http://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Woman sentenced to 20 years for killing man while driving under the influence of drugs http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/woman-sentenced-20-years-killing-man-while-driving-under-influence-drugs <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05.18.18_nichole_hill_mug.jpg" alt="Nichole Hill pled guilty Friday to one count of Vehicular Homicide, a Class 4 felony, and Vehicular Assault, a Class 3 felony. " title="Nichole Hill pled guilty Friday to one count of Vehicular Homicide, a Class 4 felony, and Vehicular Assault, a Class 3 felony. " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> Nichole Hill, 26, of Evans pled guilty Friday to killing a man and injuring several others in an accident last July while she was driving under the influence of drugs. Hill pled guilty to one count of Vehicular Homicide and one count of Vehicular Assault, both felonies.</p> <p> Hill was immediately sentenced by a judge after she entered her guilty pleas in court Friday.</p> Halliburton to run test helicopter flights http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/halliburton-run-test-helicopter-flights <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_bellhelicopter051618.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Halliburton officials plan to run helicopter test flights so residents can hear how loud they are, after 50 residents overflowed the meeting room to express concern about planned daily flights from a proposed helipad.</p> Chamber talks growth at economic roundtable http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/chamber-talks-growth-economic-roundtable <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_allisonfelix_roundtable051618.jpg" alt="Allison Felix, Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks at the roundtable hosted by the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of Natalie Cummings" title="Allison Felix, Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks at the roundtable hosted by the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of Natalie Cummings" align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> The number of Weld County jobs increased nearly 5 percent last year, and the population rose about 3 percent, according to Allison Felix, vice president and Denver branch executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.</p> <p> Felix highlighted Weld County&rsquo;s recent growth at an economic roundtable Wednesday, May 9, hosted by the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce.</p> Weld County man found guilty of assaulting women with knife, shovel in 2016 http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/weld-county-man-found-guilty-assaulting-women-knife-shovel-2016 <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/05.15.18_john_cordova_mug_1.jpg" alt="John Cordova was charged with two counts of first-degree assault May 14." title="John Cordova was charged with two counts of first-degree assault May 14." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> A jury found a Weld County man guilty of two counts of first-degree assault Monday, May 14, after more than seven hours of deliberation.</p> <p> John Cordova, 43, of Hudson, was accused of stabbing a woman 23 times at a Hudson home on Sept. 25, 2016. After he stabbed her, police say Cordova grabbed a shovel when the woman tried to get away and hit her in the back of the head and neck with it.</p> FLHS baseball postseason run ends http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/flhs-baseball-postseason-run-ends <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_baseball5_050818.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton’s Andy Segovia sends a pitch toward the plate during a game earlier this spring in Fort Lupton. " title="Fort Lupton’s Andy Segovia sends a pitch toward the plate during a game earlier this spring in Fort Lupton. " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.4px;">EATON &ndash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> Fort Lupton&rsquo;s baseball team won two games two seasons ago.</span></p> <p class="p3"> This year, not only were the Bluedevils in the class 3A regional playoffs, they gave perennial 3A powerhouse Eaton everything it wanted before falling 5-3 on the Reds&rsquo; field May 12.</p> Fort Lupton Heritage Fair entertains, educates spectators http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-heritage-fair-entertains-educates-spectators <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3308_0.jpg" alt="Colleen Carr talks about Viking history with a family from Greeley at the Fort Lupton Heritage Fair." title="Colleen Carr talks about Viking history with a family from Greeley at the Fort Lupton Heritage Fair." align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> By Sean Kennedy</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> Cannons banged, dancers twirled, tomahawks hit wooden targets with a loud &lsquo;thwack,&rsquo; and crowds cheered.</p> <p> The South Platte Valley Historical Society hosted the 12th annual Fort Lupton Heritage Fair at the South Platte Valley Historic Park on Saturday. The fair drew visitors from all over Weld County who came to appreciate the event&rsquo;s mix of education and entertainment.</p> State 3A tennis: Warriors lose two in the first round http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/state-3a-tennis-warriors-lose-two-first-round <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_tennis2_051618.jpg" alt="Chasen Marinoff of Frederick gets some last-minute words of encouragement before her third set against Pueblo County&#039;s Erin Mauro at the state 3A tennis tournament May 10." title="Chasen Marinoff of Frederick gets some last-minute words of encouragement before her third set against Pueblo County&#039;s Erin Mauro at the state 3A tennis tournament May 10." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p class="p1"> <b style="line-height: 20.4px;">GREELEY &ndash;</b><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> Chasen Marinoff and Jessica Kelley of Frederick High School will go down in history as the school&rsquo;s first tennis players to qualify for a state tennis tournament.</span></p> <p class="p3"> Both players are juniors, and both played just one match at Centennial Park May 10. Marinoff lost to Pueblo County&rsquo;s Erin Mauro 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.</p> Marquez, Guerrero take league titles http://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/marquez-guerrero-take-league-titles <img src="http://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_sp_track1_050818_0.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton&#039;s Anotnio Marquez, who is trailing Conifer&#039;s Sean Sands, rallied to win the Colorado 7 championship in the boys 3,200-meter run May 5. Marquez, a sophomore, finished in a time of 10:21.42." title="Fort Lupton&#039;s Anotnio Marquez, who is trailing Conifer&#039;s Sean Sands, rallied to win the Colorado 7 championship in the boys 3,200-meter run May 5. Marquez, a sophomore, finished in a time of 10:21.42." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Fort Lupton&#39;s Antonio Marquez won the Colorado 7 League title in the boys 3,200-meter run May 5 in Fort Lupton. His time was a season-best 10:21.42.</p> <p> Humberto Guerrero also won a conference championship. His was in the 1,600-meters, and his time was 4:42.94, a season best.</p> <p> Marquez also took second in the 800-meter run, where his time was 2:09.35, his top time of the season. Guerrero finished seventh in the 800-meters in 2:12.83, his best time of the spring.</p>