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  • Fort Lupton chamber searches for movie night sponsors

    The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce is looking for sponsors for its summer movies in the park program at Koshio Park, 131 McKinley Ave. 

    The event brings families and children of all ages together for movies June 1, July 6, and Aug. 7, in partnership with the City of Fort Lupton and Weld Re-8 school district.

  • Garden plots avalable

    If you want to grow your own fresh vegetables but don’t have space, the Fort Lupton Community Garden is the place to visit. It is at 438 Harrison Ave.. Numerous raised beds of varying sizes are available. For more information or to request an application contact Ken Harnett at 303-957-6878 or email to theplacegarden@gmail.com.

  • Plant sale May 12

    Members of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church hold an annual plant and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the church, 650 S. Park Ave.

  • Fort Lupton Chamber searches for sponsors for monthly movie nights

    The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce is looking for sponsors for its summer movies in the park program at Koshio Park, 131 McKinley Ave. 

    The event brings families and children of all ages together for movies June 1, July 6, and Aug. 7, in partnership with the City of Fort Lupton and Weld Re-8 School District.

    Sponsorship options range from $25 to $600. To learn more, contact Natalie Cummings at 303-857-4474.

  • Power lines down on County Road 27
  • Historical park needs water, sewer

    While the South Platte Valley Historical Park features an authentic 19th-century fort, a trapper cabin and a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, two things it doesn’t have are running water and sewer lines.

    Now, volunteers and city officials want to change that, with a $292,000 plan to extend city lines to the site at 2001 Historic Park Way northwest of downtown. Once the new water and sewer lines are in, the historical society plans to build a 2,000-square-foot visitor center on the historic park grounds.

  • Happiness Through Horses helps kids heal

    Eight kids and teens came to Rockin Moon Ranch near Fort Lupton ready to get to work on a recent brisk Saturday morning.

    Bundled in jackets and hats, the kids watched as Kim Swaney, founder of the Happiness Through Horses program, took Tony, a large brown horse, out for a walk at the ranch, 8590 County Road 21. Swaney stopped to talk with every kid as they arrived, asking how they were doing, giving them a big hug and smile and exclaiming how happy she was to see them.

  • Kidz Quiltz retirement party

    Volunteers hosted a retirement party for Kids Quiltz owners and founders Lyle and Wilma Hamilton Friday, March 23, at 457 Park Ave. The nonprofit quilt-making and donation group will continue to operate in a smaller capacity and is expected to move out of the building after 13 years. Anyone interested in operating a charitable operation there can contact the Hamiltons at 303-659-3306 after April 10.

  • Register for United Way Day of Action by March 30

    Sign up for the United Way of Weld County Day of Action - a countywide volunteer event planned for Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16. 

    Projects can include landscaping, painting, labor tasks, impact-driven work or other group-oriented tasks.

    In turn, United Way will recruit volunteers and promote the day and your group. Register by Friday, March 30, at 970-304-6198 or by email at Nicole@unitedway-weld.org. 

  • Cannery Park to receive $80,000 upgrade

    Cannery Park at the corner of Fifth Street and Fulton Avenue is scheduled for a facelift this summer, thanks to an $80,000 grant from the Denver-based Colorado Health Foundation.

    The money will go toward building a new playground at the park, almost doubling the size of the current playground.

    “Its footprint will be large,” said Stacy Robinson, Fort Lupton’s buildings and grounds director.

    The playground is planned to grow to the north and east, on the Fulton Avenue side of the park, Robinson said.