• Woodruff a Wal-Mart teacher of the year

    FORT LUPTON — There were many nominees for the Brighton Wal-Mart’s Teacher of the Year Award. But Steve Woodruff, a counselor, coach and teacher at Fort Lupton High School topped them all to become the store’s sole 2008 honoree.

  • Parents Day packs ‘em in at middle school

    The first Parents Day at Fort Lupton Middle School was such a success that the school’s parent coordinator is already planning for next year’s version of it. 

  • Oui, we are packing Christmas boxes

    FORT LUPTON — “Grandma” came through as promised last week. Faced with a shortage of shoe boxes for the French Club to fill for Operation Christmas Child, the club’s president, Kersten Buck, made a quick phone call.

    “Grandma will work her magic,” she said confidently. And, sure enough, it wasn’t long before she came back into the room with a bag full of empty boxes that Grandma brought.

  • Cruz wins Lions Peace Poster contest

    Kellie Cruz, a seventhgrade student at Fort Lupton Middle School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Fort Lupton Lions Club.

    Her poster is among more than 375,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 12th annual Lions International Peace Poster contest. The Lions sponsor the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

    Her poster was selected for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme “Peace Begins with Me.”

  • 27J school board member apple of CASB eye

    BRIGHTON — Every student, every day. Those were the opening comments for the 2008 McGuffey Award nomination of 27J school board member Valerie Espinosa-Martinez, and they are more than a catchphrase for the dedicated administrator, herself a parent in the 27J school system.

  • Classic lights up the theater at Fort Lupton High

    Arsenic and Old Lace, a tale of the Brewster family gone bad, played at the Fort Lupton High School last week, its characters starring on a stage with a set of professional quality.

    The cast starred Samantha Bates and Cailey Semroska as delightfully deranged sisters whose poison-laced potion sends lonely men to an early grave in the family basement, and Jeremiah Corder, very believable in his extensive role as the only normal member, or as it turns out, non-member of the family.

  • Welcome Home adopts soldier on his return

    He’s not a native son. But Fort Lupton adopted TJ Kroeber as one of its own. Pfc. Kroeber, a member of the Army’s military police force in Baghdad, came home last month to a warm welcome from his wife, Crystal, his in-laws, the Guerreros, the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce and Quest Academy students.