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Education

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  • Full day of school Oct. 1 for SVVSD

    LONGMONT — To comply with the state’s October student count day schedule and to ensure maximum school attendance, St. Vrain Valley Schools will have a full class day with normal start times on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in place of the previously scheduled late start time.

    For additional information visit stvra.in/oct1 or call John Poynton at 303-682-7404.

  • Fall Clean-Up Day Sept. 27 in Fort Lupton

    Fall Clean-Up Day, set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Public Works Shop at 800 12th Ave. in Fort Lupton, offers residents a convenient opportunity to dispose of unused household items and yard debris (No household trash, concrete, Freon based appliances, or electronics will be accepted; some items may require a fee). There is a suggested donation of $10, and there is a $5 fee for each tire dropped off.

  • Hoag updates Weld Re-8 Schools board on launch of CMAS

    FORT LUPTON — It was for the most part back to business as usual at Weld Re-8’s first school board meeting in more than a decade without former superintendent Mark Payler, who announced last month he would resign amid pressure from residents calling for his departure.

    Filling in for Payler at the Sept. 8 meeting was former assistant superintendent, John Hoag, who will serve as interim superintendent until July 2015 while the district decides its next step. Hoag is also eligible to apply for the position, according to district officials. 

  • Hebda named to Concordia honors list

    Jake Hebda, a sophomore studying management from Firestone, was among the students named to the Spring Honors List at Concordia University Wisconsin for the 2013-14 academic year.

    To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA.

  • Trapper Days blood drive Sept. 6

    The Bonfils Bloodmobile will be parked at R & M Services, 622 First St. in Fort Lupton, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 for a Trapper Days blood drive.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Bonfils Appointment Center 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.

  • Better with age: Winery, a decade in the making, comes to fruition

    FORT LUPTON — Like a fine wine itself, a Fort Lupton couple’s vision of opening what the claim is the first winery in Weld County, the “new” River Garden Winery, had to ferment awhile before coming to full-bodied fruition.

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  • spaghetti dinner fundraiser Aug. 15

    The Fort Lupton Police Department is hosting a spaghetti dinner/fundraiser for back-to-school supplies from 5 to 8 p.m., Aug. 15, at the Fort Lupton rec center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

    Tickets are $6 per person.

  • Multiple local students named to UNC dean’s list, honor roll

    Numerous students from Fort Lupton were among those named to the Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado.

    Dean’s List qualifications include a 3.75 to 4.0 grade point average in any two terms of the year. Honor Roll qualifications area 3.50 to 3.74 grade point average in any two terms of the year.

    The local students include:

    • Jeremiah Corder, Dean’s List of Distinction.