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Community News

  • Up, up and away

    Students had a chance to open their wings of possibilities in the world of aviation.

    Twenty Fort Lupton Middle School students received their Young Eagles certificates May 5 at the Greeley-Weld County Airport.

    Derrek Dilly was a pilot for United Airlines until he retired in 1996. He’s been a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association since 1974. He has been volunteering for the Young Eagles program since his retirement.

  • Skin-care company buzzes into town

    Bee-och Organics launched a new skin care brand of earthy products in Fort Lupton with a ribbon cutting ceremony May 2. Owner Brook Sarmiento developed a pure brand that is 100 percent free of harmful chemicals and its USDA organic-certified.

    “I’m excited I took this leap of faith, and it was a life-changing experience that guided me through the process,” said Sarmiento.

  • Christian company serves residents with financial planning

    Thrivent Financial unveiled its services in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce building April 30.

    Thrivent is a nonprofit membership organization of Christians. It’s been around since 1902 and originally started as a Lutheran association. It’s a nationwide, Fortune 500 company.

  • WeldCo recognizing those who served

    The Weld County board of county commissioners is having a “Welcome Home” pinning ceremony for veterans who served in the Vietnam War.

    The ceremony will be at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Avenue, at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8.

    The servicemen and women will receive a free continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. After breakfast, the event will honor the veterans with the official pinning ceremony and a guest speaker.

  • Students stepping up to the plate with their leadership skills

    An achievement breakfast at Twombly Elementary School recognized 25 students for what they learned through the school’s safety patrol program. The school gave the students medals and ribbons.

    “It gives them leadership skills. We think it’s valuable for the students to be a leader in the school and have other students look up to them,” said teacher Michelle Buscho.

  • Brighton's 27J groundbreaking ceremony for the new Elementary School #13

    Kevin Purfurst will be the principal at the new Elementary School #13. He grabbed a shovel to break ground with kids at the groundbreaking ceremony May 10 at 5505 Longs Peak St.  The anticpated open date will be fall of 2020. Purfurst is currently the principal at Prairie View Middle School. 

  • Crash dramatization brings home lessons of drinking and driving

    It looked like a real-life car crash scene with severe life-threatening injuries, tears, death, emergency first responders and the morgue.

    It wasn’t.

    It was a dramatic mock scene accident for the benefit of students in front of Fort Lupton High School on Reynolds Street. The purpose was to bring to life the seriousness of driving while impaired or distracted.

  • Heritage Fair event showcases decades of history

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Heritage Fair May 4 in Fort Lupton was an explosion of Civil War reenactments, artisans, history and education.

    Spectators witnessed a real re-enactment of a Civil War fight between the redcoats, the British loyalists, and colonists who were the militia continental line that worked for the U.S. Congress to the convince the British to give up their independence.

  • Old wiring to blame for church fire in downtown Frederick

    Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District investigators said the May 7 fire at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church was the result of the age of the wiring in the building.

    The church is uninhabitable, according to investigators. As a result, the church moved Mass to the church’s parish hall for the time being. Fire code allows a total of 99 people in the hall. Those who come after the hall fills up will have to attend another service. The fire code also prevents people from standing in the back of the hall.

  • City adds new fire station, a new ambulance and helicopter

     By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Fort Lupton Fire District’s 2018 annual report highlights things to improve service and a decrease in incidents reports compared to the previous year.