http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Water's fine for an Easter egg hunt http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/waters-fine-easter-egg-hunt <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_nderwater_egg_hunt_001a_edited-1_1.jpg" alt="The unseasonably cool weather last weekend couldn’t derail local youngsters from taking part Saturday in the Fort Lupton Underwater Egg Hunt at the Recreation Center. Kids were asked to retrieve eggs that floated on the water or settled to the bottom of the pool. " title="The unseasonably cool weather last weekend couldn’t derail local youngsters from taking part Saturday in the Fort Lupton Underwater Egg Hunt at the Recreation Center. Kids were asked to retrieve eggs that floated on the water or settled to the bottom of the pool. " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /> Commissioners remove High Plains trustees http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/commissioners-remove-high-plains-trustees <p> <b>GREELEY &mdash;</b> The Weld County Board of Commissioners passed two resolutions April 14, removing the current High Plains Library District Board of Trustees and appointing new members to the board for the interim.</p> <p class="p4"> The commissioners were split on the decision, with some commissioners citing community complaints about service being the main driver of the decision.</p> Friends, colleagues pay tribue to Norcross during historic Fort memorial http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/friends-colleagues-pay-tribue-norcross-during-historic-fort-memorial <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_norcross_funeral_002a_edited-1.jpg" alt="County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer recounts memories of Stanley David Norcross during a memorial service April 10 at the Historic Fort in Fort Lupton. " title="County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer recounts memories of Stanley David Norcross during a memorial service April 10 at the Historic Fort in Fort Lupton. " align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /><p> <span class="s2"><b>FO</b></span><span class="s3"><b>RT LUPTON &mdash;</b> Family friend, trusted ally, political confidant &ndash; the many roles of Stanley David Norcross, former mayor and council member of Fort Lupton, were recounted at a memorial service at the city&rsquo;s historic fort April 10.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s3">Norcross died April 2 at his home after a brief illness.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Renfroe bests Buck for top line in CD4; Kirkmeyer says she has enough signatures http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/renfroe-bests-buck-top-line-cd4-kirkmeyer-says-she-has-enough-signatures <p> <b>GREELEY &mdash; </b>Citing her signature-collecting efforts in her bid for Congress, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer removed her name from nomination at the 4th Congressional District Republican Assembly last week.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">Kirkmeyer did, however, meet with delegates at the meeting and explain her motivations for seeking the seat currently held by Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running for U.S. Senate.</span></p> Little help for those with mental illness, developmental disabilities http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/little-help-those-mental-illness-developmental-disabilities <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_inews_diagnoses1_041614.jpg" alt="Alex Meredith, 29, left, draws as his mother, Carol, observes at the family home in Littleton, Colo., on Feb. 17, 2014. Meredith was diagnosed with autism when he was very young. He also displayed symptoms of mental illness — obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, psychosis and depression. Seeking treatment for these conditions means navigating a fragmented system with funding quirks and huge gaps in care." title="Alex Meredith, 29, left, draws as his mother, Carol, observes at the family home in Littleton, Colo., on Feb. 17, 2014. Meredith was diagnosed with autism when he was very young. He also displayed symptoms of mental illness — obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, psychosis and depression. Seeking treatment for these conditions means navigating a fragmented system with funding quirks and huge gaps in care." align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Kristin Jones</strong></p> <p class="p2"> <strong><span class="s1">I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS</span></strong></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p4"> A raised <span class="s2">red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith&rsquo;s forehead.</span></p> <p class="p5"> <span class="s2">It is the physical mark of a besieged mind.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p5"> &nbsp;</p> Colorado-Big Thompson water quota raised to 60 percent http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/colorado-big-thompson-water-quota-raised-60-percent <p> <b>BERTHOUD &mdash;</b> Citing the need to balance the region&rsquo;s water demands with the importance of maintaining future reservoir supplies, the Northern Water Board of Directors voted April 11 to increase the Colorado-Big Thompson Project quota allocation to 60 percent.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The approval increased available C-BT water supplies by 10 percent, or 31,000 acre feet, from the initial 50 percent quota made available in November 2013.&nbsp;</span></p> Well-pumping bill from Renfroe, Brophy fails in Senate committee http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/well-pumping-bill-renfroe-brophy-fails-senate-committee <p> <b>BRIGHTON &mdash; </b>Senior water rights holders along the South Platte River hailed the failure of Senate Bill 147 in the Senate Agriculture Committee last week.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s3">SB 147 &mdash; sponsored by state Sens. Scott Renfroe, Greg Brophy and Kevin Lundberg and state Reps. Lori Saine and Randy Fischer &mdash; would have allowed wells to pump in violation of current state law that protects senior agricultural water rights.</span></p> FLHS senior selected as Daniels Fund Scholar http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/flhs-senior-selected-daniels-fund-scholar <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_daniels_fund_scholar_040914.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton High School senior Erik Hernandez was named a Daniels Fund Scholar earlier this year. " title="Fort Lupton High School senior Erik Hernandez was named a Daniels Fund Scholar earlier this year. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b> Each year, thousands of students apply for Daniels Scholarship Program, but only 250 are selected.</p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s2">Erik Hernandez was selected this year demonstrating the program&rsquo;s core principles, character, leadership, and service, at Fort Lupton High School and in the community.</span></p> <p class="p4"> &nbsp;</p>