http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Community connections http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/community-connections <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flm_edu_aims1.0.6_072314.jpg" alt="These two boys were among a group of about 15 regional fifth-graders who took part in a career and technical education demonstration July 14 at the Platte Building facilities of the Fort Lupton Campus of Aim Community College. A spate of new CTE classes tailored to regional workforce needs have boosted enrollment at the South Campus, and Aims staff associate Lani Sorenson said demonstrations for younger students help ensure healthy enrollments - and a strong workforce - for the future. &quot;We do this because we need students, as they&#039;re going into high school, to think about what they want to be when they grow up,&quot; she said." title="These two boys were among a group of about 15 regional fifth-graders who took part in a career and technical education demonstration July 14 at the Platte Building facilities of the Fort Lupton Campus of Aim Community College. A spate of new CTE classes tailored to regional workforce needs have boosted enrollment at the South Campus, and Aims staff associate Lani Sorenson said demonstrations for younger students help ensure healthy enrollments - and a strong workforce - for the future. &quot;We do this because we need students, as they&#039;re going into high school, to think about what they want to be when they grow up,&quot; she said." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash; </b>Aims Community College&rsquo;s South Campus in Fort Lupton will be celebrating its 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary in October. And Aug. 14 will be the one-year anniversary of the ribbon cutting on the campus&rsquo; Platte Building, a sleek and modern structure adorning the eastern half of the tidy campus.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">But even with those milestone moments just around the corner, some administration staff got together July 8 and threw a little party because, well, just because.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> State’s highest court orders Adams, Denver clerks to not issue same-sex marriage licenses http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/state%E2%80%99s-highest-court-orders-adams-denver-clerks-not-issue-same-sex-marriage-licenses <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/all_gaymarriage_071614_0.jpg" alt="Members of Soulforce of Colorado protest the May 26, 2009, ruling by the California Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Prop. 8 has since been stuck down, and Colorado&amp;#039;s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional last week by an Adams County judge, although the decision was stayed pending appeals. " title="Members of Soulforce of Colorado protest the May 26, 2009, ruling by the California Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. Prop. 8 has since been stuck down, and Colorado&amp;#039;s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional last week by an Adams County judge, although the decision was stayed pending appeals. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>DENVER &mdash;</b> The quickly evolving legal battle over Colorado&rsquo;s ban on same-sex marriage shifted again late last week as the Colorado Supreme Court ordered two county clerks not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Sheriff recognizes concealed-carry milestone http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/sheriff-recognizes-concealed-carry-milestone <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fml_ccw1000_072314.jpg" alt="Weld County Sheriff John Cooke poses with Jeanette Coleman, of Windsor, who became the 10,000th concealed handgun permit holder in the county. " title="Weld County Sheriff John Cooke poses with Jeanette Coleman, of Windsor, who became the 10,000th concealed handgun permit holder in the county. " align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /><p> <b>GREELEY &mdash; </b>Weld County Sheriff John Cooke is pleased to announce that Jeanette Coleman, of Windsor, is the 10,000th concealed handgun permit holder for Weld County.</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> Morgan Vasquez named to 2014 16U Top Gun All-Americans http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/morgan-vasquez-named-2014-16u-top-gun-all-americans <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_vasquez_072314_cmyk.jpg" alt="Morgan Vasquez of Fort Lupton was named as a 16U Top Gun All-American this season." title="Morgan Vasquez of Fort Lupton was named as a 16U Top Gun All-American this season." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b> When the list of 16U Top Gun All-Americans was released, Morgan Vasquez found her name among its members.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The award was based on a season that ran from early March through early July. That amounts to eight games a weekend, at a time, and more than 100 total games.</span></p> Work resumes cautiously at well under earthquake watch http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/work-resumes-cautiously-well-under-earthquake-watch <p> <b>WELD COUNTY &mdash;</b> Results determining whether injection wells are causing earthquakes in Weld County were inconclusive.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Consequently, officials last week offered a compromise decision regarding the operation of a wastewater injection well near Greeley, temporarily shut down and investigated in late June following three separate cases of seismic activity within a month.</span></p> Fort Lupton officials hail success of Old-Fashioned Fourth of July http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-officials-hail-success-old-fashioned-fourth-july <p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b> A July 9 town hall meeting comprising of about a half dozen Fort Lupton city officials turned impromptu celebration of a celebration as they discussed the successes of their inaugural Fourth of July event.</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">There was plenty of praise to go around as officials discussed what they felt was a fine way to kick off a new Fourth of July tradition.</span></p> Crash closes southbound US 85 http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/crash-closes-southbound-us-85 <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/flfd_mva_004a.jpg" alt="The southbound lanes of US 85 were closed at WCR 14 1/2 following a two tractor trailer collision with an oil tanker from Gray&#039;s Oil in Fort Lupton. The tanker overturned, spilling contents on the highway. A Colorado State Patrol Hazardous Materials team was sent to oversee the cleanup." title="The southbound lanes of US 85 were closed at WCR 14 1/2 following a two tractor trailer collision with an oil tanker from Gray&#039;s Oil in Fort Lupton. The tanker overturned, spilling contents on the highway. A Colorado State Patrol Hazardous Materials team was sent to oversee the cleanup." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> <strong>FORT LUPTON --</strong>&nbsp;A crash between a tanker truck and a dump truck closed the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 85 at Weld County Road 14 1/2 July 17.</p> <p> it happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. No one was injured. But the crash caused the tanker to split and oil to start pouring into the street.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Authorities were able to contain the area of the spill to the road. They&#39;ve brought in absorbent pads to sop up the goo, but it will be quite a while before the mess is cleaned up.</p> City: All's well on new pad approval http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/city-alls-well-new-pad-approval <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_biz_ogpermit2_071614.jpg" alt="An active gas well being flared just off Route 52 between Fort Lupton and the Tri-Towns was visible up to five miles away on a clear July 7 afternoon. Flaring can be used to burn off &quot;sour gas&quot; – gas with little or no market value and high in impurities - and can also be used to measure the potential output of a particular drilling operation. Weld County is currently one of the top oil and gas producers in the entire nation, but one resident told council members July 7 that the industry is prohibiting growth and could contaminate well water." title="An active gas well being flared just off Route 52 between Fort Lupton and the Tri-Towns was visible up to five miles away on a clear July 7 afternoon. Flaring can be used to burn off &quot;sour gas&quot; – gas with little or no market value and high in impurities - and can also be used to measure the potential output of a particular drilling operation. Weld County is currently one of the top oil and gas producers in the entire nation, but one resident told council members July 7 that the industry is prohibiting growth and could contaminate well water." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <b>FORT LUPTON &mdash;</b> Council members on July 7 approved a permit request to construct a pair of oil and gas well pads on the Burkhardt property near the intersection of Weld County Roads 31 and 14, north of Route 52 in Fort Lupton.</p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s2">The vote was made over the opposition of one neighbor who spoke on his concern for the potential of well water contamination.</span></p>