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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Girls basketball: FLHS' Rivera finishes career at all-star game

    GREELEY -- Most basketball players are happy to be involved in one all-star game, particularly if they are about to graduate from high school.

    And then there’s the case of Fort Lupton’s Hilda Rivera. She got a chance to play in a pair of all-star games, one in Thornton (a Colorado 7 all-star affair March 11 in Thornton and the all-Weld County game March 12 in Greeley.

  • 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.

  • Quezada, Lefforge go out in style at all-Weld County game

    GREELEY  -- If there’s a chance that it’s your last high-school basketball game, it would seem proper to go out with some noise.

    That’s exactly what Fort Lupton’s Cyrus Lefforge and Ivan Quezada did at the all-Weld County all-star boys basketball game March 12 in Greeley. Lefforge had eight rebounds, three blocked shots and scored four points. Quezada had five points, including a 3-pointer.

    Their team won by a score of 113-103.

  • Butler students learning about birds of many feathers

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    HawkQuest brought live birds of prey to Butler Elementary School Feb. 28.

    The lesson for the students was the importance of wildlife for the environment and bird species. HawkQuest is a non-profit organization founded by Kin A. Quitugua.

    “I enjoy educating the kids and to see their expressions in their eyes,” said Dionne Meidinger, an education raptor specialist who has been with HawkQuest for five years.

  • New growth agreement for Fort Lupton, Brighton
  • Students have options for career paths after high school

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton High School started a new program called Career Explore Program. It’s a co-op effort with the Workforce Center.

    The idea is to re-engage students at the junior and senior grade level who are not interested in pursuing higher education and connect them with an education in a trade-based career path.

  • Problems galore because of blizzard

    CDOT crews and Weld County road crews stopped plowing roads in Weld County at midafternoon March 13, the latest development in the daylong blizzard that pounded the area.

    A tweet from the Fort Lupton Fire Department said the roads were impassable and visibility was near zero. Even so, the tweet said, people were still on the roads.

    "Please stay home or where you're at for your own safety," the tweet said.

  • Police blotter March 8

    This is a summary of reports to the Fort Lupton Police Department from March 2 to March 8. 

    March 2

  • Barricaded man in custody in Firestone

    Firestone police arrested a barricaded man shortly after 7 p.m. March 8. No one was injured.

    A press statement said he'd barricaded himself inside a home near Firestone and Colorado boulevards. Officers were afraid the man, whose name wasn't released, might take his own life.

    Police issued a reverse 911 to residents in the area to make them aware of the police presence, according to the statement.