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  • Fort Lupton's Galicia makes easy choice for next four years

    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."

  • Frederick police investigate suspicious package

      Frederick police determined a suspicious package left on its station's doorstep in the 300 block of Fifth Street Jan. 31 was not a threat.

    A criminal investigation was continuing, though.

    It started around 4 p.m. A city statement said a man dressed in black walked up to the front doors of the police station and set down a large backpack, then ran away. Officers searched the area for the man without success.

  • Officer-involved shooting in Fort Lupton leaves one dead

    Editor's note: A Fort Lupton police officer is on admiistrative leave, pending the results of an investigation into an officer-involved shooting from Jan. 16.

    The 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team is handling the investigation. THe team is looking for information. Call Cmdr. Sanchez with the Johnstown Police Department (970-587-2216) or Sgt. Bollig with the Greeley Police Department (970-371-3932).


  • Lochbuie woman remains missing

    It's been more than four months since anyone saw Teri Ackerman, and Lochbuie police are asking for help to try and find her. 

    Ackerman, who was 56 at the time of her disappearance, was last seen Aug. 24. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. Her hair is reddish-brown but starting to show gray roots. Police also said she often wears her hair pulled up.

  • Award for Weld Food Bank

     Weld Food Bank is the fifth-best food bank in America, according to the online publication 24/7 Wall Street.

    The publication used data from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator. Ratings were based on accountability, transparency and financial health.

  • Fort Lupton budget based on continued strong economy

     The city of Fort Lupton adopted its $44 million budget for 2019. 

    Its economic forecast continues to be strong, city officials say, due to the 2017 sales tax increase of 18 percent, which is expected to increase by 3 percent for 2018 from the city’s oil and gas industry. 

    The year-end projected budget for 2018 is $50 million. Even though next year’s budget represents a 12 percent decrease, city finance Director Leann Perino said most of the drop is due to construction the city’s drinking water supply.

  • We wish you the happiest of holidays
  • Migrant children receive a special gift to pursue dreams

    The Migrant Christmas Fiesta and Scholarship fund received a donation of $10,000 from PDC Energy to provide migrant families with special gifts. 

    Adolph Diaz started the fiesta.  Since then, it has grown to six fiestas. These annual fiestas have given migrant children thousands of Christmas gifts and hundreds of scholarships across northern and eastern Colorado. 

    It is a non-profit organization that also helps high-school students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA, who want to go to college. They will receive financial assistance. 

  • Police arrest middle-school student after threats

    Fort Lupton police arrested a middle-school student Dec. 17. 

    A Facebook post from the police department said the suspect threatened another student with a pair of scissors at Fort Lupton Middle School.

    "This is an isolated incident," the Facebook post said. "There is no threat to the safety of the students, staff or members of the community at this time."

    No names were released.

  • Toiletry drive through Dec. 26

     A toiletry donation drive to help local shelter homes and resource center continues through Dec. 26.

    Organizers are looking for several types of items, including hair products, gel, hairsprays, brushes, combs, hair ties, shampoo and conditioner, disposable razors, shaving cream, toothbrush and toothpaste and dental floss.

    Drop off items between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at 1108 8th St. Coffee and doughnuts are available Fridays between 9 and 11 a.m.

    For more information 970-351-7668 or visit projects@barclayroofingcompany.com.