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  • Wattenberg fire under investigation

     Investigators continued the search for the cause into an early morning fire in Wattenberg.

    It started around 5:45 in the 1900 block of Grace Avenue, according to a tweet from the Brighton Fire Rescue District.

    No one was injured.

    Crews from the Fort Lupton Fire Department assisted.


  • Firefighters pull man to safety

     Fort Lupton firefighters rescued a man from a concrete pit June 11. 

    The rescue began about 8:45 p.m. A half-hour later, crews freed the man. 

    A Facebook post said firefighters used a technical rope rescue operation and a stokes basket rigged to a crane to complete the rescue.

    Authorities did not release the name of the man nor his condition because of patient confidentiality rules. Ten firemen and two ambulance attendants from Banner Health Ambulance Service were on the scene.

  • Tornadoes touch down near Fort Lupton

    Two tornadoes and perhaps a third touched down east of Fort Lupton May 27, part of a series of tornadoes and general severe weather that hit the area for a second day in a row.

  • Off the Warriors go to a new chapter in life

    FREDERICK -- Before the 194 members of the class of 2019 could receive diplomas from Frederick High School May 25, there were a couple of orders of business to tend to.

  • So long, high school. Hello, real world

    Fort Lupton's first high-school graduating class had three members. That was in 1914.

  • Manhunt comes to a halt in south Fort Lupton

    Police from several agencies called off a manhunt north of Brighton May 3 after more than 90 minutes of searching.

    Brighton police tweeted that the suspect was wanted in connection with a domestic-violence incident in Lochbuie. He was not arrested.

    It started shortly after 7:30 p.m. near Weld County Roads 2 and 27. At one point, some 20 officers were in SWAT gear, according to a tweet from Northern News Net.

  • After-prom party May 4

    The Fort Lupton High School Booster Club will host a supervised, substance-free, afterprom part for FLHS students. It starts at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and continues until 3:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5. 

    The vent includes food, music, bingo, inflatables, gifts/prizes, foosball, pool tables, casino tables and a photo booth.

    Organizers need volunteers and donations. Contact Michelle Bettger at 720-313-8389 or email flhsbooster@gmail.com.


  • FLMS gets new boss

     The Weld Re-8 Board of Education named Lisa Schwartz as the new Fort Lupton Middle School principal at the Weld County Re-8 meeting April 22.  

    Schwartz was assistant principal at Mead High School in the St. Vrain School District for three years and also served as an Adams 14 School District teacher in the past 10 years. 

  • 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.