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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.

  • Since 2006, more than 400 students have entered into Assistant Migrant Program that has successfully educated the next generation of workers. This year, up to 35 students are enrolled into the program.

  • The Fort Lupton Public School and Library are calling all artists for its community art show Oct. 4-17. The show is open to artists who live within the Weld Re-8 school district and must be 18 years of age or older by Oct. 4. The online application will be open July 15. For more information call 303-857-7180 or visit fortluptonlibrary.org.

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Ramon Hernandez, 35, of Fort Lupton pleaded guilty June 4 in the U.S. District Court for illegally selling 150 Oxycodone pills per month for $2,000.

    According to a press release, Hernandez had been prescribing 60 oxymorphone, 150 oxycodone 20-milligram pills and 300 oxycodone 30-milligrams pills per month since April 2017. Hernandez was a former Twombly Elementary fifth grade school teacher.

  • A new notary comes to Fort Lupton. Cheryl Prescott Mobile Notary Service cuts the ribbon at the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce building June 4. She specializes in real estate closings or any type of document that needs notarizing. Prescott is mobile and can travel at any distance.  Call at 303-489-3172 or email cherandog@comcast.net. 

  •  “I started out as a very afraid white guy, the word ‘equity’ and the word ‘inclusivity,’ the word ‘power’ and the words that ‘we are born with ‘privilege.’ It scares the white man. It makes it sound like people are trying to take you down,“ said Roger Fink, one of the speakers at the May 30 Diversity in the Workplace Summit.

  • The town of Frederick held its first Finale Friday and market May 31 at Crist Park. The town hosts a summer event the last Friday of each month through October, complete with fresh vegetables, fruit and live music. 

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

        Fort Lupton City Council approved a bid to Go Play Inc. to starts its upgrades for Lancaster Park at 1013 Lancaster Ave.

    Its enhancement is part of the Fort Lupton Parks and Trails master plan to beautify the infrastructures of the city. The cost is up to $85,000 for playground renovations such as wider walkways and site furnishings. Crews will add rubber to the playground areas and custom colors for the structures. The improvements will provide a safer park for the community, according to officials.