Local News

  • Miami teen who threatened Denver-area schools found dead

     LEADVILLE – The object of an intense search after making threats to the communities along the Front Range was found dead April 17.

    Authorities confirmed the death of Sol Pais shortly before noon. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies were around Mount Elbert, about three hours west of Brighton, earlier in the day. But there has been no official connection, nor has anything been released about the circumstances surrounding the 18-year-old's death.

  • Authorities modify schedules after school threat

     GOLDEN – Authorities continue to look for a woman who made credible threats to schools in Jefferson County. That search prompted Weld RE-8 and St. Vrain Valley District schools to close April 17.

    The incident comes just a few days before the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.

  • Proposed oil bill could mean lost revenue in Weld County

    A controversial oil-and-gas bill is on Gov. Jared Polis’ desk.

    SB-181 would bring major oil and gas regulations for the health and safety of Coloradoans. In Weld County where, 90 percent of (the state’s oil and gas is produced, towns such as Fort Lupton and the Tri Town area of the Carbon Valley are dependent on these revenues. 

  • Here we go again .. blizzard hits region

     It's déja vu all over again.

    Another major storm is due to hit the area this afternoon and tonight. Blizzard conditions are expected later in the afternoon through Thursday morning, so authorities are discouraging travel. The Colorado State Patrol closed I-76 in both directions from Lochbuie to the Nebraska line at midafternoon.

  • The changing face of severe weather alerts

     Some cities stick with the sirens; others aren’t

    If a tornado strikes, Fort Lupton residents will have the tools to be alerted indoors and outdoors. 

    If a tornado strikes in the Tri Towns, the alert will come through cell phones and social media.

    Unlike other agencies in Weld County, the Fort Lupton Fire District does not plan on shutting down the outside tornado siren.  

  • Protests and counter protests

    Demonstrators hit the streets of Fort Lupton in support of the police March 31. Kimberly Carlson, her family and friends created signs in support.

  • Fort Lupton's community garden available

    If you’re thinking of growing your own fresh vegetables but don’t have the space, the Fort Lupton Community Garden can help.

    It’s at 438 Harrison Ave. Several raised beds of various sizes are available. To request an application, contact Ken Harmett at 303-957-6878 or email theplacegarden@gmail.com.



  • New growth agreement for Fort Lupton, Brighton
  • Clean-up begins after monster snowstorm

    The snow stopped. The winds didn't, and now begins the process of cleaning up and digging out of one of the strongest storms on record.

    The snowfall wasn't gargantuan. But the wind speeds were on a par with a category 2 hurricane.

    Weld Re-8 Schools closed for a second day March 14 , which means a second day of no extracurricular activities. City offices opened late in both Frederick and Fort Lupton. Weld County government offices closed.

  • Crash kills CSP corporal

    The March 13 blizzard claimed the life of a Colorado State patrol corporal.

    CSP trooper Josh Lewis said 52-year-old Daniel Groves died while investigating a slide-off at I-76 and mile marker 47, nine miles east of Keenesburg.