https://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Fort Lupton business trains and prepares dogs for police and military https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-business-trains-and-prepares-dogs-police-and-military <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0134_0.jpg" alt="Dillon Williams training a pup using a bite decoy suit. " title="Dillon Williams training a pup using a bite decoy suit. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> In Fort Lupton, smart and hardworking dogs are trained to serve the K-9 police units and military. Damian Perez works for the Westminster Police Department&nbsp;<span style="background-color: rgb(241, 240, 240); color: rgb(68, 73, 80); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap;">as handler and master trainer for the K-9 unit. He trains their dogs as part of his job. Damian </span>has been training dogs for nine years and handling for 15 years.</p> What’s that sound? Oh yeah, it’s the chainsaws starting up once again https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/what%E2%80%99s-sound-oh-yeah-it%E2%80%99s-chainsaws-starting-once-again <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/frederick_chainsaw_event.jpg" alt="Chainsawing like there’s no tomorrow. " title="Chainsawing like there’s no tomorrow. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Chainsaws are revving up for the annual Frederick Chainsaws andChuckwagons woodcarving event July 17-20th</p> <p> This event invites carvers from across the county to create and reconstruct logs into beautiful pieces of art. A variety of food trucks, entertainment along with rock &rsquo;n&rsquo; rolling to Chainsaw and Choppers Friday night co-hosting with Harley Davidson.</p> Wattenberg fire under investigation https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/wattenberg-fire-under-investigation <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/d9l17orueaacqpw.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton and Brighton firefighters take care of an early morning fire in Wattenberg June 21." title="Fort Lupton and Brighton firefighters take care of an early morning fire in Wattenberg June 21." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Investigators continued the search for the cause into an early morning fire in Wattenberg.</p> <p> It started around 5:45 in the 1900 block of Grace Avenue, according to a tweet from the Brighton Fire Rescue District.</p> <p> No one was injured.</p> <p> Crews from the Fort Lupton Fire Department assisted.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> FHS girls get back to work for coming basketball season https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fhs-girls-get-back-work-coming-basketball-season <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9669.jpg" alt="Frederick’s Emilee Hurtado lets fly with a jump shot during the University of Northern Colorado team camp June 14. " title="Frederick’s Emilee Hurtado lets fly with a jump shot during the University of Northern Colorado team camp June 14. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<strong>GREELEY &ndash;</strong>It&rsquo;s a few months before the start of basketball practice. But one wouldn&rsquo;t have known that walking around the University of Northern Colorado and other area high schools last week.</p> <p> Teams from across the state were in town for the college&rsquo;s annual team camp. While the stress factor is much less than the regular season, coaches such as Frederick&rsquo;s Brett Andersen knows there is work to do.</p> A slice or two of pizza goes a long way for those in need https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/slice-or-two-pizza-goes-long-way-those-need <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_news_foodbank_061919.jpg" alt="Fort Lupton Food &amp; Clothing Bank employee Dean Rysdam picks up pizza from Kyle Waddell to feed Fort Lupton’s families. " title="Fort Lupton Food &amp; Clothing Bank employee Dean Rysdam picks up pizza from Kyle Waddell to feed Fort Lupton’s families. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Fort Lupton&rsquo;s Little Caesars Pizza is serving up pizza for families in need at the Fort Lupton Food &amp; Clothing Bank.</p> <p> &ldquo;I have a store in Sterling. We do the same pilot program there. It&rsquo;s our way not to throw all of that food away. It drove me crazy. At the end of the day, we were throwing pizza away. We needed to find a way to help people with it, said Little Caesars owner David Maddex. &ldquo;I love it. It&rsquo;s really good, a lot of credit goes to my manager, Calvin Kind. I mentioned it to him, he made it happen.&rdquo;</p> Local musician with small-town roots takes center stage https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/local-musician-small-town-roots-takes-center-stage <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0012_0.jpg" alt="Bailey Elora sings her first recorded song “Must’ve Been the Roses” during a Denver music showcase June 29." title="Bailey Elora sings her first recorded song “Must’ve Been the Roses” during a Denver music showcase June 29." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Bailey Elora, 19, who has family ties to Fort Lupton, was among the acts at the 2019 Westword Music Showcase in Denver June 29.</p> <p> The newspaper held a public vote for nominations for the best local singer-songwriter, which is how she earned the spot to perform.</p> <p> Elora performed at the 100 percent de Agave stage in downtown Denver, just south of the state Capitol. Elora&rsquo;s three other band members performing in harmony were Freddy Zamora, Isaac Zamora and Jeff Orwiller. These guys added a blend of acoustic guitar, bass guitar and a Latin percussion bongo Cajon.</p> Sixty years and still growing strong https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/sixty-years-and-still-growing-strong <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0096.jpg" alt="Different types of plants grown in the Kiyota Greenhouse in Fort Lupton, which has been in business for 60 years. " title="Different types of plants grown in the Kiyota Greenhouse in Fort Lupton, which has been in business for 60 years. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The flowers and plants have been blooming for 60 years at the Kiyota Greenhouse in Fort Lupton.</p> <p> Mayrene Kiyota, who is 87 years old, was born in Nebraska. She married Henry Kiyota, whose nickname is Hank. He is the son of Unosuke Kiyota. Mayrene painted the story of the Kiyota family migrating to American.</p> <p> In the beginning</p> Fort Lupton Councilman Tommy Holton running for Weld County Commissioner https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-councilman-tommy-holton-running-weld-county-commissioner <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tommyholton.jpg" alt="Tommy Holton Fort Lupton Councilman" title="Tommy Holton Fort Lupton Councilman" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Councilman Tommy Holton has officially announced on June 25, he is on the ballot to run for the Weld County Commissioner district 3 seat. Barbara Kirkmeyer who is the current Weld County Commissioner Chairperson for district 3 is term limited. Further election information will be provided in the coming months.&nbsp;</p>