Local News

  • Two OK after plane crash

     Two people survived a plane crash near Fort Lupton Oct. 13.

    Weld County sheriff's deputies said it happened in a field between Weld County roads 37 and 39 shortly before 4 p.m., just north of town. Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said the two unidentified occupants took themselves to a nearby hospital before deputies arrived the scene.

    The cause is not known. Sheriff's deputies said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will take the lead on the investigation.

    We'll update as we get more details.

  • Teens meet city leaders in Brighton town hall format

    Middle school and high school-aged students from around Brighton connected with council Oct. 4 at the inaugural Teen Town Hall, hosted at the Armory, 300 Strong St., by the Brighton Youth Commission. The event gave teens the opportunity to get to know members of council and city management informally over a pizza dinner and ask questions in a roundtable question-and-answer session. 

    The event drew a large amount of participation from local teens, prompting Mayor Ken Kreutzer to suggest that the event be continued on a quarterly basis. 

  • Commissioners proclaim elderly Residents’ Rights Month

    Long-term care residents in Weld County are guaranteed they have voice for their quality of care in nursing homes. 

    The Weld County board of Commissioners proclaimed October as Residents’ Rights Month. Nationally, October is recognized and celebrated as Resident Rights’ month, too. 

    Lawmakers passed the Nursing Home Reform law was passed in 1987 to guarantee the elderly human rights and civil rights in long-term care homes. This law requires nursing home staff to provide and ensure quality of life for the elderly.   

  • High Plains Library board opposes Proposition 112

     The High Plains Library District Board of Trustees signed a resolution unanimously opposing Proposition 112. 

    Proposition 112 mandates a minimum distance for new oil, gas and fracking projects.

    “The Board’s stance against 112 is directly correlated to the substantial negative impact its passage would have on the district’s ability to operate,” said Executive Director Matthew Hortt in a press statement.

  • Vandalism victims give back

    The communities of Fort Lupton and Brighton got wind of the nine cars that were slashed at the Libretto Senior Living Apartments in Brighton Sept. 11. Some of neighbors and tires stores gave back by helping the victims who were on fixed incomes to replace their tires. 

    The victims, so appreciated by the hearts and warmth of the communities and the neighbors, decided to give back with a dinner for the help they received. Frances Zuniga, who had all four tires slashed, cooked a spaghetti dinner along with help from other victims to say thanks. 

  • Haunted hayride Oct. 27

             The Fort Lupton Recreation Center’s haunted hayride runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Pearson Park, U.S. Highway 85 and state Highway 52.

             Cost is $4. Visit www.fortluptonco.gov.

  • Trick or Treat Street Oct. 31

    Fort Lupton’s annual Trick or Treat Street runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    It’s along Denver Avenue between Third and Fifth streets. Come listen to music, play games, see inflatables, participate in a costume contest and, of course, candy.

  • CDOT petitions for future railroad crossing closures

    The Colorado Department of Transportation, on behalf of Weld County, submitted applications to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to close certain Union Pacific railroad crossings east and west of the U.S. Highway 85 corridor.

    The railroad crossings under consideration in Weld County are roads WCR 2.5, 29, 46, 72 and 104. The petition closures are only for the railroad crossings, not the roads. The county will continue to take care of maintenance.

  • Tower Road work to cause delays this weekend

     The work continues to finish up the new interchange at Tower Road and Peña Boulevard, but that also means delays this weekend, specifically the eastbound side of the new design.

    Paving operations are expected to cause some delays Sept. 21. The delays get worse Sunday night and Monday night -- bewteen 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., according to city officials. The reason is crews will lay fresh asphalt. That results in lane shifts, areas of rough pavement and temporary traffic stops, especially for cars exiting from eastbound Peña Boulevard to Tower Road.

  • Lochbuie police investigating fraud case

    Lochbuie police are investigating fraud and scam case.