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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.

  • Free Breakfast

    All Families affected by the Government Shutdown

    Saturday January 26, 2019 7:30 am - 10:00am

    St. Williams Parish Hall

    1025 Fulton Ave.

    Fort Lupton, CO 80621

    Serving: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, Cereal

    Green Chile, Tortillas, Orange Juice, Coffee, Milk

    Sponsored by: St. Williams Knights of Columbus # 4732

  • Road work will cause problems near U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 18 until early next month.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the right line of northbound US 85 and the east side of the intersection for roadwork. The detour is WCR 14 ½, just south of the project area.

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Three Twombly Elementary students spelled their way to the district spelling bee Jan. 9. It’s Twombly’s second year entering the competition.

    The winners, Cesar Medina, fourth grade, took first place for spelling “guidance.” Second-place winner Ericka Gonzales, fourth grade, spelled “majestic.” Third place went to Aedan Tenore third grade, for spelling “signals.”

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Dale’s Pharmacy is building a new 8,000 square feet pharmacy at 1st Rollie. Its ground-breaking date will be April with projected completion within a year.

    “We will miss where we are now servicing our community, but we have out-grown our current site. We are moving to better serve our community,” said Huy Duong, owner. 

  • Chamber awards

    The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet, silent auction and cassino night is from 5:30 to 9 p.m.Friday, Jan. 18, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

    Cost is $45 per person. suggested attire is Mardi Gras (casino attire is optional).

    Call 303-857-4474 to ask about tickets.

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer will be the chairperson for the commission this year. Mike Freeman will be the commission’s chairman pro-tem.

    The commission also selected coordinators for each of the county’s major departments. As chairperson, Kirkmeyer will coordinate the finance, purchasing and personnel departments. Freeman will be her assistant coordinator.

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s fire district, friends and family honored the legacy of Larry Charles Thiesen, who made an impact serving the community. He passed away Dec. 26 at age 77.

       “He will be greatly missed. I thought the world of him. He was one of the most important people in my career. He made an impact inspiring me with his teachings, when I was a young 20-year-old,” said Gordon Alexander, a now retired firefighter with the Fort Lupton Fire District.