http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Mark Martinez honored with jersey dedication http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/mark-martinez-honored-jersey-dedication <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_dedication5_0.jpg" alt="The Martinez family accepted an honorary jersey from the Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation Department" title="The Martinez family accepted an honorary jersey from the Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation Department" align="left" hspace="6" width="91" height="85" /><p> Former resident Mark Martinez played and coached countless games on Firestone softball fields before he died in an explosion at his house on April 17, so it seemed only fitting that a memorial be held for him there.</p> Fort Lupton students build book boxes for community http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-students-build-book-boxes-community <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_libraries1.jpg" alt="A number of the Fort Lupton High School engineering class students who participated in the Little Free Library project congregate around the boxes they created. The library partnered with the school to provide outreach for area communities." title="A number of the Fort Lupton High School engineering class students who participated in the Little Free Library project congregate around the boxes they created. The library partnered with the school to provide outreach for area communities." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">In Fort Lupton, a big idea revolves around little libraries.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Students in engineering classes at Fort Lupton High School recently built 11 boxes to hold books for the Little Free Library project. Fort Lupton Public and School Library staffers and town workers will place filled boxes around town as well as in the Aristocrat Ranchettes neighborhood and in Wattenberg.</span></p> Butler students get published http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/butler-students-get-published <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_butlerpoetrystudents051717.jpg" alt="Eight students from Butler Elementary will have their poems published in the Young American Poetry Digest. " title="Eight students from Butler Elementary will have their poems published in the Young American Poetry Digest. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Three lines, 17 syllables.</p> <p> Eight students at Butler Elementary in Fort Lupton will be honored on a national stage for their haiku poetry.</p> <p> Fourth-graders taught by Erin Jeffries submitted their writings to Young American Poetry Digest. Almost every student who submitted work had it chosen. The magazine publishes works from children throughout the nation.</p> State track meet postponed http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/state-track-meet-postponed <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/daherctv0aehykp.jpg" alt="Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood won&#039;t host the opening day of the state 3A and 4A track-and-field meet, thanks to rain and the prospect of snow." title="Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood won&#039;t host the opening day of the state 3A and 4A track-and-field meet, thanks to rain and the prospect of snow." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>LAKEWOOD &ndash;</strong> The state 3A and 4A track-and-field meet is a two-day affair, according to the Colorado High School Activities Association.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Heavy rain and the prospect of snow forced the meets to move to Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> State track meet is this week http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/state-track-meet-week <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6495.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton&#039;s Johnnie Hearon recorded a pair of season-best efforts in the 100-meter hurdles (16.89 seconds) and the 300-m hurdles (48.43) at the St. Vrain Invitational May 12 in Longmont. She ranks 15th in the 100-meter hurdles in class 3A and 11th in the 300-meter hurdles. " title="Fort Lupton&#039;s Johnnie Hearon recorded a pair of season-best efforts in the 100-meter hurdles (16.89 seconds) and the 300-m hurdles (48.43) at the St. Vrain Invitational May 12 in Longmont. She ranks 15th in the 100-meter hurdles in class 3A and 11th in the 300-meter hurdles. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong><em>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;">AURORA &ndash; The Colorado High School Activities Association said the state 3A and 4A track meets will go on as scheduled, despite the forecast of a storm that could bring rain and snow.</span></em></strong></p> Rec Center pool reopens for summer with new mural http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/rec-center-pool-reopens-summer-new-mural <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_newmural1.jpg" alt="A new mural graces the walls of the Fort Lupton Recreation Center pool, at 203 S. Harrison Ave." title="A new mural graces the walls of the Fort Lupton Recreation Center pool, at 203 S. Harrison Ave." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A new beach has popped up in Fort Lupton, and it&rsquo;s not a reservoir, creek, or puddle.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s on the new mural at the Recreation Center&rsquo;s indoor pool, which has transformed an otherwise blank, forgettable wall into a tropical beach scene.</p> <p> &ldquo;The guards really like it because they said (the wall) was boring,&rdquo; said Mikayla Norby, the painter of the wall.</p> Twombly Elementary Safety Patrollers awarded http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/twombly-elementary-safety-patrollers-awarded <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20170516_084349.jpg" alt="Ft. Lupton Police Chief Kenneth Poncelow gave awards to fifth-graders on the Twombly Elementary School Safety Patrol." title="Ft. Lupton Police Chief Kenneth Poncelow gave awards to fifth-graders on the Twombly Elementary School Safety Patrol." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Fifth-grade students on Twombly Elementary School&#39;s Safety Patrol fifth were honored recently by the Fort Lupton police chief.</p> <p> Students help others with crosswalk duties, help people out of their cars and help smooth the general flow of traffic in the school&#39;s drop-off area throughout the year. They were honroed at a breakfast Tuesday, May 16, at the school.</p> Hats come out for Mother’s Day tea http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/hats-come-out-mother%E2%80%99s-day-tea <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_6766.jpg" alt="The South Platte Valley Historical Society hosted a Mother&#039;s Day tea party at the Donelson House, 2001 Historic Park Way." title="The South Platte Valley Historical Society hosted a Mother&#039;s Day tea party at the Donelson House, 2001 Historic Park Way." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Attendees wore their fancy hats to celebrate Mother&#39;s Day and the Kentucky Derby at a tea party at the Donelson House at the South Platte Valley Historic Park, Saturday, May 13.</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Folks dressed up in historic garb to take part in a social activity that harkens back to a bygone era.&nbsp;</span></p>