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Community News

  • Briefs

    Train to be a master gardener

    If you want tips and tricks about how to grow things in Colorado, a master gardener program put on by the Colorado State University Extension office in Weld County could be just the ticket.Weld County master gardener fall training classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 18 to Nov. 29 in Broomfield. To get more details, including where the class will meet, contact Amy Lentz, the Colorado State University Extension agent, at alentz@weldco.gov.

    Fire Pit Fridays

  • FLHS bingo Sept. 22

    The next rounds of Fort Lupton High School’s booster club fundraising bingo night are 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and Sept. 22. Games begin at 6 p.m. in the school commons.

    It costs $6 a pack. Progressive cards are $1. 

  • Turtle Trek Sept. 15

    The Lambert Foundation’s seventh annual Turtle Trek Remembrance run/walk steps off Saturday, Sept. 15, at Barr Lake State Park, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton.

    The 15K race starts at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K events start at 9 a.m.

  • Autumnal equinox ceremony Sept. 22

    St. Brigit Episcopal Church,  110 Johnson St., Frederick, will host an autumnal equinox program at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

  • Library district board openings; deadline is Oct. 5

    The High Plains Library District Board needs to fill two open positions on the board of trustees.  The application deadline is Oct. 5. The two terms begin Jan. 1 and end Dec. 31, 2023.

    This is a governing board which determines the policies of the library in relation to community needs, requires proper standards be maintained, provides adequate financing for the library operation and provides necessary buildings and equipment for activities of the library.

  • Foxy Quilters quilt show Sept. 5

    The Foxy Quilters and Colorado Quilt Council will host their annual quilt Show and quilt documentation at the Fort Lupton School and Public Library Wednesday, Sept. 5.

    Quilts must be brought to the library between 8 and 11 a.m. If you want your quilt documented, the cost is $6 for documenting and a picture. Documentation alone is $1.  Documentation forms may be picked up at the library.  There is no cost if you are just entering your quilt into the show.

  • Frederick honors its officers
  • Folklorico dancers fuel passion for heritage through dance

    “I was a professional dancer until I fractured my knee, so I became a teacher.”

    Rosalia Salazar-Calles, a science teacher at Fort Lupton High School, is also the club sponsor and leader of Ballet Folklorico de la Cultural, also known as the Folklorico dancers.

  • From the grass to the racetrack: Lochbuie group races lawnmowers

    It's a warm Friday evening in Kersey, and from behind a quaint, picture-perfect neighborhood comes cheering, the smell of barbecue and the roar of motors.

    It's the lawnmower and go-kart races at the Kersey Days Festival.

    The Kersey Days races are one of many special events attended by Thunderspeed RPM Racing, a group from Lochbuie that turns lawnmowers into go-karts for racing, along with go-quads, Chinese ATV quads and other kinds of cars used in mini-motor sports. So how does one turn a lawnmower into a racing vehicle?

  • Officer Helbig honored for DUI prevention efforts

    By Liam Adams

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Though DUIs can be the hardest arrests to make, they also can be the most rewarding, police say.