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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.

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Alexie Torres who is in the seventh grade won the district spelling bee Feb. 12. After 20 rounds, she spelled her way to the winning word “abridged.” She will be in the Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee at the University of Denver -Strum Hall, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver March 16.

    “I studied 50 words a day using words lists,” said Torres.

    Alexie’s dad Art Torres, said, “We helped her study.”

    Cassandra Domingo, Alexie’s mom, was in tears.

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Fort Lupton Fire District presented three awards at its annual Fort Lupton Appreciation Night at the Brighton Armory Feb. 9. Firefighter Lt. Troy Norby received the Denny Mintle Adam 1 Service Award, and Fort Lupton’s pharmacist, Huy Duong, received the Everett Hogelin Memorial Award.

    Lt. Kenny Rosales is the 2018 Employee of The Year award.

  • A family history of military service. The prospect of more wrestling. No wonder Koby Galicia’s decision to join the Marines was easy. He signed a four-year deal for active duty and four more years on reserves.

    “I have a lot of family that was in the military,” he said. “Everybody grows up saying, ‘I want to be an astronaut. I want to be a doctor.’ I wanted to be a soldier. My grandpa (his wrestling coach, Tom Galicia), my uncle, cousins have lots of military ties.”

  •  By Belen Ward

      Staff writer

       A crew of millennials take care of the Town of Lochbuie’s infrastructure. These young men said they chose a rewarding career in the public works department. It’s a job with a lot of responsibility.

    Operator Matt Mandel, 22, said, it was a great opportunity to work in government coming out of high school. He started as a seasonal employee for a summer, then joined full time.

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Students at Kenneth Homyak PK-8 school showcased their talents Feb.. 7 on Fine Arts Night.

    The Fine Arts program started a year ago. It’s an event the school has every trimester. The program engages students to get involved with art, music and physical education. Students are required to participate in a combination of art and PE or music and PE.

  • Warning about DMV scam

    The Weld County Department of Motor Vehicles said residents should not pay attention to calls from the phone number 720-538-9735.

    County Clerk and Recorder Carly Koppes said the caller claims to work for the DMV and starts asking questions about presently owned and previously owned vehicle and whether you’ve purchased a home.

    Koppes said the DMV won’t call residents about those subjects and suggest people don’t provide such information.

  • By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Shelby Davis drives every week to the Navajo reservation in the Four Corners to rescue litters of puppies, their mothers and cats, many of which face euthanasia.

    Fort Lupton’s Soul Dog Rescue, is a non-profit that rescues most of the animals from the reservation and animal control.

    “The Navajo Reservation has a major over-population of animals that need to be rescued,” Davis said.

    Davis and a team of veterinarians travel twice month to spay, neuter and care for a least 100 animals.