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Community News

  • VFW Post 9741 meetings

     CARBON VALLEY — The VFW Post 9741 has two regular monthly meetings in Frederick, in addition to numerous public and civic engagements in Carbon Valley, Brighton, Fort Lupton and more.

    The VFW Post meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Prairie Greens Clubhouse, 7781 Mountain View Dr., in Frederick.

  • Keep Milavec Lake safe

    FREDERICK — Tabatha and Stehlin Crawford have lived in Frederick for 13 years, and each week they walk their dog, Ricky, around Milavec Lake. Regrettably, Ricky recently had to undergo surgery to have a fishing hook he picked up while walking around the lake removed from his throat.
    Frederick officials said Ricky’s story serves as an example of how important it is to be careful about disposal of fishing gear and accessories, or any other debris.

  • Fort Lupton street sweeping

    FORT LUPTON — Residents are advised to be on the lookout for street sweeping in their neighborhoods. Street sweeping takes place between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., starting June 4, in designated areas, and maps or schedules can be found at Fort Lupton’s website (www.fortlupton.org) or at city hall. 

    Parking in a street sweeping areas can result in a ticket.

  • Brighton Young Marines meeting

    BRIGHTON — The Brighton Young Marines will hold an informational meeting at 10 a.m. July 11, at the Shopneck Boys and Girls Club, 1800 Longs Peak St., in Brighton.

    An officially recognized youth organization of the U.S. Marine Corps, the Young Marines are open to all youth from age 8 through graduation of high school. The only membership requirement is that participants be in good standing at their school.

  • Purifoy car show aims for a ‘grand’ time

    FORT LUPTON — The annual Purifoy Chevrolet Car Show is slated for the evening of July 11, at the dealership, located at 601 Denver Ave., in Fort Lupton. 

    Organizers said they’re hoping for more than 1,000 cars to enter.

    The event will include a semi-truck sound stage, and strong man Brian Shaw will also be in attendance.

  • Summer Boys & Girls Club program in Fort Lupton

    FORT LUPTON — The Boys and Girls Club of Weld County, which includes the Fort Lupton chapter, will be celebrating the “Great American Road Trip” this summer as part of their summer programming.

    The local program will run through July 10. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join the free program. Summer club is free with the price of an annual membership ($10).

  • Soles4Souls shoe collection

    FORT LUPTON — Rex Oil, in Fort Lupton, is collecting gently used shoes for Soles4Souls, a “global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.”

    Residents with used or new shoes to donate can drop them off at TJ’s Express, 804 Denver Ave., and they will be shipped to Soles4Souls.

    For more information on the organization, go to www.Soles4Souls.com.

  • Foxy Quilters

    FORT LUPTON — The Foxy Quilters are inviting interested participants to join them at 7 p.m. July 13, in the basement of the Methodist church, for their “Christmas in July” meeting.

    “We will be making button snowmen to be used as a pillow decoration, wall hanging, or to put on a Christmas stocking,” said Foxy Quilter, Mary Brewer. 

  • Spaghetti dinner July 17

    FORT LUPTON — The Fort Lupton Police Department is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. July 17, as part of the “Back to School” drive for Weld Re-8 School District.

    The event, to be held at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center’s multi-purpose room, is $6 per person, with all proceeds going toward school supplies for local students.

  • Salud seeking board of director candidates

    FORT LUPTON — Northern Colorado health care provider, Salud Family Health Centers, is seeking candidates to fill three positions on its 11-member board of directors.

    The communities electing members this year are Fort Lupton, the Hudson/Lochbuie/Keenesburg/Prospect Valley/Roggen region, and Platteville/Gilcrest.

    In late July, active Salud consumers will elect four members from the community for a three-year term.