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Today's News

  • Bread and no water

    FORT LUPTON — At the intersection of sandy country roads northwest of Hudson, industrial cranes hover above cement walls, ready to lift massive steel beams into place. Below the beams, rows of equally- spaced tiny windows give away the identity of the buildings under construction—a prison planted on the plains of Weld County. The dry plains.

  • Richardson to be honored

    Larry Richardson, Fort Lupton’s fire marshal who has served with the Fire Protection District for 45 years, is retiring.

    The department will honor him at an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16 at the Fort Lupton Training Center, 2999 Ninth St.

    Read about Richardson's career in the Jan. 21 Fort Lupton Press.

  • National Guard marches to future post

    The National Guard took their first steps along the streets of Fort Lupton early Saturday morning, marching from their temporary quarters on Park Avenue to “Minuteman Meadows,” the land that will eventually house the Guard’s 72,000 square foot readiness center.

  • Spare Change: There's no crying at movies

    The dog dies.

    I’m new at this, but I think I was supposed to post some disclaimer before I ruined the end of the movie “Marley and Me.”

    Who are we kidding?

    Name the movie, “Where the Red Fern Grows,” “Old Yeller,” “Cujo.”

    The dog always dies.

    And then I’m left in a theater, blubbering like an idiot, trying to be consoled by my three-year-old daughter who is really angling for some more of my popcorn.

  • Manhunt comes up short

    LOCHBUIE – A man wanted for a parole violation escaped a dragnet of Weld County sheriff's deputies Tuesday night near here.

    Weld County Undersheriff Margie Martinez said members of the metro fugitive task force pulled the man over along Interstate 76. The unidentified individual escaped on foot. Martinez said authorities were able to follow the man for more than 2 miles.

    "He apparently got picked up by someone so we did not get him," Martinez said.

  • Muedeking steps down

      FORT LUPTON – As Mike Muedeking announced his departure as coach of the Fort Lupton football team last week, he knew one of the causes.

        “Parents being rude to my wife, yelling at her in the stands, the fact that I could not bring my boys (ages 7 and 3) to a game because of the language that was used by negative parents towards me and my coaches,” he said. “The negativity by a select group of parents – that constantly tore down what we were trying to build and instill in the kids.”

  • Ex-players sorry to see coach go

    FORT LUPTON – Joel Mudd has a place no one else can have in Fort Lupton’s football history with Mike Muedeking.

        He was the former coach’s first quarterback when Muedeking took over the Bluedevils’ program in 2007.

  • Shull, Guerrero teammates for life

       FORT LUPTON – Fort Lupton High School wrestlers Dale Shull and Fabian Guerrero have a lot in common. They were both born and raised in Fort Lupton. They began their wrestling careers before they even enrolled in elementary school. Their love of the sport has led to years of dedication to winning. They are both seniors at Fort Lupton High.

        Today both wrestlers are proven winners. Shull and Guerrero are ranked No. 1 one in the state at their respective weights.

  • Bluedevils lose squeaker to University
  • Colorado Railcar folds

    FORT LUPTON — It was an unceremonious end for Colorado Railcar Manufacturing.

    At 1:50 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, two bankers in long black coats emerged from the main door of the facility, got in their vehicles and drove through half-opened gates leading out of the parking lot. Leaving their vehicles at the side of 14 1/2 Street, the men pulled the gates together, secured them with a padlock, and drove away.