• Free screening of ‘Hanna Ranch’ in Brighton Nov. 6

    The West Adams and Platte Valley Conservation Districts will host a free screening of the film “Hanna Ranch” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at The Armory in Brighton, 300 Strong St. Complimentary refreshments, including a hot dog bar, will be available. There will also be door prizes, including an ATV 12-volt sprayer and a hand pump-up sprayer.

    The film follows the life of Kirk Hanna and his family’s struggle to balance land conservation with the effects of nearby developmnet.

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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.