http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Several exposed to pepper spray at FL Public School Library http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/several-exposed-pepper-spray-fl-public-school-library <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flfd_library_evacuation_001a.jpg" alt="Crews check out one of approximately 30 youngsters exposed to a dose of pepper spray at the Fort Lupton School Library Sept. 1" title="Crews check out one of approximately 30 youngsters exposed to a dose of pepper spray at the Fort Lupton School Library Sept. 1" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> <strong>FORT LUPTON --</strong> Police say as many as 30 students were exposed to a chemical irritant inside the Fort Lupton School Library Sept. 1.</p> <p> It happened around 5 p.m. Officers said one juvenile sprayed a canister of a pepper-spray type product inside the libray. The building was evacuated.</p> <p> Crews cleared the building of the odor while medical teams evaluated the youngsters. No one required advanced medical treatment. All were released to their parents.</p> Re-8 directors approve bond measure http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/re-8-directors-approve-bond-measure <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_edu_questbond2_080715_1.jpg" alt="Quest Academy Principal Julie Garcia opens a door to one of the many modular structures comprising Quest. Behind her, new homes have been built in the Sweetgrass subdivision, an area in the Weld Re-8 district that’s seeing rapid growth." title="Quest Academy Principal Julie Garcia opens a door to one of the many modular structures comprising Quest. Behind her, new homes have been built in the Sweetgrass subdivision, an area in the Weld Re-8 district that’s seeing rapid growth." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">FORT LUPTON</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;"> &mdash; This November, voters in the Weld RE-8 School District will decide whether or not to build a permanent Quest Academy. Officials see a permanent Quest facility as key to the success of the district&rsquo;s future.</span></p> <p class="p3"> Board members unanimously agreed during last Monday&rsquo;s regular school board meeting to put a bond measure up to the voters to fund a new school.</p> Mexico officials bring beasts to local sanctuary http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/mexico-officials-bring-beasts-local-sanctuary <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_news_yawninglion_082815.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="120" height="85" /><p> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">KEENESBURG</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;"> &mdash; A dozen new furry residents found their forever home in Colorado last week.</span></p> <p class="p3"> Dubbed the &ldquo;Journey to Freedom,&rdquo; eight lions, two lynx, a mountain lion and coyote arrived Aug. 26 from Mexico to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. PROFEPA, Mexico&rsquo;s environmental protection agency, teamed up with the sanctuary to bring the animals to the no-kill shelter outside Keenesburg.</p> First human case of West Nile diagnosed in WeldCo woman http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/first-human-case-west-nile-diagnosed-weldco-woman <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_news_westnile_080315_1.jpg" alt="Joseph Fauver, PhD student in Greg Ebel&#039;s lab, tests Culex Mosquitos caught in Larimer County for the presence of West Nile Virus." title="Joseph Fauver, PhD student in Greg Ebel&#039;s lab, tests Culex Mosquitos caught in Larimer County for the presence of West Nile Virus." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">WELD COUNTY </b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">&mdash;The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed the first reported human case of West Nile Virus in the county in 2015. &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> A 36-year-old Greeley woman was diagnosed with the more serious neuroinvasive form of the disease after developing symptoms in mid-August. She was hospitalized and has since been released.</p> Frederick eyes tax measure to lure hospitality industry http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/frederick-eyes-tax-measure-lure-hospitality-industry <p> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">FREDERICK</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;"> &mdash; The Town of Frederick Board of Trustees voted last week to approve a resolution for a ballot measure asking residents whether or not they want to put in place a 4 percent excise tax to be paid by hotel guests, in the event that a hotel is built in Frederick. The measure will be on the 2015 November ballot.</span></p> Rebuilding the banks http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/rebuilding-banks <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_wa_wcr6_082615.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">Work on rebuilding Weld County Road 6 near Highway 85 continues with contractors reinforcing the bridge that washed out during this spring&rsquo;s flooding. Crews have installed new retaining walls and have begun replacing the washed out bank with broken concrete and fill. The contractor onsite is hopeful that the project will be completed and the roadway reopened within the next few weeks.&nbsp;</span></p> Three candidates vie for pair of Ward 1 council seats http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/three-candidates-vie-pair-ward-1-council-seats <p> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">FORT LUPTON</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;"> &mdash; Four city council seats are available this November for all three wards.</span></p> <p class="p3"> This year&rsquo;s elections will not be without some interesting side stories: David Crespin, who became the city&rsquo;s youngest council member earlier this year when he was appointed to fill in for departed council member, Kevin Schwickrath, will now ask voters to make him the youngest elected official in city history.</p> Tastes like chicken http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/tastes-chicken <p> <b style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;">FORT LUPTON</b><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 22.972972869873px;"> &shy;&mdash; During last week&rsquo;s school board meeting, District A board member Troy Boscia said he visited several schools to see how the new lunch program was implemented.</span></p>