Community Sports

  • Family bike night Aug. 23
    Ride your bike with others in the community for family bike night, a 3-to-5-mile ride starting at 6:15 p.m. at Railroad Park, 101 Pacific Ave. in Fort Lupton. Sponsored by the City of Fort Lupton with staff on hand to offer safety tips. Some bicycles available to borrow for the ride.  
  • Youth basketball openings; practice starts Nov. 14
    Fort Lupton’s recreation center is looking for third- through sixth-grade boys and girls for its youth basketball program this winter.             Games begin Dec. 3. Practice starts the week of Nov. 14.             The early bird fee (before Oct. 14) is $55. The fee jumps to $65 by Oct. 21. Call 303-857-4200.
  • Swim lessons registration deadline is July 21
    The deadline to sign up for the last round of summer morning swim lessons at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center is July 21. It costs $36 before that date. The lessons are from July 25 to Aug. 4.
  • 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.
  • Big day on the track for Frederick's Nives-Martin
  • Swim lessons registration deadline is Jan. 14
        The registration deadline for swim lessons through the Fort Lupton Recreation Center is Jan. 14. The Monday and Wednesday evening lessons run from Jan. 18 through Feb. 17.     Cost for the seven levels of lessons (from parent/child up through levels 5 and 6 is $41. Call 303-857-4200 with questions.
  • Butler girls on the run
  • Benefit auction for Colorado 12 softball team Nov. 14
    The Colorado Stars 12 U competitive girls softball team is hosting a live and silent auction to raise moeny for the 2016 season. It starts at 6 p.m., Nov. 14, at Mulligan Joe’s, 815 Seventh St.,  Fort Lupton.  Cost is $10 per person.
  • Snowball softball Dec. 5
        Fort Lupton’s annual Winterfest Snowball Softball Tournament is set for Dec. 5 at Pearson Park Complex, state Highway 52 and U.S. Highway 85.     Play begins shortly after 8:30 a.m. Slots are avalable for men’s and coed teams.     Each team (15 roster spots per team) is guaranteed two games. Game length is 55 minutes, and each batter’s trip to the plate starts with a 1-1 count.     Team awards will be presented to tournament winners.
  • Faustin Baca
    Faustin Baca, 106, of Brighton, passed away in Fort Collins. He was born Feb. 12, 1909, in Sapillo, N.M., to Thomas and Rosita (Crespin) Baca and attended schools in New Mexico. He married Josephine L’Esperance June 26, 1946, in Las Vegas, N.M.