http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Preliminary crime data from Weld sheriff shows slight 2012 decrease http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/preliminary-crime-data-weld-sheriff-shows-slight-2012-decrease <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fml_sheriff-john-cooke.jpg" alt="Weld County Sheriff John Cooke" title="Weld County Sheriff John Cooke" align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" /><p> <b>GREELEY &mdash;</b> Total reported crime from 2012 to 2013 fell 1 percent, according to Weld County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office preliminary crime statistics released earlier this month.</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Weld County Sheriff John Cooke praised the work of the county&rsquo;s Strike Team, a special law enforcement group within WCSO that responds to trends in crime data.</span></p> Weld RE-8 getting their priorities in order http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/weld-re-8-getting-their-priorities-order <p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b> Since last fall&rsquo;s election, the Weld Re-8 School Board has met with all the teachers, principals and assistant principals in the Fort Lupton School District as part of an ongoing Listening Tour.</p> <p class="p4"> The School Board announced the results April 9 of this listening tour, and the accompanying retreat the board conducted to analyze the results.</p> Weld residents reminded of availability of water testing following September floods http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/weld-residents-reminded-availability-water-testing-following-september-floods <p> <b>GREELEY &mdash; </b>Last September, a trillion gallons of water swept through mountains, industrial and agricultural areas, urban communities and water treatment plants and surged through Weld County.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Because of this, the Weld County Board of Commissioners are reminding county residents on well water that the Department of Public Health and Environment provides water testing to determine if there are unhealthy bacteria levels and if nitrates are present in county residents&rsquo; well water.</span></p> Weld School District Re-8 2014-15 school calendar OK’d http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/weld-school-district-re-8-2014-15-school-calendar-ok%E2%80%99d <p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash; </b>The Weld Re-8 School District board of directors unanimously approved the proposed calendars for the 2014-15 school year at the regular board meeting on March 10. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> The adopted calendar is similar to this year, with some slight changes to parent teacher and conferences (moved to October and March). &nbsp;</p> Oppenheimer Funds donates $10,000 to Weld flood recovery http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/oppenheimer-funds-donates-10000-weld-flood-recovery <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_unitedwayrecovery_041614.jpg" alt="Flood recovery efforts continue with a $10,000 contribution by Oppenheimer Funds. Pictured are (l to r) Darren Walsh, Jeannine Truswell, Eric Johnson, George Fahey, and Pat Flynn. United Way of Weld County and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County are still collecting funds. Funds are being utilized, thanks to the efforts of Weld Recovers: the long term, community recovery committee working to address the ongoing unmet flood recovery needs in Weld County. For more information, visit www.WeldRecovers.org. Those needing assistance may call 970-590-8401 to schedule a visit with case management. (" title="Flood recovery efforts continue with a $10,000 contribution by Oppenheimer Funds. Pictured are (l to r) Darren Walsh, Jeannine Truswell, Eric Johnson, George Fahey, and Pat Flynn. United Way of Weld County and the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County are still collecting funds. Funds are being utilized, thanks to the efforts of Weld Recovers: the long term, community recovery committee working to address the ongoing unmet flood recovery needs in Weld County. For more information, visit www.WeldRecovers.org. Those needing assistance may call 970-590-8401 to schedule a visit with case management. (" align="left" hspace="6" width="132" height="85" /> Rose wins South District seat on United Power Board of Directors http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/rose-wins-south-district-seat-united-power-board-directors <p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> The new face of the United Power Board of Directors has taken shape following the election of a new slate of officers at the April 18 board meeting held in Brighton.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Former Brighton councilman Dave Rose won the South District seat, while incumbents James Vigesaa, Ginny Buczek and Douglas Pryce retained their seats.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Pryce, of the Mountain District, was elected as board president for the coming year.</span></p> Optimists recognize essay winners http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/optimists-recognize-essay-winners <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_optimistessay_042314.jpg" alt="Optimist Club President Dennis Gesterling is shown presenting Cyndie O’Brien her awards for winning first place in the Optimist essay contest. Her winning paper entitled, “How Dreams Lead to Success,” is now entered in the District competition. The papers were truly outstanding this year and the committee had a difficult time selecting a winner. Optimist pins were also awarded to Makayla DeFebio, Bohdi O’Neil and Andrew Segovia for their excellent papers. There were 17 entries in this year’s competition. Our thanks to all the students who participated in our contest. " title="Optimist Club President Dennis Gesterling is shown presenting Cyndie O’Brien her awards for winning first place in the Optimist essay contest. Her winning paper entitled, “How Dreams Lead to Success,” is now entered in the District competition. The papers were truly outstanding this year and the committee had a difficult time selecting a winner. Optimist pins were also awarded to Makayla DeFebio, Bohdi O’Neil and Andrew Segovia for their excellent papers. There were 17 entries in this year’s competition. Our thanks to all the students who participated in our contest. " align="left" hspace="6" width="103" height="85" /> New employees on board at Kinetacare http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/new-employees-board-kinetacare <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sb_kinetaluke_042314.jpg" alt="Luke Hruska" title="Luke Hruska" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash;</b> Brighton physical therapy center Kinetacare, 2418 E. Bridge St., welcomed two new members to the practice in the past month.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Luke Hruska has joined Kinetacare as a full-time physical therapist. Hruska has a doctorate in physical therapy from Boston University and had previously work for a financial securities firm in Chicago before moving with his family to Colorado in 2010.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p>