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Today's News

  • Two OK after plane crash

     Two people survived a plane crash near Fort Lupton Oct. 13.

    Weld County sheriff's deputies said it happened in a field between Weld County roads 37 and 39 shortly before 4 p.m., just north of town. Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams said the two unidentified occupants took themselves to a nearby hospital before deputies arrived the scene.

    The cause is not known. Sheriff's deputies said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will take the lead on the investigation.

    We'll update as we get more details.

  • Auto parts theft alert on GMC and Chevy late model pick ups

    Fort Lupton Police Department has issued an auto parts theft warning in the city and residential areas during the month of October.  Late models 2017 and 2018 GMC and Chevy trucks, the thieves can reach the hood release and are taking the hood and front-end parts off the vehicles. The thefts were taking place at business storage yards, but latest thefts are in an open area on South Fulton, near the High School. 

  • Softball: Fort Lupton returns to state tournament

    ARVADA – Fort Lupton's softball team had to win once in a class 3A regional tournament at Lutz Sports Complex Oct. 13, and that's exactly what happened.

    The Bluedevils advanced to the state 3A softball tournament for the second year in a row with an 8-0 win over Cedaredge. No stats were available for either team.

  • Football: Platte Valley turns back Fort Lupton

    KERSEY – Even after a 50-0, rain-soaked defeat at the hands of Platte Valley High School, the No. 3-rated team in class 2A, according to the most recent media polls, Fort Lupton coach Dustin Duff was upbeat Oct. 5.

    "We tried to keep the message simple to our kids," Duff said. "We wanted them to get better at what we do and use this as an opportunity to figure out what we're doing that isn't working out as well as we would like to. They answered that call."

  • Softball: Fort Lupton joins regional tournament field
  • Softball regionals stay on schedule

    AURORA – The state's regional softball tournaments will start as planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

    There was a hope that some could be moved to Friday, Oct. 12, because of impending bad weather. But the Colorado High School Activities Association said the tournaments had to stay put because of a combination of poor field conditions from recent rain and drizzle and a lack of officials to work a weekday tournament.

  • Bluedevils take fifth in league cross country meet

    ENGLEWOOD – Two members of Fort Lupton's boys cross country team finished in the top 30 of the Windjammer/Colorado 7 League cross country meet Oct. 6 at Englewood High School.

    Antonio Marquez was 21st in a time of 17:01. Humberto Guerrero took 26th place in a time of 17:07.

    Others to produce points for the Bluedevils were Hunter Gobbo (111th, 18:55), Jayden Hudson (169th, 20:04) and Jose Huerta (204th, 24:00).

    FLHS finished fourth in the team standings.

  • Fort Lupton Fire Protection District urges residents to change CR 27 address signage ASAP

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

  • Board of education opening; deadline Oct. 15

     The Weld Re-8 Board of Education has a vacancy it wants to fill.

    The unexpired term is for one year and covers District D, which starts near U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 16, comes north to WCR 18, then west to the South Platte River and along the northern boundary of the district.

    File a written notice of intent with the board by Monday, Oct. 15, at 200 S. Fulton Ave. The interviews are set for Monday, Oct. 22, during a public meeting.

    Call 303-857-3200.

  • Vehicle business heads to the future

    Summit Body Works celebrated its Fort Lupton grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new 80,000-square-foot state-of the-art facility at 13525 Weld County Road 8.  

    Its vehicles are works of art from the exterior to the interior. The business says it is breaking new ground in specialty retrofit practical vehicles for business needs. Floor plans are created for each vehicle that is custom built in house with precision detail of master design.