Community News

  • New alternative seating in the classroom helps students

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Sometimes, students have to change seats because of in-class behavior issues.

    Then there’s the case of Fort Lupton Middle School students. Three of them – Emily Pliego, Neveah Castaneda and Samantha Horton – saw a seating problem of a different sort in class and decided to fix it.

    The three spearheaded a fundraising drive of $1,000 for new alternative classroom seating.

  • Fort Lupton student creates a 3-D hand

     By Belen Ward

     Staff writer

    Fort Lupton High School senior engineering student Amber Crowe created a 3-D printed prosthetic hand.

    Crowe, a senior, wants to be an architectural drafter. She’s taking classes through the school’s technology program, which is preparing students for the future on how to create 3-D products on a printer.

  • Elementary school leader helps kids at St Jude’s Children’s Hospital

    A gifted-and-talented, third-grade student at Twombly Elementary School is taking the lead to organize a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

    “I started to raise money for kids who don’t have enough money to get medicine so they can get cured,” said Kaelin LaRue.

    The gifted-and-talented program identified Kaelin as a leader. Teacher Michelle Buscho said leadership skills are hard to identify in a third-grader, so the school decided to develop a fundraiser project so Kaelin could show her leadership skills.

  • Booster club afterprom event gives kids a chance to be safe

    The Fort Lupton High School Booster Club is having its annual afterprom event for students that will be substance-free.

    “We have been having this event for the last few years. We created this event to be a safe environment for students to hang out have fun and be safe,” said Jimmy Roedel, Fort Lupton High School student.

  • FLHS students on the road to DECA international conference

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Eighteen students from the Fort Lupton High School DECA chapter traveled to Colorado Springs to compete in the Colorado DECA State Leadership Conference Feb. 23 through Feb. 26. It’s a career and technical student organization.

    Out of the 18, Jose Soria placed in the top 12 in the business finance services category.

  • Local speller makes it to state but doesn’t get to nationals

    Alexie Torres from Kenneth Homyak-8 made it to the Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee March 16 at the University of Denver’s Strum Hall. Although she did not make it to the final oral around, it was an achievement for her to make it to the state championship.

    “I studied 30 minutes per day from 35 to 75 words, “said Torres.

    Mom Cassandra Domingo said, “I helped her with quizzes from a list.”

    “I helped her study too with lists,” said Torres’ father, Art.

  • Tutoring/free database access


    Tutoring/free database access

    The Fort Lupton Public & School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave., offers free online tutoring and access to several databases.

    A library card gets access to the databases and other High Plains Library locations.

    Tutor.com provides the tutoring program.

    Help is available from 3 to 10 p.m. Visit fortluptonlibrary.org, click on “free online tutor,” enter the number on the library card and your pin.

    It’s available to Weld County Re-8 School District students.

  • Veterans resource fair in the works

    American Legion Brighton Post 2002 is making plans to hold a veterans resource fair in August. 

    Those who know of a resource or a need or who would to assist in putting on the event should call 720-949-9819.

    The email is joseph.d.larson5@gmail.com.

  • Downtown streetscape may be ready for the next step

     By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority members are in the final process of recommending a streetscape plan.

    The Feb. 21 meeting prompted discussions about the use of parallel parking or diagonal parking on Fourth Street. The rest of Denver Avenue will remain parallel parking.

  • Students have options for career paths after high school

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton High School started a new program called Career Explore Program. It’s a co-op effort with the Workforce Center.

    The idea is to re-engage students at the junior and senior grade level who are not interested in pursuing higher education and connect them with an education in a trade-based career path.