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Today's News

  • Wild weather .. round 2

    Just as feared, there was another round of bad weather in Adams and Weld counties June 19.

    Fort Lupton was under a tornado warning. So far, there have been no reports of damage. The National Weather Service says 1.25-inch hail fell near Frederick shortly after 1 p.m. Hail between an inch and 2 inches in diameter was reported near Hudson.

  • Weather turns wild

    Spring weather made a return appearance in northern Adams and southwestern Weld County Monday, June 18. 

    By the time the rain left, there was golf ball-sized hail in places, displaced leaves and branches in others, a partially destroyed oil tank in Hudson and flooded area roads.

    Brighton resident Teresa Schroeter was at home watching TV when the weather rolled in.

  • Warriors' summer camp has specific focuses

    GREELEY – Like most coaches these days, Frederick girls basketball coach Brett Andersen wants as much playing time for his team as is possible.

    But that’s not the sole reason for him to take some of the Warriors’ players to a team camp at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, nor is it the reason for summer team participation.

  • FLHS introduces new soccer coach

    Coach Tonya Fabian was excited to meet members of her soccer teams at Fort Lupton High School June 20.

    Her boss, athletic director Jim Roedel was equally excited.

  • Local 7-year-old races his way to success

    Ricky Holbrook’s favorite races are the ones that he wins. At the rate he’s progressing, he may soon have a hard time picking favorites.

    Holbrook, 7, is a quarter midget car racer from Fort Lupton. He recently entered his third season of competition and expects to enter the second grade at Twombly Elementary School this fall.

    “What I like most about racing is going fast and when you get trophies,” Holbrook said.

  • Commissioner Kirkmeyer responds to allegations

    Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer faces a recall campaign led by Platteville resident Sara Mondragon and recall committee WECARE for Weld County (Working to Educate Citizens About Recall Efforts) for Weld County.

    Kirkmeyer represents District 3, a southeastern part of Weld County that includes Fort Lupton in addition to other communities. She is term-limited in 2020. 

    In an interview Thursday, June 7, Kirkmeyer denounced the recall effort as biased and claimed it was being fueled by misinformation.

  • Memorable prep finish for Rives in more ways than one

    ALAMOSA – It would be hard for anyone to forget the wild – and weird finish – to the 2018 version of the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-star football game June 8 in Alamosa.

    The team that won had to survive a tying touchdown with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, a dispute about whether it was OK to rush the place-kicker on a point-after touchdown attempt (it’s not), only to get a score in the first overtime to win the game 27-21.

  • Halliburton helicopter test flight set for June 16

    Halliburton officials plan to do a test helicopter flight Saturday, June 16, as the company works on getting approval for a helipad expected to take workers to oil fields around northern Colorado.

  • Police arrest man after high-speed chase

    Fort Lupton police arrested Joseph Hall, 41, Wednesday, June 6, after he led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase and rammed a patrol car.

    It all started when a Weld County sheriff’s deputy saw a light-yellow Ford F-150 traveling at a high rate speed on County Road 46 at County Road 45, near LaSalle, around 6 p.m.. The deputy pulled the truck over, and two passengers got out to care for their dog, according to a press statement from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New FLHS principal wanted

    School officials are looking for a new principal for Fort Lupton High School, and they want your help.