Community News

  • Optimist club garage sale May 4

    Saturday, May 4, is the date for the annual Fort Lupton Optimist Club garage sale. It runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at R&M Services, 622 First St. The rain date is Sunday, May 5.

    Furniture, household items and clothing will be up for sale. Proceeds go towards the club’s senior scholarships.

    Call Dennis at 303-857-2216.


  • Spring fishing clinic May 4

    Barr Lake Nature Center, 13401 Picadilly Road, Brighton, hosts its spring fishing clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4.  R.S.V.P. to 303-659-6005 in advance to receive the equipment.

  • Planting for pollinators May 4

    Time to assistant Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge staff and enhance habitat for pollinators. It starts at noon Saturday, May 4, at the refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City. The plants provide nectar sources for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. The effort should last between an hour and an hour and a half, so wear closed-toed shoes, bring water and sunscreen. Call 303-289-0930.


  • Yard sale May 4-5

    Looking for household goods? Mother’s Day gifts? Stop by a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 and 5 at 14286 state Highway 52 (between Coyote Creek and AIMs college).

  • The Masked Bandit May 18

    The Rocky Mountain Arsenal’s National Wildlife Refuge will host a chance to meet its black-footed ferrets from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City.

    The discussion includes the reasons why the species was brought back from extinction and why they wound up at the refuge. Call 303-289-0930.


  • Bake sale May 18

    Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church is hosting its annual plant and bake sale Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9 a,m, to 2 p.m. at the church, 650 S. Park Ave. This is a change of date for hosting the plant sale. 

    Proceeds from the bake sale are going to support Hope at Miracle House, the homeless shelter in Fort Lupton. The proceeds from the plant sale are going to support University Lutheran Chapel in Boulder with a small portion going to Mt. Calvary’s youth attending the National Youth Gathering this summer. Call the church at 303-857-6827.

  • Substance use disorders May 29

    The Community Reach Center will offer a free presentation on substance use disorders from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at 1870 W. 122nd Ave., Westminster.

    A press statement says these disorders can carry a high burden of stigma. Andrea Turk and Caroline Wall Zimmerman will be the presenters. Call 303-853-3500.



  • Paper shredding June 12

    The city of Fort Lupton’s annual paper-shredding event is set for 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday June 12, at City Hall, 130 S. McKinkley Ave.

    Bring bank statements, financial records, old CDs and old credit cards. It’s available to all Fort Lupton residents and businesses. Call 303-857-6694.


  • Wildlife viewing tours June 22

    Hop on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge bus for wildlife viewing tours from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at the refuge, 6550 Gateway Road, Commerce City. Bison calves, fawns and coyote pups are exploring the prairie. Migratory birds are busy building their nests. Groups up to 10 are welcome. Call 303-289-0930.

  • Two Windsor workers killed in a utility trench collapse

    Christopher Lee Ramirez, 26, of Boulder and Jorge Baez Valadez, 41, of Denver were killed when the utility trench collapsed in the 900 block of Camberly Dr, Windsor. The pair were installing a sewer pipe for new housng at the depth of fifteen feet.  The trench collapsed trapping the men in soil and rock. Federal, state and local authorities are continuing the investigation. The authorities are still waiting for the formal cause of death and laboratory reports for both victims.