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  • Grannie's Diner featured in Hollywood film

    Three years after Hollywood came to downtown Fort Lupton to film a scene in “Dear Eleanor,” the movie is available on DVD.

    Movie stars Jessica Alba and Luke Wilson grace the screen in a movie about two young women on a cross-country road trip to seek their mutual hero and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The time is 1962, and the movie is set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • Hollywood film with Fort Lupton scene now out on DVD

    Grannie’s Diner, 322 Denver Ave., in Fort Lupton was the location of a movie scene in the summer of 2013 when Hollywood stars Luke Wilson and Joel Courtney filmed a part for the movie "Dear Eleanor," which was released on DVD last week and is avaialble for the first time to the public. 

  • Fireworks for Fort Lupton's Fourth of July Festival


  • Little Britches Rodeo returns June 4-5

    The Little Britches Rodeo is set for a return appearance at the Adams County Fairgrounds, East 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85, the weekend of June 4.

    The events start at 10 a.m., June 4, and continue at 9 a.m., June 5. All-around and reserve all-around buckles will be presented to all divisions both days.

    The youngest age division is the Little Wrangers ( 5- to 9-year-olds). Boys and girls compete together in barrels, poles, flags and goat tail untying.

  • Third annual Beef Cattle Seminar Feb. 20

        GREELEY — The Weld County Extension and Weld County Livestock Association are presenting the third annual Beef Cattle Seminar starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 20, at the 4-H Building, Island Grove Regional Park, in Greeley.
        Topics will include beef cattle market outlook, Johne’s Disease, veterinary feed directives, and a beef taste panel (see website for final topics). 
        Check in begins at 9 a.m., with programs running from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is due by Feb. 17.

  • Small acreage land stewardship course Jan. 19

       LOVELAND — Take care of your land, and your land will help take care of you, your neighbors, and the environment. That’s the premise behind Colorado State Extension’s Small Acreage Stewardship nine-week course, starting Jan. 19 at the McKee 4-H Building at the Larimer County Fairgrounds, on Interstate-25, near Loveland.
        Each two-hour workshop, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will focus on a specific goal, beginning with a long-range plan for the land.

  • Weld County news in brief

    WeldCo Commish declares Bill of Rights Day

        WELD COUNTY — During their Monday meeting, the Weld County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, as Bill of Rights Day to mark the 224th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution.

  • WE SALUTE YOU: Dacono Vets Park top of list

    Lee Strubinger

    DACONO — Wind from the north ripped through the jackets of the few Carbon Valley residents who stood around to watch local veterans raise the state and American flag in Dacono a week after Veterans Day.
        “[The flag raising] was suppose to happen on Veterans Day, to be more symbolic,” Dacono City Administrator A.J. Euckert said. “But the weather prevented that from happening.”

  • Halliburton digs deep for Carbon Valley Santa Cops

        CARBON VALLEY — Halliburton’s Fort Lupton operations presented a $10,000 check to the Carbon Valley Santa Cops program Dec. 8, to be shared between the Firestone, Frederick and Dacono Police Departments.
        The program provides toys and warm winter clothing for children who may not otherwise have a gift under the tree. The funds were raised from sponsorship proceeds from the 22nd annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament, held in Houston, in October.

  • Delays anticipated in 14th street project

    Lee Strubinger

        FORT LUPTON — After a bout of weather delays and a motor vehicle accident at the site, city officials said 14th Street construction should be completed some time just before spring.
         “There was an accident there last week and that threw the schedule off just a bit,” assistant city manager Aaron Herrera said. “Then we had the weather that also didn’t help. So, we’re probably looking at beginning of March, if we’re lucky.”