Today's News

  • Fire destroys vacant Denver Avenue home

    The Fort Lupton Fire Protection District is investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a vacant house last week.

  • Basketball officials' clinic

    A free basketball officials' clinic for those interested in working kindergarten through second-grade games is set for 5:30 p.m., Jan. 6, at Hoff Elementary School, 7558 Weld County Road 59, Keenesburg.

    Contact Dawna Gudka at 303-345-3353 with questions.

  • H1N1 shots available

    H1N1 shots for all ages will be available at the Carbon Valley Senior Center, 6615 Frederick Way, Frederick, from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 16. The cost is $15 and free for those on Medicare. Call 303-833-3660.

  • New league alignment set for January vote

        AURORA – It won’t be the Skyline League when the 2010 prep sports season starts. But Brighton and Prairie View high schools are in the yet-to-be named, familiar-looking conference just the same.

        So are Thornton, Northglenn, Rangeview and Gateway high schools. The Colorado High School’s Classification and League Organizing Committee approved the addition of those four schools to the expanded conference. The other members are Adams City, Westminster, Hinkley and Aurora Central high schools.

  • Sports briefs

    Prep football

        Fort Lupton’s Jake Bernhard earned a trifecta of postseason awards.

        The senior linebacker/running back was a first-team, all-conference choice in the class 3A Tri Valley League. He was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, and he was tabbed to play in the all-state football game at the University of Northern Colorado in June.

        Reece James and Josh Martinez were honorable-mention, all-conference picks.

  • Stork News


        Emily and Jason Cooper, of Commerce City, welcome a daughter, Averie Nichole Cooper.

        She was born Dec. 2, 2009, at Platte Valley Medical Center. Averie weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches.

        Grandparents are Galene and Larry Schafer, of Commerce City, and Sherry and Robert Ozog, of Woodhaven, Mich. Great-grandparents are Betty Atwell, of Topeka, Kan., and Lorraine Ozog, of Allen Park, Mich.

        Averie is welcomed by siblings, Noah, Elana and Paeton.

  • Taking us as we are

    The excitement appears to be heightened as we approach Christmas with expectancy on numerous fronts.

        What if we stopped and pondered the deeper meaning of this yearly celebration? I believe we would detect “Gifts of the Heart of Grace, Truth and Love.” The gifts of the heart are so desperately needed today, collectively and independently.

        Let me address grace, that gift which is undeserving and beautiful, that comes from God in this week’s perception.  

  • Bluedevils look ahead to second half of season

    Fort Lupton’s new girls basketball coach knew he’d be working with a young team.

        But Joseph Gutierrez didn’t want to use that as an excuse for his team’s 49-19 home-court loss to Silver Creek Thursday night.

  • Preparations continue for Lounsbury trial

    BRIGHTON — A veritable procession of law enforcement officers appeared before Adams County District Judge John T. Bryan Friday as witnesses in a pretrial motions hearing preceding the first-degree murder trial of patricide suspect Kara Lounsbury.

  • Bluedevils turn up the heat, beat Ridge View

    FORT LUPTON – The Fort Lupton Bluedevils played step for step, point for point with the Ridge View Academy Rams Thursday night, managing to hang on for the duration and record a 64-58 win.

        With half a dozen lead changes and a handful of tie scores throughout the first half, Rangeview center Andrew Canndy nailed a trey at the buzzer to take a 30-27 lead into the locker room.