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Today's Features

  • “My dad was crazy. He would tell me things like that tiny bugs rule the world and make me sleep outside.”

  • “I was a professional dancer until I fractured my knee, so I became a teacher.”

    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.

  • By Liam Adams 

    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.

  • Bee-och Organics launched a new skin care brand of earthy products in Fort Lupton with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 2. Owner Brook Sarmiento developed a pure brand that is 100 percent free of harmful chemicals and its USDA organic-certified.

    “I’m excited I took this leap of faith, and it was a life-changing experience that guided me through the process,” said Sarmiento.

  • Thrivent Financial unveiled its services in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce building April 30.

    Thrivent is a nonprofit membership organization of Christians. It’s been around since 1902 and originally started as a Lutheran association. It’s a nationwide, Fortune 500 company.

  • The Weld County board of county commissioners is having a “Welcome Home” pinning ceremony for veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

    The ceremony will be at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Avenue, at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8.

    The servicemen and women will receive a free continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. After breakfast, the event will honor the veterans with the official pinning ceremony and a guest speaker.

  • An achievement breakfast at Twombly Elementary School recognized 25 students for what they learned through the school’s safety patrol program. The school gave the students medals and ribbons.

    “It gives them leadership skills. We think it’s valuable for the students to be a leader in the school and have other students look up to them,” said teacher Michelle Buscho.

  • Students had a chance to open their wings of possibilities in the world of aviation.

    Twenty Fort Lupton Middle School students received their Young Eagles certificates May 5 at the Greeley-Weld County Airport.

    Derrek Dilly was a pilot for United Airlines until he retired in 1996. He’s been a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association since 1974. He has been volunteering for the Young Eagles program since his retirement.

  • Kevin Purfurst will be the principal at the new Elementary School #13. He grabbed a shovel to break ground with kids at the groundbreaking ceremony May 10 at 5505 Longs Peak St.  The anticpated open date will be fall of 2020. Purfurst is currently the principal at Prairie View Middle School. 

  • It looked like a real-life car crash scene with severe life-threatening injuries, tears, death, emergency first responders and the morgue.

    It wasn’t.

    It was a dramatic mock scene accident for the benefit of students in front of Fort Lupton High School on Reynolds Street. The purpose was to bring to life the seriousness of driving while impaired or distracted.