Today's News

  • Fort Lupton business trains and prepares dogs for police and military

    In Fort Lupton, smart and hardworking dogs are trained to serve the K-9 police units and military. Damian Perez works for the Westminster Police Department as handler and master trainer for the K-9 unit. He trains their dogs as part of his job. Damian has been training dogs for nine years and handling for 15 years.

  • What’s that sound? Oh yeah, it’s the chainsaws starting up once again

    Chainsaws are revving up for the annual Frederick Chainsaws andChuckwagons woodcarving event July 17-20th

    This event invites carvers from across the county to create and reconstruct logs into beautiful pieces of art. A variety of food trucks, entertainment along with rock ’n’ rolling to Chainsaw and Choppers Friday night co-hosting with Harley Davidson.

  • 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.


  • FHS girls get back to work for coming basketball season

     GREELEY –It’s a few months before the start of basketball practice. But one wouldn’t have known that walking around the University of Northern Colorado and other area high schools last week.

    Teams from across the state were in town for the college’s annual team camp. While the stress factor is much less than the regular season, coaches such as Frederick’s Brett Andersen knows there is work to do.

  • A slice or two of pizza goes a long way for those in need

    Fort Lupton’s Little Caesars Pizza is serving up pizza for families in need at the Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank.

    “I have a store in Sterling. We do the same pilot program there. It’s our way not to throw all of that food away. It drove me crazy. At the end of the day, we were throwing pizza away. We needed to find a way to help people with it, said Little Caesars owner David Maddex. “I love it. It’s really good, a lot of credit goes to my manager, Calvin Kind. I mentioned it to him, he made it happen.”

  • Local musician with small-town roots takes center stage

    Bailey Elora, 19, who has family ties to Fort Lupton, was among the acts at the 2019 Westword Music Showcase in Denver June 29.

    The newspaper held a public vote for nominations for the best local singer-songwriter, which is how she earned the spot to perform.

    Elora performed at the 100 percent de Agave stage in downtown Denver, just south of the state Capitol. Elora’s three other band members performing in harmony were Freddy Zamora, Isaac Zamora and Jeff Orwiller. These guys added a blend of acoustic guitar, bass guitar and a Latin percussion bongo Cajon.

  • Sixty years and still growing strong

    The flowers and plants have been blooming for 60 years at the Kiyota Greenhouse in Fort Lupton.

    Mayrene Kiyota, who is 87 years old, was born in Nebraska. She married Henry Kiyota, whose nickname is Hank. He is the son of Unosuke Kiyota. Mayrene painted the story of the Kiyota family migrating to American.

    In the beginning

  • Fort Lupton Councilman Tommy Holton running for Weld County Commissioner

    Councilman Tommy Holton has officially announced on June 25, he is on the ballot to run for the Weld County Commissioner district 3 seat. Barbara Kirkmeyer who is the current Weld County Commissioner Chairperson for district 3 is term limited. Further election information will be provided in the coming months. 

  • Big project with big-time lifting

    Hillside Cemetery provided an additional resting place for loved ones.  A new columbarium was placed at Fort Lupton’s Hillside Cemetery at Weld County Road 12 and South Denver Avenue June 12. 

    It’s a marble structure that will house up 96 urns. The existing columbarium has 12 spaces available for urns.

    “We wanted to make sure that we continue to offer the option of the columbarium,” said Mari Pena, Fort Lupton city clerk.

  • Taste of Fort Lupton awards

    Fort Lupton turned out with tasty flavors at its Taste of Fort Lupton business after hours event at the recreation center May 14. Wholly Stromboli won the peoples choice award serving up a sandwich called “Triple Bypass,” it was made of genoa salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, mozzarella and provolone. Also on the menu was the Meatball Hero a dish of homemade meatballs, topped with a homemade marinara sauce.