Today's News

  • Youth sports fundraiser

        The city of Fort Lupton is planning its first hit-a-thon to raise money for the city’s baseball and softball teams. It’s set for 10 a.m., July 11, at Pearson Park, U.S. highway 85 and state Highway 52.

        Businesses interested in making donations should call sports coordinator John Pryor at 303-857-4200.


  • Delicious memories: Museum features cookbooks of the past

    Looking for a recipe like Grandma used to make? Chances are it’s in one of the cookbooks now on display at the Fort Lupton Museum.

    Cookbooks from organizations and churches, plus the standards of years past can be found among the collection. There’s even a Swedish Kok Bok for those who are fluent in that language.

    Read the full story in this week's Fort Lupton Press – www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2circ.cgi

  • Randle brings songs, friendship to Fort Lupton

    Lynda Randle shared her soaring voice with Fort Lupton last week, mesmerizing the audience that filled the First United Methodist Church and the occasional passer-by who paused to listen outside the open church doors.

    Randle, a nationally-known Christian singer who tours full-time with Bill and Gloria Gaither and the Homecoming Friends, also shared her family, her faith and her life with the crowd, both during the concert, and afterward at a reception.

  • City, Fort Lupton Press sponsor city-wide garage sale

    July 17th and 18th are the dates for a city-wide garage sale sponsored by the city of Fort Lupton and the Fort Lupton Press. No permit will be required and this sale will not count as one of the four individuals can host during the year. Addresses will be listed and highlighted on a city map on a special page of the July 15 edition of the Press at no charge, call the Fort Lupton City Hall by July 8 at 303-857-6694 to be included. As a special service to the community, the July 15 Fort Lupton Press will be delivered to all homes in place of the regular Weld County Advertiser.

  • Salud seeks new board members

    FORT LUPTON —Salud Family Health Centers, a leading health care provider in northern Colorado, is seeking candidates to fill four positions on its 11-member board of directors.

    The communities electing members this year are Fort Lupton, Frederick/Dacono/Firestone, Platteville/Gilcrest, Hudson/Lochbuie/Keenesburg/Prospect Valley/Roggen.

    Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years of age, reside in the community for the seat they are running for, and must be a registered, active consumer of services at any SALUD Family Health Center.

  • Railcar DMUs will travel in a different direction

    FORT LUPTON — The energy -saving passenger -carrying Diesel Multiple Unit designed and built by bankrupt Colorado Railcar has been given a second chance, but it won’t be here.

    Value Recovery Group of Columbus, Ohio, purchased proprietary rights and information, manufacturing documentation, inventory and other equipment necessary for production and established U.S. Railcar to manufacture the DMU.

  • Group rallies for controversial water project

    WELD COUNTY — Leaders of agricultural organizations and politicians became cheerleaders for a water project last week at a rally dubbed “Farmers for NISP.”

    The rally, held in an immaculately clean machine shed on a farm west of Eaton, attracted a standing room only crowd estimated at 250.

    Inside the shed, the pep rally began with host, farm owner Russ Leffler, setting the theme.

  • Tire Power: Officers rescue family after garage fire

    FORT LUPTON – It was all a matter of right place, right time and the right set of wheels.

    If Fort Lupton police officer Paul Stipe had not been patrolling on his police bicycle late at night, had he not smelled smoke, and had he not turned around to investigate, the evening of June 28 may well have ended tragically for Fernando Saenz and his two children.

  • Police Reports

    No license, no insurance, and a 12-pack

    There was an open 12-pack of beer in the back seat and one unopened can in the front passenger seat when police stopped Jose Antonio Martinez-Sardina, 20, of Milliken, June 19.

    Read the full reports in this week's Fort Lupton Press – www.lcni5.com/cgi-bin/c2circ.cgi

  • Markey visits, tours Fort Lupton Salud facility

    FORT LUPTON — Congresswoman Betsey Markey visited Salud Family Health Center last week, the day after the Fort Lupton-based health care organization received $2.5 million in federal economic stimulus money to build a new Salud clinic in Fort Morgan.

    In her hour-long stop, Markey was shown how Salud serves its patients with all-inclusive visits. For instance Dr. Tillman Farley explained, physical, mental and dental health are all under one roof, as are services for X-ray, ultra sound, minor surgery and lab work.