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Today's News

  • Up, up and away

    Students had a chance to open their wings of possibilities in the world of aviation.

    Twenty Fort Lupton Middle School students received their Young Eagles certificates May 5 at the Greeley-Weld County Airport.

    Derrek Dilly was a pilot for United Airlines until he retired in 1996. He’s been a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association since 1974. He has been volunteering for the Young Eagles program since his retirement.

  • Students stepping up to the plate with their leadership skills

    An achievement breakfast at Twombly Elementary School recognized 25 students for what they learned through the school’s safety patrol program. The school gave the students medals and ribbons.

    “It gives them leadership skills. We think it’s valuable for the students to be a leader in the school and have other students look up to them,” said teacher Michelle Buscho.

  • State 4A track: Warriors’ Chacon pushes through to two finals

               LAKEWOOD – Two races, two berths in the finals for Frederick’s Ryan Chacon.

                He finished fifth in his heat of the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.73 seconds.

  • 3A state track: Fort Lupton's Marquez debuts with 15th-place finish

    LAKEWOOD – Fort Lupton's Antonio Marquez is no stranger to the state cross country meet. He's been there all three years he's been in high school.

    This year, he added the state 3A track meet to his resumé. Marquez finished 15th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:04.31.

  • And now, two baseball teams wait

    THORNTON -- Fort Lupton and Riverdale Ridge high schools played the last regular season baseball game of the year May 13.

    Afterward, both teams entered the world of state rankings and strength of schedule to see whether either would make the state 3A district playoffs, which start Friday, May 17.

    Fort Lupton entered the game as the 32nd team in the Colorado High School Activities Association RPI poll, the poll that determines the top 32 teams to qualify for postseason. Riverdale Ridge was 35th in that same poll.

  • State 4A track: Hewitt advances to 400-meter finals

    LAKEWOOD – Frederick’s Michela Hewitt parlayed a fourth-place finish in her heat of the 400-meter dash into a spot in Saturday’s finals.

                She turned in a time of 59.15 seconds, seventh-fastest in the field of nine that moved to the 11:37 a.m. finals.

  • Baseball: Holy Family takes two from Frederick
  • Heritage Fair event showcases decades of history

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Heritage Fair May 4 in Fort Lupton was an explosion of Civil War reenactments, artisans, history and education.

    Spectators witnessed a real re-enactment of a Civil War fight between the redcoats, the British loyalists, and colonists who were the militia continental line that worked for the U.S. Congress to the convince the British to give up their independence.

  • Old wiring to blame for church fire in downtown Frederick

    Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District investigators said the May 7 fire at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church was the result of the age of the wiring in the building.

    The church is uninhabitable, according to investigators. As a result, the church moved Mass to the church’s parish hall for the time being. Fire code allows a total of 99 people in the hall. Those who come after the hall fills up will have to attend another service. The fire code also prevents people from standing in the back of the hall.

  • Girls soccer: Frosh get valuable experience for Warriors

     Frederick's girls soccer team finished 6-9 this season. The regular season ended with a 4-1 home-field loss to rival Erie May 2.

    What that doesn't tell you is that Warriors coach J Doehring relied on eight freshmen this season, thanks to graduation, a series of injuries and academic issues. The freshmen on the roster were Zoe Balderas, Tia Mocelin, Juliye Melendez, Cecilia Knapp, Aspen Jensen, Ashley Livingston and Abi Larson.