https://www.ftluptonpress.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Climb every mountain https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/climb-every-mountain <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fl_news_rec_centerclimbingwall_111418.jpg" alt="Angel Garza’s workout includes climbing the rock wall at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. " title="Angel Garza’s workout includes climbing the rock wall at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. " align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p class="p1"> &nbsp;If you always had an interest in climbing for a hobby, you can get your belay certification at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> A qualified staff member is available for training individuals and groups. Those with special occasions needn&rsquo;t worry. Plan that next party with friends and family climbing the rock wall.&nbsp; Choose different packages themes for your party and have fun learning how to climb the wall.&nbsp;</p> Football: Discovery Canyon slips past Frederick in two OTs https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/football-discovery-canyon-slips-past-frederick-two-ots <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9106.jpeg" alt="Frederick&#039;s Jake Green and lineman Chris Cinocco celebrate Green&#039;s second-quarter touchdown during the state 3A football playoffs against Discovery Canyon Nov. 10." title="Frederick&#039;s Jake Green and lineman Chris Cinocco celebrate Green&#039;s second-quarter touchdown during the state 3A football playoffs against Discovery Canyon Nov. 10." align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<strong>COLORADO SPRRINGS &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;Frederick&rsquo;s Dante Ciaravola summed up the feelings of many who watched Discovery Canyon down the Warriors 34-31 in double overtime in the first round of the state 3A football playoffs Nov. 10.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The game was at Liberty High School.</p> Fort Lupton alums prove you can go home again https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-lupton-alums-prove-you-can-go-home-again <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/31924699_454450301660876_6420314107030798336_n.jpg" alt="Juan and Moises Arellano" title="Juan and Moises Arellano" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <em>The number of Fort Lupton alums who return to their hometowns to coach sports teams brings up thoughts of the allure of growing up in a small town, the idea of wanting to give back.<br /> </em></p> <p> <em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We found three such alums, all of whom played for the Bluedevils, who left to pursue education and other interests and returned to their roots as coaches.</em></p> Fort Lupton's Crowe moves up the road for softball https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fort-luptons-crowe-moves-road-softball <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9331.jpeg" alt="Amberlea Crowe of Fort Lupton smiles before and smiled during and after her letter-signing ceremony Nov. 15 at the school. She&#039;s off to Northeastern JC in Sterling to play softball and study architecture." title="Amberlea Crowe of Fort Lupton smiles before and smiled during and after her letter-signing ceremony Nov. 15 at the school. She&#039;s off to Northeastern JC in Sterling to play softball and study architecture." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;">Fort Lupton&#39;s Amber Lea Crowe likes the small-town feel of her hometown. She also likes the small-town feel of Sterling, which is where she&#39;s heading for college softball.</span></p> Resident, Air Force veteran speaks of service to his country https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/resident-air-force-veteran-speaks-service-his-country <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mark_saar_veteran_.jpg" alt="Maj. Mark Saar" title="Maj. Mark Saar" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Maj. Mark Saar of Fort Lupton is very proud of having the opportunity to defend his county as an Air Force pilot.&nbsp;</p> <p> He went into the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs for four years. After graduation, he served as an active duty Air Force C-130 pilot from 1998-2002. Since 2014, he has been with the Wyoming National Guard and lives in Fort Lupton.&nbsp;</p> Hillside Cemetery gets a brand new sculpture https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/hillside-cemetery-gets-brand-new-sculpture <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/_dsc0031.jpg" alt="Braaton carves some detail etching of the base; the completed majestic eagle looking over and beyond. " title="Braaton carves some detail etching of the base; the completed majestic eagle looking over and beyond. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Faye Braaton went to work Nov. 5 at Hillside Cemetery.</p> <p> She&rsquo;s the contractor the city chose to carve four sculptures at Hillside Cemetery.</p> <p> Her first, Fallen Soldier, drew most of her attention this week in anticipation of a completion date of Friday, Nov. 9.</p> <p> The sculpture will be of an eagle standing on a rock with a flag flowing in the wind.&nbsp; At the bottom of the flag, will be a soldier on his knees.&nbsp;</p> Fire breaks out at oil-and-gas facility northeast of Fort Lupton https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/fire-breaks-out-oil-and-gas-facility-northeast-fort-lupton <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0890_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Firefighters from several agencies needed about three hours to put out a fiure at the Noble Energy plant northeast of Hudson Nov. 7.</p> <p> About 30 gallons burned at the corner of Weld County Roads 30 and 47.5, which is northeast of Artistocrat Ranchettes and about 10 miles northeast of Hudson.</p> <p> No injuries were reported. Authorities said it was a gas explosion, but they were not sure if it involved a transformer station.</p> <p> Residents and businesses within a mile of the plant were under evacuation orders.</p> Frederick murder suspect pleads guilty https://www.ftluptonpress.com/content/frederick-murder-suspect-pleads-guilty <img src="https://www.ftluptonpress.com/sites/www.ftluptonpress.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/christopher_watts_mugshot.jpg" alt="Christopher Watts" title="Christopher Watts" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> <strong>GREELEY &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;Christopher Watts, the Frederick man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young children earlier this year, entered a guilty plea to all nine charges he was facing.</p> <p> He entered the plea Nov. 6. The charges included five counts of first-degree murder, unlawful termination of a pregnancy and tampering with a deceased human body.</p>