Today's News

  • Twombly spelling bee champs go on to the district tourney

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Three Twombly Elementary students spelled their way to the district spelling bee Jan. 9. It’s Twombly’s second year entering the competition.

    The winners, Cesar Medina, fourth grade, took first place for spelling “guidance.” Second-place winner Ericka Gonzales, fourth grade, spelled “majestic.” Third place went to Aedan Tenore third grade, for spelling “signals.”

  • 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).


  • Four FLHS girl wrestlers shine at first junior league tourney

     It was a big week for girls wrestling locally and in the state.

  • Rankings? What rankings?

    Two Fort Lupton wrestlers are among the top-rated grapplers in their weight classes, according to Tim Young at On the Mat Magazine.

    Jacob Duran, who won a state title two years ago, is third among 126-pounders. AJ Garcia, who made it to state as a 160-pounder last year, is 12th among 170-pounders.

    They are aware to a degree.

    A very small degree.

  • Dale’s Pharmacy to break new ground

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Dale’s Pharmacy is building a new 8,000 square feet pharmacy at 1st Rollie. Its ground-breaking date will be April with projected completion within a year.

    “We will miss where we are now servicing our community, but we have out-grown our current site. We are moving to better serve our community,” said Huy Duong, owner. 

  • Wrestling: Fort Morgan beats Fort Lupton

    Fort Morgan beat Fort Lupton 51-26 in a dual meet Jan. 16 on the FLHS mats.

    The Bluedevils picked up on-mat wins from Jacob Duran (126 pounds), Anthony Sailas (113), Desmond Tijerina (106) and AJ Garcia at 170 pounds.

    We'll have more in the Jan. 23 issue of the Fort Lupton Press.

  • FLHS frosh adjusting to varsity basketball

    KEENESBURG – Breanna Carroll is learning the varsity ropes.

    She is one of three freshmen on the Fort Lupton girls basketball team this season, and she’s the only freshman whose name appears in the team’s stats summary.

  • Thiesen, former firefighter, dies at 77

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s fire district, friends and family honored the legacy of Larry Charles Thiesen, who made an impact serving the community. He passed away Dec. 26 at age 77.

       “He will be greatly missed. I thought the world of him. He was one of the most important people in my career. He made an impact inspiring me with his teachings, when I was a young 20-year-old,” said Gordon Alexander, a now retired firefighter with the Fort Lupton Fire District.

  • Girls basketball: Fort Lupton freshman fitting in nicely on varsity

     Fort Lupton freshman Melia Coleman made the jump from middle-school to high-school basketball this season, and it appears as though the adjustment wasn't too serious after all.

    For one, she's been in the starting lineup all season, which hasn't been an issue.

    "There's a little bit of extra pressure," Coleman said. "But I've played against boys. That helps. My dad is super supportive. The pressure has gone down the more I've played."

  • Wrestling: No placers for Fort Lupton at Top of Rockies meet

     LAFAYETTE – The three Fort Lupton wrestlers who advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Top of the Rockies tournament were eliminated from the tournament during consolation matches Jan. 19.

    Jacob Duran, the third-rated wrestler at 126 pounds in class 3A, according to On the Mat Magazine, lost in the quarterfinals and was unable to compete in his first consolation bracket because of an injury.