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.


  • Fort Lupton Community Garden

    If you’re thinking of growing your own fresh vegetables but don’t have the space, the Fort Lupton Community Garden can help.

    It’s at 438 Harrison Ave. Several raised beds of various sizes are available. Contact Ken Harmett at 303-957-6878 or email theplacegarden@gmail.com.


  • Arbor Day Celebration

    The tree of life was planted at Fort Lupton Recreation Center in celebration of the city’s recognition of Arbor Day.

    Boyd Lebeda with the Colorado State Forestry Service and Tree City USA Day Foundation presented the honor and recognition to the city officials for 11 years of planting trees around the city to build greener communities.

  • Take a trip back in time at Fort Lupton’s 2019 Heritage Fair

    By Belen Ward

    Staff Writer

    Spend the day back time drinking and eating with Vikings and traveling up through the 1800s at the 13th annual Heritage Fair Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The location is northeast side of Fort Lupton at the Historical Park one-fourth of mile west of U.S. Highway 85, and off of Weld County Road 14 ½.

  • Solar system and beyond; Butler students shoot for the stars

       By Belen Ward

       Staff writer

    “We’re as different as day and night” the third-grade students sang in the “Space Out” musical at Butler Elementary School April 9.

  • City adds new fire station, a new ambulance and helicopter

     By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Fort Lupton Fire District’s 2018 annual report highlights things to improve service and a decrease in incidents reports compared to the previous year.

  • Weld County Schools: Good planning kept students safe

    Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Weld Re-8 School District Superintendent Alan Kayor talked about what led up to the events of April 17 when area schools were closed because of what authorities called “credible threats.”

    Sol Pais, 18, of Miami Beach, Florida, made the threats that involved Columbine High School. Pais flew into Denver, purchased a weapon and ammunition. But authorities didn’t know where she was.

  • Thirst for Life

    Fort Lupton High School students Amberlea Crowe and Jimmy Roedel III discuss vampires in the school’s spring musical, “A Thirst for Life” April 18. Crowe played the character of Felicia while Roedel played Eryck, Felicia’s son. Felicia confessed to Eryck that they are vampires, and Eryck was shocked to find about his family heritage of vampires. Later in the performance, there was a dialogue about rules to become a vampire.

  • 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. 

  • Booster club afterprom event gives kids a chance to be safe

    The Fort Lupton High School Booster Club is having its annual afterprom event for students that will be substance-free.

    “We have been having this event for the last few years. We created this event to be a safe environment for students to hang out have fun and be safe,” said Jimmy Roedel, Fort Lupton High School student.