http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en United Way's PASO program nurtures new ways of caring http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/united-ways-paso-program-nurtures-new-ways-caring <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_comm_pasopic1_091714.jpg" alt="Soyla, who will soon be 4 years old, stands close to her neighbor and childcare provider, Elsa Castillo, inside a spare bedroom in Castillo&amp;#039;s house that now serves as Soyla&#039;s daytime classroom. Castillo is one of 17 women from Fort Lupton who recently graduated from the United Way&#039;s Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) program. PASO is aimed to benefit children, parents and caregivers alike by teaching skills sets to childcare providers that enable them to help prepare young and preschool children for a lifetime of learning." title="Soyla, who will soon be 4 years old, stands close to her neighbor and childcare provider, Elsa Castillo, inside a spare bedroom in Castillo&amp;#039;s house that now serves as Soyla&#039;s daytime classroom. Castillo is one of 17 women from Fort Lupton who recently graduated from the United Way&#039;s Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) program. PASO is aimed to benefit children, parents and caregivers alike by teaching skills sets to childcare providers that enable them to help prepare young and preschool children for a lifetime of learning." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b> You can tell the bond between young Soyla and her childcare provider is strong by the way the preschooler clings to Elsa Castillo&rsquo;s leg as the caregiver shows off a spare bedroom that has been transformed into the young girl&rsquo;s tidy classroom.</p> <p> That tight bond is often assumed: A childcare provider&rsquo;s nurture is generally one of those things taken for granted when a person leaves their child in the care of another. Parents believe, rightfully so, that the basic emotional and physical needs of that child will be met.</p> Firefighters recall work at GroundZero as Sept. 11 remembrance held in Carbon Valley http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/firefighters-recall-work-groundzero-sept-11-remembrance-held-carbon-valley <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_comm_fred-fire911_091714.jpg" alt="Firestone-Frederick Fire Protection District personnel and others listen as Chief Ted Poszywak delivers a speech during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Frederick. Poszywak said the community should not meet each 9/11 to &quot;remember darkness or fear, but instead the triumphy of the human spirit over such things.&quot;" title="Firestone-Frederick Fire Protection District personnel and others listen as Chief Ted Poszywak delivers a speech during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Frederick. Poszywak said the community should not meet each 9/11 to &quot;remember darkness or fear, but instead the triumphy of the human spirit over such things.&quot;" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>FREDERICK &mdash; </b>Frederick-Firestone Fire Chief Ted Poszywak said the damp and chilly weather that set the tone for the district&rsquo;s Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony in Frederick was similar to what it was like the second day he was on site in New York City following the terror attack that killed thousands.</p> She's the queen http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/shes-queen <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fort_homecoming_queen.jpg" alt="Analee Vargas is the 2014 homecoming queen of Fort Lupton High School. She was crowned during halftime of the Bluedevils&#039; game against Berthoud. The homecoming king is Jacob Browne. He received his coronation at the homecoming dance Sept. 13." title="Analee Vargas is the 2014 homecoming queen of Fort Lupton High School. She was crowned during halftime of the Bluedevils&#039; game against Berthoud. The homecoming king is Jacob Browne. He received his coronation at the homecoming dance Sept. 13." align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /> Berthoud romps to football win over Fort Lupton http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/berthoud-romps-football-win-over-fort-lupton <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fort_ftbll_photo3.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton’s Jordan Torrez gets clocked from Berthoud’s Chad Ellis during the first half of Friday night&#039;s game in Fort Lupton. The Bluedevils lost their homecoming game 42-0. " title="Fort Lupton’s Jordan Torrez gets clocked from Berthoud’s Chad Ellis during the first half of Friday night&#039;s game in Fort Lupton. The Bluedevils lost their homecoming game 42-0. " align="left" hspace="6" width="89" height="85" /><p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b>&nbsp;Things didn&rsquo;t go well for Fort Lupton&rsquo;s football team on many fronts in Friday night&rsquo;s homecoming loss to Berthoud High School.</p> <p> Elijah Vargas, the starting quarterback, completed just one pass before he was sent to the sidelines with an ankle injury. His replacement was Isaiah Padilla, who also wound up on the sidelines with an injury. Padilla was the top rusher for the Bluedevils with 23 yards on 13 carries.&nbsp;</p> Firestone joins campaign to promote Lassy Project child safety app http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/firestone-joins-campaign-promote-lassy-project-child-safety-app <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_lassyproject_091714.jpg" alt="A screenshot of the Lassy Project website." title="A screenshot of the Lassy Project website." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <strong>FIRESTONE &mdash;</strong> The tight-knit Firestone community is upping the ante on children&rsquo;s safety by promoting participation in a project designed to help prevent child abductions.</p> LeBlanc family honored as 2014 parade grand marshalls http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/leblanc-family-honored-2014-parade-grand-marshalls <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rendevous_001a.jpg" alt="Visitors and re-enactors to the Rendezvous held at the Old Fort Lupton hold their ears as they wait for on of the exhibit’s cannons to fire." title="Visitors and re-enactors to the Rendezvous held at the Old Fort Lupton hold their ears as they wait for on of the exhibit’s cannons to fire." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Rather than one single honoree for this year&rsquo;s Trapper Day parade, organizers instead opted to honor the LeBlanc family as their grand marshalls for the 2014 parade.</span></p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> <strong>Genevieve LeBlanc</strong></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Genevieve Nordell LeBlanc has been a long-time resident of Fort Lupton, the fifth of eight generations raised here.&nbsp;</span></p> Winners named from 2014 Fort Lupton Optimist Club Duck Race http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/winners-named-2014-fort-lupton-optimist-club-duck-race <p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash; </b>The Fort Lupton Optimist Club held their annual Ducks Across the Rockies duck race on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the corner of Weld County Roads 6 and 19.</p> <p> This year water levels were higher and running faster and didn&rsquo;t seem to bother the ducks at all &mdash; but it had all Optimist hands in the water trying to retrieve them as some swam under, over and around the trap after trapping the top nine. It was not a long wait to catch the last duck.</p> Preparedness in flood’s wake http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/preparedness-flood%E2%80%99s-wake <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/policechieffirestone_cr_13.jpg" alt="Firestone Police Chief David Montgomery peers over the edge of where the road broke away along Colorado Boulevard north of the Firestone town limits following the September 2013 floods. The river came through and completely pushed through the road to turn the entire area into a lake. The damage took out two of the three main water lines serving the Carbon Valley area through the Central Weld County Water District. " title="Firestone Police Chief David Montgomery peers over the edge of where the road broke away along Colorado Boulevard north of the Firestone town limits following the September 2013 floods. The river came through and completely pushed through the road to turn the entire area into a lake. The damage took out two of the three main water lines serving the Carbon Valley area through the Central Weld County Water District. " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">SOUTHERN WELD COUNTY &mdash; </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">When the rain stopped and the floodwaters receded last September, residents of Weld County were the lucky ones &mdash; at least by comparison.</span></p> <p class="p3"> Looking back, the people of Fort Lupton and the Tri-Towns came away from flooding that began in the early morning hours of Sept. 12 relatively unscathed when compared to those further north in places like Evans and Milliken, or to the west in Boulder and Larimer counties.&nbsp;</p>