Today's News

  • Arrest made in the death of Fort Lupton couple

    The Weld County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Roberts, 53, as a suspect in the deaths of Deborah Lynn Vallejos 59, and Ruben Alfred Vallejos, 65 of Fort Lupton. 

    Deputies went to the couple’s resident in the 11000 block of Weld County Road 6 for a welfare check, according to a statement, and discovered the two bodies.

  • Firefighters pull man to safety

     Fort Lupton firefighters rescued a man from a concrete pit June 11. 

    The rescue began about 8:45 p.m. A half-hour later, crews freed the man. 

    A Facebook post said firefighters used a technical rope rescue operation and a stokes basket rigged to a crane to complete the rescue.

    Authorities did not release the name of the man nor his condition because of patient confidentiality rules. Ten firemen and two ambulance attendants from Banner Health Ambulance Service were on the scene.

  • Quezada finishes prep career in style

    ALAMOSA -- Four, 3-point baskets are enough to make most prep basketball players smile.

    When you are a prep basketball player and score four, 3-pointers against some of the best players in the state, that may well be enough to make one smile for a long time.

  • Roedel slides down a seat for all-state basketball game

    ALAMOSA -- There’s a good chance that Jim Roedel never met a basketball game he didn’t like.

    Normally, he’s running the show as the head coach for the Fort Lupton Bluedevils. But for the semifinal round in boys basketball at the Colorado High School Coaches Association, Roedel slid down a spot and served as an assistant. He and the other coach, Holly’s Dusty Heck, were due to trade places for the June 8 finals.

  • Galicia savors last prep wrestling match

    ALAMOSA -- Like a lot of the athletes at the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state games, Fort Lupton’s Koby Galicia enjoyed his time at Adams State University last week.

    It was an experience that extended beyond his 6-2 win against Skyview’s Tristan Eskridge in the June 7 wrestling competition at Plachy Hall. The match was at 160 pounds.

  • Hoffman takes in college life as prep wrestling career concludes

    ALAMOSA -- Cole Hoffman’s prep wrestling career didn’t end the way he wanted it to. But the setting and the opportunity to compete among the state’s best wrestlers at the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state games may have made up for it.

  • Diversity council focuses on equality in the work place

     “I started out as a very afraid white guy, the word ‘equity’ and the word ‘inclusivity,’ the word ‘power’ and the words that ‘we are born with ‘privilege.’ It scares the white man. It makes it sound like people are trying to take you down,“ said Roger Fink, one of the speakers at the May 30 Diversity in the Workplace Summit.

  • Frederick Friday Fun

    The town of Frederick held its first Finale Friday and market May 31 at Crist Park. The town hosts a summer event the last Friday of each month through October, complete with fresh vegetables, fruit and live music. 

  • Wildlife viewing tours June 22

    Hop on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge bus for wildlife viewing tours from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City. Bison calves, fawns and coyote pups are exploring the prairie. Migratory birds are busy building their nests. Groups up to 10 are welcome. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Bueno Camp helping migrant students into the future

    Since 2006, more than 400 students have entered into Assistant Migrant Program that has successfully educated the next generation of workers. This year, up to 35 students are enrolled into the program.