http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Hundreds of hopeful students walk, parents watch, at FLHS graduation ceremony http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/hundreds-hopeful-students-walk-parents-watch-flhs-graduation-ceremony <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_grad_crossingthetassel_052615_0.jpg" alt="Class of 2015 graduate Brye Windell, left, delivers a message of promise to his peers as he and classmate Hannah Alexander wrap up the crossing of the tassel, the final stage of commencement before the youth celebrated and walked off Bob Felps Field, no longer high school students. The latter half of the May 23 ceremonies also marked a change in weather, as gray skies brightened for the final farewell." title="Class of 2015 graduate Brye Windell, left, delivers a message of promise to his peers as he and classmate Hannah Alexander wrap up the crossing of the tassel, the final stage of commencement before the youth celebrated and walked off Bob Felps Field, no longer high school students. The latter half of the May 23 ceremonies also marked a change in weather, as gray skies brightened for the final farewell." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Stormwater rates set to increase http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/stormwater-rates-set-increase <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/water_07-610x370.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="140" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; Facing the same concerns of failing infrastructure and unfunded repairs as many other municipalities in the state and across the nation, Fort Lupton city council on May 18 approved doubling stormwater rates beginning in June.</span></p> Fort Lupton ranked as second-safest city in Colorado http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-ranked-second-safest-city-colorado <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_safetyrankingsnew_052715.jpg" alt="The monument sign greets visitors entering the city of Fort Lupton from the east on State Highway 52. " title="The monument sign greets visitors entering the city of Fort Lupton from the east on State Highway 52. " 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;">While safety statistics for the Denver metro area are dubious at best, less populated communities along the northern Front Range continue to display all the traits that make small-town living appealing to so many.</span></p> Criminal records more likely than diplomas for Colorado’s aged-out foster children http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/criminal-records-more-likely-diplomas-colorado%E2%80%99s-aged-out-foster-children <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_fosterkids1_052715.jpg" alt="Tamisha Macklin, 26, stands for a portrait in Denver on Monday, May 11, 2015, entered the foster care system at age six and by 14 she was spending most of her time in group homes and detention centers. Macklin is now an advocate for foster kids and preparing to graduate from college. " title="Tamisha Macklin, 26, stands for a portrait in Denver on Monday, May 11, 2015, entered the foster care system at age six and by 14 she was spending most of her time in group homes and detention centers. Macklin is now an advocate for foster kids and preparing to graduate from college. " align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <strong><span class="s1">Katie Kuntz</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">Rocky Mountain PBS I-News</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> T<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">ori Black, 25, &ldquo;aged out&rdquo; of Colorado&rsquo;s foster care system seven years ago. Her story is one of survival, but also of perseverance and rare success. She didn&rsquo;t soften the words of her struggle as she addressed the state Senate Finance Committee.&nbsp;</span></p> Fort Lupton High School music students recognized http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-high-school-music-students-recognized <p> Frederick HS sends class of 2015 into a new chapter http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/frederick-hs-sends-class-2015-new-chapter <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_news_fredgrad5_052715.jpg" alt="FHS Principal Pete Vargas shares an emotional moment with graduate Isaiah Jackson May 23 at the Warriors’ commencement. " title="FHS Principal Pete Vargas shares an emotional moment with graduate Isaiah Jackson May 23 at the Warriors’ commencement. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FREDERICK</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &ndash; It&rsquo;s impossible to graduate a group of high school seniors without some advice, some humor and, of course, the almighty diploma.</span></p> <p class="p3"> Frederick High School and three featured speakers did just that May 23 in a 90-minute ceremony on the school&rsquo;s football field.</p> Community debates merits of urban renewal http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/community-debates-merits-urban-renewal <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; Good or bad, there&rsquo;s one thing everybody in Fort Lupton seems to agree on in regard to urban renewal: Change is going to come.</span></p> Aims Community College named to 2014 President’s Honor Roll http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/aims-community-college-named-2014-president%E2%80%99s-honor-roll <p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">GREELEY </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash; Aims Community College, with a south campus in Fort Lupton, has been named to the 2014 President&rsquo;s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in recognition of its commitment to general community service, education and economic development.&nbsp;</span></p>