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Community News

  • To Davis, every animal counts at Four Corners of the state

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Shelby Davis drives every week to the Navajo reservation in the Four Corners to rescue litters of puppies, their mothers and cats, many of which face euthanasia.

    Fort Lupton’s Soul Dog Rescue, is a non-profit that rescues most of the animals from the reservation and animal control.

    “The Navajo Reservation has a major over-population of animals that need to be rescued,” Davis said.

    Davis and a team of veterinarians travel twice month to spay, neuter and care for a least 100 animals.

  • Help for furloughed federal government workers on hold

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    The Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Bank just finished helping TSA workers with more than 487 pounds of food and clothing during the recent government shutdown.

    It may become necessary in a few days.

    Executive Director Linda Hunt said if the government closes down again Feb. 15, the food bank will continue to provide for those workers who are affected.

  • New food/clothing bank director’s passion is helping community

    By Belen Ward

    Staff Writer

    Fort Lupton’s Linda Hunt is the new executive director for the Fort Lupton Food and Clothing Bank.

    Hunt will be part of the team who will help southern Weld County communities that need emergency food and clothing.

  • 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.

  • FLHS Outdoor Club lives up to its name with skiing trip

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s High School Outdoor Club shred the slopes at Loveland ski resort.

    “Our mission goal is the educate students on parts of Colorado that they would not normally get the opportunity to see themselves. We want students to be able to explore everything that Colorado has to offer,” said Fort Lupton High School health and physical education teacher Tonya Fabian.

  • Homelands come to the forefront at Homyak

     By Belen Ward

     Staff Writer

    Kenneth Homyak PK-8 students celebrated immigration night Jan. 22. The fourth-graders researched their family homeland and ancestry before making a presentation to an audience.

    It’s a class project that the student learns about their country, as well as understanding where they are from and who they are,” said teacher Shelly Brenner.

  • Frederick local recreation center take on care for federal workers

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    In light of the fifth week government shutdown. Frederick’s Carbon Valley Recreation Center, 701 Fifth St., is helping federal furloughed workers to relieve stress with physical activities.

    “We want to help furloughed federal workers who are experiencing mental and physical stress of being out of work. The contract employees are having to deal with a major burden of not receiving any income. It’s a way to better serve them,” said Executive Director Dean Rummel.

  • 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.

  • U-Haul dealer comes to Brighton

    Lulu’s Farm, 13201 E. 144th Ave. has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Brighton community. The location will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes.

    Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 720-255-0241 or visiting www.uhaul.com.

  • New neighborhood develops future of Fort Lupton

    By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

    Fort Lupton’s plans for future housing development at 207 S. Rollie Ave. are part of the city’s comprehensive plan. The first phase of the proposed site is to build village cottages of approximately 26 patio homes.

    B.J. Johanningmeier, Commercial Broker Alliance associate broker, said the area is close to shopping, the recreation center and walking paths that fit the target clientele.