https://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Youth softball team brings home the hardware https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/youth-softball-team-brings-home-hardware <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fb_img_1529897691649.jpg" alt="The Fort Lupton 12U competitive softball team poses for a group picture. In the back row, from left, are Coach Eric Casados, Alana Rylie, Lani Davis, Tatum Ross, Coach Charlie Davis, Emma Luna, Paige Shaffer, Desire Floyd, Coach Xavi Casados, Coach Jose Gomez. In the front, from left, are Jazmine Tovar, Marley Gomez, Jayle Beccera, Xiah Casados and Ali Arambuela." title="The Fort Lupton 12U competitive softball team poses for a group picture. In the back row, from left, are Coach Eric Casados, Alana Rylie, Lani Davis, Tatum Ross, Coach Charlie Davis, Emma Luna, Paige Shaffer, Desire Floyd, Coach Xavi Casados, Coach Jose Gomez. In the front, from left, are Jazmine Tovar, Marley Gomez, Jayle Beccera, Xiah Casados and Ali Arambuela." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> <span style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10pt; background-color: white;">There may well be some strong softball players in Fort Lupton High School&rsquo;s future.</span></p> Duran captures AAU honors at national wrestling tournament https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/duran-captures-aau-honors-national-wrestling-tournament <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/duran_1_0.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton’s Jacob rolls to an easy first-round win over Will Erzen of Elizabeth at 120 pounds in the state 3A wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center Feb. 15." title="Fort Lupton’s Jacob rolls to an easy first-round win over Will Erzen of Elizabeth at 120 pounds in the state 3A wrestling tournament at Pepsi Center Feb. 15." align="left" hspace="6" width="96" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">Fort Lupton wrestler Jacob Duran admitted to surprise at his success at the recent AAU Wrestling Scholastic Duals tournament in Florida.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> <span style="mso-tab-count:1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>He earned all-American honors and a gold medal. He won all 10 matches. Seven were by pinfall. Two were technical falls (decisions of 15 or more points) and one came by way of a major decision.<o:p></o:p></p> City launches new notification system https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/city-launches-new-notification-system <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Fort Lupton officials recently put a new notification system in place.</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">CivicReady is used to communicate emergencies and updates on community events to residents and businesses.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1">Users can customize CivicReady to receive notifications. The system can contact users via email, text, voice calls and social media.&nbsp;</span></p> Fort Lupton firefighters helping at recycling fire https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-firefighters-helping-recycling-fire <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/36905903_2132012053701792_5662494482298306560_n.jpg" alt="Smoke from this fire at a recycling plant south of Commerce City is visible for miles. The fire is in unincorporated Denver, near East 56th Avenue and York Street." title="Smoke from this fire at a recycling plant south of Commerce City is visible for miles. The fire is in unincorporated Denver, near East 56th Avenue and York Street." align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;"> <span style="font-size: 13.5135px; line-height: 22.973px;">Firefighters continue to look for a cause into a July 10 recycling yard fire south of Commerce City.</span></p> Look for ‘Rusty’ at Coyote Creek Golf Course https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/look-%E2%80%98rusty%E2%80%99-coyote-creek-golf-course <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_horsenoname071118.jpg" alt="Platteville artist and welder William Foy created the horse sculpture at the Coyote Creek Golf Course. " title="Platteville artist and welder William Foy created the horse sculpture at the Coyote Creek Golf Course. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>By Belen Ward</b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s1"><b><i>Special to MetroWest Newspapers</i></b></span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The iron horse sculpture that formerly had no name now has a name and a home.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Platteville artist and professional welder William Foy created the sculpture.&nbsp;</span></p> Depot could become new coffee, tourist spot https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/depot-could-become-new-coffee-tourist-spot <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brightondepot.jpg" alt="City council members bought the Brighton Depot, 269 E. Bridge St., in Brighton for $610,000 in May. They’re now looking for business tenants to sign five-year leases with a meeting scheduled for Friday, July 13, to discuss what’s required. " title="City council members bought the Brighton Depot, 269 E. Bridge St., in Brighton for $610,000 in May. They’re now looking for business tenants to sign five-year leases with a meeting scheduled for Friday, July 13, to discuss what’s required. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">City officials could decide on as many as three tenants &ndash; including a coffee shop &ndash; to go into the Brighton Depot, 269 E. Bridge St. in Brighton.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The spot formerly was home to the Treads bicycle shop.</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">City council members bought the building for $610,000 in May. They&rsquo;re now looking for business leaders to submit plans to say what they might want to do there.</span></p> 21 people exposed to rabies https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/21-people-exposed-rabies <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">MetroWest Report</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Health officials are warning people in and around Fort Lupton to leave wild animals alone, after a baby raccoon found in Weld County recently tested positive for rabies.</span></p> Teaching a sport they love https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/teaching-sport-they-love <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_fredcamp2_071818.jpg" alt="Kenna Tarnowski, Frederick High School sophomore, gives instructions for the next drill on the agenda during the Warriors&#039; girls basketball campo July 11. Fifty-four campers signed up, a nearly 200 percent increase in turnout from a year ago. Sessions included shooting and passing drills and basketball-centered games. " title="Kenna Tarnowski, Frederick High School sophomore, gives instructions for the next drill on the agenda during the Warriors&#039; girls basketball campo July 11. Fifty-four campers signed up, a nearly 200 percent increase in turnout from a year ago. Sessions included shooting and passing drills and basketball-centered games. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" />