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Community News

  • Light contest winners announced
  • Council OKs sewer rate increase, mounted police cameras

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton City Council raised rates on non-drinking water due to the debt load in the city’s utility fund.

    Under the new rate, effective Jan. 1, a household using 12,000 gallons of potable water a month will see an increase in water rates to $8.55 and sewer rates to $7.86. Based on the first nine months of water use last year, the city anticipates revenue will increase to $140 thousand.

  • Bright futures ahead for Weld County students

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Bright Futures Grant program secured funds into 2023 to continue to help Weld County students with a college education.

    The Weld County Board of Commissioners approved funding of $3 million to transfer annually starting with Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative from the state.

    The Economic Trust Fund follows in 2020 in the amount of $1.6 million which comes from the county. In 2021, $3 million comes from the Bright Futures tax rebate trust, also from the county.

  • Academic award

    Academic award

    PLYMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Frederick High School graduate Francesca Shaffer made the Plymouth State University president’s list for the Fall 2018 semester. To be named, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 or better and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. Shaffer is a psychology major.

  • Pilates mat class ongoing

    Pilates mat class, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., Platte Valley Medical Center, 1600 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton. Price: $9 per class or $80 for a 10-class punch card. Price: $9/class or $80 for 10-class punch card

    Pilates is a great form of exercise to strengthen and tone your abdominals, hips, and shoulders, increase flexibility and stamina, and improve overall fitness and health. Class instruction includes proper postural alignment and breathing techniques. Regardless of your fitness level, exercises can be modified to fit your needs. For more information, call 303-498-1841.

  • All Families affected by the Government Shutdown Free Breakfast Jan. 26

    Free Breakfast

    All Families affected by the Government Shutdown

    Saturday January 26, 2019 7:30 am - 10:00am

    St. Williams Parish Hall

    1025 Fulton Ave.

    Fort Lupton, CO 80621

    Serving: Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, Cereal

    Green Chile, Tortillas, Orange Juice, Coffee, Milk

    Sponsored by: St. Williams Knights of Columbus # 4732

  • ONGOING Road work

    Road work will cause problems near U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 18 until early next month.

    The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the right line of northbound US 85 and the east side of the intersection for roadwork. The detour is WCR 14 ½, just south of the project area.

  • Chamber awards Jan. 18

    Chamber awards

    The Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet, silent auction and cassino night is from 5:30 to 9 p.m.Friday, Jan. 18, at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center, 203 S. Harrison Ave.

    Cost is $45 per person. suggested attire is Mardi Gras (casino attire is optional).

    Call 303-857-4474 to ask about tickets.

  • Poster contest until Feb. 1

    Fifth-graders can enter this year’s edition of the Missing Children’s Day poster contest. Gthe Colorado Bureau of Investigation is the host, and the United States Department of Justice is the sponsor.

    The theme is “Bringing our Missing Children Home.” The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. The CBI will recognize the top three students in the state for their entries in May.

    Send posters to CBI, attention Poster Contest, 690 Kipling St., Suite 4000, Denver 80215.

  • Geneology Research Classes Jan. 10

    The Fort Lupton Public & School Library, 425 S. Denver Ave., will offer geneology research classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10.