Today's News

  • Working for a living:


    Area business owners, employees and labor industry organizers have different ideas about how a new wage increase may impact consumer spending, product costs, and the daily lives of workers.

    But all know that change is coming.

    A minimum wage increase passed by Colorado voters raise goes into effect on Jan. 1. Amendment 70 will raise the  state’s hourly minimum wage to $12 by 2020 from its current level of $8.31. Tipped workers will see a rise in wages to $8.98 in 2020 from $5.29.

  • Bluedevil Santiago's Shootout – Frederick girls win the title

    FORT LUPTON – Frederick's girls basketball team won three straight games in the inaugural Bluedevil Santiago's Shootout in Fort Lupton.

    The girls team beat Brush 47-33. Mylie Tarnowski scored 12 points. The Warriors stopped Valley 69-38 Dec. 9. Aspen Dufour and Candace Neu led the Warriors with 14 points. Tori Dufour added 13. Danielle Hemelstrandt added 11.

    FHS closed out the tournament with a 53-15 win against the host Bluedevils Dec. 10. No stats were available for either team.

  • Santiago's Bluedevil Shootout results – Fort Lupton's teams wins one of three

    Fort Lupton started the initial Bluedevil Santiago's Shootout Dec. 6 with a pair of wins.

    The boys team topped Valley 62-59. Rafael Delgado and Josiah Carrisales had 14 points for the Vikings. No stats were available for FLHS.

    Brush, which won the boys division of the tournament, beat FLHS 37-30 Dec. 9. Gunnar Guzman had 12 points for the Beetdiggers. No stats were available for FLHS.

    Frederick beat the Bluedevils 55-47 in the tournament finale Dec. 10. No stats were available for either team.

  • Delivering the holidays to you

    The most wonderful time of the year is also the busiest for employees at the Fort Lupton Post Office. 

    Postmaster Michael Lucero helps his team of employees process hundreds of packages a day during the peak holiday season rush.

    Large carts overflow with boxes of all shapes and sizes in the back room of the post office building at 533 Fourth St., while postal workers organize and stuff envelopes into a gridwork of cubbyholes.

  • Sandoval moves closer to his college choice

    Fort Lupton’s Jody Sandoval II is much closer to attending a college than he was at this time last week.

    Sandoval, a two-time state champion with the Bluedevils, made a verbal commitment to Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. The actual letter signing takes place later.

    “I picked NJC because I want to start off at a small school. Then, if I really like it, I can transfer to a bigger school,” he said.

  • Bluedevils fall to Eagle Ridge in season opener

    BRIGHTON – Fort Lupton coach Jim Roedel took his team’s season-opening defeat at Eagle Ridge Academy as a learning lesson.

    Eagle Ridge rolled to a 17-point halftime lead and beat Fort Lupton 62-47 Nov. 30 in Brighton.

    FLHS’ Elijah Vargas led all scorers with 22 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets. Gaven Case had 13 points, and he sank three, 3-pointers.

  • First basketball kickoff tournament coming to Fort Lupton

    Fort Lupton's first Bluedevils Basketball Kick-off Tournament, sponsored by Santiago's Restaurant, starts at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6.

    The Bluedevils, Frederick, Brush and Valley are sending teams to the tourney. 

    The schedule looks like this:

    Dec. 6

    5:30 p.m. .. Girls .. Brush vs. Frederick, Floyd Acre gym; Boys .. Fort Lupton vs. Valley, Fort Lupton HS

  • Wrestling: Three local individual champs come out of FL wrestling tournament

    Fort Lupton's Jacob Duran (106), Jody Sandoval II (132), and Frederick's Michael Castro (220) captured individual crowns at the Fort Lupton Wrestling Invitational Dec. 3.

    Grandview won the team title. FLHS finished fourth, and Frederick took seventh.

    Here are the individual results.


    1st Place                Jacob Duran - Fort Lupton

  • Fort Lupton Winter Festival is on Saturday

    The Fort Lupton Winter Festival includes a full slate of holiday activities, culminating with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

    It's a “community event with multiple attractions” that lasts throughout the day, said Linda Kudrna, special events coordinator at the Recreation Center.

  • Suspect in attempted kidnapping skips court

    Fort Lupton resident Jessica Gallegos, failed to appear at scheduled hearing Nov. 28 related to an earlier attempted kidnapping and assault on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

    A warrant has been issued for Gallegos's arrest after she didn't show up at the Weld County District Court in Greeley. Gallegos, along with Fort Lupton residents Diana Gallegos and Vivian Manning, face charges of attempted kidnapping, attempted assault, burglary, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and possession of a controlled substance from the incident.