http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Family OK, dog perishes after early morning house fire http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/family-ok-dog-perishes-after-early-morning-house-fire <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_news_housefire_062415.jpg" alt="Firefighters take a short break after fighting a house fire June 18 in Fort Lupton. The family that lived in the home escaped." title="Firefighters take a short break after fighting a house fire June 18 in Fort Lupton. The family that lived in the home escaped." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A Fort Lupton family is alive &nbsp;as the result of a quick thinking neighbor who alerted them to their house on fire as they slept on the second floor. </span></p> <p> The fire was in the 100 block of West Hill Court. It started shortly after 6 a.m. June 18.</p> Welcome aboard http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/welcome-aboard <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_news_badgeceremony6_062415.jpg" alt="Weld County Judge Charles Unfug delivers the “oath of office” to new Fort Lupton Fire Protection District recruits Kyle Kerstiens (right), Wendy Sponk and Jesse Tallent, during a Badge Ceremony June 19 at Fire Station 2, in Fort Lupton." title="Weld County Judge Charles Unfug delivers the “oath of office” to new Fort Lupton Fire Protection District recruits Kyle Kerstiens (right), Wendy Sponk and Jesse Tallent, during a Badge Ceremony June 19 at Fire Station 2, in Fort Lupton." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &mdash; Fort Lupton Fire Protection District Chief Phil Tiffany, a lifetime Fort Lupton resident and 28-year veteran of the Fort Lupton Fire Department, publicly introduced his department&rsquo;s four newest &ldquo;family members&rdquo; June 19 at Fire Station 2.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> U.S. mid-continent seismicity linked to high-rate injection wells http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/us-mid-continent-seismicity-linked-high-rate-injection-wells <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_reg_injectionearthquakes_062315.jpg" alt="It’s not drilling rigs like this one seen late this spring off U.S. Highway 85, in Brighton, nor the hydraulic fracturing process used to obtain deep shale gas, that is causing uncommon quakes across the U.S. Instead, researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder say it’s the subsequent injection of fracking waste fluids into underground reservoirs that is causing sporadic seismicity. " title="It’s not drilling rigs like this one seen late this spring off U.S. Highway 85, in Brighton, nor the hydraulic fracturing process used to obtain deep shale gas, that is causing uncommon quakes across the U.S. Instead, researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder say it’s the subsequent injection of fracking waste fluids into underground reservoirs that is causing sporadic seismicity. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">COLORADO</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &mdash;&nbsp;A dramatic increase in the rate of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. since 2009 is associated with fluid injection wells used in oil and gas development, says a new study by the University of Colorado-Boulder and the U.S. Geological Survey.</span></p> Fort Lupton's Padilla learns more of football ABCs at OU camp http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-luptons-padilla-learns-more-football-abcs-ou-camp <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_padilla_062415.jpg" alt="Under the watchful eyes of camp coaches, Isaiah Padilla of Fort Lupton snatches a pass during a football camp at the University of Oklahoma." title="Under the watchful eyes of camp coaches, Isaiah Padilla of Fort Lupton snatches a pass during a football camp at the University of Oklahoma." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">He got a chance to work with quarterbacks, wide receivers, defensive backs and even a punt team or two.</span></p> <p class="p3"> And Fort Lupton&rsquo;s Isaiah Padilla came back from a football camp at the University of Oklahoma more ready for the start of the Bluedevils&rsquo; practice than was the case before he left.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">&ldquo;It was really fun,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;They taught me a lot of stuff. There were a lot of big kids out there, a lot of talent.&rdquo;</span></p> Fort Lupton Historic Preservation board seeks info on older residential properties http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-historic-preservation-board-seeks-info-older-residential-properties <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">FORT LUPTON</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &mdash; Members of the Fort Lupton Historic Preservation Board, a volunteer group with the city, will be studying and surveying residential properties within the city that are 50 years old or older.</span></p> <p class="p3"> The information will be used in order to keep a record of the type of residential properties the city has, including architectural styles, construction materials used, door and window types, and more.&nbsp;</p> Memories of the Great Western Sugar Company sought by historic Preservation Commission http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/memories-great-western-sugar-company-sought-historic-preservation-commission <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_reg_sugarbeets_062315.jpg" alt="President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s visit to Brighton’s historic Great Western Sugar Co. in September 1954 remains one of the proudest moments in city history. Now, the Brighton Historical Preservation Commission is seeking stories and photos from local residents with ties to the region’s rich sugar beet history. " title="President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s visit to Brighton’s historic Great Western Sugar Co. in September 1954 remains one of the proudest moments in city history. Now, the Brighton Historical Preservation Commission is seeking stories and photos from local residents with ties to the region’s rich sugar beet history. " align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BRIGHTON &mdash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> Thirty-eight years after closing, the factory which was once home to the Great Western Sugar Co. remains an important landmark in Brighton. So much so, that the Brighton Historical Preservation Commission is now aiming to document how the company has touched the lives of Brighton-area residents.</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span></p> High Plains programs help stave off summer boredom http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/high-plains-programs-help-stave-summer-boredom <p> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">GREELEY</b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> &mdash; Library officials say studies that studies show kids and teens who engage in reading over the summer months are less likely to experience summer learning loss, and will be far more ready to step into the classroom at the beginning of the school year.</span></p> <p class="p3"> If keeping a kid engaged over the summer is a challenge, the High Plains Library District is offering numerous summer programs designed to keep minds fresh over those summer months.</p> Performance report shows Aims near the top in career/tech training http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/performance-report-shows-aims-near-top-careertech-training <p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">GREELEY </b><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&ndash; Aims Community College consistently ranks among the strongest in career and technical education programs, according to a recent annual performance report from the Colorado Community College System.</span></p>