Features https://www.ftluptonpress.com/features/todaysfeatures en Student finds solace in faith, service https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/student-finds-solace-faith-service <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_archuleta4_0.jpg" alt="Charli Archuleta, a sophomore at Fort Lupton High School, poses in front of the sign at Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch, 8098 Weld County Road 14. " title="Charli Archuleta, a sophomore at Fort Lupton High School, poses in front of the sign at Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch, 8098 Weld County Road 14. " align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p style="page-break-inside: avoid"> <font color="#000000">&ldquo;<font face="Minion Pro"><font style="font-size: 10pt">My dad was crazy. He would tell me things like that tiny bugs rule the world and make me sleep outside.&rdquo; </font></font></font></p> Folklorico dancers fuel passion for heritage through dance https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/folklorico-dancers-fuel-passion-heritage-through-dance <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_folklorico3.jpeg" alt="Dancers with Ballet Folklorico de la Cultural, a high school dance group from Fort Lupton, pose for a picture after a performance. " title="Dancers with Ballet Folklorico de la Cultural, a high school dance group from Fort Lupton, pose for a picture after a performance. " align="left" hspace="6" width="155" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;I was a professional dancer until I fractured my knee, so I became a teacher.&rdquo;</p> <p> Rosalia Salazar-Calles, a science teacher at Fort Lupton High School, is also the club sponsor and leader of Ballet Folklorico de la Cultural, also known as the Folklorico dancers.</p> History of history: celebrating the life of Fort Lupton’s ancient homes https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/history-history-celebrating-life-fort-lupton%E2%80%99s-ancient-homes <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/153_park_ave.jpg" alt="153 Park Avenue" title="153 Park Avenue" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Liam Adams&nbsp;</p> <p> <font face="Minion Pro"><font style="font-size: 10pt">Homes are not just shells containing brick, wood and windows. They are holiday celebrations, sick days in bed, and a Sunday afternoon in the garden. They possess memories, emotions and the multiplicity of life itself.</font></font></p> Farmers market https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/farmers-market-0 <p> Downtown Fort Lupton&rsquo;s Farmers Market will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the months of August, September and October, in the parking lot at 605 Fourth St.</p> E-470 board votes against privatizing the road https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/e-470-board-votes-against-privatizing-road <p> The E-470 Public Highway Authority board decided not to privatize the road during a board meeting Aug. 8.</p> <p> According to a statement, the authority received an unsolicited proposal &ldquo;to effectively concession the road and monetize toll revenues.&rdquo; The E-470 board thought the proposal would not benefit the local and regional customers or its member communities, the statement said.</p> <p> E-470 Executive Director Tim Steward said the proposal didn&rsquo;t meet E-470&rsquo;s mission.</p> Fort Lupton continues planning for new future development https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-continues-planning-new-future-development <p> Mike Lee, with Ju Shin, and John J. Vandemoer with Fort Lupton 110 LLP, received approval from Fort Lupton City council Aug. 5 for a sketch-planned development.</p> <p> The plan is to build a mixed-use subdivision (commercial, multifamily and single-family residences) on about 59 acres adjoining South Rollie Avenue on the east and west sides of the street, 12 miles south of state Highway 52 and adjacent to Weld County Road 12.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> ***</p> Re-8 adds resource officer https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/re-8-adds-resource-officer <p> The Fort Lupton Police Department and Weld Re-8 School District hired another school resource officer to ensure the safety of the kids and will provide active shooter training for the schools and the public.</p> <p> &ldquo;The school district will pay 75 percent of the cost for the second school resource officer. The two officers will split between four schools. Also, there is an officer at Kenneth Homyak PK-8 in Dacono. We were very happy that the district is helping to pay for the extra officer,&rdquo; said Fort Lupton Police Chief John Fryar.</p> The checkered flag is his https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/checkered-flag-his <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/holbrook_2.jpeg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p>