp;</strong></em></p> ‘We don’t turn anybody away' http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/%E2%80%98we-don%E2%80%99t-turn-anybody-away <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_comm_cvhc3_102914.jpg" alt="Carbon Valley Help Center volunteer Dennis Melosh points to rows of bagged food ready to be delivered to those coming to the center for food assistance. Melosh and others said the center acts as a way to help people achieve &quot;self-sufficiency&quot; by supplying food as well as referrals to other needed services. On this particular Thursday, Melosh, volunteer Bobby Montano and his wife, Roberta, were busy shelving more than 600 pounds of food donated by a local church." title="Carbon Valley Help Center volunteer Dennis Melosh points to rows of bagged food ready to be delivered to those coming to the center for food assistance. Melosh and others said the center acts as a way to help people achieve &quot;self-sufficiency&quot; by supplying food as well as referrals to other needed services. On this particular Thursday, Melosh, volunteer Bobby Montano and his wife, Roberta, were busy shelving more than 600 pounds of food donated by a local church." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FIRESTONE &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> It would be easy for the casual observer to miss the fledgling Carbon Valley Help Center, located in the former Firestone Town Hall building on Buchanan Avenue and tucked in among unassuming ranch homes and other small residences. Even a new sign added out front of the building over the summer does little to increase its conspicuousness.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Demethanizer tower journeys toward Fort Lupton http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/demethanizer-tower-journeys-toward-fort-lupton <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_biz_demethanizer1_102914.jpg" alt="Power lines, railroad tracks and 90-degree turns all present challenges to the Northwest Logistics Heavy Haul team of haulers moving a more than 17-story piece of oil and gas equipment to Fort Lupton from a manufacturer in Oklahoma. After leaving Broken Arrow on Oct. 18, haulers slowly made their way through Oklahoma and Kansas before entering into Colorado late Oct. 28. The more than 1-million-pound demethanizer is slated to roll into Fort Lupton sometime around Halloween." title="Power lines, railroad tracks and 90-degree turns all present challenges to the Northwest Logistics Heavy Haul team of haulers moving a more than 17-story piece of oil and gas equipment to Fort Lupton from a manufacturer in Oklahoma. After leaving Broken Arrow on Oct. 18, haulers slowly made their way through Oklahoma and Kansas before entering into Colorado late Oct. 28. The more than 1-million-pound demethanizer is slated to roll into Fort Lupton sometime around Halloween." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A 17-story natural gas tower is slowly &mdash; and we mean </span><i style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">slowly</i><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &mdash; making its way from Oklahoma to Colorado, and expected to arrive in Weld County sometime around Halloween.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">That is, assuming there are no delays.</span></p> D'Evelyn brings Fort Lupton soccer season to an end http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/develyn-brings-fort-lupton-soccer-season-end <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_soccer1_110514.jpg" alt="It&#039;s a serious scrum between Fort Lupton&#039;s Fabian Lujan and D&#039;Evelyn&#039;s Mario Gori during the second half of the state 4A playoffs Oct. 28 in Lakewood. Gori was issued a yellow card after the scrum finished." title="It&#039;s a serious scrum between Fort Lupton&#039;s Fabian Lujan and D&#039;Evelyn&#039;s Mario Gori during the second half of the state 4A playoffs Oct. 28 in Lakewood. Gori was issued a yellow card after the scrum finished." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>LAKEWOOD --</strong> D&#39;Evelyn scored goals in each half Oct. 28 and beat Fort Lupton 2-0 in the second round of the state 4A soccer playoffs at Lakewood Memorial Field.</p> <p> Charles Doebbler scored the first goal in the 12th minute. Wesley Tedstrom wrapped up the scoring in the 43rd minute. Chris Linden recorded the shutout. He had five saves. Jesus Arellano had three saves in goal for Fort Lupton.</p> Rezoning, annexation request OK’d by council http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/rezoning-annexation-request-ok%E2%80%99d-council <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Fort Lupton City Council members breezed through a full agenda Oct. 20 at City Hall, approving both a rezoning and annexation request and two change orders on existing projects while giving the green light for planners to apply for a nearly $350,000 trail grant.</span></p> Weld Re-8 board authorizes talks to conduct search for new superintendent http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/weld-re-8-board-authorizes-talks-conduct-search-new-superintendent <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Weld Re-8 school board directors approved a motion&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Oct. 20&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">that would allow the acting superintendent and the board president to enter negotiations with a state group proposing to help the district search for a new leader.</span></p> Unite for Literacy adds ASL offering to its collection http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/unite-literacy-adds-asl-offering-its-collection <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">WELD COUNTY &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> A Fort Collins company that started going digital in recent months as part of their crusade for children&rsquo;s literacy in Colorado and beyond has added a new page to their book of progress.</span></p> <p class="p4"> Already narrated in 24 languages, the more than 100 digital picture books offered by Unite for Literacy (www.uniteforliteracy.com) will now include five titles narrated in American Sign Language (ASL).</p> Wholly Stromboli helping Main Street get into the Halloween spirit on Fourth http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/wholly-stromboli-helping-main-street-get-halloween-spirit-fourth <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_mainstreettricktreat1_102914.jpg" alt="Halloween fun was had by many at last year&#039;s Main Street Trick or Treat. " title="Halloween fun was had by many at last year&#039;s Main Street Trick or Treat. " align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> The Third Annual Main Street Trick or Treat in Fort Lupton is undergoing a slight loc</span><span class="s2" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">ation change, but the event&rsquo;s organizer said the holiday spirit will remain the same.</span></p>