http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Oil, gas revenues continue to fuel improving Fort Lupton finances http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/oil-gas-revenues-continue-fuel-improving-fort-lupton-finances <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_oilgas_081314.jpg" alt="In a few weeks, Fort Lupton officials are expected to pass a 2015 operating budget that reflects the city’s — and the county’s — trend of economic sustainability and continued revenue growth, built largely on oil and gas revenues." title="In a few weeks, Fort Lupton officials are expected to pass a 2015 operating budget that reflects the city’s — and the county’s — trend of economic sustainability and continued revenue growth, built largely on oil and gas revenues." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> In a few weeks, Fort Lupton officials are expected to pass a 2015 operating budget that reflects the city&rsquo;s &mdash; and the county&rsquo;s &mdash; trend of economic sustainability and continued revenue growth, built largely on oil and gas revenues.</span></p> Butler Elementary students honor U.S. veterans during Nov. 12 program http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/butler-elementary-students-honor-us-veterans-during-nov-12-program <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_edu_butvetday1_111914.jpg" alt="(From left) Butler Elementary third-graders and cousins Matthew Rodarte, Cameron Galicia and Jordan Torres celebrate a job well done Nov. 12 during a workshop where students were asked to pen letters of thanks to servicemen and women fighting overseas. As part of the school&#039;s Second Annual Veterans Day recognition, students wrote letters and cards to send abroad, along with care packages consisting of goods donated by students&#039; families and school staff." title="(From left) Butler Elementary third-graders and cousins Matthew Rodarte, Cameron Galicia and Jordan Torres celebrate a job well done Nov. 12 during a workshop where students were asked to pen letters of thanks to servicemen and women fighting overseas. As part of the school&#039;s Second Annual Veterans Day recognition, students wrote letters and cards to send abroad, along with care packages consisting of goods donated by students&#039; families and school staff." 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;">The onset of wicked winter weather couldn&rsquo;t chill the warm wishes of hundreds of Butler Elementary students who took time to celebrate veterans Nov. 12, during the school&rsquo;s Second Annual Veteran&rsquo;s Day recognition.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> New year to mark new beginning for Boys & Girls Club in Fort Lupton http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/new-year-mark-new-beginning-boys-girls-club-fort-lupton <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_bgclublogo_101514_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="152" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Just as Weld County&rsquo;s oldest Boys &amp; Girls Club is finishing up its celebration of a half-century of service, Fort Lupton&rsquo;s looks to be primed for its first.</span></p> Frederick's Alex Dufour signs on with Mesa State for softball http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fredericks-alex-dufour-signs-mesa-state-softball <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_dufour2_111914.jpg" alt="Frederick&#039;s Alex Dufour puts pen to paper and signs a collegiate letter of intent Nov. 12 to play softball at Colorado Mesa University." title="Frederick&#039;s Alex Dufour puts pen to paper and signs a collegiate letter of intent Nov. 12 to play softball at Colorado Mesa University." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FREDERICK &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Frederick&rsquo;s Alex Dufour knew where she wanted to go to college before the high school softball season began.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">She had to wait until Nov. 12 to sign with Mesa State University in Grand Junction.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Hickenlooper reaps benefit of voters' split on Senate, governor races http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/hickenlooper-reaps-benefit-voters-split-senate-governor-races <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_gov_hickenlooper_111214.jpg" alt="Gov. John Hickenlooper is seen during an election rally alongside Lt. Gov. Joseph García in this file photo." title="Gov. John Hickenlooper is seen during an election rally alongside Lt. Gov. Joseph García in this file photo." align="left" hspace="6" width="152" height="85" /><p> <u><strong>By&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Burt Hubbard,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News</span></strong></u></p> <p class="p3"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">V</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">iewers watching Colorado returns on Election Night received a skewed impression of just how results were going at the top of the ticket.</span></p> Demethanizer tower finishes journey to town http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/demethanizer-tower-finishes-journey-town <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_biz_demethanizer1_102914_0.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 Oct. 18, haulers slowly made their way through Oklahoma and Kansas before entering into Colorado late Oct. 28. " 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 Oct. 18, haulers slowly made their way through Oklahoma and Kansas before entering into Colorado late Oct. 28. " 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;"> In the first three days of its voyage, a convoy carrying a 17-story natural gas tower reached an average speed of only 7.8 mph.</span></p> Blessings in a Bag program honored with $1,000 award http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/blessings-bag-program-honored-1000-award <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_blessingsaward_111914.jpg" alt="Organizers of the Blessings in a Bag program pose after being awarded a $1,000 prize at the Group Publishing awards ceremony." title="Organizers of the Blessings in a Bag program pose after being awarded a $1,000 prize at the Group Publishing awards ceremony." align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">LOVELAND &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> The organizers of the Blessings in a Bag program in Fort Lupton received a $1,000 award from Group Publishing of Loveland last month.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The honor was part of Group&rsquo;s annual Community Service Awards, which have donated more than a million dollars to non-profit groups in Northern Colorado since 1997.</span></p> Page's first year with Fort Lupton volleyball team a good one http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/pages-first-year-fort-lupton-volleyball-team-good-one <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_vbl4_101514_0.jpg" alt="Jaylynn McCorkle of Fort Lupton tries to get her hands on a loose ball at the net during her team&#039;s Colorado 7 League match against Elizabeth Oct. 9. Her teammates are Michelle Seiler (4) and Leia Seiler (7). Elizabeth&amp;#039;s Jordan Speicher (9) also is in the picture." title="Jaylynn McCorkle of Fort Lupton tries to get her hands on a loose ball at the net during her team&#039;s Colorado 7 League match against Elizabeth Oct. 9. Her teammates are Michelle Seiler (4) and Leia Seiler (7). Elizabeth&amp;#039;s Jordan Speicher (9) also is in the picture." 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;"> The stats say one thing about the Fort Lupton volleyball season in 2014. The Bluedevils finished 14-10, 10-4 in the Colorado 7 Conference.</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">But first-year coach Meaghan Page saw a few other things that don&rsquo;t translate to numbers.</span></p>