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Community News

  • Learn about economic development

    FIRST THURSDAY

    Learn about economic development discussions going on in the business community, 4 p.m., and every first Thursday of the month, Adams Bank and Trust, 8308 Colorado Blvd. in Firestone.

    Learn about being an ambassador for the chamber of commerce, third Wednesday of the month, 4 to 5 p.m., E.L.F. Grill, 102 Eighth Street, Dacono

    Marketing, third Friday of the month, 9:30 to 10:30 am

    Carbon Valley Chamber 8308 Colorado Blvd, Suite 203 Firestone

  • City: Downtown and main thoroughfare will be upgraded

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Denver Avenue and First Street will be bolstered for the residents of Fort Lupton. Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority’s streetscape plan is to modernize these two corridors to make the districts more inviting for shopping and dining.

  • Fort Lupton goes small on Small Business Saturday

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s Small Business Saturday event Nov. 24 featured 22 merchants that offered special discounts.

    Here are some samples.

    The first stop was breakfast, and that featured home cooked eggs, bacon and a hash brown breakfast at Grannies Diner, 322 Denver Ave. Grannies started 25 years ago by Carolyn and Richard McCarthy. The restaurant was passed down to owner daughter Deborah McCarthy.

  • Winter Solstice celebration

    St. Brigit Episcopal Church will host a celebration of the Winter Solstice at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at 110 Johnson St., Frederick.

    The event features a new music director and soloist, Karen Reinhold. She lives in Frederick and graduated from the Wheat College Conservatory of Music.

    The solstice is part of the church’s Ait Caol series. Services incorporate ethereal music, meditation areas and a contemporary liturgy.

  • The Nativity: The Night Hope was Born’

    Weld Central Middle School, 4977 Weld County Road 59, Keenesburg, will present “The Nativity: The Night Hope was Born” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

    It’s a musical that showcases more than 45 kids of all ages. The North Family bed and breakfast is filled for the holidays. But there may be room in the work shed out back for Virginia and Jim, who got caught in a thunder snow storm.

    Visit www.SpotlightKids.org.

  • Retirements

    Dave Bressler and Jed Swank retired recently.

    They combined for more than 78 years of service to the Weld County and Banner EMS transport services.

  • Ready to roll: Fort Lupton is ready for snow removal

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s public works department set up plans that will prepare the city for when the snow hits.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will be responsible to sand and plow U.S. Highway 85 and state Highway 52. Within three days of the snowfall, the city will sand and plow Denver Avenue and South Denver Avenue.

  • Annual Christmas Angel Tree Project

    Share the warmth of the holiday season by putting a smile on a child’s face. The Fort Lupton Chamber is asking to bring a gift to the November Chamber luncheon to fill bags for children that may not receive a gift. Suggestions for gifts, all kind of balls, Legos, books, hoodies, toys or anything appropriate for age one to high school. Gifts will be distributed to children in the Fort Lupton area before Christmas.

  • Commissioner at-large race focuses on better government

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Three candidates are wrestling for Weld County Commisisoner at-large seat. They are Republican incumbent Steve Moreno, Democrat Carl Erickson, and environmental activist and American Constitution Party candidate Lynette Kilpatrick, a political activist.

  • Operation Christmas Child through Nov. 11

    Operation Christmas Child is a citywide effort to gather shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for the Samaritans Purse Project.

    The collection week starts Nov. 12. Fort Lupton volunteers hope to collect more than 12,500 gifts to contribute. The operation’s goal is to reach 11 million children.

    Fort Lupton’s drop-off point is the Outpost Calvary Chapel Church, 1190 Denver Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. from Nov. 12 through Nov. 16 and Nov. 19 and from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18.