Community News

  • Three carvers capture Chainsaw/Chuckwagon top prizes

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The chainsaws were ripping wood at the annual Frederick Chainsaws and Chuckwagons woodcarving event at Crist Park over the weekend.

     The event included carvers from across the country who created and reconstructed logs into pieces of art. Ten artists were working in the blazing hot sun, creating and sculpting with the tool of choice – a chainsaw. Once the sawdust fell, the artists unveiled their sculptures constructed from tree stumps of different sizes.

  • Weld County Fair starts July 25, celebrates 101 years of tradition

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Weld County Fair kicks off its 101 years of showcasing the best in agriculture, auctions, and rodeos.

    The event is at the Weld County Fairgrounds from Thursday, July 25, through Sunday, July 28, at 501 N. 14th Ave., Greeley.

    “The fair is a time-honored event in Weld County,” Commissioner Chair Barbara Kirkmeyer said. “It highlights the best of Weld County’s agricultural roots and demonstrates the strong presence agriculture continues to have.”

  • Vehicle stolen at Park-N-Ride

    The Fort Lupton Police Deparment are looking for a male suspect who stole a 1995 Ford F-150 from the Park-N-Ride on July 13, between 2:15 and 3:00 p.m. The suspect vehicle and the stolen vehicle were both seen traveling eastbound on State Highway 52. Please contact the Fort Lupton Police Department if you have information at 720-652-4222. The complete information report is on the department website. 

  • Traveling protesters prompt council meeting cancellation

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Protester Eric Brandt was back town at Fort Lupton’s City Hall July 15, which prompted the cancellation of the Fort Lupton City Council meeting.

    Brandt and his group have made a name for themselves protesting against police. They travel from town to town, including Greeley, Windsor, Broomfield, and Commerce City, speaking out against government and police officials.


    A while back, we asked for some photos that described our readers’ lives, interests, vacation spots, hobbies and happy places. And boy did we get a bunch. Weston Taylor submitted this one of Bear the dog as it tends this herd of cattle near Fort Lupton.

  • What’s that sound? Oh yeah, it’s the chainsaws starting up once again

    Chainsaws are revving up for the annual Frederick Chainsaws andChuckwagons woodcarving event July 17-20th

    This event invites carvers from across the county to create and reconstruct logs into beautiful pieces of art. A variety of food trucks, entertainment along with rock ’n’ rolling to Chainsaw and Choppers Friday night co-hosting with Harley Davidson.

  • Fort Lupton business trains and prepares dogs for police and military

    In Fort Lupton, smart and hardworking dogs are trained to serve the K-9 police units and military. Damian Perez works for the Westminster Police Department as handler and master trainer for the K-9 unit. He trains their dogs as part of his job. Damian has been training dogs for nine years and handling for 15 years.

  • Ag. In a New Age

    By Liam Adams

    Staff writer

    This one is called Kohlrabi, he explained, as he pulled out a green, rounded, root vegetable fortified by a spiky shell. Most people around here don’t know what it is, so only a minority will come to purchase the German turnip, said José Gutiérrez, a long-time farmer at Palizzi’s Farm.

    Kohlrabi isn’t the only rare vegetable they grow there. They also have okra for the Southerners and specialty peppers for the Italians.

  • Local musician with small-town roots takes center stage

    Bailey Elora, 19, who has family ties to Fort Lupton, was among the acts at the 2019 Westword Music Showcase in Denver June 29.

    The newspaper held a public vote for nominations for the best local singer-songwriter, which is how she earned the spot to perform.

    Elora performed at the 100 percent de Agave stage in downtown Denver, just south of the state Capitol. Elora’s three other band members performing in harmony were Freddy Zamora, Isaac Zamora and Jeff Orwiller. These guys added a blend of acoustic guitar, bass guitar and a Latin percussion bongo Cajon.

  • Frederick Friday Fun

    The town of Frederick held its first Finale Friday and market May 31 at Crist Park. The town hosts a summer event the last Friday of each month through October, complete with fresh vegetables, fruit and live music.