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  • Police officer receives Life Saving Accommodation award

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton Police Officer Kaitlyn Walker received recognition from Chief John Fryar for her investigative diligence after a severe traffic accident that saved a victim’s life.

    Walker received the Life Saving Accommodation award during Fort Lupton’s council meeting April 1.

    “If Kaitlyn didn’t continue to investigate, the victim would have died from the exposure. It was about 12 degrees around 3 a.m. when the victim was found,” said Chief John Fryar.

  • The future of technology taking shape at Fort Lupton HS

    Fort Lupton High School’s technology and art programs are undergoing transformations in the next five years by incorporating more technology to expand students’ skill-sets for the future.

    Art teacher Craig Gibson’s vision for Fort Lupton High school is two classes with more technical drawing, animation, stop motion movies and using Adobe Illustrator. The emphasis will be on learning design principles, theory and historical connections. Gibson is writing a five-year plan on new course descriptions to receive a Career Technical Education approval.

  • Aims-ing to teach the latest in ag technology

    Aims Community College’s annual Agriculture Day had something for everyone.

    Horses, lambs, chickens, goats and rabbits – even an explanation of compost – were showcased at the Fort Lupton Aims Community College March 20.

    The students gave presentations on the agriculture program that is aimed at preparing students for a future in the field.

  • 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.

  • 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

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    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.