http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Firestone residents show support for police http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/firestone-residents-show-support-police <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_fpd_support-2.jpeg" alt="From left, Corporal Ray Bueno, Officer Curt Bringle, Corporal Michael Rose and Officer Dan Wittler greet a resident at an unannounced support rally for the Firestone Police Department on Saturday, July 16, at Town Hall. " title="From left, Corporal Ray Bueno, Officer Curt Bringle, Corporal Michael Rose and Officer Dan Wittler greet a resident at an unannounced support rally for the Firestone Police Department on Saturday, July 16, at Town Hall. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Several Firestone residents met with on-duty police on Saturday, July 16, to express their gratitude for the law enforcement agency&rsquo;s work in the community.</p> <p> Police Chief David L. Montgomery said the surprise visit residents made to Firestone Town Hall at 151 Grant Ave. was a clear reminder of the strong bond between the Firestone community and its police department, especially in light of the recent killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.</p> Fort Lupton school supply fundraiser gets A+ http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-school-supply-fundraiser-gets <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_fundraiser-2.jpeg" alt="From left, Karen Dotson, Claud Hanes, city administrator, and Terrie Asay, community resources officer, work in the kitchen during an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser. " title="From left, Karen Dotson, Claud Hanes, city administrator, and Terrie Asay, community resources officer, work in the kitchen during an annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser. " align="left" hspace="6" width="117" height="85" /><p> A school supply fundraising event at Wholly Stromboli, 410 Denver Ave., on Friday, July 15, raised thousands of dollars for public school students in Fort Lupton.<br /> Terrie Asay, Fort Lupton&rsquo;s community resources officer, organized the spaghetti dinner, which was sponsored by the Fort Lupton Police Department. This year&rsquo;s gathering raised $4,648, making it the highest grossing spaghetti dinner to date. Asay said she&rsquo;s proud of the community&rsquo;s effort to raise money for a good cause. About 125 people turned out for the event.<br /> New Firestone police building to be on ballot http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/new-firestone-police-building-be-ballot <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_chief_montgomery.jpeg" alt="Firestone police chief David L. Montgomery sits at his desk in town hall, where part of his staff works. Most officers work in half of a mobile modular trailer behind the building. Photo by Tony White" title="Firestone police chief David L. Montgomery sits at his desk in town hall, where part of his staff works. Most officers work in half of a mobile modular trailer behind the building. Photo by Tony White" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Voters in November will be asked to approve funding for a new Firestone public safety building expected to house the police department and municipal court.</p> <p> Firestone&rsquo;s board of trustees made the decision to put the measure on the ballot on July 13 after months of planning. The board hired Roth Sheppard Architects in Denver last month to come up with a final design and cost estimates.</p> Preseason camp helps Warriors with new defense http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/preseason-camp-helps-warriors-new-defense <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_fredvbl2_072716.jpg" alt="Frederick’s Josi Revielle leads the cheers after the Warriors regained serve during the University of Northern Colorado volleyball camp July 21. " title="Frederick’s Josi Revielle leads the cheers after the Warriors regained serve during the University of Northern Colorado volleyball camp July 21. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.973px;"><strong>GREELEY &ndash;</strong>&nbsp; There is no better place to try out a new defense than in a multi-team volleyball camp at the University of Northern Colorado.</span></p> <p class="p3"> That&rsquo;s exactly what Frederick&rsquo;s second-year volleyball coach, Matt Samson, did with his Warriors team.&nbsp;</p> West Nile virus found around Fort Lupton http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/west-nile-virus-found-around-fort-lupton <p> Recent hot days and &ldquo;monsoon&rdquo; evening rains have created ideal conditions for West Nile virus to thrive in and around Fort Lupton.</p> <p> In fact, all three mosquito monitoring zones in Weld County tested positive for the virus between July 10 and 16, according to a Weld County Department of Health and Environment notice issued Monday, July 25. Each monitored area has five strategically place &ldquo;mosquito traps&rdquo; checked every week, or 15 testing sites.</p> Former Fort Lupton firefighter fights battle with cancer http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/former-fort-lupton-firefighter-fights-battle-cancer <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/larry_schmidt_gofundme_0.jpg" alt="Former Fort Lupton fire fighter Larry Schmidt is battling pancreatic cancer. A Go Fund Me fundraising page has been set up to help." title="Former Fort Lupton fire fighter Larry Schmidt is battling pancreatic cancer. A Go Fund Me fundraising page has been set up to help." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p dir="ltr"> <span>&ldquo;Love and Support For Larry&rdquo; is the title of a &quot;Go Fund Me&quot; account set up for former Fort Lupton firefighter Larry Schmidt, who is fighting against pancreatic cancer that has spread throughout his body.</span></p> Women's Fund of Weld County looks to help women in region http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/womens-fund-weld-county-looks-help-women-region <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_connie_mapes.jpg" alt="Connie Mapes is the president of the Women&#039;s Fund of Weld County. The organization is accepting funding applications for nonprofits in the area until Aug. 1, 2016. (Courtesy photo) " title="Connie Mapes is the president of the Women&#039;s Fund of Weld County. The organization is accepting funding applications for nonprofits in the area until Aug. 1, 2016. (Courtesy photo) " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> Domestic abuse and sex trafficking, poverty and lack of education are among the issues facing women and girls in Weld County today, according Connie Mapes, president of The Women&rsquo;s Fund of Weld County.</p> <p> In response, the nonprofit group will distribute $27,500 in grant money this year to encourage self-reliance through education, career counseling and job seeking skills, among other things. You can apply for funding through Aug. 1 at <a href="http://www.weldwomensfund.org/grants">www.weldwomensfund.org/grants</a>.</p> Officials plan expo on I-76 corridor growth http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/officials-plan-expo-i-76-corridor-growth <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_hwy-85_truck.jpg" alt="A semi-trailer truck drives on U.S. Highway 85 near Fort Lupton. Members of the I-76 Economic Development Initiative plan to hold an expo in September to discuss planned regional growth. Photo by Tony White" title="A semi-trailer truck drives on U.S. Highway 85 near Fort Lupton. Members of the I-76 Economic Development Initiative plan to hold an expo in September to discuss planned regional growth. Photo by Tony White" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Officials at the Southeast Weld County Chamber of Commerce are planning a business expo about 15 miles east of Fort Lupton to discuss development opportunities along the Interstate 76 corridor.</p> <p> The Economic Development Expo is planned for Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Wild Animal Sanctuary, 1946 County Road 53 in Keenesburg. Organizers plan to send out about a thousand invitations to area businesses and others who might benefit.</p> <p> Many in the group also are affiliated with the I-76 Economic Development Initiative, which was formed in October.</p>