Fort Lupton football program may be on the chopping block

The Weld Re-8 board of education pointed its budget eyes toward the Fort Lupton High School athletic program during a May 12 workshop. The area of specific interest was the Bluedevils' football …

Fort Lupton teacher honored after 31 years in the school district

For 31 years, Angeles Navarro taught many generations of students in the Weld Re-8 School District from elementary to high school.  Navarro migrated from Guanajuato, Mexico to Fort Lupton and …
Fort Lupton council suspends last marijuana license hearing
                Centaurus Farms, the last of the four potential marijuana business licensees in Fort Lupton, will have to …
Fort Lupton council approves summer watering restrictions
                Fort Lupton City Council unanimously authorized watering restrictions that begin June …

When will COVID vaccines be approved for young kids?

In his practice as a pediatrician, Dr. Sean O’Leary gets a lot of calls from worried parents. And, lately, one kind of call has begun to stand out. “The parents I hear from are the ones who are …

Democrats abandon pursuit of wildfire building code

A contentious effort to set stiffer construction standards for homes built in wildfire-prone parts of Colorado was abandoned as the 2022 lawmaking term came to a close with too many other proposals …

Soccer: Golden goal sends Bluedevils to second round of state playoffs

DENVER -- Fort Lupton's Santiago Gonzalez was a busy young man Oct. 27. He and his teammates played 86-plus minutes of scoreless soccer in the opening round of the state 3A soccer playoffs at …

Guest Column: The outer you reflects the inner you

Have you ever been around someone in a group setting and suddenly they say something completely out of character or unexpected? And when they realize it, they say or ask something like, “Did my …

What’s in fentanyl ‘accountability and prevention’ bill?

With just hours to spare in its 2022 lawmaking term, the Colorado legislature on May 11 sent House Bill 1326, the Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention Act, to Gov. Jared Polis to be signed into …

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Matthew Cotter

96-year sentence for man who shot Fort Lupton police officer

GREELEY -- The man who shot a Fort Lupton Police Department sergeant two years ago drew a 96-year prison sentence. Weld County District Court Judge Vincente Vigil pronounced sentence for …
This year’s legislative session saw two bills that would protect and assist residents, like those in Golden Hills Mobile Home Park in Golden. One created a $35 million revolving loan that would help park residents organize and purchase their communities. The other set to stabilize lot rents. That bill, although it provides other important protections, was gutted.

Legislation a ‘gutted’ win for mobile home park residents

When HB22-1287 passed earlier this year, mobile home park residents thought they garnered an important win. And they did. Sorta.
Colleen Simpson

Dr. Colleen Simpson will become Front Range Community College's first Black president

Dr. Colleen Simpson will take the reins of Front Range Community College as their next president after current president Andy Dorsey retires on Aug. 1.  According to a news release from …
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Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important …
Coming Attractions

See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent …

17th annual Lit Fest returns with in-person and virtual events

The 17th annual Lit Fest takes place June 10-19 this year, offering both virtual and in-person events. Lit Fest is an annual event put on Lighthouse Writers Workshop that celebrates the literary …
A performance by Oromo Dance Colorado is one of the highlights of the International Rescue Committee’s Welcome Home fundraiser event, which takes place on June 1 at City Park in Denver.

Fundraiser will highlight women’s We Can Do It! program

The International Rescue Committee is hosting its Welcome Home fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. June 1 at the pavilion at City Park, 2001 Steele St., in Denver. IRC is a not-for-profit that is …
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