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Today's News

  • Kenneth Homyak PK-8 student advances to state spelling bee

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Alexie Torres who is in the seventh grade won the district spelling bee Feb. 12. After 20 rounds, she spelled her way to the winning word “abridged.” She will be in the Denver Post Colorado State Spelling Bee at the University of Denver -Strum Hall, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver March 16.

    “I studied 50 words a day using words lists,” said Torres.

    Alexie’s dad Art Torres, said, “We helped her study.”

    Cassandra Domingo, Alexie’s mom, was in tears.

  • Kenneth Homyak-8 rocks the school with Fine Arts Night

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Students at Kenneth Homyak PK-8 school showcased their talents Feb.. 7 on Fine Arts Night.

    The Fine Arts program started a year ago. It’s an event the school has every trimester. The program engages students to get involved with art, music and physical education. Students are required to participate in a combination of art and PE or music and PE.

  • Fort Lupton's Galicia makes easy choice for next four years

    A family history of military service. The prospect of more wrestling. No wonder Koby Galicia's decision to join the Marines was easy.

    He signed a four-year deal for active duty and four more years on reserves.

    "I have a lot of family that was in the military," he said. "Everybody grows up saying, 'I want to be an astronaut. I want to be a doctor.' I wanted to be a soldier. My grandpa (his wrestling coach, Tom Galicia), my uncle, cousins have lots of military ties."

  • Frederick's Dufour sets school record for 3-pointers

    ERIE – Frederick's Tori Dufour called her last basketball game in high school “crazy.”

                “Before the game, it occurred to me that tonight (Feb. 14) was the last night to break the record,” she said. “Before the game, one of my coaches in the locker room said, ‘I know you are wanting to break the record tonight. So if you’re hot, you’re on.’”

  • Fire district salutes its own, community members for service

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Fort Lupton Fire District presented three awards at its annual Fort Lupton Appreciation Night at the Brighton Armory Feb. 9. Firefighter Lt. Troy Norby received the Denny Mintle Adam 1 Service Award, and Fort Lupton’s pharmacist, Huy Duong, received the Everett Hogelin Memorial Award.

    Lt. Kenny Rosales is the 2018 Employee of The Year award.

  • Millennials taking on Lochbuie

     By Belen Ward

      Staff writer

       A crew of millennials take care of the Town of Lochbuie’s infrastructure. These young men said they chose a rewarding career in the public works department. It’s a job with a lot of responsibility.

    Operator Matt Mandel, 22, said, it was a great opportunity to work in government coming out of high school. He started as a seasonal employee for a summer, then joined full time.

  • FLHS' Fells punches ticket for Hastings football

    When Fort Lupton's Hayden Fells blew out his ACL, he wasn't sure he'd come back for his senior football season. 

    He did. Fells even scored a defensive touchdown in his first game back.

    The idea of playing college football may have been a bit in the distance, too, as he rehabbed from his injury. 

    He signed a letter of intent Feb. 6 to play college football at Hastings College.

  • On target
  • To Davis, every animal counts at Four Corners of the state

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Shelby Davis drives every week to the Navajo reservation in the Four Corners to rescue litters of puppies, their mothers and cats, many of which face euthanasia.

    Fort Lupton’s Soul Dog Rescue, is a non-profit that rescues most of the animals from the reservation and animal control.

    “The Navajo Reservation has a major over-population of animals that need to be rescued,” Davis said.

    Davis and a team of veterinarians travel twice month to spay, neuter and care for a least 100 animals.

  • FLHS Outdoor Club lives up to its name with skiing trip

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s High School Outdoor Club shred the slopes at Loveland ski resort.

    “Our mission goal is the educate students on parts of Colorado that they would not normally get the opportunity to see themselves. We want students to be able to explore everything that Colorado has to offer,” said Fort Lupton High School health and physical education teacher Tonya Fabian.