Community News

  • Stork news


        Reneé Amaral and Frank Rocco Rossi, of Hudson, announce the birth of their daughter, Fiona Yvonne Rossi.

        Fiona was born Nov. 10, 2009, at Platte Valley Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches.

        Fiona’s grandparents are Joseph Paul Cervone, of Aurora, Bill and Diane Herter, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Ray and Anita Rossi. Her great-grandparents are Diana Cervone, of Medford, Mass., Lawrence and Odette Amaral, and Rita Kreinberg, of Brighton.

  • Arrellano wins local Lions Club poster competition

    Roxanne Arrellano, a Fort Lupton Middle School seventh-grade student, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally-recognized artist by winning a local poster competition sponsored by the Lions Club of Fort Lupton.

        Arrellano’s poster is among more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 22nd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The contest is designed to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

  • Fort Lupton student selected for People to People Program

    Elizabeth Campbell, the daughter of Robert and Karena Campbell and a Fort Lupton High School student, has been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program, an educational travel program founded by the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • Arrivals


        Eva Candelaria Acosta and Eugenio Ortiz Morales, of Commerce City, announce the birth of the son, Ramses Dominick Ortiz Acosta.

        Ramses was born Oct. 26, 2009, at Platte Valley Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 18.5 inches.

        Ramses’ grandparents is Adan Acosta Coroloba.

        He joins siblings, Samuel, Oasis, and Alexa at home.


  • Agencies team up to supply turkey boxes

    The First United Methodist Church and the Fort Lupton Food Bank, in conjunction with the Epworth Foundation of Denver, will be supplying families in need with the ingredients  to create a Thanksgiving turkey dinner that will feed eight people.

        This is the third year the organizations have teamed up to give 500 boxes to local residents.  Preference will be given to families who have children or who are unemployed, and there is a limit of one per household.

  • Hometown heroes

        Jason M. Walter has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

  • Arrivals


        Wendy Rusch and Miguel Molina, of Brighton, announce the birth of their daughter, Jayla Nevaeh Lexi Molina.

        Jayla was born Oct. 14, 2009, at Platte Valley Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 17.5 inches.

        Jayla’s grandparents are Jeff and April Rusch, of Brighton, and Miguel and Patricia Molina, of Fort Garland. Her great-grandparents are Donna Rusch, of Fort Collins, Lizzie DeHerrera, of Fort Garland, Colo., and Pablo and Elena Molina, of Blanca, Colo.

  • Optimists honor students
  • Events

    Hot Rod club taking chill out of early winter

        The Skills USA Hot Rod Club at the Aims Fort Lupton campus is holding a coat drive. The drive, in conjunction with Channel 7 News and Dependable Cleaners, seeks any and all donations, children to adult coats. The students will be collect coats through Nov. 16, when Dependable Cleaners will pick them up for repair and cleaning.  Channel 7 will disperse the coats Dec. 5 to those in need.  There are dropoff boxes at

  • Benefit planned for ailing Keenesburg man

    An Oct. 17 benefit is planned for a Keenesburg man stricken with cancer.

    Shaun Wells, a Keenesburg resident and Weld Central High School alum, has been diagnosed with Stage III nasopharyngeal cancer, cancer of the sinus cavity caused by having mononucleosis. It has progressed to the lymph nodes in his neck.