https://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Big night for Fort Lupton chamber https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/big-night-fort-lupton-chamber <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0065_1.jpg" alt="Bob Mealy, Karen Mealy, Resa Mai and Jeanette Smith enjoying dinner at the banquet inside the Fort Lupton Recreation Center Jan. 18. " title="Bob Mealy, Karen Mealy, Resa Mai and Jeanette Smith enjoying dinner at the banquet inside the Fort Lupton Recreation Center Jan. 18. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Belen Ward</p> <p> Staff writer</p> <p> The Fort Lupton chamber awards outstanding businesses for the year on Jan. 18 at the recreation center. It&rsquo;s an annual banquet event that the board choses outstanding businesses of the year, ambassador of the year and the president&rsquo;s award.</p> <p> The trophies winners as follows:</p> <p> Aims Community College Fort Lupton wins the 2018 outstanding business of the year, chosen by the board for its service to the community.</p> <p> The 2018 outstanding chamber member of the year goes to Kristel Acre, Remax Nexus.</p> Officer-involved shooting in Fort Lupton leaves one dead https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/officer-involved-shooting-fort-lupton-leaves-one-dead <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7042.jpg" alt="Officers attempt to sort out the events surrounding the officer-involved shooting that took place in the 100 block of Ninth Avenue in Fort Lupton Jan. 16. " title="Officers attempt to sort out the events surrounding the officer-involved shooting that took place in the 100 block of Ninth Avenue in Fort Lupton Jan. 16. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <em>Editor&#39;s note: A Fort Lupton police officer is on admiistrative leave, pending the results of an investigation into an officer-involved shooting from Jan. 16.</em></p> <p> <em>The 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team is handling the investigation. THe team is looking for information. Call Cmdr. Sanchez with the Johnstown Police Department (970-587-2216) or Sgt. Bollig with the Greeley Police Department (970-371-3932).</em></p> <p> &bull;&bull;&bull;</p> Four FLHS girl wrestlers shine at first junior league tourney https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/four-flhs-girl-wrestlers-shine-first-junior-league-tourney <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_first_place_finishers_013019.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton&#039;s first-place winners in the recent Metro League tournament at Bennett High School are, from left, Lashya Gonzalez-Tijerina, Kaylee James Alyssa Solis, Saisha Fitzsimmons, Anastyn Livesay and Zyleigh Garcia. " title="Fort Lupton&#039;s first-place winners in the recent Metro League tournament at Bennett High School are, from left, Lashya Gonzalez-Tijerina, Kaylee James Alyssa Solis, Saisha Fitzsimmons, Anastyn Livesay and Zyleigh Garcia. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;It was a big week for girls wrestling locally and in the state.</p> Rankings? What rankings? https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/rankings-what-rankings <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2471.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton&#039;s AJ Garcia has things well in hand .. and under the arm – of Fort Morgan&#039;s Garrett Fritzler Jan. 16." title="Fort Lupton&#039;s AJ Garcia has things well in hand .. and under the arm – of Fort Morgan&#039;s Garrett Fritzler Jan. 16." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Two Fort Lupton wrestlers are among the top-rated grapplers in their weight classes, according to Tim Young at On the Mat Magazine.</p> <p> Jacob Duran, who won a state title two years ago, is third among 126-pounders. AJ Garcia, who made it to state as a 160-pounder last year, is 12<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;among 170-pounders.</p> <p> They are aware to a degree.</p> <p> A very small degree.</p> Twombly spelling bee champs go on to the district tourney https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/twombly-spelling-bee-champs-go-district-tourney <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cesar_1st_place.jpg" alt="Clockwise from top, first-place winner and fourth-grader Cesar Medina spells “guidance.&quot; " title="Clockwise from top, first-place winner and fourth-grader Cesar Medina spells “guidance.&quot; " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Belen Ward</p> <p> Staff writer</p> <p> Three Twombly Elementary students spelled their way to the district spelling bee Jan. 9. It&rsquo;s Twombly&rsquo;s second year entering the competition.</p> <p> The winners, Cesar Medina, fourth grade, took first place for spelling &ldquo;guidance.&rdquo; Second-place winner Ericka Gonzales, fourth grade, spelled &ldquo;majestic.&rdquo; Third place went to Aedan Tenore third grade, for spelling &ldquo;signals.&rdquo;</p> Dale’s Pharmacy to break new ground https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/dale%E2%80%99s-pharmacy-break-new-ground <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0118.jpg" alt="Dale&#039;s Pharmacy new business property location at 1st and Rollie. " title="Dale&#039;s Pharmacy new business property location at 1st and Rollie. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Belen Ward</p> <p> Staff writer</p> <p> Dale&rsquo;s Pharmacy is building a new 8,000 square feet pharmacy at 1st Rollie. Its ground-breaking date will be April with projected completion within a year.</p> <p> &ldquo;We will miss where we are now servicing our community, but we have out-grown our current site. We are moving to better serve our community,&rdquo; said Huy Duong, owner.&nbsp;</p> Wrestling: Fort Morgan beats Fort Lupton https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/wrestling-fort-morgan-beats-fort-lupton <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2554.jpg" alt="Fort Morgan’s Leo Luna, right, and Fort Lupton’s Daryn Castilleja fight for some sort of advantage during a 120-pound match." title="Fort Morgan’s Leo Luna, right, and Fort Lupton’s Daryn Castilleja fight for some sort of advantage during a 120-pound match." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Fort Morgan beat Fort Lupton 51-26 in a dual meet Jan. 16 on the FLHS mats.</p> <p> The Bluedevils picked up on-mat wins from Jacob Duran (126 pounds), Anthony Sailas (113), Desmond Tijerina (106) and AJ Garcia at 170 pounds.</p> <p> We&#39;ll have more in the Jan. 23 issue of the Fort Lupton Press.</p> FLHS frosh adjusting to varsity basketball https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/flhs-frosh-adjusting-varsity-basketball <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_flhshoops1_011718_0.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton’s Gianna Tijerina goes into the key for a shot against Weld Central’s Deven Defee Jan. 12 in Keenesburg. Photo by Steve Smith " title="Fort Lupton’s Gianna Tijerina goes into the key for a shot against Weld Central’s Deven Defee Jan. 12 in Keenesburg. Photo by Steve Smith " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <b style="line-height: 20.4px;">KEENESBURG &ndash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> Breanna Carroll is learning the varsity ropes.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">She is one of three freshmen on the Fort Lupton girls basketball team this season, and she&rsquo;s the only freshman whose name appears in the team&rsquo;s stats summary.</span></p>